Holidays in Tuscany

Holidays in Tuscany

When you think of  dream holidays in Tuscany do you think of rounded hills garlanded by cypress trees, immaculately kept vineyards and olive groves set amidst misty hillsides, acres of tall sunflowers facing the sun, with isolated old farms and elegant villas overlooked by high medieval hill towns? This is ’typical’ Tuscany and we are in the region’s central area of Chianti, roughly located south of Florence and Siena. Here, the roads are refreshingly slower, giving you a chance to meander during your Tuscany holiday and chance upon such wonderful places as Greve, with its delightful 17th century arcaded square - or Spaltenna an Badia a Coltibuono where ancient abbeys have been converted into sumptuous restaurants. For wine lovers, follow the ’strada del vino’ signs to exquisite wineries such as Barone Ricasoli or Felsina to sample the finest chiantis.

 TUSCAN FOOD   SHOPPING IN TUSCANY  TUSCAN WINE   TUSCAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE 
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The Tuscan identity is truly evident in the spectacular dishes that await you. On your tour of Tuscanytry and sample the local pasta - ricotta and spinach ravioli al burro e salvia (with butter and sage); tordelli from Lucca stuffed with chard, meat and ricotta. For the carnivore, bistecca alla Fiorentina (a vast T-bone steak cooked rare). Even the humble vegetable is transformed - bietole Swiss chard with olive oil, garlic and chilli pepper. Try almond biscuits from Siena, and a final treat, vin santo e cantucci (almond biscuits dipped into delicious sweet raisin wine). To capture the real flavour of Italy, everyone going on holidays in Tuscany should sample the chaotic exuberance of the outdoor markets - immerse yourself in the streets and piazzas and savour the dazzling colours, noises and aromas - this is a real Italian experience, even if you don’t buy anything! And if the food tempts you, which it will, you will discover a freshness and quality (and price!) that is unequalled. At the other end of the scale, you can sample the sophisticated delights of shopping for designer goods in Florence, antiques in Siena and Pisa or local crafts in San Gimignano.  Tuscany offers a wide range of quality wines, and not just from Chianti. Here is just a small selection of highly recommended names for you to enjoy in a local Cafe or on the terrace of your holiday home in Tuscany: Chianti Classico are good and inexpensive reds, for example: Grosso Sanese, Castello di Brolio, Castello di Fonterutoli and the more expensive La Casuccia. Other superb red wines include Selvapiena Riserva, Piancornello, Casanove di Neri and Fuligni. Then, from the town of Montepulciano come Avignonesi and Poliziano. Bolgheri Sassicaia to sample. The best white wines are Vernaccia, which is made in San Gimignano, and Bianco di Pitigliano.  And so to Tuscany’s sophisticated towns, home to some of the most famous art treasures to be found. Florence has more art per square metre than anywhere else in the world - the Duomo’s cupola by Brunelleschi, Ghiberti’s bronze panels on the east doors of the Baptistery, Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia. During your Tuscan holidays try to make time for a romantic evening stroll along the Lungarno, with the twinkling lights of the Ponte Vecchio as a backdrop. Historic Arezzo, with its Etruscan and Roman origins, offers a roman amphitheatre and superb frescoes in the church of San Francesco. And Montepulciano is a real ’high spot’ - the Piazza Grande being the highest and most picturesque spot of all - once you’ve reached it, reward yourself with a glass of the local vino nobile. Last but not least, bustling San Gimignano, with its 13 towers and narrow medieval streets - if you’ve seen the film ’Tea with Mussolini’, you will know why this charming town is a must for your itinerary.
If you are considering renting a villa and going for holidays in Tuscany, Cottages to Castles are pleased to offer a selection of privately owned and superbly presented properties. Choose your dream holiday home in Tuscany here.

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ANTICA TORRE 2
ANTICA TORRE 2
Greve in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 1
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ANTICO PASTIFICIO B1
ANTICO PASTIFICIO B1
Greve in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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ANTICO PASTIFICIO B2
ANTICO PASTIFICIO B2
Greve in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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ANTICO PASTIFICIO S1
ANTICO PASTIFICIO S1
Greve in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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CASA MOMI
CASA MOMI
Radda in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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COTT. TETTOIA PICCOLA
COTT. TETTOIA PICCOLA
Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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COTTAGE CILIEGIO
COTTAGE CILIEGIO
Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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COTTAGE GIALLO
COTTAGE GIALLO
Moncioni, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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COTTAGE MALAFRASCA
COTTAGE MALAFRASCA
Siena, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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IL FAGGIO
IL FAGGIO
Radda in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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MONTEGONZI - TYPE A
MONTEGONZI - TYPE A
Greve in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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MONTEGONZI - TYPE B
MONTEGONZI - TYPE B
Greve in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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OLIVO
OLIVO
Radda in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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SUITE LIVIA
SUITE LIVIA
Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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ANTICO PASTIFICIO T1
ANTICO PASTIFICIO T1
Greve in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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ANTICO PASTIFICIO T2
ANTICO PASTIFICIO T2
Greve in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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APARTMENT GLI AVI
APARTMENT GLI AVI
Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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APARTMENT LA NONNA
APARTMENT LA NONNA
Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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APARTMENT TORRE 1
APARTMENT TORRE 1
Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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APARTMENT TORRE 2
APARTMENT TORRE 2
Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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CAPANNO DI RIORSOLI
CAPANNO DI RIORSOLI
Gambassi Terme, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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CASA ANGELICA
CASA ANGELICA
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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CASA AZZURRA
CASA AZZURRA
Moncioni, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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CASA BRILLI
CASA BRILLI
Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 6 | No of bedrooms 2
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CASA CONCA D’ORO
CASA CONCA D’ORO
Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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CASA DELLE RONDINI
CASA DELLE RONDINI
Montemiccioli, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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CASA LE GINESTRE
CASA LE GINESTRE
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 6 | No of bedrooms 2
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CASA MARRONE
CASA MARRONE
Moncioni, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 6 | No of bedrooms 2
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CASA OLIVA
CASA OLIVA
Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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CASA VALLECCHIO
CASA VALLECCHIO
Antella - Bagno a Ripoli, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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CASA VERDE
CASA VERDE
Moncioni, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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CASETTA CARINA
CASETTA CARINA
Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 3 | No of bedrooms 2
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CHIANTI CLASSICO
CHIANTI CLASSICO
Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 5 | No of bedrooms 2
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CORBEZZOLO
CORBEZZOLO
Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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COTTAGE CANDEPALA
COTTAGE CANDEPALA
Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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COTTAGE IL FORNO
COTTAGE IL FORNO
Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 3 | No of bedrooms 2
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COTTAGE IL SECCATOIO
COTTAGE IL SECCATOIO
Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 3 | No of bedrooms 2
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COTTAGE RICCIO
COTTAGE RICCIO
Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 3 | No of bedrooms 2
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COTTAGE ROMINO
COTTAGE ROMINO
Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 3 | No of bedrooms 2
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COTTAGE SAN MARTINO
COTTAGE SAN MARTINO
Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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COTTAGE TALLURI
COTTAGE TALLURI
Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 5 | No of bedrooms 2
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COTTAGE TETTOIA
COTTAGE TETTOIA
Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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GINESTRA
GINESTRA
Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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GIRASOLE DEL CHIANTI
GIRASOLE DEL CHIANTI
Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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IL CASTAGNO
IL CASTAGNO
Radda in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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IL CERRETINO 2
IL CERRETINO 2
Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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IL CIPRESSO
IL CIPRESSO
Radda in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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IL PINO
IL PINO
Radda in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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LA QUERCIA
LA QUERCIA
Radda in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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LO STRETTOIO - LECCI
LO STRETTOIO - LECCI
Castelnuovo Berardenga, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 3 | No of bedrooms 2
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LO STRETTOIO - OLIVO
LO STRETTOIO - OLIVO
Castelnuovo Berardenga, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 3 | No of bedrooms 2
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MONTEGONZI - TYPE C
MONTEGONZI - TYPE C
Greve in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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MONTEGONZI CHIESETTA
MONTEGONZI CHIESETTA
Greve in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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ANTICA TORRE 1
ANTICA TORRE 1
Greve in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 6 | No of bedrooms 3
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ANTICO PASTIFICIO Q1
ANTICO PASTIFICIO Q1
Greve in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 6 | No of bedrooms 3
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ANTICO PASTIFICIO Q2
ANTICO PASTIFICIO Q2
Greve in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 6 | No of bedrooms 3
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CAPANNINA DEI RAMOLI
CAPANNINA DEI RAMOLI
Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 6 | No of bedrooms 3
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CASA RUSTICHELLA
CASA RUSTICHELLA
Lecchi in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 7 | No of bedrooms 3
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CHIANTI PARADISO
CHIANTI PARADISO
San Sano, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 6 | No of bedrooms 3
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COTTAGE FIENILE
COTTAGE FIENILE
Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 5 | No of bedrooms 3
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COTTAGE PINETA
COTTAGE PINETA
Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 6 | No of bedrooms 3
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IL CERRETINO 1
IL CERRETINO 1
Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 6 | No of bedrooms 3
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VILLA DELIZIOSA
VILLA DELIZIOSA
Greve in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 6 | No of bedrooms 3
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VILLA LAVANDA
VILLA LAVANDA
Greve in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 6 | No of bedrooms 3
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VILLA PASSIONE
VILLA PASSIONE
Castelfiorentino, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 6 | No of bedrooms 3
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VILLA PANORAMA
VILLA PANORAMA
Sinalunga, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 8 | No of bedrooms 4
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CASA AL COLLE
CASA AL COLLE
Borgo a Mozzano, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 10 | No of bedrooms 5
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VILLA HARMONY
VILLA HARMONY
Greve in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 10 | No of bedrooms 5
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VILLA LEPRE
VILLA LEPRE
Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 10 | No of bedrooms 5
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VILLA MAGNOLIA
VILLA MAGNOLIA
Reggello, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 10 | No of bedrooms 5
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ROSA DEL CHIANTI
ROSA DEL CHIANTI
Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 12 | No of bedrooms 6
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VILLA DON GUIDO
VILLA DON GUIDO
Limite sull'Arno, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 11 | No of bedrooms 6
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VILLA LA VERINA
VILLA LA VERINA
San Gimignano, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 11 | No of bedrooms 6
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VILLA MILLE DESIDERI
VILLA MILLE DESIDERI
Arezzo, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 14 | No of bedrooms 6
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LA ROCCA
LA ROCCA
Cetona, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 14 | No of bedrooms 7
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LE QUATTRO STAGIONI
LE QUATTRO STAGIONI
Rapolano Terme, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 13 | No of bedrooms 7
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VILLA DA VINCI
VILLA DA VINCI
Greve in Chianti, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 11 | No of bedrooms 7
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VILLA LA TORRE
VILLA LA TORRE
Forcoli, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 13 | No of bedrooms 7
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VILLA PALAIA
VILLA PALAIA
Palaia, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 14 | No of bedrooms 8
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VILLA SAN LORENZO
VILLA SAN LORENZO
Borgo San Lorenzo, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 15 | No of bedrooms 8
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VILLA ETEREA
VILLA ETEREA
Buonconvento, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 18 | No of bedrooms 9
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VILLA TREPPIE
VILLA TREPPIE
Barberino Val d'Elsa, Tuscany GBP 0
Sleep 18 | No of bedrooms 9
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