What does a perfect trip to Tuscany look like? Sean and his team at To Tuscany have been asking this question for over twenty years.
Well, there are differences depending on who you ask but the fundamental points remain the same: a beautiful villa in a wonderful location with easy access to authentic and unforgettable experiences, where you can enjoy quality time with the ones you love.
Since the very beginning, however, To Tuscany has recognised that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to the perfect villa. In fact, that is the beauty of the options you can find across the region. From renovated farm buildings to luxury wine estates, each villa tells its own story. The team based on the ground in Tuscany quite literally live and breathe the destinations and take delight in finding new and unique villas.
Despite the pandemic, this year has been no different. The Tuscany experts have been scouring the region for new accommodation options to add to their collection. Each new villa, not only maintains the high standard you would expect from To Tuscany, offers something quite unique. And now, they are ready to tell their story.
Located on the Tuscan side of the Niccone valley, La Mita is all about getting away from the stresses of daily life. The country home is charming and comfortable, perfect for a relaxing family holiday. While away days in the garden beside the private pool or venture out either for a day on the lake (Lago di Trasimeno is just 20km away) or for a spot of culture from Cortona or Perugia. As La Mita is just five metres from the Umbrian border, you can take your pick each day between the regions. From £1,587* per week.
Luxurious relaxation; that’s what you can expect from a stay at Casa all’Erta. This stunning six-bedroom villa, situated in the impressive Rosso castle’s estate, offers everything you could need and more to unwind: unforgettable views from the private infinity pool, a sauna, Turkish bath and designated relaxation zone for complete peace and quiet. For some active mindfulness, take to the surrounding countryside where you will find a seemingly never-ending array of paths and trails. You would easily be forgiven though if your hike takes a detour to one of the world-famous wineries nearby. After all, what is a relaxing holiday without a little indulgence? From £6,468* per week.
Podere Campi is one of the most unique villas in To Tuscany’s collection: a medieval priest’s house and originally a strategic hilltop watchtower. As you can imagine, this original use means the villa offers endless views of Tuscany's vineyards, olive trees and lush valleys from its grounds. The villa has also maintained its traditional construction, offering beautiful grounds, an inviting private pool and cosy dining terraces across stone-walled levels. The architects behind the restoration – husband and wife team – have created an unique, enchanted haven. From £7,963* per week.
Imagine opening the chestnut wooden shutters and taking in a landscape of olive groves, vineyards and oak forests. Or, tucking into piping hot, freshly cooked pizza baked to perfection in the farm’s ancient bread oven. Villa Solatio is like stepping into a Tuscan dream. With its terracotta floors, heavily beamed ceilings and Chianti location, this renovated farmhouse offers a truly authentic Tuscan experience. Plus, the villa is just 30 minutes’ drive from Florence. From £2,230* per week.
The perfect mix; that’s what can be said of Riecine Capanna. From the extensive, seemingly never-ending views across the Chianti juxtaposed with the internal intimacy, to the modern designs and comforts respecting the traditional features and practices of the area, this villa offers an exceptional romantic retreat. When you can drag yourselves away, sample local wines just minutes away in Gaiole, or Renaissance culture in Siena, Florence or San Gimignano. From £2,038* per week.
Mulinaccio di Badia
Perfect for groups of friends or a multi-generation family, Mulinaccio di Badia is a thoughtfully renovated farmhouse overlooking the Chianti region’s seven famous castles. With virtually no neighbours, you can expect few disturbances here, allowing you to just relax and unwind. The villa is well-equipped with a gym, utility room, games rooms and large private swimming pool, which offers unforgettable views. From £2,548* per week.
To Tuscany has a collection of over 500 superb villas in Tuscany and Umbria.
*All prices are for Saturday arrivals for 7 nights in 2022