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VILLA RENTALS TUSCANY .....4 bedroom villas. Renting your own Tuscan villa or farmhouse will remind you of the simple and basic pleasures of life: soaking up the Tuscan sun, sampling the world's finest food and wines, exploring the captivating village life. Step out of the door of your holiday home and stroll the streets of Siena, Radda, Greve, explore the areas of Arezzo, Cortona, San Gimignano, Chianti, Lucca, Pisa, Florence and the Florentine Hills, or any of Tuscany's smaller villages. From even our most peaceful Tuscan villas or farmhouses you still have easy access to the culture and history of Florence. We have villa rentals on the Tuscan coast which allow you to combine these pleasures with the relaxing atmosphere on one of Italy's most delightful coastal areas. Tuscany is an ideal spot to savor the best of Italy. When you have a large family or a large group of friends planning a holiday, renting a large Tuscan villa or a private estate is a unique way to spend your vacation in Tuscany. Rather than renting numerous hotel rooms, experience living amongst the locals in your "home away from home."

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Villa Madonna, Lucca region                                       
4 bedroom  3 bathroom villa, private pool
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Tuscany. Lucca Region. Villa Madonna is situated in a small hamlet in a very picturesque hillside setting near Camaiore, reached via a 2 km unsealed road. The architect designed restoration sympathetically blends the character of the old farmhouse with contemporary style. The house is on three floors, each connected by a spiral staircase. A striking feature of the property is the split-level swimming pool (11x5 meters) which consists of two pools connected by a small waterfall, beautifully integrated into the sloping olive groves. The lovely south-facing patio and loggia are ideal for al fresco eating. The beaches of Versilia are only 10 kms away. INTERIOR: Stylishly furnished throughout, sleeps 8. 1st floor: Entrance into a sitting room with fireplace, dining room opening on to a patio with barbecue, modern kitchen, also opening to patio. Laundry room. Grd floor: 2 twin bedrooms (one with independent entrance from outside), 1 full bathroom. 2nd floor: 1 double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower and terrace overlooking the pool area, 1 twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower. LOCATION: Nocchi (nearest village with shops and PO) 1 km, Camaiore 3.5 km, Lido di Camaiore (beaches) 10 km, Viareggio (nearest motorway exit) 13 km, Lucca 23 km, and Pisa Airport 35 km.

Farmhouse Seminario, Lucca region
4 bedroom  3 bath farmhouse, private pool, Sleeps 8
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salseminario1.jpg (18374 bytes)Tuscany.  This property is situated in a secluded and beautiful positional in the hills between Lucca and the coast. From the property, there are spectacular views over the countryside and the plains of Pisa and Lucca in the distance. The house has been furnished in a charming and comfortable country style. There is a wisteria-covered pergola which stretches along the front of the house, furnished for ‘al fresco’ meals. Conveniently located just 20 minutes drive from the beaches, and 15 minutes from the nearest motorway exit (Florence/Lucca), making day trips to the many sights of Tuscany easy. Guests will enjoy relaxing by the private swimming pool (12x5 meters) which was added in 2002. INTERIOR: Grd flr: Small sitting room with fireplace opening onto the front verandah; kitchen; dining room; living room opening onto the front garden; cloakroom. 1st flr: Small sitting room; double bedroom; big bathroom (bath & separate shower); double bedroom with en-suite bathroom; 2 bedrooms; 1 bathroom.  6 miles from Massarosa (nearest shops p/o and motorway exit), 8 miles from Lucca, 8 miles from beaches, 20 miles from Pisa Airport.

Colleoli
4 bedroom 2 bathroom villa, between San Miniato and Volterra, sleeps 8
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Tuscany.  Inland. Lovely secluded villa with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, ( 1 ensuite ), sleeps 8, set in the rolling hills between San Miniato and Volterra. Convenient to explore some of the most well known Tuscan towns. It is ideal for a relaxed, peaceful vacation since it is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and unspoiled countryside. It has been carefully restored and has retained the original features of the villa, such as the original Tuscan cotto floors. A lovely feature is the large, vaulted sitting room, opening onto a vaulted porch furnished for outdoor meals. The porch faces the beautiful garden. ***The 1 kilometre unpaved road leading to the villa is not suitable for very low sport cars. Big verandah facing the swimming pool. Interior: Ground Floor; Large well-equipped Kitchen; large living/dining room with 3 french doors opening on to the patio and garden; sitting room; cloakroom; laundry. First Floor: Three twin bedrooms; bathroom with bath and shower; double bedroom with en suite bathroom also with shower and bath. Maid included 2 days per week, 4 hours per day. Area: Colleoli (nearest village); 2 km, Palaia (nearest village with shops/PO); 4, Volterra;30, San Gimignano;35, Pisa Airport;45, Lucca;50, Florence;65, Tennis courts;14.

Apuan
4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms in main house & 2 guest houses, pool, 9 km to beaches, sleeps 8
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Lucca Area, Near Camaiore, Consisting of a main house and 2 guest houses, sleeping 8, with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, (2 ensuite). Located at 1.5 km from Camaiore, an historic town at the foot of Apuan Alps, 9 km from seaside resorts on Versilian coast, with beach, night life and restaurants. Great for family or group vacations with privacy in 3 separate units. The towns of Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi, famous for smart restaurants, boutiques and night clubs, are also very close. Only 8 km from the nearest motorway exit, it is an ideal location for to explore Tuscany. Restored by a renowned modern architect, it is light and airy and with an original traditional Tuscan style. In the main house there is a huge open space which includes a sitting area with fireplace, a dining area and a large kitchen, all opening onto the garden, and a covered veranda ideal for outdoor dining. In front of the main house is the beautiful swimming pool (15 x 4 meters). INTERIORS: Main House: Open space including sitting area with fireplace, dining area and kitchen opening through French windows onto the garden and terrace furnished for `al fresco` dining; double bedroom; twin bedroom; 2 bathrooms (one with bath and one with shower). Lower ground floor: Laundry room; bathroom with shower. First annex: Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Second annex: Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower only). Maid service included 6 hours a week. Area: Camaiore (nearest town with shops, bank, Po) 1.5 km, Beaches (Lido di Camaiore) 8.7 km, Pietrasanta 8, Nearest motorway exit 8, Lucca 26, Pisa Airport 40.

Casa Santa Lucia
Lovely villa, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 miles San Gimignano, in private location, pool, sleeps 8
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Tuscany inland. Lovely villa for 8 with 4 bedrooms; 3 bathrooms, in an ideal area, peaceful, private and quiet. And well located for exploring Tuscany. It is just 3 miles from the famous tower town of San Gimignano, 23 miles from Siena and 36 miles from Florence. This is the place for those who look for piece and quiet, who like nature, gardens, birds. Situated between Siena and Florence, this house lies in its own small valley, at the end of the path to the stream. There is no other house in sight, there is, except for the water and the birds, no noise at all, there is no TV, it is (by some 200 meters) outside the network for mobile phones. It has been restored by an architect who created a pleasant contrast between the wonderful antique brick vaulted ceilings and the contemporary design of the furniture and interior. The one mile drive is not suitable for cars with low suspension or for nervous drivers. This lovely property is located only 5 kms from the centre of San Gimignano, famous for its beautiful towers. Interior: Ground Floor: Large brick vaulted sitting room measuring 10m by 8m opening on to the garden and kitchen/breakfast room. First Floor: Entrance; twin bedroom; 2 double bedrooms; 1 bathroom with shower and bath and separate utility area; 1 bathroom with shower only; master bedroom with full height glazed windows overlooking the garden with en suite bathroom. Maid service available on request. AREA; San Gimignano (nearest village, shops and P/O) 5 km; Poggibonsi (nearest highway exit) 15; Siena 38; Florence (nearest airport) 60.

Farmhouse Frati,  Florence area
4 bedroom,  4 bath farmhouse, private pool, tennis court
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Tuscany.  Florence area: Lovely stone 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom villa, (3 ensuite) close to Florence, with large rooms. There is a private swimming pool and tennis court. This beautiful villa is situated a few kilometres from the ancient village of Malmantile and only 15 kilometres from Florence. It is an original stone Florentine villa, built on the ruins of an ancient medieval tower. Most of the very spacious rooms have vaulted ceilings. A 600 metre drive leads to the house through the vast grounds of this property. The villa is situated in the centre of an estate producing olive oil and wine. The present owner has converted it into a lovely villa, furnishing it with antiques. Each of the four bedrooms has its own bathroom. From the garden, and especially from the pool, there are lovely views of the countryside and villages nearby. There is a private swimming pool and a tennis court. Interior: Ground Floor: Kitchen; living room/dining room; sitting room; twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower; double bedroom; bathroom. First Floor: Sitting room, twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower only). Second Floor: Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower only). Maid service. Area: Nearest village with shops/PO;3 km, Firenze Signa (motorway exit);10, Florence;12, Pisa airport;70.

Gigia Villa   Lucca - Versilian coast area
4 bedrooms, 4 ensuite bathrooms, sleeps 8, infinity swimming pool, walk to village, 6 km from art city of Pietrasanta, 6 km to beaches

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http://www.europeanescapes.com/images/Gigia%20Villa%20stone.jpg Lucca area, Versilian coast. Walk to village from this lovely upscale property, which sleeps 8, with 4 bedrooms, 4 ensuite bathrooms; in main house, sleeps 6, and guest house, sleeps 2, with views of the Versilian coast. Convenient location, 6 km from art city of Pietrasanta, in a quiet position on a hillside, and you can walk to the nearby village, Capezzano Monte (with shops and a restaurant). The house has been recently totally restored, and the interiors are light and comfortable and every bedroom has its own bathroom. The high position above the sea and the near forest give a pleasant breeze even in the hottest summer days. INTERIORS: Main house: Ground Floor: Entrance; sitting room with fireplace; dining room; fully furnished kitchen; lofted room (air-conditioned) reachable through a spiral staircase with double bed and bathroom (shower only); All the rooms open on to the garden with veranda furnished for outdoor meals. First Floor: Master suite composed by sitting room, double bedroom, bathroom with shower/steam-bath. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower only). Both bedrooms open on to a panoramic large terrace. Guest house; Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower only). Very convenient position close to beaches and to the attractive city of art of Pietrasanta. Special features of this lovely property are the infinity swimming pool, the covered terrace and a sunset terrace, where guests can relax and dine enjoying the most breathtaking views. The closeby art city of Pietrasanta has over 50 art galleries, fashionable boutiques, wine bars and international cultural events; exhibitions, concerts and festivals. The renowned sandy beaches of the Versilia coast are within 10 km, with beach equipment, shops, restaurants, discos and nightclubs. To enjoy the arts, the countryside and the seaside, this is an ideal holiday home. The views from the whole property on the sea are spectacular and stretch from Elba Island to the Cinque Terre. Maid service 6 hours week included. AREA: Capezzano Monte (shops and restaurant) 1.3 km by car or 400 mt walking, Capriglia 2, Pietrasanta 6, Motorway exit (Versilia) 10, Beaches 10, Golf 11.

Maison dei Marmi  coastal Tuscany
4 bedroom, 4 bath villa, private pool and short walk to center of Forte dei Marmi and seaside
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Tuscany, near center of Forte dei Marmi. This lovely ideally located recently (2008) built villa just 600 mt from the center of famous Forte dei Marmi and only 970 mt from the sea. Large (1200 m2), private well kept gardens w/ lawn, plants, flowers, trees and private swimming pool.  INTERIOR: 170 m 2 villa on two levels with tasteful and stylish furnishings. Inside is the open plan living/dining room w/ Sat. TV & DVD and exit onto furnished patio and bedroom w/ two beds and bathroom, fully equipped (oven, dishwasher, microwave) kitchen. Upstairs is one double bedroom w// ensuite bathroom and exit onto the furnished balcony and another double bedroom also w/ ensuite bathroom.  FACILITIES:  Internet access. Air-conditioning, internet access, alarm, safe, washing machine, private pool. Linen change weekly. House maid 2 times per week. Parking in the grounds. Please note: child minding available (extra). Bicycles available (extra).

 

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TUSCANY......Some of Tuscany's main towns: Arezzo - a beautiful Etruscan medieval city. Cortona, from where you can look down upon Lake Trasimeno. Lucca, medieval city within medieval walls. Siena, About 30 miles south of Florence, another medieval city and historic center, and one of the more popular, with its stylish town, cobbled streets, home of Palio horse race; Relax in a cafe, enjoy the red brick main square, (which is pedestrians only). Explore the hill towns around Siena; South of Siena - the delightful San Gimignano, a perfect place to experience Tuscany hill town life. Between Florence and Siena; the Chianti area, wine country, and the main towns of Greve in Chianti and Radda in Chianti. The southern Tuscany coast becomes the Maremma, and rises to Monte Argentario.

Tuscany is surrounded by the Emilia-Romagna in the north, Umbria to the east, Lazio to the south. The provinces of Tuscany: Arezzo, to the east; Firenze - Florence in the north; Grosseto to the south; Livorno on the west; Lucca on the northwest; Massa-Carrara furthest north; Pisa west; Pistoia and Prato between Lucca and Firenze; Siena southeast, north of Grosseto, bordered by Arezzo. The art city of Florence, the Arno River, the awesome sunsets, the shopping, fine restaurants, strolling through the city. Then on to the Florentine countryside, the vineyards, the olive groves, the rolling hills of Tuscany await. Siena considered to be one of the more popular areas of Tuscany, extends across 3 hills, was originally Etruscan, with a revered piazza, the Campo at the center which is home of the famous Palio horse races. It is a great area to explore and to experience the best of Tuscan life style, with its rolling hills, farmhouses and lovely landscaping, to feel the history of time gone by. Lucca another popular Tuscan area, a Medieval town, surrounded by walls, for walking, cycling. Wander the cobblestone streets, explore the city with its old churches, buildings.

Coastal areas of Tuscany: The Versilia between the northwest coast and the mountains has a mild climate, beautiful resorts with sandy beaches along the coast, ideal for children and beach vacations, with many outdoor activities available. With miles of sandy beaches. The main seaside resort is Viareggio, and there is the elegant, exclusive resort of Forte dei Marmi, and Marina di Pietrasanta, Marina di Massa and Marina di Carrara. The Argentario Promontory, The promontory, with high rocky cliffs, to the north is the main resort of Santo Stefano.  On the south coast, are Porto Ercole and nearby exclusive Cala Galera. Southern Tuscany; Maremma is on the southern boundary of Tuscany, against the border with Lazio. With seacoasts, pine woods, stretches of rocky coast, coves, harbours.

Tuscany - Siena: Historic town south of Florence. Tuscany - Chianti: Wine region between Florence and Siena. Tuscany - North: Lucca and the area north of Lucca and Florence, including the coast. Tuscany - South: South of Siena, includes Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino and the area south from there. Tuscany - East: Cortona, Arezzo. Tuscany - West: Pisa, San Gimignano, Colle Val d'Elsa, Volterra, including the coast.

Tuscan Pleasures - Enjoy la dolce vita in Tuscany, with its fine wines, olive oil, gelato, world classic hot chocolate, delicious Tuscan meals whiling away an afternoon or evening with wines, appetizers, pasta, first courses, main courses, desserts and fruits. Experience the life of Tuscany by enjoying a Tuscan cooking class, or take a wine and food tour. Italy awaits and Tuscany offers the best for a holiday of scenic beauty, with lovely holiday homes, villa rentals, its town squares, al fresco dining, and for experiencing the essence of Italy!

Italy, Tuscany Villa Rentals and Holiday Home Rentals...From your holiday home rental, enjoy the magic of Tuscany's Chianti, Florentine Hills, San Gimignano, Siena, Arezzo-Cortona, Lucca, Florence, Montecatini, Maremma. Tuscan's sea, mountains, hills regions. Tuscany sea; Versilia, Pisa and Livorno, Argentario. We have holiday vacation rentals; of private homes, some luxury, some staffed, some self catering, offering castles, estates, villas with swimming pools, farmhouses, cottages, city and farmhouse apartments in Tuscany and all of Italy. Offering over 2000 holiday villa rentals in the most popular areas of Italy;  Tuscany as well as apartments in the city of Rome, villas in Roman countryside, Villas in Veneto countryside, apartments in Venice, villas and farmhouses in Umbria; Todi, Perugia-Assisi, Lake Trasimeno, Marches on the Adriatic Sea, Italian Lake district; Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta, Lake Garda, Southern Italy; Campania; Amalfi coast, Positano, Sorrento peninsula, the islands of Capri, Ischia, Sicily, the Italian Riviera, Liguria.