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LARGE VILLA RENTALS IN TUSCANY, 7 BEDROOM VILLAS, FARMHOUSES, PRIVATE ESTATES. 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 Bibbiena
Arezzo area, elegant 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms Tuscan villa of 3 separate apartments for privacy for large groups, private pool, panoramic views, on top of hill
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Arrezo area. 17th century, Large fully renovated villa, 7 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 380 m2 in size, on top of a hill with panoramic views of the valley. Interior: Divided into 3 separate apartments, with 2 inside entrances, and a smaller apartment with a separate outside entrance. Geat for large groups wanting privacy. Interior: large living/dining room with open fireplace. 2 double bedrooms. 1 double bedroom with shower/bidet/WC. Kitchenette (4 hotplates, oven, dishwasher). Shower/bidet/WC. Upper floor: large living/dining room. 2 double bedrooms. 1 double bedroom with shower/bidet/WC. Kitchenette (4 hotplates, oven, dishwasher). Shower/bidet/WC. There is an attic floor from the living room on the top floor of the main building reached by a spiral staircase. Separate apartment is located on the ground floor with living room with open fire, double sofa bed and exit to large veranda with panoramic views, kitchenette, shower/WC/bidet. Top floor with shower/WC/bidet. Comfortable, antique and stylish furnishings. 5 star rating. Garden. Terrace furniture, barbecue, deck chairs. Extra: final cleaning, security deposit. Private: garden, swimming pool (7 x 14 m, depth 150 cm, 15.05.-30.09.), terrace, garden furniture, barbecue. In the house: sun terrace, central heating. Maid on request (extra). Parking Supermarket, restaurant, bar 5 km. Golf course 12 km. Area: 17 km from the centre of Camaldoli, La Verna, 20 km from the centre of Arezzo, 65 km from the centre of Firenze, Siena. Area: Bibbiena is an elegant little town with old stately buildings, 60 km southeast from Firenze.

Villa Mansi
7 bedroom 7 ensuite bathroom villa, private pool and shared tennis court, Sleeps 14
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salmans1.jpg (24131 bytes) Lucca region:  Elegant, restored, spacious 16th century, 7 bedroom, 7 ensuite bathroom, villa. Large garden. Sleeps 14. Private pool and shared Tennis court, and only 40 miles to Florence and 30 miles to the beaches at Forte dei Marmi. This 16th century villa is part of a large estate. In recent years, restoration work has been done, keeping the original character of the house. The ancient floors, beamed ceilings and old fireplaces have all been preserved. The rooms are spacious and very light and tastefully furnished with antiques. In the huge kitchen, there is a beautiful big fireplace. The property has a large garden on 3 sides of the villa, with several shaded areas. To the front of the villa is the swimming pool with views over the plains of Lucca. Satellite TV, DVD and hi-fi system. The maid who takes care of the villa is also an excellent cook and on request will cook local dishes for clients. A shared tennis court is available on the estate. The estate office offers English speaking staff, at your disposal to give assistance. 30 miles to beaches at Forte dei Marmi, and 40 miles to Florence. Great area to explore Tuscany, visit Florence, go to the beaches of Forte dei Marmi. Satellite TV, DVD and hi-fi system, private pool, shared tennis court. Maid service. Cook (Local Tuscan cuisine) available extra charge. INTERIOR: Ground Floor: Entrance; large kitchen with fireplace; dining room with fireplace, library with fireplace, double bedroom with bathroom en-suite. First Floor: 3 twin bedrooms with bathroom en-suite and 3 double bedrooms with bathroom en-suite; laundry room. Included 4 hours per day, 5 days per week for general cleaning.  Lucca 12; Pisa Airport 37; Florence 60; Forte dei Marmi (beaches) 45. Great area to explore all of Tuscany, visit Florence and the beach.

Casale di Vorno  near Lucca
7 bedroom  7 bath Luxury air-conditioned villa and coach house, private pool, wonderful views, Sleeps 13
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 Lucca. Luxury air-conditioned villa and coach house:  near the village of Badia di Cantignano, and just outside Lucca,. This ancient casale has been beautifully restored. The place which is beside the house of the owners is composed of the Casale, the coach house and the garden. Everything in the Casale has been designed with regards to the smallest of details and intimate and luxurious. Dining room with vaulted ceiling,  stonework and other traditional workmanship. There is a 5 bedroom villa, plus a 2 bedroom coach house, sleeps up to 13 people. The 5 bedroom, 6 bath luxury villa, is air-conditioned throughout. INTERIOR; Ground floor: TV room: At the main entrance of the Casale, you will enter in the TV room with stone fireplace, 2 white sofas, satellite TV, furniture with all brochures about museums, restaurants and place to go during your stay. Dining room: From the TV room - enter the dining room with a long table seating up to 12 people,  a stone fireplace, door that opens onto the garden. Office: From the dining room you can enter the office with a desk with computer, phone, fax machine and internet. Small bathroom: Off of the dining room is a small bathroom. Kitchen: Connecting with the dining room is the kitchen which is large at the center of which is a square table which seats up to 8 people. The furnishings are made in typical Tuscan style with stone kitchen and large Tuscan furniture. From the kitchen there is a door that leads to the stairs to the furnished patio where you can  enjoy the wonderful view of Vorno valley and the small river beside. 1st floor: From the TV room there are 2 stairways leading to the 1st floor where you will find a small lounge with a small sofa for 2 people. On this upper floor are five double bedrooms, each with private bathroom. Three bedrooms face north with views to the hills and the valley and two bedrooms look southwards over the brook and the garden. Of the five bedrooms, one is a large master suite with sitting room. All bedrooms have been designed to provide utmost privacy for guests. Furnishings have been carefully selected to provide complete comfort and luxury, with period furniture and splendid decorative objects.  Bathrooms are luxurious, fitted with tubs and showers and electric towel driers. Master bedroom suite with bedroom with queen size bed (180 cm), sitting room, ensuite bathroom, and views of the valley. 3 bedrooms each with queen size bed and en suite bathroom and views. 1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom and views. COACH HOUSE: 2 bedroom, 1 bath coach house, sleeps 3: Adjacent to the furnished patio off the kitchen you find the small coach house which comprises 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 bedroom with 1 single and one bathroom. OUTDOOR AREAS: The spacious garden is filled with potted lemons, olive trees, pines, camellias, wisteria, roses, lavender, rosemary and fruit trees, all forming a splendid backdrop to the swimming pool. Enjoy the gazebo, relax by the pool or under the natural pergola of the wisteria, or dining al fresco in the place of your choice. On entering the estate you will find the private parking square for 4 cars. AMENITIES: air-conditioning, central heating, Satellite TV, computer and internet connection, telephone/fax, stereo CD player, and alarm. Location: 10 minutes from Lucca, 20 minutes Pisa, 20 minutes from Puccini Lake (Summer Opera), 35 min. from the Forte dei Marmi in the coast of Versilia, 50 minutes from Florence, 1 hour 30 min. from Siena, 50 min from the beautiful valley of Garfagnana. Maid service.

Villa Montecatini  Florence countryside, 25 miles from Florence
7 bedroom  villa, private pool, Sleeps 16
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http://europeanescapes.com/images/Montecatini4.jpg Florence Countryside. Villa Montecatini, a lovely large 7 bedroom villa, sleeps up to 16, about 25 miles from Florence center. Interior: 900 m2 in size, on 3 levels. On the ground floor: entrance hall. Dining room, exit to the patio. Living room with separate WC and satellite-TV. 1 bedroom with 2 beds. Kitchen-/living room (5 hotplates, oven, dishwasher, deep freezer) with dining table. Upper floor: lounge with open fireplace. 1 double bedroom. Lounge. Dining room with open fireplace. Open living room. Open lounge, exit to the garden. Open living room. Sep. WC. 2nd upper floor: living room. Lounge with 1 double sofa bed. 1 double bedroom with shower/bidet/WC. Small lounge with shower/bidet/WC. 1 double bedroom. 1 bedroom with 2 beds and shower/bidet/WC. 1 double bedroom with shower/bidet/WC. 1 double bedroom with shower/bidet/WC. Facilities: washing machine. Located at 10 km from Montecatini Terme. The 19th century villa has been restored, and is in a quiet position, in the middle of a large park with old trees. From the house you can see the observation tower to the Montalbano hills with olive groves and vineyards and to the stronghold towers of Serravalle. The swimming pool is 600 m away, open from 10.00-19.00 hours. Area: The villa is 6 km from the centre of Pistoia, 39 km from the centre of Lucca, 40 km from the centre of Florence, on a side street. Private: garden (fenced), swimming pool (12 x 6 m, 12.05.-22.09.), outside shower, garden furniture, barbecue. Motor access to the house (100 m via unmade road). Parking. Shop 8 km, grocers 1 km, railway station 500 m. Sandy beach 60 km, golf course 15 km. Extra: Final cleaning, Security deposit, Heating per usage. 5 star rating, our best. Area Information: Montecatini Terme is a chic spa resort. The countryside around Florence stretches north to the Apennines. A flourishing region, with broad valleys that reach to the slopes of the mountains. To the south, following the flow of the river Arno, the region extends as far as the borders of the Arezzo district. To the west towards the sea, it reaches important historical centers, such as Pistoia and Montelupo Fiorentino, The area is rich with magnificent Renaissance architecture and Medici villas, surrounded by Italian-style gardens, monasteries, villages, ancient churches, artworks.

Villa San Martino  Lucca area
7 bedrooms,  9 bathrooms  villa and farmhouse, private pool, high on a hillside, sleeps 13
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 Villa San Martino. Lucca Area. An elegant, beautifully decorated villa, and an adjacent farmhouse, sleeps 13, with total of 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, of which 7 are ensuite, and restored to the highest standard. They date from the 16th century, now with all the modern conveniences. Wonderful views of the Lucca countryside, a formal garden, set high in the hills of the northwest part of Lucca. The main house sleeps 8, consisting of Ground Floor: Entrance hall; sitting room with fireplace, opening to the garden; small sitting room with fireplace and TV; dining room; kitchen opening on to a conservatory; breakfast room opening on to outdoor dining area; two twin bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. First Floor: Twin bedroom suite with sitting/dressing room and en-suite bathroom; twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The guest house sleeps 5, consisting of Ground Floor: Sitting room; kitchen/dining room; single bedroom with en-suite bathroom. First Floor: Twin bedroom suite, with dressing room and study, and en-suite bathroom; twin bedroom with private bathroom. Located on an estate with an estate manager in one farmhouse and the owner in another farmhouses, (about 80 meters away so not to interfere with your privacy) and an olive grove producing fine olive oil. Enjoy classic elegance at this lovely property. Well equipped kitchen to create the best of Tuscan cuisine all on your own. High quality. Lovely garden around the property, huge old tree for dining under outdoors, and enjoying the views. Computer (ISDN) in the guest house. Maid service is included 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Nearest village with food shops, bank San Martino in Freddana 5 kms, Lucca;15, Pisa Airport;40, Beaches;25.

Caprile, Lucca area.
7 bedroom,  6 bathroom, 4 ensuite,  main house and guest house, sleeps 13, private pool
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 Lucca Area. This beautiful restored to high standard property, with total of 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms (4 en-suite), sleeps 13, has a main house and a guesthouse. Great for large groups or families to be together and yet have privacy. It is situated among olive groves and vineyards on the hills east of Lucca. Enjoy the magnificent views. The main house, dating back centuries, has a beautiful open loggia offering glorious views of the surrounding valley. The owner, an architect and designer, furnished the property with period furniture while maintaining the character of the original structure. All modern facilities, including a WIFI connection. The pool is in a beautiful panoramic position. Interiors: MAIN HOUSE - 7 PEOPLE: Ground Floor: Kitchen/dining room; small sitting room with fireplace; large sitting room opening onto a loggia furnished for outside dining; master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi; small study with fireplace. First Floor: Suite with double bedroom, bathroom, single room and a small sitting room; second suite with twin bedroom with bathroom en-suite and a large sitting room. GUEST HOUSE - 6 PEOPLE: (The layout is on different levels) kitchen; large sitting room with fireplace opening to the garden and a pergola; bathroom; twin master bedroom. Small independent apartment composed of a sitting room with a loft bed and a bathroom (shower only). Independent apartment composed of dining room/kitchen, opening into garden; bathroom (shower only); double bedroom. Maid service is included 9 hours a week. Air conditioning is available in the guesthouse at extra cost. AREA: Segromigno Monte (nearest village with shops, bank and PO);3 km, Capannori (nearest motorway exit);12, Lucca;12, Pisa airport;37. Wonderful area to explore all of Tuscany.

Villa Nuova
Elegant large 7 bedroom, 5 bathroom manor  villa, private pool, private tennis court. Near Arezzo, Sleeps 16
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Arezzo area. Walk to small village nearby, Large elegant 4 story manor house style villa, 7 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 7,550 sq. ft. in size, sleeps 16, situated on a hill, 10 km from Arezzo. Private pool and tennis court. Access to the property is through a large gate and along a cypress-lined avenue. The extensive grounds are completely enclosed and include a grove of pine trees with a large table for al fresco dining with barbecue. The swimming pool (12 x 15 m, depth 150 - 300 cm, 03.05.-11.10.) with changing room, bathroom with shower, and fully-equipped patio area. Steps and flower beds separate the pool from the hard tennis court. The elegant furnishings are almost all antiques. The villa is located near Patrignone, a small village (ten minutes walk, which has a food shop and bar). INTERIOR: 7 bedroom 5 bathroom luxury villa, 7,550 sq.ft. access to the villa by 3 entrances. Ground floor: (Basement) Laundry, ping pong, Billiard room, chapel. 1st floor: Fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, oven, fridge, big freezer, TV SAT), living room (with fireplace from the 11th century), dining room with fireplace and exit to a furnished outdoor area, studio, 1 bathroom with shower. Veranda with chairs, with access to the garden. 2nd floor: 3 double bedrooms: one with private bathroom with tub, 2 twin bedrooms, 1 bathroom with bathtub, 1 separate WC. 3rd floor: 1 bedroom with double bed and 2 single beds, 1 twin bedroom, 1 bathroom with bathtub (washing machine). Tower with panoramic view. LOCATION: (Patrignone 10 minutes walk), Arezzo 10 km, San Sepolcro and Cortona 30 km. Center of Florence 50 km. Prada/Gucci sales outlets 30 km. Visit the antique market on the Piazza Grande. 5 star rating, our best. Internet access available at extra charge. No heating. Arezzo: city in the eastern part of Tuscany, 65 km northeast from Siena, 75 km south-east from Firenze. For arrivals by plane: airport Florence 80 km

 

 

 

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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!

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