Why not see the gorgeous Tuscan countryside from above in a hot air ballon? In Val D'Orcia you can float majestically over the green fields, rolling hills and endless vineyards. For the kid in all of us - a view not soon forgotten.
The Romans frequented the hotsprings at Saturnia for their medicinal and heeling properties and not much has changed since. The springs area is a fabulous way to spend the day and afterwards you can frolic in the waterfall that cascades into the pools.
Tuscany is replete with fortresses and impressive castles be it in the countryside or in the heart of any city. Many castles can be found in small “borghi” (hamlets) scattered all through the countryside such as Fighine near San Casciano dei Bagni or Meleto Castle in Chianti. Kids can also have fun climbing to the top of famous towers such as Giotto’s Bell Tower in Florence – a mere 414 steps with an award-winning view. History and fun all at the same time!
Gelato! Have fun tasting and deciding which gelato is your very favorite. Try a different flavour every day at a new gelateria in all the places you visit on your vacation – keep a photo journal and descriptive diary so you can tell all your friends. Remember each day of your “vacanza in Italia” with a gelato flavor! Evviva gelato!
If visiting in summer, don't miss the countless fairs and festivals that almost any of the small towns have throughout the season. Usually in the village center, many showcase local artisans, food and games. Of course, no fair would be complete without face-painting and your favourite gelato!
Travel experiences touch us in many different ways, often finding the incredible while in pursuit of the amazing. World-famous works of art and local cultures sit in equality in their ability to inspire us to the WOW moment every journey should include.
Immerse yourself in everything your chosen destination has to offer; experiencing the gastronomic delights accompanied by a glass of the local specialty. Whether a Michelin-star restaurant in Spain, a wine tour in France, or a rum festival in Barbados, our Food & Drink experiences will create lasting memories for all our connoisseur guests.
For many of us, the pace of modern day life can get in the way of the healthy lifestyle we aspire to and we often look at our vacations as an opportunity to hit the reset button and find some inner tranquility. There is much to be said for returning from a vacation with a healthy mind and body. From rustic yoga retreats to luxury private escapes we have a villa to create your personal sanctuary.
Umbria, in the heart of Italy, has long been known for its ancient towns and luxury villas that cling to the sides of rolling hills that seem to tumble into the lush green valleys below. Uncrowded and serene, Umbria offers the visitor delights not to be found anywhere else in Italy.
Provence is a land where mountains spill into soft rolling hills covered in flowers, fine luxury villas with vineyards attached that eventually merge into the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea. Provence is everything you've heard, and so much more.
Show up in Burgundy hungry and thirsty when staying in one of our luxury villas. This land of rolling hills, historic towns and gastronomic delights will leave you breathless and spoiled.
If you seek intimate and exclusive accommodations, but you still want an opportunity to enjoy everything the beach has to offer, you’ll want to check out Villa Armonia. This villa is only 15 minutes away from the shore, with the Maremma coast, a short drive from your property. The estate boasts privacy from its lush gardens with plenty of open views so you can take in everything that the Tuscan countryside has to offer.
Villa Carista sure leaves a lasting impression on the guests who stay here. They remember things like the tiered courtyards kissed with beautiful landscape. Some remember the olive groves, cypresses, and private vegetable garden that litter this property with scents and sights that cannot be found anywhere else on the planet.
If your ideal vacation consists of you doing as little as possible in the best setting possible, this is the place for you. Villa Isimora offers an unmatched atmosphere equipped with an attentive villa staff who are sure to make you feel like the King or Queen of the castle. The villa is a short 25-minute drive from Florence, and it’s one of Tuscany's most prestigious destinations.
Travel to the outskirts of Siena, and you’ll find yourself immersed in lush gardens and beautiful greenspace. When you reach this point, you’ll know you’ve hit Villa Hortus. This villa is a three-story property with incredibly manicured gardens. Time seems to stand still the second you step foot on this estate.
If you’re looking for a trip that is full of bright sunshine and open-air environments, you’ll love this expansive villa. Drive 30 minutes from Florence, and you’ll find this property boasting five en-suite bedrooms all facing towards the incredible countryside.
When you’re more interested in getting away from it all you want a villa that provides you with the type of seclusion that makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a different world. You’ll experience that and more at Villa Bell’Estate. This villa has 750 square meters of are across three floors with a basement.
This villa is located in one of the most beautiful areas in all of Tuscany. You’ll find Villa al Boschiglia near the medieval town of Lucca. As you step foot on the property, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back into the 17th century.
Here you’ll find Casale Mareli located in a small, ancient village on top of a hill. This villa offers some of the best views of the Tyrrhenian Sea and nearby islands of the Tuscan Archipelago. The property houses a renovated farmhouse from the 1800s with 350 square meters accommodating up to 10 people.
This quiet and quaint estate boasts an idyllic spot inside an olive estate. The entire property was renovated to the highest standards and guests enjoy great panoramic views of the countryside. You also get incredible privacy because this estate is only accessible through a small gravel road that leads from a neighboring village.
If you’re into history and you enjoy staying in places that were once thriving with life, you’ll love Casale la Macina. This old olive mill was the main employer of people in the area for 160 years. The building was abandoned during the 70s but in the 90s, it was restored to a thriving olive mill once again.
Villa Daniela is situated perfectly to provide some of the greatest seaside views available on the planet. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a different world. Walking into the ground floor guests enjoy a spacious and bright interior with plenty of authentic Italian furnishings paired with modern amenities like a computer, printer, and modern kitchen.
This villa is located in Lucca, which is one of the most beautiful towns in all of Tuscany. The Villa Santa Maria underwent recent renovations that help it provide you with modern technology you need while still maintaining the original charm and authenticity that Italy has to offer.
Perched high above the magnificent Val di Chiana, Villa Visconti is the principal home in a group of 5 houses in Borgo San Michele. Impeccable and tasteful decor, cozy living spaces, comfortable bedrooms and stunning gardens create a convivial atmosphere for families.
Villa Boschetto is surrounded by woods, vineyards and olive groves. You'll be easily lost in the breathtaking, panoramic views of the San Gimignano skyline. This villa is equipped with everything you need for an unforgettable family getaway.
Set on a sixty-acre estate surrounded by private vineyards and olive groves sits this fully restored, 17th-century stone farmhouse. Tastefully decorated interiors are highlighted by antique furnishings, providing a simple but refined atmosphere that is perfect for a large group of friends or family.
Previously used as a "watchtower" in the 14th century, Villa Serravalle is a historic villa that boasts remarkable vistas across the Chianti countryside. While the villa’s character and fine décor will charm, you’ll also appreciate the many hotel-quality details, large pool and extensive living spaces.
This magnificent 17th century farmhouse near Siena sits in the heart of a large private estate. Recently restored, with modern amenities including air-conditioning, the house retains many of its original features both inside and out, ensuring a pleasant and relaxing Tuscan getaway for the whole family.
A mere stroll from the luxurious thermal baths of Fonteverde, Campo Dell'Amato is a classic Tuscan villa, recently restored with sophisticated simplicity. The heart of the house is the kitchen with ample space for everyone to contribute to the culinary experience. Take your meals al fresco while the sun sets across the hills.
Podere due Preti combines the charm of a 300 year old stone farmhouse with the best of Italian modern interior design to create a unique blend of old and new. Space and comfort define this villa, indoors and out, accentuated by the gorgeous views of the medieval town of Trevinano across the valley.
This welcoming country villa began life over 500 years ago as a working farmhouse, complete with livestock on the lower floors and family living quarters upstairs. Today, there are still some reminders of a long and fruitful past but recent refinements have brought this property back to life.
Set in the heart of a large 50 acre estate of woods, fields and olive groves, panoramic views on all sides stretch over the Tuscan hillscape to the horizon beyond. The spacious sun-filled rooms and colorful vintage style decor set the tone for a relaxed and carefree vacation in this Tuscan farmhouse.
Casa Civetta is named after a small owl, one of several kinds familiar in the Italian countryside. This villa is surrounded by superb rolling hills dotted with cypress and olive trees. Traditional materials of stone and brick, massive timbers and gleaming tiles are matched with typical Senese hues.
Perched high above the magnificent Val di Chiana, Borgo San Michele is a collection of five houses, all lovingly restored. A gathering hall, church and several other buildings form part of a picturesque hamlet within the shadow of an impressive 11th Century castle.
Villa dei Cortili is one of three houses making up a small hamlet at the heart of an olive oil and wine producing estate. A recent restoration honors authentic Tuscan style with choice antiques, contemporary design and colorful art. Set splendidly in the verdant landscape of richly endowed Chianti.
This villa is superbly located in Chianti, halfway between Florence and Siena, close to delightful towns and abundant vineyards, so typical of this part of Tuscany. Contemporary and minimalist decor, spacious rooms and excellent amenities characterize this idyllic countryside property.
From its superb position on the crest of a hill, this classic 18th century villa has commanding views over the Val di Chiana. Lovingly restored to create a colorful and comfortable home, Casa Passerini welcomes you with spacious living areas opening onto the gardens and two elegant pools.
Anyone who ever attended a small village schoolhouse will appreciate this clever 1960s designer conversion to a contemporary private home. Glimpses of its former life are easily imagined however, its focal point is a lovely courtyard, swimming pool and terrace loggia.
This stunning Tuscan villa offers breathtaking wraparound views, best appreciated as you dine al fresco on the terrace or linger by the infinity pool with a refreshing aperitivo. Lovingly restored, Cerretone features magnificent beamed ceilings, gleaming terracotta floors and imposing fireplaces.
This classic 16th century Tuscan farmstead features original beamed ceilings, terra cotta floors and Italian textiles. The bedrooms are spacious and the grounds just perfect for playing or relaxing in the sun. In 15 minutes you can be in the center of Siena or alternatively take a scenic country drive to explore Chianti.
Designed on three levels with an adjacent guest house, La Farfalla can host up to 12 people in a natural, yet modern setting overlooking nearby Lucca. The first house ever to feature a hydraulic roof that allows natural air flow and star gazing in a contemporary setting full of design pieces and stylish living.
With its superb rural location and proximity to Florence, Villa delle Colline provides the perfect base for four couples or a family to explore both city and country life in Tuscany. The interior decoration combines antiques with contemporary pieces and the housekeeper is an excellent cook!
Il Vallone has been lovingly restored to combine the charms of Tuscan country living with a contemporary touch. Historically a watchtower, today modern comforts abound in the main house and annex. Surrounded by fragrant gardens and woods, il Vallone is the perfect family getaway.