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Top 10 Family Villas in Tuscany for 2018

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What better way to spend an Italian vacation with your love ones, a private retreat in the Tuscan countryside, a beautiful setting, lounging in the pool or cycling outdoors with charming Tuscan towns to discover. Booking a villa makes all the difference, families enjoy privacy, peace and quiet relaxation. A holiday villa is much more spacious and comes along with the comforts of a home. You can prepare your own meals or enjoy freshly baked pizza from a hot brick oven. Our villas also comes along with other elements that makes your holiday convenient and truly a vacation you deserve.

Here are our top 10 choice villas in Tuscany suited for family holidays.

 

1. VILLA PALLAGO

Sleeps : 6 persons, Grosseto, Castiglione della Pescaia

Located in Grosseto, Villa Pallago is a beautiful stone Villa located on the hill, about 6 km distant from the sea. The Villa is easy to reach from the main road, quiet, withprivate entrance and fenced. The villa has a private tennis court also suitable for football, a children playground , horse riding grounds: sand and grass.

 

 

2. VILLA AGATHA

Sleeps : 12 persons, Monteverdi

This is a beautiful villa in a very reasonable distance to the sea in Tuscany for groups up to 12 persons. Very good value for the money. Kids will love the large park outside the house, with panoramic views, sun beds, table with chairs, table tennis and a Jacuzzi.

 

 

3. VILLA GIOTTINO

Sleeps : 10 persons, Siena, San Gimignano

This beautiful Tuscan estate is something everyone in the family will adore. Wide pool, surrounded by vineyards and fields. Built in the 18th century, this holiday villa offers spacious and comfortable rooms, a spacious living room with a large fireplace, and a dedicated TV room with wide screen television. Perfect for discovering the most beautiful art cities like Volterra, Florence, Pisa and Lucca.

 

 

4. VILLA PIO

Sleeps : 11 persons, Pisa near Peccioli

 The Villa is situated in the open countryside, very private, with a solarium with sun beds, chairs and small tables for those who prefer to bask in the sunshine. The garden is enclosed by an electric fence and Mediterranean shrub hedges to ensure total privacy and a sheltered carpark. Part of the pool is only 40 cm in depth and therefore ideal for children. Also a great base for visiting Tuscan cities.

 

 

5. VILLA SPONTINI

Sleeps : 11 persons, Pisa

Built in the 18th century, this large villa can accommodate up to 11 people. The pool and the garden offers magnificent wide view into the Tuscan Landscape. The villa owners also offer activities such as guided tours, cooking lessons, gastronomical tours, etc. The pool is also suitable for children.

 

 

6. VILLA CORONA

Sleeps : 18 persons, Pisa, Casale Marittimo

Immersed in the green of the land of Tuscany, Villa Corona is a large villa that can accomodate up to 18 people. With large pool, sommething that all can enjoy. It is also close to sea resorts in Marina di Bibbona, Castiglioncello and the Baratti’s Gulf not to mention wonderful art cities like Volterra, San Gimignano, Castagneto Carducci.

 

 

7. VILLA VESCOVINO

Sleeps : 12 persons, Pisa, Forcoli

Children will love this adorable villa in Pisa. Villa Vescovino is set in a garden of several kinds of fauna and flora, 100 acres of private woodlands and including its own private lake and children’s playgrounds. You can enjoy footpaths and quiet picnic sites.  The villa itself is lavishl decorated with marble floors, spacious marble or granite showers and 3 include free standing designer baths. The gorgeous swimming pool and outdoor area allow for complete relaxation and enjoyment in the Tuscan sun. 

 

 

8. VILLA  SORANO

Sleeps : 8 persons, Grosseto

Villa Sorano has a very cozy atmosphere, inside the house makes the holiday full of comfort and real pleasure. The views are terrific,  overlooking a picturesque countryside. Outside there is a large landscaped garden with 3 acres of sunflowers providing a breathtaking view of the countryside and a portable barbecue pergola. Only about 65 km distant from the sea.

 

 

9. VILLA  BARTOLOMEO

Sleeps : 14 persons, Florence, Bagno a Ripoli

Only 15 km from Florence, the villa is an ideal holida base surrounded by mesmerizing olive plantations, vineyards and forests, the ideal villa to live the Italian Dolce Vita. Cities in Tuscany like Arezzo, Siena, Lucca can be reached in a daytrip or half a days trip. There is much to visit in the surrounding area and many activities like wine tasting, museums, arts, cycling or mushroom hunting.

 

 

10. BORGO SANSOVINO

Sleeps : 24 persons, Lucca

Perfect for a gathering of family and friends, Borgo Sansovino is a home of such beauty, tranquillity and comfort that you will find it hard to leave. The hamlet is set amid gently folding hills near the town of Lucca, a gracious and luxurious Tuscan retreat for up to 24 persons. Inside there is a formal dining room, a kitchen for casual dining, a drawing room with fireplace and satellite TV, a music room with fireplace, a card and full-size billiard room, as well as a fully equipped gym. 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Reasons why you must visit Tuscany

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Tuscany should be on your next bucket list. There is no doubt that the place is awesome and much loved among other places in Italy. While Italy has plenty of wonderful places to discover. Here are the main reasons why Tuscany tops it all.

 

 

The views are lovely

Tuscany Landscape

Tuscany has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. While it is over emphasized in postcards, magazines, computer desktop, it is not worth the comparison to enjoy the serene landscape for real. Witness rolling hills dotted with signature Tuscan cypress trees. If you love wine, go to the source, visit excellent miles of vineyards in the Chianti. Tuscany also boasts of many popular attractions like the thermal hotspring in Maremma, theme parks, beaches and sight seeing trips in the countryside.

 

 

The food is superb

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No one can forget the gastronomic delights that Tuscany has to offer. Try mouthwatering tripe dishes, a famous classic in Tuscany. Lampredotto is one type of tripe dish sauteed in olive oil, onions, tomatoes and parmesan. The Panzanella, a cold salad of bread soaked in balsamic vinegar mixed with onions and tomatoes, fresh olive oil and basil. You can also try a simple Pizza Margherita, with its earthy aromatic flavors fresh from the oven.

 

 

The wine makes you sing

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Arguably Tuscany is hailed the wine region of Italy. World renowned Italian wines have come from this region. Chianti, Brunello di Montepulciano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano or Bolgheri  are prestigious wines loved by collectors. The wine tours  will not just serve you a glass of wine rocking your tastebuds but you get to be served with fine food altogether.  Book a wine tour and taste your way to Tuscany, while learning about the history and the passion of the locals of its fine product.

 

 

Simply Great Art

Italian ArtTuscany is filled with immense artistic heritage. You can witness that in the works of art found in churches, architecture, museums, art galleries, piazzas and local villages. The notable Michelangelo from the High Renaissance was born in Caprese near Florence, a great example of how unparalleled Tuscany’s prize and love for art. You can buy local art works in the piazzas from really good painters or go to an art dealer for a higher price or simply spoil your eyes with little known works or famous galleries.

 

 

The people are warm and friendly

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Luxury Mountain Holiday Home in South Tyrol

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SOUTH TYROL’S LUXURY VILLA AICH

 

Located in Italy’s most spectacular mountain range, this beautiful holiday home offer a superb experience in the province of Trentino and South Tyrol. The area hosts to a number of National parks, wilderness area and nearby ski resorts. A favourite for all sorts of travellers people flock to ski, hike, climb or to just simply relax, rejuvenate in an unforgettable holiday. Enjoy the breath taking view of the Dolomites on a terrace with barbecue.

 

THE VILLA

 

Villa Aich spreads over 230 m2 and is surrounded by a friendly neighbourhood and Mediterranean landscape where you can enjoy your holiday with family or friends.

 

The villa was completely rebuild in 2016 in a modern architectural design, with contemporary furnishings and a cosy character. Thanks to its state-of-the-art technology the house is classified as a category A climate house – a guarantee of the highest degree of comfortable living. Amenities include a whirlpool, infrared cabin, 3 bedrooms, 1 open sleeping area with four-poster-bed.

 

The ideal position of Villa Aich ensures a wide range of sports opportunities in the immediate vicinity: hiking, biking, horseback riding, golfing, surfing, sailing, tennis. The romantic wine village of St. Paul with its beautiful cathedral offers also attractive restaurants, cafes and shops within walking distance of Villa Aich away. Bolzano, Lake Garda, Verona, Venice can be reached in a day’s trip.

 

 

Amalfi’s Top Holiday Rental

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CLIFFTOP LUXURY VILLA IN PRAIANO

 

One of the most attractive corners of this planet is the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Everything is spectacular with its stunning scenery, historic ruins and sea cliffs dotted with beautiful colors of villages, villas and gardens. The allure of the Amalfi Coast keeps on drawing tourists from all over the world all year round. There are 13 municipalities in the Amalfi centered in tourism. Towns like Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano are just a few km apart and can be visited in day trips.

 

If you want to get away from the crowd get some peace and privacy. Masasette Luxury Villa – Our luxury villa in Praiano is a charming estate which spreads over approximately 1300 sqm and is located in the quiet village of Praiano. The villa’s superb location can definitely offer you the enjoyment of peace and quiet while enjoying the view over the sea and the Mediterranean greenery.

 

The villa owners can also help you plan boat trips and transfers apart from many other services they offer. Additionally, there are many operators that can help you with excursions. Enjoy the warm waters of the beach or take a stroll in the marina at night. Amalfi is also known for its great food and the limoncello liqueur from the lemons that locals grow in terraced gardens.

 

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Tuscany in September

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THE BEST FESTIVALS IN TUSCANY FOR SEPTEMBER

 

Tuscany in September is filled with events and festivals. Apart from being a top spot for Renaissance arts, architecture and a beautiful place to spend the holidays, many festivals are also held in the region that you can take part of. Famous for its wines, Chianti and Panzano celebrates their wine festival with food, open air concerts, street music. The region boasts over 30 wines, some of which are internationally acclaimed. Locals take these festivals to heart. A variety of Tuscany’s bright colors, grand parades,  medieval costumes, fireworks and the aroma of Italian recipes awaits you for a fun packed trip in September.

 

Giostra del Saracino, Arezzo

The event is rooted from military training. This ancient game of chivalry (game on horseback) is held in Arezzo in the first Sunday of September (in the afternoon). The tournament happens in the Piazza Grande. Participants are dressed in costumes of the period while the town is filled with costume characters and the town’s ancient banners entering the square accompanied by the sound of trumpets and drums.

 

Vino al Vino in Panzano

Happening on the third weekend of September. The vintners of Panzano showcase the best of the region’s wines, exchanging their passion for winegrowing, wine making. The Wine Tasting event gives you the opportunity to taste the different styles of wines while listening to great music and sampling Italian food in a more intimate atmosphere. Panzano is located mid-way between Florence and Sienna and has a beautiful hill-top location with some of the most attractive views of rural Tuscany.

 

Festa dell ‘Uva, Scansano

The whole month of September is a party for the people of Scansano. Located in Maremma, in Grosseto, the entire town of Scansano is transformed to a host of wine tasting event weekend after weekend. You can watch farmers harvest grapes, truly a beautiful sight. The most distinguished cellars are opened to visitors. Sample a glass of fine wine served with a number of snacks made from local produce. Locals also showcase their crafts in the market where you can buy Italian handbags, clothes, shoes, cheese, handicrafts. There is also music, dancing, float parades, clown shows, theaters and concerts.

 

Palio della Balestra

A crossbow event rooted from Renaissance Tuscany. It is held on the second Sunday of September in the town square of Sansepolcro. It is an exceptional event where archers from Sansepolcro compete against their all time rivals, the archers from Gubbio (Umbria). The participants enter the town square in costumes, accompanied by the roll of drums and the sound of horns while the flag bearers launch their flags, bearing the colours of the ancient city quarters, into the air.

 

Cacio al Fuso

A cheese rolling competition happening in Pienza near Siena, Tuscany. Cacio al Fuso is an ancient tradition of the local countryside, participants get 3 rolls to get the cheese as close to its target. While the fun is brewing in the town center, the town features gastronomic delights and its famed Pecorino cheese. Locals showcase and sell their crafts and products. The fair ends with a ball in the main Piazza.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Must See Beautiful Hill Towns in Umbria

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SET FOOT IN UMBRIA’S TOP BEST

 

Umbria is one of the smaller regions in Italy and considered to be the green heart of the country with its fertile landscape and rolling hills. Fairly preserved from mass tourism, each town has something unique to offer with the beauty of its charming medieval villages, lakes, olive groves, vineyards and rich Etruscan culture. Here is our top destinations in Umbria. We’ve picked the best attractions and towns for you to visit.

 

Spoleto

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Spoleto is a hill town and relatively larger than some other towns in Umbria. Its famous landmarks are Rocca Albornoziana (pictured), a glowering 14th-century former papal fortress. The Cathedral of Santa Maria dell’Assunta and ancient Roman Theaters are also something interesting to see. Spoleto is also famous for the Festival of the Two Worlds an annual summer music and opera festival held each June to early July. Where to stay...

 

Spello

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Only half an hour from Perugia, lies this ancient town of Spello. It is an old-walled town filled with historical architecture from three  millenia. Very photogenic, the lovely town is home to medieval churches, art museums, medieval castles, palaces. You can walk in the streets, stairways and relive the nostalgia of the past. One of the highlights of the year is the annual festival Infiorata Flower Festival held late May or early June. For some months, the entire streets of Spello are covered with flowers, intricately designed to a piece of artwork. The annual event has attracted tens of thousands of tourists while many artists showcase their craft. Spello also held free concerts in the summer, apart from being famous for its olive harvest and wine making. With the onset of tourism, many restaurants and shops opened in Spello that offers nouvelle Italian cuisine. Where to stay...

 

Castiglione del Lago

Castiglione del Lago

The town of Castiglione del Lago is located along southwest part of Lake Trasimeno, the fourth largest lake in Italy. It was ruled by Etruscans and Romans but have few noteworthy Umbrian architectural structures blamed on the long cycle of death and destruction among competing Etruscans against Romans, and later Tuscans against Perugians. The location of this town is the prime reason why tourists loved this delightful village. It has an outstanding view of Lake Trasimeno from the fortress walls of the town. During summer, enjoy plunging to Lake Trasimeno’s cool waters or just lay down your picnic blanket and get some sunshine. Along the lake are well kept beaches and excellent restaurants with picturesque views. In Spring, an annual festival Coloriamo I Cieli or Let’s paint the sky is held and colorful kites and hot air balloons are organized, an extraordinary event for families and friends to bond togetherWhere to stay...

 

Gubbio

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Located in the Northeast of Perugia on the slopes of Monte Ignino. The city’s history dates as far as Pre Roman times, an important city to native Umbrians. The town centre is very medieval recognizable by its Gothic architecture, dark grey stones and narrow streets. There are a number of significant historical architectures worth to visit in Gubbio, the Duomo (Cathedral), Basilicas, Roman Theaters, Museums and Palaces. Another way to view the beauty of Gubbio is by a unique cable car to top of Mount Ignino, there you can rest and enjoy the view in a classic Italian restaurants and bars with wonderful views of the town and the surrounding countryside. On the  15th day of May, an annual run called Corsa dei Ceri is held as celebration of Saint Ubaldo Day accompanied by processions, roving musicians and great Italian food. Where to stay...

 

Perugia

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The capital of Umbria, Perugia is a large hilltown famous for its architecture, arts, university, even chocolate. In the 15th century, the town was at the heights of its pursuit for arts, culture and commerce. It is home to artists and art lovers alike. Expect a myriad of beautiful attractions, cathedrals, historical structures. From the town centre you can head to the outskirts of Perugia where you can find the Parks and miles of green countryside, rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards. The much awaited annual festival Umbria Jazz festival is one of the most important jazz festivals in the world, that’s 10 days of the best singers and jazz artists from all over the world during  the month of July. Where to stay...

 

 

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Travel Guide : Markets in Tuscany

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15 Exceptional Boutique Hotels in Italy

15 OF THE BEST BOUTIQUE HOTELS IN ITALY PROVIDING LUXURY HOTEL ACCOMMODATION, BETTER AMENITIES AND SERVICE

We have curated the best boutique hotels in Italy for travelers looking for a unique experience, a touch of more personal service, better amenities and local Italian culture. Large chain hotels might not always be synonymous with better experience in the travel service. It will not come to a surprise that boutique hotels just might be what you look for.

1. PARK HOTEL AI CAPPUCCINI – GUBBIO, UMBRIA

Park Hotel Ai Cappuccini - GubbioPark Hotel ai Cappuccini is a 17th century monastery transformed to a splendid boutique hotel of both antique and contemporary style. Located near the city center with elegant surroundings, comfortable rooms, impeccable service.  It has 92 rooms with a choice of exclusive junior suites and suites. Plenty of space, a spa, fireplaces, old paintings and contemporary works signed by great names of the Italian art, such as Giulio Aristide Sartorio, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Arnaldo Pomodoro. Starts €140 / night.


2. PALAZZO MARGHERITA – BASILICATA, BERNALDA

Palazzo MargherThe Palazzo Margherita is one of the most charming small luxury hotels in Italy. The Palazzo Boutique Hotel was built by the Margherita Family in 1892, Francis Ford Coppola purchased the Palazzo in 2004 and has been completely restored by Francis and acclaimed French designer Jacques Grange. The suites are elegantly designed with Italian décor of the early 20th century, combining simple elegance with bold ornament. Starts €250 / night.

 

3. BORGO SANTO PIETRO – SIENA, TUSCANY

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A 13th century villa that is transformed to one of the finest luxury boutique hotels in Italy.  Nestled in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, the hotel grows its own organic vegetables, herbs and even honey. The views are spectacular with a  spa and array of treatments and therapies to release stress and rejuvenate. Top rated  and one of the most sought after boutique hotels in Tuscany. Starts at €410 / night.

 


4. ALBERGO VILLA CASANOVA – LUCCA, TUSCANY

Albergo CasanovaThe owners have Albergo Villa Casanova adapted from a traditional Tuscan country style into an elegant luxury hotel. The elegant and highly rated boutique hotel is an ideal center for exploring Tuscany, including churches and monuments. The closest beach is 15 minutes away and the countryside is wonderful for walking. Starts at €400 / night.


5. ASILO MASI – PISA, TUSCANY

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It all started when the Countess Cristina Gotti Lega combined her passion for decor and true Tuscan hospitality to create a jewel-like upscale B&B that offers luxurious comforts in the privacy of a truly historic residence. Enjoy the silence of the Tuscan countryside; candlelit dinners in a quiet garden with centennial live trees; a glass of chilled white wine while sitting in the lavish Jacuzzi pool. The local cuisine is exceptional and the hotel has its own chef. Starts at €280 / night.

6. RELAIS SAN SANINO – SIENA, TUSCANY

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Relais San Sanino is immersed in the Tuscan countryside, among olive groves and wheat fields. There are four spacious and well-lit suites each one decorated differently from the other. Spacious and splendid bathrooms equipped with shower, jacuzzi and chromotherapy. The toiletries are by Ortigia. Starts at  €390 / night.

 

 

 


7. ALBERGO AL SOLE – VENETO, TREVISO

Albergo Al SoleA small luxury 5 star boutique hotel in the heart of the medieval town of Asolo, in the proximity of Treviso. The hotel has 23 rooms, each room is distinctly decorated to pamper guests in the Asolo hills. The hotel is an ideal base for trips to vineyards and wineries in the Veneto region – highly renowned for its outstanding food and wine. It is also a popular destination among cyclists and other sports enthusiasts from all over the world due to the spectacular natural landscape all around it. Starts at €170 / night.


8. ORSO GRIGIO – TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE, SOUTH TYROL

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The Orso Grigio villa and restaurant are perched on the tree-covered hilltops of the upper Val di Non 1200 m above sea level in the heart of Trentino. The areas around Orso Grigio are surrounded by picturesque lakes, the Dolomites, verdant meadows, valleys dominated by castles, orchards, art museums and even archaeological delights. A golfer’s paradise.  It has ten elegant suites ranging from deluxe to top, guests feel at home and has complete privacy. Contact Owner for pricing.

9. DUCHESSA MARGHERITA – PIEMONTE, CUNEO

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The house was built around the middle of the Nineteenth century, belonging to a royal family. In 2009 it was bought by its present owners and restored it to its original splendour, with precious antique furniture, fireplaces and refined furnishings. Starts at €120 / night.

 

 

 


10. CASTILLO DI POSTIGNANO – PERUGIA, UMBRIA

Castello di PostignanoCastello di Postignano is a historic medieval fortified town, or borgo, that has been restored by a passionate and dedicated team. It is situated in the heart of Umbria, part of a constellation of enchanting towns and art treasures in the green, unspoilt setting of Valnerina. There are 60 unique homes gathered around the tower and the frescoed church. The views are awesome. You will fall in love with this architectural gem and its unforgettable atmosphere. Starts at €140 / night.


11. RELAIS LA COSTA – SIENA, TUSCANY

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Relais La Costa is located by the charming Senese hills near Monteriggioni village. Relais La Costa offers three types of suites and apartments. The Romantic Suites and Apartments are perfect for an idyllic holiday as a couple: suites include a bathroom with shower, heating system, a bright double bedroom and living room ,a fully-equipped kitchen. Comfort Suites are larger and designed for families or groups of friends. Spa services and pool.  Contact Owner for pricing.

12. BORGO DI CARPIANO – PERUGIA, UMBRIA

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A country retreat surrounded by oaks, lime trees, and ancient olive trees, whose incredible colours alternate themselves throughout the seasons. The hamlet belonged to Rovaldo Baldassini, father of Sant’Ubaldo, patron saint of the town of Gubbio in the 17th century. The hotel owners started the transformation in 2001, much has been added while maintaining its link to history. The borgo has now 10 rooms with very peaceful and scenic environment. Starts at €140 / night.


13. NIKI’S RESORT – PERUGIA, UMBRIA

Nikis resort3Niki’s Resort is an old village from the 11th century, the structures of the hotel are from the old Church of Santa Maria di Agnano. It is perched on the hills to the south-west of Gubbio, overlooking Valle dell’Assino that joins Gubbio and Umbertide. Niki’s Resort maintained the original materials of its medieval architecture and forms of the old hamlet. Decorated with the finest modern furnishings, it is now complete with swimming pool, gym and a nearby golf area. Starts at €110 / night.


14. BORGO DELLA MARMOTTA – SPOLETO, UMBRIA

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In the small village of Poreta, Borgo della Marmotta is a medieval hamlet transformed to a small boutique hotel. There are two types of accommodations: Classic and Superior, eight rooms in total. Each room is provided with air conditioning, heating, internet access, a tray with tea and coffee, and a minibar. Experience true Italian culture, comfort and refinement. Starts €120 / night.

 

 

15. ARGENTARIO GOLF RESORT AND SPA – GROSSETO, TUSCANY

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Located next to Porto Ercole, this luxury 5-star hotel is surrounded by cork-oak woods and centuries-old olive trees in Tuscany’s Maremma, home to hares, deer, squirrels, wild boars and a variety of bird species. For outdoor sports lovers, the resort offers three tennis courts, a football field and jogging trails. Starts at €240 / night.

 

 

 

 

5 Best Romantic Villas

Europe has the most fantastic destination for newly weds and those looking to renew the old spark. With lovely rooms, best spots – overlooking picturesque Lake Como, the Atlantic coast, rocky shores or the verdant Italian hills. Private villas give couples total privacy and a luxury deserving for a memorable celebration. It does not need much effort to look for the best villas. These intimate properties  are specially chosen to give you the finest unforgettable romantic trip.

 

VILLA AMINA – LAKE COMO, ITALY

villa-aminaOverlooking Lake Como,  every detail of this villa is unique and exudes an extraordinary charm. The top floor has a magnificent bedroom with floor to ceiling windows directly in front of the bed and en-suite bathroom with a large round bath tub overlooking the lake and separate shower. Windows open to a terrace directly over the Lake.

 

 

CHALET EICHENSTEIN – SOUTH TYROL, ITALY

chalet-eichensteinAs one of the few luxury chalets in South Tyrol Chalet Eichenstein is the perfect hideaway for a romantic trip. The chalet combines simple elegance with the highest comfort, inconspicuously in the unique setting of vineyards and apple orchards below the magnificent mountain scenery around Merano. With regards to privacy, comfort and location Chalet Eichenstein has no equal property in South Tyrol, and thus offers a unique opportunity to enjoy the area in a private luxury.

 

 

VILLA GIANNI – ISCHIA ISLAND, ITALY

24234_sourceThe villa is situated on the extremity of foothills called Punto Caruso, where nearby we have the Negombo Thermal Gardens, and the Mortella Botanic Gardens. From the villa, paths spread out through the wood to lead to extraordinary rock formations and fabulous corners of paradise, from where you can admire the sunset and a breathtaking view of the beaches of San Francesco and Forio.

 

 

THE FORTE – ATLANTIC COAST, PORTUGAL

The FortePart of The Oitavos, the villa for two faces the timeless beauty of the Atlantic coast.  The villa is modern with bold design, sleek lines and elegantly simple interiors focus attention outwards – on the historical and natural elements of the surrounding landscape and the drama and romance of the Ocean. On the territory of The Oitavos there is also a spa, world class golf course.

 

 

VILLETA FRACOMINA – UMBRIA, ITALY

fracominaIt is located within easy strolling distance of the Centre of the Estate where the Osteria, stables and tennis court are located. Guests staying at Villetta have exclusive use of the 18 x 4.5 m swimming pool, outdoor kitchen and custom built spa bath.

 

 

 

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saraceni-casaliotravelVilla Saraceni, Italy, Tuscany, Province of Grosseto, Maremma, Orbetello, 14-20 persons

The estate, surrounded by vineyards and fields, is located in the southern part of Tuscany, in the heart of the Maremma area, only about 5 km distant from the sea. The property is excellently situated. The area is only an hour drive from Sovana. Nearby, you will find Saturnia, with its famous hot springs, and the medieval centre of Capalbio.

The most beautiful art cities of the areas, such as Rome, Florence, Pisa and Siena can be reached in daytrips. The Natural Uccellina Park and Marine Argentario Park are only about 20 minutes drive away.

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Villa Seneca

villa-seneca2Villa Seneca, Italy, Tuscany, Province of Siena near Pievescola, 5 bedrooms, private pool

Villa Seneca is ideally situated in a splendid, panoramic position in the Selva Natural Park, between Siena and Florence. It consists of the main villa, a beautifully positioned pool and surrounding gardens of local flora such as rosemary, lavender, yellow broom, red and white roses, cisto and much more.

The area offers opportunities for walking, hiking, jogging/running, biking and general exploring. It is a wonderful vacation spot for people who enjoy nature, combined with the possibility for numerous day trips to the nearby cultural centers of Siena, Florence, San Gimignano, Volterra and many other places within an hour driving distance.

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Villa Dafne

dafne3Villa Dafne, Itay, Tuscany, Pistoia, 5 bedrooms, air condition, Wifi

Villa Dafne is a beautiful vacation home close to Pistoia with 5 bedrooms, Wifi, air-condition and private pool. Inside the atmosphere is that of an ancient villa: all the traditional details have been maintained and the reorganization of spaces has been contained. Modern comforts and innovative elements – air conditioning system, independent in each room, washing-dryer machine and Internet connection – have been introduced with sobriety.

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danzza-casalioVilla Danza, Italy, Tuscany, Region of Siena near Siena, 8 Bedrooms, Private Pool, Air Conditioning

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The house is on a 35 acre estate of olive groves. Stay inspired and find out more about Villa Danza! Details

Villa Antimo

antimoVilla Antimo, Italy, Toskana, Montalcino, Grosseto, 6 Bedrooms, 12 Persons, Private pool

The villa Antimo is located only about 15 Km from Montalcino between Montegiovi and Castelnuovo in the Val d’Orcia Region. The area is one of the most exclusive places of Tuscany declared by UNESCO world heritage. The Villa has 6 bedrooms and can accomodate up to 12 person. It is a fantastic place for families and friends for a holiday. The sea can be reached in about 50 minutes by car.

Outside the Villa there is a covered dining terrace and a barbecue. The private rooftop swimming pool is filled with saltwater and a separate solar shower. Also for the guests in front of the pool are available comfortable deckchairs.

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Villa Sambuco

sambucoVilla Sambuco, Italy, Umbria, Terni, Orvieto, 5 bedrooms, pool, internet

Built in 19th century as a self-sufficient farmhouse completed with cattle shed, pigsty and barn, Villa Sambuco has been restored in 1998 and rennovated in 2010 using traditional material as wood, clay and stone. It overlooks a green pasture where you can see sheep grazing.

The land of the property is some 7 hectares, part of which are completely fenced to prevent guests pets wandering around. Only 15 min drive from Orvieto, one of the most beautiful Italian town, one hour drive from Rome, and few minutes from some very nice medieval small villages, which still distinguish the look and the atmosphere of country central Italy.

Guests bicycles at free disposal. Nearby horse riding.

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Villa Palagi

palagi3Villa Palagi, Villa in Italiy, Umbria, Province Terni close to Orvieto, 6-12 persons, private pool

Villa Palagi is a former farmhouse, which has been completely restored into a luxury vacation villa. The furnishing is light, bright and modern. Situated within an organic farm estate, set on a hill of Umbria on the border with Tuscany, and on the edge of the Monte Rufeno national park, the green heart of Italy.

The beautiful furnishing of the Villa and the location itself offer best conditions for a relaxing and peaceful vacation. There is a large swimming pool with traditional stone barbecue and pizza oven. The Villa has a beautiful terrace and a nice garden which is ideal for children.

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Villa Carlotta

breakfast-at-carlottaItaly, Villa Carlotta, Umbria, area of Perugia close to Pierantonio, 4 – 8 Persons

Villa Carlotta is situated in Northern Umbria close to the borders with Tuscany and only 15 minutes drive from the bustling university town of Perugia. This beautiful Villa is located beautifully amid a large private estate, newly refurnished and providing comfortable accommodation for families and friends to enjoy a relaxing retreat in one of the most beautiful private nature reserves in Italy. The Villa is set among the rolling Umbrian hills. It dominates the spectacular valley of Monte Tezio and it is located 20 km from Perugia and 15 km from Lake Trasimeno.

There are plenty of opportunities for viewing local wildlife, as the estate is also a nature reserve and farm.

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