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Tuscany is one of the best places to visit in Italy

Tuscany is certainly one of the best places to visit in Italy. It is a region full of charm and history. It is the perfect destination for those who love the sea and for those who would rather choose art cities too. This land will win you over with its colours and with the flavours of its culinary tradition.

The richness of the territory:
that’s why you should visit Tuscany

Sea, mountains, hills and art cities: Tuscany is one of the few regions in Italy offering all of this. This is why it is one of the best places to visit in Italy.

Within this area you can find all what you are looking for your holiday.

The coast from Viareggio to Grosseto has beaches and seaside resorts. If you have chosen summer for a holiday in Tuscany, you can also enjoy a dip in the sea. You’ll be spoilt for choice!

By moving inland you can enjoy the quietness of Tuscan hills. San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Montepulciano and the territory of Chianti.

At a short distance there are the most famous cities, which house authentic jewels of art and architecture: Florence, Pisa, Arezzo, Lucca and Siena.

And that’s not all. As well as in Italy, also in Tuscany there are hidden treasures waiting to be discovered: small hill towns, which are less popular but full of charm.

Tuscany is easy to get around. Moving around the cities and the hills is simple and quick.

We recommend you to opt for a central location, such as San Gimignano.

By choosing a villa as accommodation, you will be fully independent – especially when travelling with kids.

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A holiday in Tuscany,
through art and history

There are famous art masterpieces known all over the world. The David of Michelangelo is one of these and it is located in Florence. The Tower of Pisa was proposed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The towers of San Gimignano earned it the title of one of the most beautiful towns of Italy. The Palio di Siena draws thousands of tourists from all over the world every year.

Such a concentration of beauty, art and history is present in Tuscany and in few other regions. This is another reason why Tuscany is one of the best places to visit in Italy.

You can find several points of interest in Tuscany: museums, galleries –some of which very famous, but also old medieval villages and small churches.

In Tuscany it is possible to perceive art in every detail. Thanks to the many activities and attractions dedicated to the little ones, it is even child-friendly. Let your children discover beauty.

Enjoy a holiday with all your family, ranging from entertainment and relax, history and culture.

Wine and great food: a holiday in Tuscany through flavours and traditions

Italy is the land of good food and fine wines. In particular, the region of Tuscany is famous for its culinary tradition.

Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Bolgheri Sassicaia, Morellino di Scansano, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Vin Santo. The list of the most popular Tuscan wines is very long.

If you are taking into consideration a holiday in Tuscany, don’t forget to schedule a tasting session in one of the many local wineries. It is an opportunity to enjoy fine wines and to learn about their history and homeland.

Then enter one of the several osterie and order the typical dishes of Tuscany. We recommend meat-lovers and vegetarians to respectively taste the traditional beefsteak Florentine style and Ribollita, pasta with chickpeas or the famous pappa al pomodoro. Also, we suggest sweet tooths to try Zuccotto, Cantucci and Castagnaccio.

For your holiday in Tuscany, we recommend you to look for an accommodation suitable to enjoy these traditions. For example, a farmhouse.

Villas are also ideal: they allow you to stay on the hills, close to the places where local products are made. It is an opportunity to discover the territory by means of its flavours and traditions.

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Why should I plan my holidays in villas in Tuscany?

Tourists who plan a holiday in a villa in Tuscany are usually very demanding. They are travellers looking for good food and traditions, art and history, relaxing and inspiring atmospheres.

If you plan a holiday in a villa in Tuscany, you can have all of this. And much more.

Tuscany, a holiday
dedicated to art, food and nature

Tuscany is one of the best places to visit in Italy. How many places in the world have historic buildings, works of art, culinary tradition, culture, and a rich and colourful nature all at once? Certainly, not many.

Tuscany is one of these places. For this reason, tourists from all over the world decide to plan their holidays right in Tuscany, a land full of traditions. In Tuscany, the richness of the typical products -from wines to cold cuts – perfectly matches with culinary art, offering a special experience of food and flavours. Spending a holiday in Tuscany means getting immersed in its history and culture. A holiday in Tuscany is an incredible journey into art and beauty.

The art cities of Tuscany are famous all around the world: Pisa, with its Piazza dei Miracoli; Siena, with its Palio and its medieval towns; Florence, with its wonderful collection of works of art in the Uffizi Gallery.

Just outside the historical centres, the green hills of Tuscany will win you over. The vineyards and the olive groves make them pictures to be admired and photographed. Natural paradises where to get immersed and to retire, looking for relax and tranquillity.

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Tuscany and relax:
why to plan a holiday in a villa

Renting a villa is the best solution if you are thinking to plan a group holiday in Tuscany. Whether you are together with your friends or with your family, you can enjoy the comfort of an independent accommodation.

Tuscany is a region particularly suited to holidays in a villa, because it can count on very green peripheral areas, which are isolated, but easily reachable from the cities at the same time. During the day, you can move around discovering all the attractions, then coming back to the stillness of your villa to relax, far from the crowd of tourists.

You will be completely independent in terms of time and spaces; however, you can enjoy all the services and comforts. You will also optimise costs, especially if you are part of a large group.

How to plan a
holiday in a villa in Tuscany

If you are thinking to plan a holiday in a villa in Tuscany, here are some useful tips.

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  1. Look for villas located in strategic positions. It is better if they are away from confusion but well connected to the main attractions.
  2. Give preference to the villas in the middle of nature. Your holiday in Tuscany with your kids will be much more pleasant and relaxing.
  3. If you want to make your holiday in Tuscany even more special, choose a villa with pool. The utmost comfort.
  4. Make sure that the villa is equipped with all the services you may need. Also make sure that it is provided with common spaces and private rooms as well.
  5. Give preference to the accommodations within (or in close proximity to) farmhouses. So you can taste typical products – such as wine and oil – in their early stage.
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Palio di Siena: the perfect bond between show and tradition

The Palio di Siena is an event known all over the world. Every year thousands of tourists come to Italy – and to Tuscany in particular – to enjoy this spectacular horse race. For the people of Siena, this is a centuries-old tradition rather than a simple event, and it is deeply felt throughout the year.

The Palio di Siena:
a great reason for a holiday in Italy

There are many reasons why you should opt for a holiday in Italy. One of these is the Palio di Siena, a horse race which takes place in Siena (in Tuscany), drawing tourists from all over the world.

The horse race is held twice a year: the 2ndof July, when the Palio della Madonna di Provenzano is run, and the 16thof August, when the Palio dell’Assunta is run.

The Palio di Siena takes place in Piazza del Campo: a beautiful piazza which is well worth a visit.

If you have never been in Italy or in Tuscany, you should plan a holiday in this period. It is the celebration of a whole city, an event not to be missed.

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The Palio di Siena:
just one drappellone for 10 contrade

The Palio di Siena has ancient roots. There were reports of horse racing in Siena already in 1200: the oldest document about the Palio dates back to 1238.
The Palio was a leisure event concluding the celebrations of Maria Vergine Assunta, protectress of Siena and of its State. At the time, the nobles took part in the Palio, while the contrade –nowadays leading players– joined a series of games as opponents. The number of the contrade has changed several times over the centuries.

The jockeys ride bareback and without stirrups. It’s not unusual that both horses and jockeys fall. However, the winner is always the horse: in fact, it can reach the finish line even without its jockey (namely “riderless”), gaining victory.

Today Palio involves 17 contrade, related to as many quarters of the city. The rivalry between the contrade is very strong and culminates in the Palio di Siena. This is why people of the different contrade prepare for the Palio 365 days a year. Only 10 of the 17 contrade take part in each edition of the Palio: the 7 contrade which didn’t attend the event the previous year, in addition to 3 contrade chosen randomly.

The day of the Palio di Siena, Piazza del Campo becomes the field of the challenge. The horses have to run for three laps of the piazza, which is covered with sand and tuff for the occasion.

The winning contrada conquers the “Drappellone”, a banner painted by a different artist every year.

How to attend
the Palio di Siena

If you arrive in Siena in the early afternoon, it is possible to get a seat in the piazza and to attend the Palio di Siena for free.

As alternative, you can contact the tourist authorities of Siena, asking them about the availability of platforms or balconies overlooking the piazza. However, this is a payment solution.

If you have children or if you are part of a large group, this is the best option anyway.

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A holiday in Italy to
enjoy the Palio di Siena

The Palio di Siena is the great celebration of the city and it draws thousands of tourists every year. So be ready to deal with crowds, heat and long waits. The best option to enjoy the most of the Palio di Siena is to count on an accommodation outside the city. Basically, Siena is blocked for 4 days during the Palio.

Our advice is to organize a holiday in Italy of several days, during which you could include also your participation to the Palio di Siena. Before and after the event, you have all the time necessary to relax and to visit the territory. And to discover the many treasures that Tuscany – and neighbouring Umbria – have to offer.

The hills of San Gimignano are the ideal solution for your holiday in Tuscany. You can stay in a beautiful villa with pool, just a few steps away from one of the most beautiful towns of Italy , far from confusion but at the same time in a strategic position to visit the surrounding areas and Siena in particular.

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San Gimignano: one of the most beautiful towns in Italy

A holiday in Tuscany should definitely include a visit to San Gimignano, one of the most beautiful towns of Italy. San Gimignano is an ancient medieval town – one of the best preserved villages in Italy – and it has been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. Come and get a closer look at the riches of this authentic jewel nestled among the colours of the Tuscan hills.

San Gimignano:
one of the most charming places of Italy

You will be amazed by the beauty of this town just by looking at it from afar. San Gimignano is famous for its towers all over the world: it has a unique skyline.

The ancient medieval village – which is UNESCO World Heritage Site – is perfectly preserved even today. This is due to the architectural and urban policies which have safeguarded the historical heritage. Such as its towers. There are 14 remaining towers today, but they were 72 originally – one for each wealthy family of the city.

Listed among the most beautiful towns of Italy, San Gimignano offers the atmosphere of a timeless place. Within its walls it is possible to experience history and perceive art. All of that is surrounded by the hills of Tuscany. Can you imagine a better setting for one of the most beautiful towns of Italy?

San Gimignano is the perfect destination for a holiday in Tuscany.

The riches of San Gimignano:
discovering art and history

The heart of San Gimignano is the famous Piazza della Cisterna. This triangular-shaped piazza dates back to the 13thcentury. It was named after the cistern located in the central part – a well dedicated to public use in the ancient times.

Just a few steps away from the cistern, there is the Duomo. It is worth a visit, in particular for the Chapel of St Fina, which was frescoed by Ghirlandaio.

The less known Church of St Augustine is well worth a visit, too. It contains great works of art: the Cappella di San Bartolo, the vault frescoed by Sebastiano Mainardi, the majolica floor made by Andrea della Robbia, and the frescoes of Benozzo Gozzoli representing the life of St Augustine. You should visit also Palazzo del Popolo, the Civic Museum and Torre del Podestà. It is the highest tower of the town and the best preserved one.

For all these reasons this beautiful town has become UNESCO World Heritage Site.

San Gimignano:
flavours, traditions and typical tuscan products

One of the reasons to plan a holiday in Tuscany is the good food. San Gimignano is famous for several typical products that we suggest you to try.

First of all, the wine. The typical wine of San Gimignano is called Vernaccia. It is a white wine with a fine scent; it perfectly matches with Tuscan soups. Among the most famous local products there is saffron, a spice frequently used in cooking.

If you visit San Gimignano, don’t forget to taste the cold cuts –which are the symbol of the culinary tradition of Tuscany.

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San Gimignano,
a strategic position to visit Tuscany

San Gimignano is the ideal location for your stay in Tuscany.

It is perched on the green hills of Siena, offering postcard views and relaxing atmospheres. For this reason, too, it is one of the most charming towns of Italy.

San Gimignano is easily reachable from Siena, and from Florence and Pisa as well.

Moving from one city to another can be very fast and easy. And after a day of visits and activities, you can get back to the quietness of the hills.

If you want to choose the most convenient solution to plan your holiday in Tuscany autonomously, we recommend you to rent a villa with pool. If you travel with your kids or in a group, you will be perfectly independent, without losing any comfort and service.

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Discover wonderful hidden gems between Tuscany and Umbria

If you are looking for the perfect destination for a holiday in Italy, we recommend you to discover the hidden gems Umbria and Tuscany. Two regions where art and entertainment perfectly match with relax and good food. Thanks to their hidden treasures – San Gimignano, Orvieto and Perugia – they can offer you a unique and unforgettable stay.

Umbria and Tuscany, the perfect destinations for your holiday in Italy

Since Italy is a land of great history and culture, it is worth to be visited entirely, from north to south. Its treasures are famous all over the world.

Some of these are located in Umbria and Tuscany: two destinations which can’t be missed during your holiday in Italy.

That’s right where the heart of Italy beats and where time passes slowly, away from the confusion of crowded places. Strolling through art and history, culinary traditions and postcard views, wandering through museums and events, green hills and ancient villages.

Can’t you decide between Umbria and Tuscany? Come and discover them more closely.

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A holiday in Tuscany,
all the must-see hidden treasures

By choosing a holiday in Tuscany, it’s impossible for you to get bored. Tuscany is a region full of hidden treasures.

Florence is the best known city of Tuscany. The Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, the famous Michelangelo’s David: it is a must-see destination for those who love art history.

Moreover, Florence is also appreciated for good food. Have a seat in one of the many restaurants of the centre and order a bistecca alla fiorentina, the traditional Chianina beefsteak, grilled over charcoal. Enjoy it with a glass of good Chianti.

If you are a vegetarian, forget about the steak and order a ribollita, which is another typical speciality of Tuscany based on vegetables, beans and bread: it won’t disappoint you!

Don’t miss Piazza del Campo in Siena, where the famous Palio is held twice a year; while in Pisa, you must visit the popular Piazza dei Miracoli, with its well-known leaning tower.

Tuscany and its hidden gems:
San Gimignano

However, Tuscany is not only made up of big cities. Actually, there are many medieval hill towns not to be missed, such as San Gimignano, which is a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.

San Gimignano is located on a hill with panoramic views over the beautiful Val d’Elsa. It is known as the Town of Fine Towers. In medieval times over 70 towers were built – one for each wealthy family of the village. There are only 14 remaining towers today. In spite of this, San Gimignano has succeeded in keeping its medieval charm almost intact: passing through its streets and piazzas is a sort of time travel.

San Gimignano is the ideal starting point for your travels throughout Tuscany and its attractions: easily reachable from the rest of the region.

Vallebuia:
the perfect solution for you

If you are thinking to stay in San Gimignano, Vallebuia is the perfect solution for you. It is a villa obtained from a Tuscan farmhouse of the 18thcentury and it can be rented for a family holiday. Vallebuia overlooks a green valley covering hectars of vineyards, olive groves and private woods. It’s located in the province of Siena, just a few steps away from the old Via Francigena and only 3,5 km away from the historic town centre of San Gimignano.

The luxury building is provided with every comfort: rooms with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, big-screen TV and kitchen equipped with the most useful and modern tools. The rooms (two suites and two chambers, each having a private bathroom) are smartly decorated with vintage furniture.

Opposite the house, above the cellar, a building where farm work used to take place has been transformed into a delightful two-person apartment. It is completely separate and comprises a double bedroom, bathroom and living room with dining table and fireplace.

Outside there’s a magnificent infinity pool overlooking the vineyards.

The farmhouse is equipped for dining “al fresco”. 

Vallebuia is also a certified biological farm.

Reasons for choosing
a holiday in Umbria

Umbria is known as the “green heart of Italy”, which is a good reason for planning a holiday here. Umbrian hills and old towns will offer you a stay made of history, culture, art and relax, in contact with nature, in a relaxing and mild atmosphere, without sacrificing great cultural events and entertainment. 

And without missing out on food, especially. Umbria is a land of great wines and typical products, with a remarkable culinary tradition. You can have fun enjoying the most interesting culinary experiences.

Umbria will amaze nature lovers: in fact, it has 7 regional parks, amongst which the Park of Trasimeno Lake. This lake itself is a very popular destination among tourists searching for hidden gems in Italy, where you can have a refreshing dip into its quiet waters or an excursion through the surrounding paths. You should definitely visit Marmore Falls, a breathtaking scenery.

Moreover, Umbria is the perfect destination for those choosing Italy for its beautiful monuments: it’s a casket of precious hidden gems of history and art, with archaeological remains of the Etruscan era, Byzantine mosaics and works of great painters, such as Giotto and Perugino. Enjoy a visit to the art cities of Assisi and Perugia.

In particular, don’t miss the Etruscan Arch in Perugia – which was the gate of the old city wall, the beautiful Piazza IV Novembre, the Gallery and the Fontana Maggiore – a real masterpiece.

Perugia is a city of good food and typical products as well, from wine to honey. If you are gluttonous for sweets, you can’t miss a guided tour of the Chocolate Museum.

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A holiday in Umbria,
in contact with nature

Just outside Perugia, we recommend you to visit Montone, an old medieval village perfectly preserved, which is worth a stop. Therefore, it is no surprise that it has been ranked among the 100 most beautiful villages of Italy.

In Montone there’s the magnificent Church of San Francesco – dated 1300, the Rocca D’Aries and the old Church of San Gregorio.

Montone is the ideal starting point for walks and natural routes to reach tourist locations, such as Gubbio and Assisi. Thanks to its strategic position, it is the ideal solution for your stay.

For a family holiday, we would recommend Pereto, an ancient villa at the feet of the famous Rocca D’Aries, which is composed of two houses (Stallina and Essiccatoio); they are for rent and smartly decorated. The building has also a wonderful pool with panoramic views over the valley.

While in Umbria for your holiday, arrange a visit to Orvieto, a beautiful hill town perched on a tuff cliff. You’ll be amazed by its gothic Duomo and by the famous St. Patrick’s Well, which is a masterpiece of hydraulic engineering, by its panoramic views from Torre del Moro, by the charm of its underground tunneling system: a complex labyrinth winding through caves, tunnels, wells and cisterns.

In Torre San Severo, near Orvieto, it is possible to stay in a wonderful villa with pool. Sambuco is an elegant farmhouse hosting up to 10 people. This villa is comfortable and tastefully furnished; it is located in a quiet and panoramic position. Thanks to its magnificent infinity pool, Sambuco is the ideal place for a relaxing holiday.

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A villa with pool in Italy:
the perfect holiday

A holiday in Italy, in a villa with pool, pampered by the quietness of the hills but just a few steps away from historic towns and art places.

What else could you ask for?

Making your holiday a unique and special experience is very easy: you only need to choose the best solution, the one that combines relax and entertainment, tranquillity and services. More and more tourists decide to spend their holidays in Italy renting a villa with pool. A luxury choice which is practical as well, offering many advantages.

Autonomy and independence

By choosing holiday villas, you won’t have neither time nor space constraints. You can freely decide when to eat, when to go to bed, when to get up in the morning. And when to take a relaxing dip in the pool, as well.

Privacy

Spending your holidays in a villa in Italy means having the possibility to benefit from (private and exclusive) safe spaces; these can be enjoyed in total freedom and with full respect for your privacy and for the privacy of your family.

Tranquillity and flexibility

You’ll be able to manage your own time as you prefer, away from the confusion of the crowd, from the queues of the restaurants, and from the long waits for a seat by the poolside.

Comforts and services

Renting a holiday villa with pool in Italy means having an elegant, cozy and large house, furnished with style and equipped with every comfort. A special experience in a unique background of exceptional beauty.

Relaxing atmosphere and mild climate

Holiday villas with pool which are rented in Italy are often surrounded by the quietness of the hills, in contact with nature. This means silence, tranquillity, and especially more pleasant temperatures in comparison to historic town centres and tourist places.

Position

Away from confusion and traffic but close to the city. The holiday villas are the ideal starting point for your travels, either for guided visits to the museums or for nature excursions. You’ll be able to move around easily and autonomously to reach the most interesting destinations of that specific area.

Diving as much as you like

Renting a villa with pool allows you to enjoy a relaxing bath even if you’re far from any beach, at any time: in the morning, before having breakfast, at dusk, while enjoying an appetizer at sunset, after dinner, to facilitate a restful sleep.

Freedom for meals

A pasta dish improvised at midnight, a barbecue by the poolside, a dinner with friends (maybe prepared by a chef), or a lunch at the nearest restaurant. Thanks to your holiday villa, every culinary desire can be fulfilled.

Spaces for everyone

Holiday villas in Italy are meant to host families and groups of friends, from 6 up to 10 people. They are equipped with common areas and private rooms, so you can share convivial moments whilst respecting privacy, timing and everyone’s needs.

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Who is a villa with pool
holiday suitable for?

A holiday villa with pool is ideal for groups of friends, even in pairs. It is possible to spend some time together respecting everyone’s needs and organizing yourself autonomously at the same time.

Holiday villas with pool in Italy are perfect for families (even for the largest ones), because they can count on safe and protected places, and they have all that is needed to look after children in the best way: from the spaces to the services, up to the countless activities where you can involve them. Away from confusion, children recover their tranquillity and fully enjoy their holiday, as well as mum, dad and grandparents do.

The important thing is to choose the right villa, especially if you are in a large group.

How to choose a holiday villa
with pool in Italy

You should consider a villa with pool for your holidays: you’ll benefit in terms of relax and entertainment. Just make sure that your holiday villa is provided with every comfort and service (equipped kitchen, pool, air conditioning, possibility to have service staff). Make sure it is spacious, with common areas and private rooms, so you can freely decide which spaces to share, and when to share them.

For your holiday in Italy you should choose a villa near to the main attractions, so you can easily move around.

Top destinations
for your holiday in a villa in Italy

Tuscany and Umbria are certainly two of the Italian regions offering the best accomodations for those who wish to spend a holiday in a villa with pool.

They are both territories deeply rooted in their traditions, where villas are often based on historic dwellings, tastefully furnished with vintage materials, thus allowing you to live a unique experience.

They are green regions, where it’s still possible to spend a holiday in contact with nature, enjoying postcard landscapes.

They are lands of culinary traditions, where pampering yourself with delicious food and wine is always a good idea.

Tuscan and Umbrian art cities will amaze and enchant you. It will be a journey made of history, culture and beauty. Art is not only in the museums, in Italy. It is in every single detail: in the piazzas, in the ancient churches, in the medieval villages, in the historic buildings.

Tuscany and Umbria are hospitable lands, suitable for families, where adults and kids can enjoy their own spaces, choosing between relax and activities.

Among the top destinations for your holiday in a villa, we recommend San Gimignano, Orvieto and Perugia.

Are you looking for
a villa with pool for your holiday in Italy?

Vallebuia, Pereto and Sambuco are probably right for you.

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Why should I plan my holidays in Italy with my family?

History, art, food, hospitality: there are many reasons to spend your family holidays in Italy, maybe with friends too.

It will be an unforgettable holiday during which you will be amazed by beauty in all its forms, combining relax and entertainment, the freedom to move around and the comfort of the services. You will share time and experiences with your family, friends and children.

A family holiday in Italy is really something for everyone.

Art is always a good reason
to spend holidays in Italy

It is possible to perceive art, history and culture everywhere in Italy. You can perceive them while visiting museums, passing through an art gallery or through the naves of a cathedral, while looking at frescoes, marbles and archaeological sites. You can feel them in the details: small medieval villages, artisan workshops, historical residences which are often converted into accomodation facilities, making each stay absolutely unique.

From Rome to Venice, from Florence to Amalfi… In Italy history, culture and art turn into a tale, a wonderful daily experience for adults but also, and especially, for kids. ( Discover more here  > Best places to visit in Italy when you’re on holiday )

A holiday in Italy,
experiencing good food

Well, you know, Italian cuisine is famous all over the world and it’s able to really satisfy the most demanding palates. Treasures to be discovered and enjoyed: on one side there are the most common dishes, the traditional recipes and the local specialities, pasta, pizza, ice-cream; on the other one, there are authentic and genuine flavours, qualitative raw materials, gastronomic excellences and typical products, and there are hundreds of them in Italy.

Restaurants, “street food”, traditional osterias and pizzerias: you’ll be really spoilt for choice.

A glass of good wine may be matched with every dish: wine lovers and experts will find special bottles and fine wines in all Italian regions.

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Family holidays in Italy,
across landscapes and nature

Italy is a very rich country from a naturalistic point of view. Beaches, mountain ranges, lakes and rivers meet along the peninsula – and they often coexist. A holiday in Italy offers unlimited opportunities to nature lovers: natural reserves, national parks, woods, paths, farmhouses and agricultural facilities ready to host guests, offering them a stay in contact with nature and giving them the opportunity to observe plants and animals more closely.

A real pleasure for kids especially.

What should you do to make
your holidays in Italy unforgettable

Holidays in Italy are something for everyone, adults and kids. It is perfect for those who love adventure, but also for history and art enthusiasts, for people seeking relax as well as active holidays. Sport facilities (also equipped for children and youths), aquaparks, museums, workshops, courses, tasting sessions, thermal baths, gastronomic tours and naturalistic routes, guided visits and excursions to be enjoyed by bike or on foot. There’s really nothing missing in Italy.

From January to December, Italy is pleased to welcome you with a wide calendar of events for all ages: cinemas and theathers, also for the little ones, antiques markets, local fairs and great events, concerts, festivals.

And then inevitably there is shopping, from fashion to handicraft, up to typical products: there is something for everyone’s taste.

Discover more here > Five things you should do during a holiday in Italy

Italy, the perfect place
for family holidays

Italy is the land of hospitality and welcome, the perfect destination for family holidays.

There are a lot of equipped facilities even for the largest groups, offering them family holidays with services and activities dedicated to children and youths.

And that’s not all. Travelling with your family in Italy is convenient: it is possible to optimise costs and to take advantage of the facilities dedicated to group accomodation, such as villas and farmhouses, which are much wider and cozier than a traditional hotel.

“The more we are, the better it is” we say in Italy. In other words, the larger the group, the easier the diversification of the activities, the organisation of time and children care.

Moreover, family holidays are much funnier! It is possible to arrange group activities, share experiences and fulfill everybody’s wishes!

Top destinations
for your holidays in Italy

It is a region full of charm, where good food (and good wine) and worldly life go hand-in-hand with art and culture, where historical cities and wonderful natural landscapes coexist.

Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Pienza, Chianti hills, Vinci (the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci), Montalcino vineyards, the Etruscan town of Volterra, the marble quarries of Carrara. And then Elba Island, the beaches of Grosseto and Castiglione della Pescaia. A holiday in Tuscany won’t disappoint you.

At a distance of little more than a 2-hour drive, there’s another perfect destination for your holidays in Italy: Umbria, a land with a milder and quiter atmosphere if compared with neighbouring Tuscany; however, it is equally fascinating.

Allow yourself to be amazed by the breathtaking landscapes of the “green heart of Italy”, by its medieval villages perched on the hills, by its history and traditions, by the flavours and colours of its cuisine, by its authentic atmosphere and by its timeless charm. From Perugia to Assisi, from Orvieto to Città di Castello, along the shores of lake Trasimeno, through the ancient villages of Città della Pieve. Umbria is rich of places and full of events, some of which are very important and held every year, such as Saint Ubaldo Day in Gubbio, Festival of the Two Worlds in Spoleto, and Umbria Jazz. Experiences not to be missed.

The positive aspect
of planning your family holidays in Italy

In Italy it’s not uncommon to come across ancient palaces and historical dwellings converted into luxury accomodation facilities, furnished with style and provided with every comfort.

It is an independent solution which allows you to enjoy all the comforts: staying in a villa will make your holidays in Italy a truly unforgettable experience.

Villas are ideal facilities to host families and large groups, structured with private spaces and common services to ensure guests privacy and relax, without losing the possibility to share experiences.

Are you looking
for a villa for your holidays in Italy?

Vallebuia, Pereto and Sambuco are probably right for you.

Vallebuia - San Gimignano
sambuco
Sambuco - Orvieto
pereto
Pereto - Montone

Vallebuia
San Gimignano (Siena)

Vallebuia is a villa obtained from a Tuscany farmhouse of the 18th century. It overlooks a green valley covering hectars of vineyards, olive groves and private woods. It’s located in the province of Siena, just a few steps away from the old Via Francigena and only 3,5 km away from the historical town centre of San Gimignano.

The building is made up with traditional local materials, such as stones and terracotta; however, it is also provided with every comfort: rooms with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, big-screen TV and a kitchen equipped with the most useful and modern tools. The rooms (two suites and two chambers, each having a private bathroom) are smartly decorated with vintage furniture.

Outside there’s a magnificent infinity pool overlooking the vineyards.

Opposite the house, above the cellar, a building where farm work used to take place has been transformed into a delightful two-person apartment. It is completely separate and comprises a double bedroom, bathroom and living room with dining table and fireplace.

The farmhouse is equipped for dining “al fresco”. Vallebuia is also a certified biological farm.

Pereto
Montone (Perugia)

Pereto is located in Montone, in the province of Perugia, at the feet of the famous Rocca D’Aries, which is the ideal starting point for walks and excursions.

The building is composed of four ancient country houses made of stone, with terracotta floors which have been renovated recently.

Two of these buildings (Stallina and Essiccatoio) are for rent; they’re smartly decorated with vintage furniture and there is a wonderful pool with panoramic views over the valley.

In particular, Stallina is the perfect solution for 4 people: it has a double bedroom, a main bathroom, an opened area with double bed and a living room with fireplace and kitchenette. 

Essiccatoio has 3 double bedrooms (one of which having a private bathroom), a main bathroom, a living room with fireplace and a panoramic window; equipped kitchen and patio. 

Sambuco
Torre San Severo (Orvieto)

Sambuco is located in Torre San Severo, in Umbria, near Orvieto.

The elegant 19th-century building can host up to 10 people. In fact it has 5 bedrooms with private bathroom, a main bathroom on the ground floor, a dining room, two living rooms with fireplace, an equipped kitchen and a wide portico with a big dining table.

This villa is comfortable and tastefully furnished; it has been renovated by using vintage materials, such as wooden beams and old ceiling tiles.

Thanks to its panoramic and quiet position and to its magnificent infinity pool as well, Sambuco is the ideal place for a relaxing holiday.