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Tuscany

It's not just the verdant rolling scenery that gives Tuscany its soul.

Tuscany
Tuscany

5-star guide to Tuscany

It's not just the verdant rolling scenery that gives Tuscany its soul. It's the weather, the history, the food, the wines and the welcoming smiles in every hilltop village. We dream of Tuscany whenever we want time away with our families, because there's isn't another place quite like it anywhere else in the world, especially when contemplating a relaxed post-lockdown reunion.

A few minutes drive from the treasures of Florence, you will find yourself surrounded by olive groves scattered among vineyards on the rolling hills of Chianti, with a gentle mist hugging the valleys at night. It's unbelievably beautiful. Welcome to Tuscany! 

Hire a car at Pisa airport, or Florence,or even Rome and explore. Drive south from Florence and take in the verdant green landscapes of Chianti, then the expansive valleys of the Val d'Orcia where you will find hilltop towns, like picturesque Pienza, that will simply take your breath away. Continue further south and west to the prairies of the Maremma, where cowboys still do roam, tending white herds of 'Chianina' beef cattle and where a new generation of wine makers have brought us fabulous 'Super Tuscan' wines like Ornellaia and Sassicaia - and more besides. The Maremma is also the finest part of the Tuscan coast, where the Tyrrhenian sea meets the exquisite Maremma National Park.

Handpicked Luxury Hotels

In Tuscany, our 5-star country hideaways include prestige wine estates like Castiglion del Bosco in Brunello di Montalcino and luxury 12th century Castello del Nero. For a romantic Tuscan escape there is nowhere better than Borgo Santo Pietro near Siena, which just gets lovelier and lovlier with every passing season. Hand-picked and reviewed personally by Luxury Explorer, we can show you the truly best places to stay in Tuscany.

The finest luxury villas in Tuscany

If you’re seeking extra privacy for a family getaway or a holiday with friends, explore our stunning collection of luxury Tuscan villas: luxury home-away-from-homes in the beautiful countryside with incredible views over stunning Tuscan landscapes. Our luxury villas sleep between 8 and 30 guests, all have pools and are fully staffed, to provide the perfect vacation under the Tuscan sun.

Many of our luxury villas are traditional Tuscan farmhouses or castellos, others are more contemporary in style, but all are exquisite, providing everything you need for a relaxing Tuscan escape, with housekeeping included 6 days per week. We can also organise authentic local cooks and Michelin-style chefs to cater for every preference and even arrange for shopping to be delivered to your kitchen.

When it comes to choosing the right villa, you should consider that each province of Tuscany has its own appeal, so one way of selecting a villa is to decide on a town or city you want to be within range of, like the larger cities of Florence, Lucca and Siena or smaller towns like Pienza, Capalbio or San Casciano dei Bagni. Alternatively, just select a villa with a view and explore - you won't be disappointed!

Our Tuscan villa treasures are so unique and diverse that you’ll find it hard to choose beween them, but if you let us know your precise requirements our concierge team will recommend the perfect place for a memorable luxury villa escape.