Thursday, March 8, 2012
The region of Tuscany has a diverse assortment of natural splendors, from mountain ranges, Alpine lakes and hills, to vineyards, pine forests, and cliff bordered coasts. There is so much to see and do, and staying in a villa in Tuscany is easily one of the best ways to experience the country.
Tuscan villas were first built during the Roman occupation and were used as upper-class country houses. Since then, they have undergone many changes throughout history. After the fall of the Roman empire, the houses were converted into farming estates and sometimes taken over as monasteries. During the Middle Ages, the villas were once again transformed into fashionable upper-class homes. Finally, they became country vacation homes and remain so today.
Modern day villas vary considerably, ranging from suburban semi-detached homes to properties located in semi-urban woodland. Residences can be anything from grand buildings designed to house large groups to small and cozy accommodations for couples and small families.
Renting a villa in Tuscany is ideal for those looking to take a relaxing break in Italy with stunning views of the landscape of their choice. Some villas are even built into the cliffs surrounding the coastline, providing visitors with a gorgeous outlook on the sea below.
Due to the Medieval influence on the area, there are remains of ancient ruins and castles scattered across the region. Situated in Tuscany are many of the best known Italian cities including Florence, Siena, Pisa and Lucca. Travelers staying nearby to these municipalities have easy access to tourist sites, giving them the chance to view Italian art and architecture including galleries and museums, sculptures, ancient aqueducts, cathedrals, and other historical museums. Tuscany is also famous for its excellent cuisine and wine. Travelers who choose to stay in the Tuscan villas have the chance to experience some of the best local flavors, or cater for themselves.
Any traveler is sure to feel welcome and comfortable in the beautiful villas in Tuscany, so contact us today to learn more or to get started with your villa rental.