Tuscany Is For (Flower) Lovers

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tuscany villas and Chianti may be the trademarks of Northern Italian tourism, but as anyone who has visited the region will attest, there is much more to this province than initially meets the eye. And while the beautiful, sprawling landscapes are also quite iconic, flower lovers will be delighted to know that Tuscany offers plenty of spots in which to engage in floral appreciation.

In fact, the region goes so far as to include flower-spotting itineraries, dubbed the “flower roads”. Located in areas generally devoid of Tuscany villas and other man-made interferences with nature, these roads attract flower-loving pilgrims from all over the world.

What’s more, these areas of floral excellence are not restricted to just one area of Tuscany: they can be found a bit all over the province, from the Apennine mountains to the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago. As such, no matter where their Tuscany villas are located, interested visitors will always have a “flower road” close by.

Those interested in this type of tour would do well to visit the walled city of Lucca, within which dwells the Guinigui Tower, with its sky-high garden. From there, Siena and its botanical gardens constitute a logical stop, as does Maremma Park, a lovely spot in which to trek, bike, and witness a varied array of flora from several distinct ecosystems. The Pistoia Apennines, Elba and Capraia (in the Tuscan Archipelago) and any number of noble villas and mansions in the province are other interesting spots in which to find botanical gardens and fields replete with colourful flowers. Flower lovers renting Tuscany villas will find plenty of places in the province in which to engage in their hobby of choice!

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Enjoy a Tuscan Summer at a Villa in Tuscany

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Vacationing should be easy; it is usually the one time of the year where a person can sit back and relax without worrying about the day-to-day stresses of life. Sometimes, though, vacation can often be just as tiring and strenuous as the average work day. From planning to booking the trip, and then filling the few precious hours you have with too many activities and too many sights, you can end up turning your much-needed break into a trip that isn't really a break at all. Instead of booking a hectic vacation, why not relax in beautiful Italy and rent a villa in Tuscany? Renting villas in Tuscany has never been easier, and with the ease of planning everything beforehand, your trip can be the ideal sun-soaked and relaxing holiday.
Tuscany has long been known as a desirable spot for vacationers seeking a quiet spot. Of course, the hassle of planning a trip can do the exact opposite of creating an idyllic furlough. Fortunately, with the advent of the internet, arranging a holiday at a Tuscan villa has been made simpler and much less stressful. Searching for the perfect villa online can be done easily. Simply visit our site and we can help you peruse to find the perfect rental property. With the help of our website, you can browse a wide variety of properties until you find that perfect villa in Tuscany that is just right for your trip.
Everything involved with this kind of holiday to Italy is made easier with the ability to plan the entire thing in advance. There are such a wide variety of rental properties available that whatever the number of people you need to accommodate can easily be arranged to suit your needs. It is even possible to review the property beforehand, thanks to the onset of online ratings used by previous visitors to rate the rental. These ratings can go into great detail, commenting on comfort, location, ease of travel, and even giving good tips for where to go for meals.
There is no longer the need to feel any uncertainty when trying to rent a villa in Tuscany, and when you book through us, the vacation you have sorely needed will be exactly what you want it to be. Feel free to browse the selection of available properties, and never hesitate to contact us with any questions.
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Consider a Tuscany Villa Rental for Your Next Vacation

Friday, July 13, 2012

Tuscany villa rental options are perfect for travelers who want a home away from home experience in beautiful Italy. Are you looking for a reliable villa rental company? If so, you've come to the right place. We offer over 400 options in the region that give you an excellent selection to choose from, and our sales team visits the villas to ensure that they meet the best standards for both seasoned and brand new Tuscany travelers.

There are many excellent choices available to you through our site, and self-catering villas offer visitors many unique advantages over staying in hotels. You can easily prepare your own meals and dine in a quiet setting; there is no need to worry about reservations, dress codes, or whether kids are welcome. In addition, a better degree of privacy is offered. You deserve a relaxing vacation, and we want to make sure that you have just that. Many of our Tuscany villa rentals have private pools, letting you enjoy the warm weather without having a crowd to compete with. Private terraces and gardens help give villas a taste of home that visitors generally find very refreshing.

The villas that are available are often housed in beautiful historic homes. They are restored, so you can be sure of having a very comfortable experience during your stay. Some of the most popular villas are found on wine estates, particularly in the Chianti area. Farm houses and country cottages, as well as converted barns, also make unique lodgings in the area.

One of the best things about our Tuscany villa rental options is that they are good for honeymoon getaways and family vacations alike. Choose a smaller villa with private gardens for a refreshing, quiet honeymoon vacation. Many larger villas with more than one bedroom and access to a pool are great options for family and group trips.

You can be sure that your stay in these types of accommodations will be relaxing, fun, and hassle-free. The kitchen facilities use the most updated appliances to ensure that your meals are prepared to perfection; the living areas are quite comfortable and encourage your group to spend some quality time together; and the bedrooms in these villas are comfortably furnished to provide everyone with a restful sleep.

Contact us today to learn more! We look forward to helping you book the trip of a lifetime.
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Art Festivals In Tuscany In 2012

There are already plenty of reasons for tourists from all over the world to rent Tuscany villas, especially in the spring and summer. But just in case you needed one more, Florence will be hosting a whole year of art festivals in 2012, with several museums welcoming temporary exhibitions and other related events.

While this event is not new (this year’s edition is the seventh), it is always quite popular, with 2011 statistics showing a 6% increase in museum visits. Usually offering a mixture of hidden or lesser-known masterpieces and more famous works on loan from other galleries, these highlights of Florence’s artistic year are bound to entice locals just as much as tourists renting Tuscany villas in the areas around the city.

2012’s edition kicked off on March 20, with the opening of a tapestry exhibition at the Uffizzi Gallery. Palazzo Pitti followed suit with the inauguration of an exhibition about Japan, a country Italians cherish considerably, on April 3. Still to come, in such venues as the Galleria Dell’Accademia and the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, are exhibitions about fables, Florentine gothic art, and an exhibition called ‘Art Becomes Art’, which links 20th century art to that of previous centuries.

The year-long festival, which undoubtedly warrants a visit from anyone renting Tuscany villas in 2012, draws to a close with an exhibition about Amerigo Vespucci, which simultaneously closes a year of celebrations of the Italian explorer. This exhibition, held in conjunction with the Gilcrease Museum, of Oklahoma, USA, will focus on artifacts from Native American tribes, and will run until the 3rd of December.

The wealth and variety of exhibitions on offer in Florence this year can only lead to the conclusion that the ‘capital’ of Tuscany is a city art aficionados will not want to pass up on in 2012!
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