Whether it's your honeymoon, an anniversary celebration, or just a romantic getaway with your sweetheart, there is nowhere more romantic on earth than Tuscany. And what better way to experience it than by renting an authentic villa and living the good Italian life for the time that you are there? But some rentals will end up being more magical than others. How to get the most romance out of your villa rental? Look for these four things:
1. A private pool – Many Tuscany villa rentals have access to a swimming pool, but often these pools are shared among several villas. While there's nothing wrong with hanging out with your neighbors, when you're looking for a romantic getaway, you want a chance to be alone. A private swimming pool is not only a chance to frolic together, it means you can sun yourself with no one watching and you can sit beside the pool together in peace. Seeking out a private pool is worth it.
2. An isolated location – Tuscany villa rentals come in all different shapes and sizes, from walled properties in villages to old homes at the edge of town to hilltop villas. While each of these options offers its own benefits, for a romantic getaway, you'll probably want isolation. If you or your sweetheart get the itch to go into town, it's very easy to call for a car, but if you're staying in close proximity to other houses, it's hard to get true alone time. Focus your search on villas that advertise an isolated locale and you'll be able to have all the space you need.
3. Villages with wine and culture – Even though you will want alone time, you'll also want romantic activities to do together. Not every village offers the same access to shops, wineries, and fine dining. Check out the village or villages closest to your rental and consider only the locations that offer some great couples' activities.
4. Don't stress – While all of the above guidelines can help you narrow down your search and get the best Tuscany villa rental possible, none of them are written in stone. The truth is that no matter where you end up, villas are charming and full of the possibility of romance. So, above all else, don't stress over planning the perfect getaway!
Of course, there are many other ways to get the most romance out of your Tuscany villa vacation. What do you look for when planning a romantic Tuscany getaway?