What Is It Like To Stay In A Private Tuscan Villa?
Posted by Kiri (23/12/2016)
I had all sorts of ideas about what it might be like to stay in a traditional Tuscan villa in the middle of the countryside. For me, that’s my ideal place to stay. I’d much rather stay somewhere with character and charm than a fancy hotel.
Every apartment you stay in is different, and has it’s own defining features. It’s the interior decor and the attention to detail that makes an apartment very special. That’s what you get when you stay in a private villa or apartment with To Tuscany. They have hand picked all their villas, personally visiting each and every one of them. We were lucky enough to stay in one of their stunning villas, and I want to share with you what it was really like.
Our apartment was way off the beaten track, not far from Lecchi in Chianti, which meant we got to stay in the depths of the Tuscany countryside. It didn’t matter that we were out of the way a little, because we hired a car. Radda in Chianti, a lovely hilltop town, was only around 15 minutes away. I think being in this location really added to the magic of this place, because we felt like we could really switch off.
It was so quiet. We couldn’t hear any cars, people or noise. Instead, the only things we could here were the melodic and soothing sounds of the birds singing, and the sound of bees buzzing around the beautiful flowers.
I think the best thing about our villa was the spectacular view from the balcony. If you picture a dreamy Tuscan view with rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards, then you can imagine what our view was like. Sitting out on the balcony with a glass of wine in the sunshine was blissful.
Inside the villa had character features such as a fireplace and oak beamed and terracotta ceilings. We had a kitchen with all the amenities we needed plus TV and of course, Wi-Fi.
The bedroom had an enormous hand-made iron bed and views out to the vineyards. The villa also had air conditioning and heating, neither of which we used because we visited at the end of March, when it was just beginning to warm up for spring.
There are a total of 14 villas situated in the heart of Chianti wine country. We were able to walk to the local farm for a wonderful wine tasting experience. The villas have a shared pool which looked lovely, but it was off season so it wasn’t open when we went. There’s only a few villas clustered together here, but it feels a bit like a Tuscan hilltop village on a very small scale. I would highly recommend staying here if you want to experience a real piece of Tuscany and truly get away from it all in picturesque surroundings. Click here to view the villa and book online today with To Tuscany.