Villa visit with To Tuscany staff
The team of To Tuscany visits a large number of holiday villas several times a year. This way we can tell our clients all about our holiday villas, we check the quality plus meet the owners. It is always fun to drive around Tuscany with To Tuscany staff together and discover more about the surroundings of new and existing holiday villas. Read more about our adventures below.
A number of holiday villas that have just been added to our website really stood out like
Villa Mia. Located in the Val D’Orcia, a beautiful area in Tuscany that definitely sparks one’s imagination, this region of Tuscany is listed on the Unesco World Heritage Site for a reason.
The Val d’Orcia extends from Siena to Grosetto and is breathtakingly beautiful.
This special landscape with green rolling hills was created in the 14th and 15th century to reflect life with nature in harmony and development. Many artists were inspired from this enchanting and peaceful area during the Renaissance.
There are some particularly historic cities and villages in the Val D’Orcia including Montalcino, Castiglione D’Orcia and Pienza. Villa Mia has incredibly beautiful panoramic views of the magic countryside, this secluded villa is warm and cosy, decorated with a nod to the Provence and Portugal, this is a very nice place to get together with twelve guests. The swimming pool is 18 metres long and positioned in a unique location, overlooking the lush green fields and beautiful Pienza in the distance.
To Tuscany team about Villa Mia: what a surprise this villa was to us, so beautifully styled by the enthusiastic owner, special lay out of rooms, we could tell the house is loved by the owners and very well taking care of. It was raining when we visited but this did not spoil the views, we were thrilled to watch rolling thunders and rays of sunlight at the same time. Inside the villa was restored with a lot of care, keeping the charm of the house. It is a quiet retreat, but with Pienza – meaning lots of Pecorino cheese to make you happy – in sight far from being hidden away.
The Crete Senesi is located to the north of the Val D’Orcia and is created by erosion with typical white hills, the ‘Biancane’ without any vegetation. Here lies the home of the white truffle. Within the Crete Senesi you find a desert, Deserto di Accona, a very hilly gray moonlike landscape. Visit historic San Giovanni D’Asso and have lunch or dinner in the restaurant Osteria delle Crete where we enjoyed an excellent lunch of local truffle dishes. You will find a wonderful and delicious menu with ‘tartufo fresco’, with the unique flavour of summer truffle, white truffle and the Marzuolo truffle. Here the excellent chef truly understands the art of cooking with truffles! If you can’t get enough of truffles visit the truffle museum a few minutes away in San Giovanni D’Asso’s castle.
In this picturesque town you can stay in an authentic holiday villa for five to six people.
Casa Capanna has incredible beautiful views of the terrace and poolside over the surrounding fields. Great advantage is there are a number of restaurants and shops within walking distance, and the medieval castle of San Giovanni D’Asso is right next to the house. A special holiday villa in Tuscany’s (white) truffle region!
To Tuscany team about Casa Capanna: the friendly owners of this surprisingly spacious apartment in the middle of San Giovanni D’Asso rent another villa Tribbio nearby. Casa Capanna has a great terrace, with a lot more privacy than we expected, and amazing views. You can hear the birds! The pool is a good size considering it is on the edge of San Giovanni D’Asso. The owners produce their own wine, olive oil and cheese and can do a tasting for you on request. We walked from here to the restaurant, literally in two minutes. This holiday villa is the perfect place for a family or group of friends to enjoy all of Tuscany while being surrounded by history – and great restaurants, you can walk home!