Best of: Luxury Villas in Tuscany
BY - Tim Latimer, 15 February 2022, ARTICLES
BY - Tim Latimer, 15 February 2022, ARTICLES
With Tuscany’s mesmerising rolling hills, ancient villages and fabulous wine, the area ticks many of the boxes when considering a luxury villa holiday in Italy. As one of the most renowned and recognisable areas of Italy, Tuscany offers the perfect balance of culture, natural beauty and gastronomic delights. Luxury villas in Tuscany will give you the opportunity to experience the beauty and richness of the area from your own private luxury villa.
The area is known for being mild throughout the year with blissfully warm summers. Picking a luxury villa with pool will ensure that you can spend languid afternoons enjoying the serenity of the area while taking advantage of the cooling waters of the outdoor swimming pool. Luxury Italian villas with pools are great for keeping children entertained too, and there is plenty on offer to keep both adults and children busy in so many Tuscan villas.
Without further ado, here we have our top 5 luxury villas in Tuscany.
Villa Cetinal is the ideal choice for a large party. This grand villa sleeps 27 guests in absolute comfort. Built for Pope Alexander VII in the 17th century the exquisite frescoes and bas-relief that adorn the interior of this villa make it a true celebration of the richness of art that this area is so famed for. As well as the pool, all guests will delight in the tennis courts, private forest and vast fragrant gardens.
The in-house chef will keep you in culinary delights and can also offer Italian cookery lessons to you and your guests. Be sure to enjoy the golden olive oil that is pressed from olives harvested on the estate. The children’s playroom is an appealing feature to many and with nannies available to hire, you can ensure you get plenty of adult time too.
If you are looking for something a little more intimate, then Villa Amiata sleeps just six. Located in the heart of an idyllic medieval hilltop village this is a perfectly restored village house, which also forms part of a hotel. Guests have the benefit of their own private house, combined with the services of a superb hotel, such as restaurant, bar, hotel pool and concierge service. Combining a traditional rustic aesthetic on the outside with a very well equipped and modern interior, this luxury Italian villa offers the most beautiful views of the valley below.
You can source fresh ingredients from the local village and create your own Italian dishes from in the kitchen of the villa or dine at the boutique hotel restaurant that shares the village. This villa gives you a wealth of options and is the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful area.
If you are looking for something a little more chic, stylish and brimming with contemporary flair then Villa Fontelunga is the perfect choice for your luxury villa holiday in Tuscany. With designer furnishings, bespoke pieces of vintage Italiana in very room and a creative yet relaxed feel to the interiors, this luxury Italian villa is also equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology.
An impeccable concierge service means that your every last need and whim is met. From vintage car hire to sumptuous picnics, everything can be arranged for you so you can fully relax on your luxury holiday in Italy.
For those seeking a peaceful retreat in the Tuscan countryside, Villa Alba just might be the one for you! It is a lovingly restored farmhouse with views over the Val d’Orcia natural park and is absolutely perfect for a small family or group of friends. There are just 2 bedrooms, each decorated with such attention to detail and staying loyal to the classic Tuscan style.
One of the big benefits of a stay at Villa Alba, is that it is linked to the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco Hotel which means you have access to the exceptional spa facilities. You can also make the most of the gorgeous local food in the hotel’s restaurants.
Palazzo La Datcha takes luxury to a whole other level with its own private stretch of beach. Just 30m from the ocean on the coastline of Forte dei Marmi, you can basically roll out of bed and onto the white sand. There’s an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, an outdoor jacuzzi, a fitness suite…the list goes on.
The interior of the villa is wonderfully classic and elegant. An eye-catching colour palette of blues, golds, greys and ivory, you’ll feel a heightened sense of calm in each of the rooms. I’m willing to bet, you won’t be ready to leave at the end of the week!
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