Tuscany Villas & Tuscany Apartment Holidays
Authentic Italy have a great range of Tuscany apartments and tuscany villas in Italy for holiday rent, both in the Tuscan towns and surrounding countryside, from Lucca and Florence in the north, to Siena in the south. In fact Tuscany is, for many people, the ideal and Authentic Italy with rolling countryside, beautiful hamlets and a scenery second to none.
Tuscany is perhaps the most photographed, sought after and romantic location in Italy. We highly recommend renting villas in Tuscany and Tuscany Holiday Apartments for your first vacation in Tuscany. The beauty of this region is quite simply the result of its long and varied history. The Tuscan towns emerged into their current shape and character during Mediaeval times when Tuscany was at the centre of the European trade flow. The region was the connection between the Orient and the markets of Central Europe.
Many of todays unique Tuscany Apartments Italy and Tuscany Villas come from original Roman and Etruscan foundations. The Tuscany countryside also has an historic background as its special charm not only results from the softly formed hills dotted with vilas in Tuscany, but also from Human hands which have had a unique and fantastic influence on the countryside: the aesthetically formed Olive groves and vineyards, the square farms on the sides of hills, beautifully built stone villas for rental with wooden beamed ceilings and the rows of cypress trees alongside the tracks and paths. We have a great choice of Tuscany holiday rental accommodation for self catering vacations ranging from Tuscany apartments and Tuscany villas with a beautiful view of the Italian countryside, to properties located near the centre of historic towns.
Besides art and culture Tuscany offers a third great attraction for your holidays in Italy - fantastic food ! Italian cuisine is one of the best in the world and Tuscany has a particularly high standard within Italy. Tuscan cuisine is savoury and simple; the cuisine of an agricultural area where one knows how to enjoy life ! So why not rent a self catering Tuscany apartment or Tuscany villa in this wonderful region for a relaxing and cultural holiday in Italy ?
Northern Tuscany and the heavily populated plain between Florence and Lucca is donimated by industry, and there is intensively cultivated land between these two cities as well as rugged mountainous areas. The coastal area round Pisa and Livorno is Tuscany's economic hub.
Northeastern Tuscany has lovely mountains and wooded areas inland from the coastal plain and is a great place for a more rurual, and relaxing vacation or, in contrast, an active holiday for walking and mountain biking.
At the heart of central Tuscany lies the beautiful mediaeval city of Siena, many people's favourite place in this region. Siena is also surrounded by many beautiful historic towns within easy reach such as Montepulciano (famous for its wines), Cortona, San Gimiganano, Volterra and many more. We would recommend many of these places to stay for your villa or apartment holiday in Tuscany. Lucca is a good base for visiting most of northern Tuscany, staying in or close to Florence or Siena is great if you want to spend some time in these cities, Fortei dei Marmi is great for renting Tuscany Apartments Italy and Villas in Tuscany, and many of the other inland towns are wonderful for historic, rural and relaxing vacations.
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Authentic Italy offer self catering holiday villas and apartments for rent in all areas of Tuscany. So that you can select the ideal location for your Tuscany holiday accommodation we have listed the icons below which link to background information about all aspects of Tuscany. There is information to assist you in selecting your Tuscany vacation with pages on Tuscan Food and Wine and also some typical Tuscan Recipe ideas and dishes that are commonly found in the area. There are also sections on People and Culture, Geography, History and a few ideas for Places to Visit in Tuscany. These pages are only a brief starting point into helping you find out more about this region and assisting you with planning a holiday in Tuscany. We have also given links to some other quality sites which might be of interest to you when planning your Italian vacation.