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Discover Tuscany!, Issue #026-- "4 Seasons" Issue!
October 21, 2010

Discover Tuscany! is a FREE occasional Newsletter dedicated to helping you get the best from your holiday in Tuscany.

Tuscany in early Autumn – fantastic! Local farmers are busy in the vineyards, harvesting this year’s crop of grapes. Will it be a great vintage? We’ll hear the expert’s verdict in a few weeks. After the grape harvest, there’s no time sit around, all over Tuscany, silver green olive groves are heavy with juicy olives, just about ripe enough to pick, it looks like it’s going to be a bumper year in our little olive grove, perched high on the slopes of the Pratomagno mountains, looking out over the Chianti hills.

So when is the best time to visit Tuscany?

We get asked this one by lots of people when they are organising their trip and it’s such a difficult one to answer. Every season has so much to offer.

In Springtime, the Tuscan landscapes are lush green, a carpet of multi coloured flowers cover meadows and hillsides all over the region. It’s a real photographer’s and artist’s paradise. There are less tourists around and the temperatures are warm but not too hot.

In Summer, Tuscany turns golden, straw colour, the temperatures rise and there are festas and events in every town and village. Although there are more tourists, ironically many cities are quieter in August as most Italians head for the coast.

Autumn, as you’ve probably guessed by now, is Tuscan harvest time - wine, olive oil, mushrooms, chestnuts. Food festivals everywhere, not many tourists around, no queues, and with autumn’s golden reds, oranges and yellows it’s one of the most relaxing, pleasurable times to visit. If you’ve never tried new season’s cloudy green, peppery olive oil then you are missing one of life’s simple pleasures.

Tuscany in Winter might not seem like an obvious time to visit, but an Italian Christmas spent in a centuries old villa, dinner table laden down with the tastiest Tuscan food and wine in front of one the biggest log fires you can imagine is the stuff of dreams. Weather is usually mild and although not as well known as the Alps, Tuscany has some great skiing in the mountains between Florence and Pisa.

So, whether you’re a last minute type or an early bird who likes to get things organised well in advance, Tuscany has something for everyone, no matter what time of year. We've got some fantastic Tuscan villas with great bargain offers. Have a look, if you'd like to discuss your plans, we'd be delighted to hear from you.


Please insert the DISCOUNT code “LASTMIN” when you enquire.

We’ve got some great last minute offers, with fantastic savings, if you are flexible why not get a few friends together for a relaxing autumn break, you can stock up on that new olive oil!! These Last Minute offers are valid for holidays taken before the end of Dec 2010.

Luxury Villas

Villa al Bosco – sleeps 12 + 2
A superb, luxury Villa for a large group. 6 luxurious bedrooms all with King size beds and en suite marble bathrooms. Large garden, private pool, country style kitchen. Fabulous decor, very elegant. Air conditioning, chef available on request. 15 mins from Lucca. Price includes breakfast
Price WAS 18,750 Euros per week Special Price 16,250 Euros per week

Villa Ponticelli – sleeps 10+2
A fabulous, restored stone farmhouse set in a large garden. It has 4 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, spacious living room, dining room, kitchen. Satellite TV, phone and internet connection. Security system. Sauna and shower close to pool. Extra kitchen and wood oven for BBQ's at pool area. Multi use pitch for tennis/football. Close to Siena (20 mins) and hot thermal springs close by (10 mins).
Price WAS 4,500 Euros NOW 3,600 Euros per week
Includes welcome Tuscan dinner

Small Villas

Please insert the DISCOUNT code “LASTMIN”when you enquire.

Villa Mora – sleeps 4
Pretty barn conversion close to local village (1km). 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen, dining area, sofa, satellite TV. Outside patio, BBQ, large garden, private pool. Florence 50 mins.
Price WAS 815 Euros NOW 733 Euros per week

Villa Vicchio – sleeps 4+2
A fabulous restored barn set in pretty countryside. It has been restored to very high standards and has a living room with open fireplace, dining area, well equipped modern kitchen, TV room with sofa bed, downstairs marble bathroom with shower. On the first floor there is a twin bedroom with en suite marble bathroom with shower, double suite with dressing room and en suite marble bathroom with large shower. Close to Casa Giotto (the birthplace of the famous artist Giotto), which you can see from the property and within easy reach of Florence airport (40 mins). Air conditioning in bedrooms.
Price WAS 1,734 Euros NOW 1,560 Euros per week
Rental doesn’t include electricity or gas (average cost of 70 – 90 euros)
Final cleaning 150 euros

Imagine enjoying Christmas in a centuries old Tuscan farmhouse, table laden down with mouth watering Tuscan food and wine, log fire burning in the hearth. Tree and decorations included!! –

Please insert the DISCOUNT code “XMAS” when you enquire

Casa Roseto - sleeps 8+1
It is a fabulous detached house at Casa dei Fiori with its own garden area, wood oven and BBQ and own parking for 2 cars. It also shares the very large landscaped gardens around the property. Stunning views as it is 600 mts above sea level. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large living room with open fireplace, large country style kitchen.
Price WAS 3,315 Euros NOW 2,983 Euros per week

Villa Cedro– sleeps 12
A beautifully restored villa 50 mins from Florence. Large living room / dining room with open fireplace, study with 2 x computers, ASDL internet connection, phone. Large professionally equipped kitchen, 6 bedrooms (3 doubles, 3 twins), 5 bathrooms. Air conditioning in bedrooms. Screens on all bedroom windows. Internet connection points in all bedrooms. Covered patio. 1 km from local town.
Price WAS 3,300 Euros NOW 2,970 per week
Plus 200 euros cleaning charges

NOTE: We also have larger (and smaller) villas available at Christmas, which can sleep groups from 2 - 45, enquire for more info.


Please insert the DISCOUNT code “EARLY” when you enquire.

If you like to plan ahead then we’ve got some fantastic early booking bargains on offer, and just think, you’ve got your holiday to look forward to all winter long! These offers are valid for bookings taken before end of Nov 2010 for holidays in 2011.

Villa Montepulciano– sleeps 15
Pretty farmhouse close to Montepulciano set amidst fabulous vineyards. 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, 2 kitchens, WI FI internet, TV, Air conditioning in bedrooms, private pool, stunning views.
10% DISCOUNT off list price below
Price 3,200 - 4,850 Euros per week
Plus 225 euros final cleaning
Includes FREE 2hr wine tasting and lesson by a trained sommelier.

Villa Domenico – sleeps 12+1
Pretty farmhouse in country location. Fabulous views. 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms. Well equipped kitchen, TV lounge. Wine library, Satellite TV. Large private pool. BBQ and wood oven. BBQ. Large garden and private estate grounds. 500mts to local bar/ grocer’s, 2 km to local village, golf (20 mins).
10% DISCOUNT off list price below
Price 2,625 - 3,750 Euros per week

Villa Cappella– sleeps 20
Historic villa full of character and charm. Features a 150 square metre lounge and a similar sized lounge on the attic floor, 3 dining rooms, large kitchen, office, music room, 10 bedrooms most with en suite bathrooms. Beautiful views, fabulous loggia, private pool. Satellite TV. 15 mins to Lucca city centre, 25 mins to coast.
10% DISCOUNT off list price below
Price 4,000 – 7,500 Euros per week

Tell us when to call, let us know what your ideal Tuscan holiday would be and we’ll prepare a short list of villas that we feel will suit your needs, you can ask any other questions you have too (we know most things about Tuscany, and if we don’t know the answer to something, we’re sure to know someone who does!).

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You may have noticed some changes to the “Rent a Villa in Tuscany” site recently, some links will take you to our new site “”. As we added to our portfolio of luxury villas we felt that they deserved a site of their own. Some of the villas will be on both sites for a while, whilst many of the superb luxury villas on the new site are recent additions, especially those in Forte dei Marmi, which are available by request only. These villas represent some of the most exclusive properties available in Tuscany. If you are searching for that extra special holiday destination, we’re sure to have a luxury villa to suit. Many of these villa book up very quickly, get in touch now to discuss your Luxury Villa in Tuscany.

Russian visitors to our Luxury site may have noticed a small Russian flag on the home page. This links to an area specially for our Russian partner, based in Moscow. They are promoting our portfolio of Luxury villas, mainly in the Forte dei Marmi area to our Russian clients. They also offer flights, a visa service and a luxury car hire service. If you would like to view information on any of our Luxury Villas in Russian or speak to someone in Russian about renting a Luxury Villa in Tuscany, please call Sergey +7 (495) 9713507

We look forward to seeing you here in Tuscany, at any season!.


Fiona & Jim

“a corner of paradise in the heart of Italy”

Tuscan Style Ltd.
t/a Rent a Villa in Tuscany
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