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Discover Tuscany!, Issue #025-- "Real Thing" Issue!
November 17, 2009

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

Summer time in Britain, don’t you just love it! – I seem to remember summer happened this year between 2:30 and 3:12 on June 3, it then returned to “proper” summer weather (i.e. steady drizzle) for the next three months. I know the holiday posters in the 60’s proudly boasted “Skegness is Bracing” but be honest, does the idea of spending the first two weeks in July getting sandblasted by force 8 gales really do it for you?

No, of course, it doesn’t!

So, what’s the answer? Tuscany – that’s what.

Casually drop into the conversation, “we’re off to a villa in Tuscany for our holidays, this year”, then stand back and wait for the “ohh fantastic’s and can I come too’s!

“We’re off to Cleethorpes again this year” just doesn’t get the same reaction.

So what has Tuscany got to offer that makes it so special?

These days, it seems that anywhere with a couple of rolling hills and a few terracotta pots claims to be ”just like Tuscany” or even “the new Tuscany”.

Nope! believe me, there is only one.

It’s a place with scenery so breathtaking that you’ll find yourself inexplicably stopping the car just to stare at the Tuscan sunset. Val d’Orcia near Siena has even been named a Unesco World Heritage site for its stunning landscapes. Sure, you can admire beautiful scenery in a photograph but believe me when I tell you that Tuscany has to be “felt” with all your senses. The warm summer evenings, the smell of wild rosemary and lavender, the mouth watering aromas of hand made, Tuscan pasta with fresh herbs, the delicious taste of Tuscany’s world famous wines. True, these are most defiantly not hi-tech, fast paced attractions – they are simple, relaxing, authentic pleasures, this is after all “La Dolce Vita”, to be savoured over a glass of Chianti!

One of the best ways to really enjoy authentic Tuscany with your family or friends is by renting a villa set in the Tuscan countryside.

We have lots of fantastic, unbeatable offers for the 2010 season.

Special 2010 Early Booking Offer
You’ll be delighted to hear that we have discounted hundreds of villas by 10% for 2010 bookings received before 31 Dec. This is a special offer for readers of this newsletter only – Please quote ref – EBN10 when submitting your availability form.

Fantastic new properties for the 2010 season
Styles and prices to suit all tastes and budgets. Here are just a few examples, we have hundreds of others.

Villa Mora- sleeps 4
A pretty restored barn for a small family group. Private pool, close to local village.

Fienile Senese – sleeps 4
A fabulous barn on a boutique wine estate, panoramic scenery, owned by a real life Princess. Pool, wine estate restaurant close by. Close to Siena and local villages.

Villa Fornace – sleeps 10
Luxury villa with all modern conveniences. Large garden, private pool (heated in cooler months), pretty views. Turkish bath, wine tasting. 10 mins to local town.

Villa Casale – sleeps 16
Luxurious farmhouse for a large family group or a special event. Fabulous interiors, stunning lake views.

Villa Foiano – sleeps 16
Two adjacent villas for a large family group or special event. Large gardens, pretty views. 3km from local town.

Thinking of tying the knot in 2010?
Tuscany is the perfect romantic setting for your Wedding Day. We have a fantastic selection of venues including luxury villas, fairytale castles and country farmhouses. Out chief wedding coordinator Sandra Santoro will work with you to organise the details of your dream wedding in Tuscany including legal documents, wedding lunch, flowers, photography, transport etc.

NEW for 2010 - Tuscany Shopping Tours
Italian’s are well know for the stylish way they dress. Italian designers such as Armani, D&G, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Prada and many more are to be found in the smartest shopping malls all over the world. Italian style doesn’t normally come cheap, however, right here in Tuscany we have a number of top designer outlet stores, where you can pick up the latest fashions at bargain prices. Our NEW Tuscany Shopping Tours will pick you and your friends up from your villa, drive you in comfort from outlet to outlet and let you shop til you drop! The tours can also combine shopping and wine tasting or shopping and sightseeing.

NEW for 2010 - Tuscan Spa packages
If the frenetic pace of modern life is getting on top of you, there’s no better place to unwind than one of Tuscany’s thermal Spas. The therapeutic properties of the water, which bubbles up out of the Tuscan hillsides has been popular ever since ancient Roman times. Immerse yourself in the warm water pools or even sooth away the stress with a relaxing, warm mud treatment. Spa Gift Vouchers make the perfect Christmas present, go on treat someone special (or even yourself!) Note - the gift vouchers can be used at thousands of spas all over the world

NEW for 2010 – Tuscan Hotels
Early morning or late evening arrival? There are some great flight deals available but for some it may be better to stay at a hotel near the airport before catching your flight or travelling on. We now have a selection of hotels near all major Italian airports. If you find a bargain midweek flight deal then why not spend the first couple of nights in another area, for example down on the Tuscan coast before travelling on to your villa in the countryside. A few days in Florence, Siena or even Rome can make a great start to your holiday.

Fantastic villas, relaxing spas, designer shopping, romantic farmhouses, fairytale wedding venues – all this and great food, wine and sunny weather!!

Tuscany – The Real Thing for 2010

We look forward to seeing you here in Tuscany, relaxing under the Tuscan Sun sometime soon.


Fiona & Jim

“a corner of paradise in the heart of Italy”

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t/a Rent a Villa in Tuscany
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