Accommodations in Tuscany, Italy
“Tuscany Italy” 2016 – Tuscan villas, vacation rentals, farm house holiday homes, B&Bs, sights and sightseeing in Tuscany, Italy
Welcome to the Tuscany, Italy accommodations and sightseeing information portal! Here we bring you an ever-increasing range of useful information about the main attractions and sights of Tuscany as well as accommodations in Tuscany Italy. Things to see, what to do, where to stay and what to eat and drink in the region Tuscany Italy.
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What kind of accommodation is available in Tuscany, Italy?
There are relatively few hotels outside the cities and towns of Tuscany. The main cities of Tuscany are well provided with hotels and pensioni but visitors may well be tempted by the luxury villa hotels in the Tuscan countryside. These are historical villas that have been converted into tourist accommodation, usually preserving the characteristic features of the classic Tuscan villa. However, farmhouses (case coloniche) are the main form of vacation rental accommodation in Tuscany, Italy. Many websites and individuals refer to Tuscan farmhouses as “villas” purely because they are stand-alone structures, but in fact Tuscan villas to rent are an entirely separate category from farmhouses. In addition, many Tuscan farmhouses have been divided up into self-catering vacation rental apartments, and the final category consists rural and village Bed and Breakfast rooms. B&Bs can be in the Tuscan country towns and villages but wineries also offer this form of accommodation. A separate classification that can be superimposed on villas, farmhouses, apartments and rooms, is basically the division between true Tuscan agriturismi, meaning working farms such as wineries and/or olive oil producers, on the one hand, and all other rural holiday accommodation, on the other. The agriturismo experience is often the highlight of a vacation in Tuscany, Italy, and is certainly an economical option for your Tuscany holiday accommodation.
Dining out in Chianti is inexpensive compared with most other tourist destinations in Europe and if you stay in the country or rent an apartment in town, your accommodation will most likely be self-catering. This doesn’t mean you have to cook a dinner from the ground up every night. Supermarkets, other speciality food outlets and weekly open air markets offer a very good range of freshly cooked food as well as a large range of cold cuts and cheeses that you can take home for dinner on your own terrace.
The Chianti countryside is famous for its gentle hills and characteristic combination of vineyards, olive groves and forests, dotted with red-tiles farmhouses, mediaeval churches and towers, abbeys, castles and magnificent villas. In addition to great places to stay, Chianti offers a wonderful range of things to do including wine tours, beaches, hot air ballooning, hiking, horseback riding, cycling, shopping, photography and so on and on.
What to see and where to stay in Chianti, Italy