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All of the villas, farmhouses or apartments Tuscany have been updated and carefully restored to maintain their heritage and feeling. Each home retains original features common to the regional architecture, for example in Tuscany you will find exposed beam ceilings, whitewashed walls and terra cotta tiled floors.

Each home has its own charm and character, as the majority are restored historic country farmhouses or holiday villas. Some of our homes are in tiny hamlets nestled in the hills while others are located in wooded estates. The settings are perfect for walks through olive groves, beautiful gardens and cypress lined hiking trails.

In addition to a kitchen, each home will have a living room, dining room, one or more bedrooms and bathrooms, outdoor areas and perhaps even a swimming pool. The homes generally rent for a minimum of one week - from Saturday to Saturday, although we offer several properties that allow fewer days. They are supplied with fresh linens and towels. The kitchens are fully equipped where you are free to prepare your own meals after shopping the local markets and shops. Most homes provide kitchen food staples for your convenience.

Our holiday homes provide a comfortable setting for you to enjoy the surroundings. You can enjoy quality time with your traveling companions without the hustle and bustle of an impersonal hotel. You can live as the locals do – shop at local markets and stores and enjoy the rhythm of Italian daily life.

Most of our homes, but not all, are known in Italy as “agriturismo” or farm holidays. Because many of the farms and beautiful farmhouses, castles and villas were being abandoned, the Italian government has given property owners incentives to stay and farm the land while restoring and then renting some of their houses or villas to tourists.

These properties, most of them very large, usually had several homes although one principle land owner. Because the goal of the “agriturismo” is to preserve the farming tradition, property owners must be farmers and they must have income from agriculture. Many of these properties grow olives and grapes. While they may have other crops (like wheat and sunflowers), the olives for oil and the grapes for wine are the most popular – and visible with visitors to Tuscany.

These historic homes that we represent are more charming and closer to the Italian life than the hustle of the city. You can enhance your understanding of Italy and its customs by staying in one of our holiday homes either in the peaceful, country-side or in the city.

The apartments located in the city (Albisola, Liguria and Florence, Tuscany) are conveniently located to the sights but far enough away so that you can revel in the Italian experience.

 
 
 
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