Archive for the ‘Day trips’ Category

With your beautiful relais as a base, there are many day trips in Tuscany available, and plenty of wonderful Tuscan villages to visit. Your holiday villa is near San Gimignano, the city of towers, and is also well positioned to visit the picturesque Chianti area. Have a look at these articles to discover more about these villages, medieval castles in Italy and where you can see the San Galgano sword, which is the real sword in the stone!

Have you ever tried to imagine how life was in Medieval times? Well, you don’t have to imagine it anymore: you can be part of a real Medieval festival in Tuscany! Summer in Tuscany is like stepping back in time: countless cities and towns celebrate their traditions with re-enactments and medieval festivals. The Middle Ages have left a [...]

I nostri ospiti spesso ammettono di sentirsi a casa e di soggiornare a Villa Sensano come se fossero venuti a trovare degli amici dopo tanto tempo. Ecco alcuni esempi: E’ stato come tornare a casa Angolo di paradiso in Toscana   Atmosfere quasi cinematografiche   La serenità, la bellezza del paesaggio, le ore passate sotto [...]

The best a 10!

Jun
2017
20

“We stayed at the villa for the second time, for a period of 4 weeks. It was like coming home meeting our familie!The hosts Federica and Lavinia were most helpfull in every way. Thank you for all the good tips and suggestions. They went with us to an amazing pecorino shop where we bought excellent [...]

The Carai Brothers are five and come Sardinia; in 1959, their father, pastor, moves to Tuscany to one of the abandoned farms around the region previously managed by sharecropping. With his sardinian cattle, personally selected and very suitable for milk production and cheese making, he decided to settle on the same hill where we are [...]

Which most beautiful Italian region can provide beautiful landscapes? Tuscany is here for you!Everything is already in full bloom, the vineyards are filling out, the grain is being harvested and the sunflowers are bobbing in the wind. Could there be a better time for your photos? The most popular cities for taking photos are Siena [...]

A true Tuscan gem!!

Jun
2017
01

“This was an amazing place! Set in the quiet Tuscan countryside, overlooking the valley beyond, this splendid villa was a perfect location for our visit to Tuscany. The apartment was beautiful, immaculately clean, quiet, and well equipped. Coffee out under the gazebo in the morning, overlooking the pool and the hills beyond was a real [...]

Now in its fourth edition, Volterra Mistery & Fantasy is the Fair event that attracts people of all ages who are passionate about comics, games of all kinds, cartoons, television series and movie sagas from the 80s to the present. From all over Italy they meet in our ancient city photographers and cosplayers who want [...]

One of the most famous British legends is that of King Arthur and the sword in the stone. According to the various versions of the story, the sword could only be pulled out of the stone by the true king of England. A similar, though much less well-known, story can be found in the Italian [...]

Volterra, a jewel of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance art, dominates the whole valley of the river Cecina from its birth to the Thyrrenian sea, from a hill 550 m above sea level. History has left its marks in Volterra from the Etruscan period to the 19th century with artistic and monumental traces of great [...]

April is usually a lovely spring month, with longer sunny days and warm temperatures. The countryside is beautifully green with plenty of fruit trees in bloom and flowers in the fields. This year, the temperatures were high enough that wisteria was in bloom at the beginning of the month and poppies are already dotting the fields. There are tender light green leaves on the trees and [...]

We found this villa in Tuscany at the last minute but were delighted with all of the factors that made it a great place to stay. The owners were great in providing us information prior to our checking in and were really very helpful after we arrived. Frederica and her sister were very, very helpful [...]

San Gimignano, a small walled village about halfway between Florence and Siena, is famous for its fascinating medieval architecture and towers that rise above of all the other buildings offering an impressive view of the city from the surrounding valley. At the height of its glory, San Gimignano’s patrician families had built around 72 tower-houses as symbols of their wealth and [...]

Il Paradiso

Oct
2016
18

Siamo appena rientrati da 5 giorni trascorsi presso questa meravigliosa struttura. Che dire: un’oasi di pace e relax. L’appartamento spazioso, pulitissimo, arredato con gusto e con tutte le comodità non mancava proprio niente! Il giardino una favola!!! Curatissimo con meravigliose piante da frutto e un’ebriante profumo di lavanda. Abbiamo apprezzato molto la piscina che ci [...]

Tuscan Olive oil and Tuscan bread (saltless) have always formed the staff of life in Tuscany and continue to this day to be major and essential components of the Tuscan diet. Olive oil is used both “raw” as a condiment on bread, salads, tomatoes etc and extensively in cooking. In contrast, use of butter is very [...]

The hilly Chianti region with its pine forests is what you imagine when you dream of idyllic Tuscany, and the rugged eroded landscape of Le Balze is quite out of this world. Dedicated bicycle infrastructure is sparse, but car drivers are quite used to sharing the winding country roads with bikes. For a more rustic experience, [...]

Villa Sensano is definitely dog friendly. Here, your faithful friends are also our friends, important guests who will enjoy the garden on three levels and will rumble on long walks full of smells and perfumes of the Tuscan countryside. They can run, sniff, play and, why not, relax under our wonderful trees! Don’t leave them [...]

Au cœur de la Toscane! Les appartements sont très agréables, bien équipés, toujours frais même en juillet. Nous y étions entre amis, ballades, farniente, apéro dans le jardin.   La piscine est immense, tout en bas d’un beau jardin, parasols et transats, vestiaires, douches. Parking, possibilité de laver le linge, cuisine dans les appartements, lits [...]

Un endroit exceptionnel en tous points. Le personnel est adorable et réserve un accueil chaleureux. Le palais et son jardin est calme, reposant et donne sur une vue des contrées Toscane. Les appartements sont bien équipés et très propres. Il y fait frais ce qui est agréable pour dormir. La piscine est grande et très [...]

We returned to Villa Sensano for 3 nights, this time without our kids, at the beginning of August. Federica and Lavinia were as friendly and welcoming as ever and we had an idyllic stay in their superb property enjoying the pool and the lovely countryside.   We stayed in the one-bedroom apartment – Rosa Blu [...]

A very warm welcome on arrival from Federica and Lavinia. The accommodation was excellent and very well equipped. The property and pool had stunning views of the Tuscan countryside. Easy access to Volterra and San Gimignano and Siena is about 45 mins by car.       A nice restaurant right next to Villa Sensano, [...]