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This section contains our tips about different places to visit in Tuscany. You’ll find articles on various locations near Villa Sensano, including the picturesque Monteriggioni and the Orcia Valley. There are many Tuscan villages to visit, and your holiday Villa is near San Gimignano, known all over the world for its beauty, history and amazing towers!

  When I travel to a new place, I prepare a list of things and towns that I absolutely have to see to make the most of each day. If this is your first time in Tuscany, I imagine that you’re looking for top itinerary tips. Villa Sensano does it for you and suggests you the [...]


Credits: “Pisa from the medieval walls”, Visit Tuscany Mention the name Pisa and the image that springs to mind is undoubtedly that of its famous tilted tower. However, there are other attractions worth visiting in this Tuscan town. The Campo Santo Monumentale (Monumental Cemetery) is sacred ground; ‘campo santo’ means holy field. While its monuments [...]

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Credits: “Brunello di Montalcino”, Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino In many ways, Montalcino is like other hilltop towns in Tuscany, a medieval city whose human inhabitation dates back to the Etruscan era. Below the stunning stony settlement, characteristic olive orchards share the sloping hillsides with grape vines. The vines of Montalcino, however, are something [...]

Credits: “Dievole to Gaiole in Chianti”, Allan Harris Let’s be honest: there’s no bad way to see Tuscany. Whether you’re taking an evening stroll (or a more energetic hike) through vineyards and olive groves, driving along cypress-lined roads, or gazing at a field full of sunflowers from the window of a train, a holiday in [...]

Credits: “Contrade”, Daniele Marcucci Americans interested in horse racing are likely to think of The Kentucky Derby or the Breeders Cup as highlights on the calendar of prestigious races. In Italy, equally colorful and stylish fanfare surrounds Siena’s Palio. The event has been held since 1281, long predating America’s famed races and even the United [...]

Credits: “Val d’Orcia”, Pug Girl Close your eyes and imagine a quintessential Tuscan landscape, gleaned perhaps from Renaissance paintings or films such as Gladiator or Stealing Beauty. Skies wide and blue, rolling hills punctuated with vines and olive groves, tree-lined drives and swaying fields of grain. Small hilltop villages, where time ticks away unmarked until [...]

Credits: “Volterra”, Laura.foto Imagine your perfect holiday in Tuscany. Reservation is made at Villa Sensano, with views of cypress trees and the golden landscape. Days are spent meandering over the old stone streets of Volterra. Evenings are passed planning the following day, while sipping local wine and enjoying the warm glow of the sun setting [...]

If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday in Tuscany, then why not head to this beautiful region. There are plenty of things to do. Our Villa is located in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, and is a true oasis of peace, with all the comforts you need for a peaceful and thoroughly enjoyable break.

One of the best ways to discover the marvellous Tuscan landscape is by bicycle. Using our beautiful farmhouse rental in Tuscany as a base, you are in a perfect position to explore the stunning surroundings on two wheels; climbing challenging hills and cruising down gentle slopes, admiring the miles upon miles of olive groves and [...]

Travertine, a form of limestone, which has been used throughout history to create a variety of famous buildings and structures, can be found in several places in Europe. But where is travertine found in Italy? Located in the heart of the Province of Siena, is the quaint little village of Rapolano Terme, and it is [...]

The Tuscan town of Volterra is well-known for being one of the best places in the region to discover more about the Etruscans and their heritage. Attention has been drawn to this little town due to the many Etruscan artefacts that have been discovered in the area surrounding Volterra, which was formerly known as Velathin. [...]

Fancy stepping back in time on your next visit to Tuscany? And when we say back in time, we mean really far back! The historical period in question is that of the Etruscans. It has been claimed that this ancient civilisation came from Asia Minor, and were inhabitants in Italy from approximately 700 BC until [...]

If you are keen on adding a little spirituality to your Tuscan holiday, then why not enjoy a walk along the Francigena Route? This well-known and well-travelled route has been used by pilgrims for centuries, and is said to go all the way from Canterbury Cathedral in England, through France, Switzerland and Italy, before its [...]

Looking for things to do in Tuscany in June? Well look no further, as the beautiful Tuscan city of Pisa is your answer! Pisa really comes alive in June, as this month is packed full of celebrations, including the enchanting Luminara di San Ranieri; a festival of lights dedicated to the Patron Saint of the [...]

It is a well-known fact that Tuscany is home to some of the world’s most notable wine regions, including Brunello di Montalcino and of course, the famous Chianti. With 29 DOC and 7 DOCG wines originating from Tuscany, a holiday in Tuscany isn’t complete without exploring some of these areas, and tasting some of the [...]

Have you ever pondered the question, where is the sword in the stone? The real sword in the stone? We aren’t talking about the English legend of King Arthur and the knights of the round table, but the legend of San (or Saint) Galgano, whose sword can still be seen sticking out of the stone [...]

If you’re looking for a day trip in Tuscany with a difference, then Larderello is the perfect place to visit. Located about an hour from your Relais in Volterra, this site is geologically and historically significant, as it is home to the first geothermal power plant. So why not take a look at this ground-breaking [...]

The Orcia Valley in Italy is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt regions in the country. Extending southwards from the hills of Siena and named after the river that flows through it, it’s one of the best places to visit in Tuscany, if you’re looking for a generous helping of peace and tranquillity. Picture [...]

San Gimignano saffronis appreciated worldwide. As one of the main saffron cultivating areas, this small Siena province is, and was, an exclusive and valuable producer. Perhaps you will even be able to get a whiff of the distinctive saffron scent form your holiday villa near San Gimignano….

The Tuscan village of Monteriggioni, perched on a hilltop in the beautiful surrounding countryside, really is a sight to behold. And, it’s only approximately 14 minutes away from our holiday apartments near San Gimignano. This medieval village is one of the most culturally and historically significant places to visit in Tuscany, and it even inspired [...]