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Not sure about what to do in Tuscany? Then take a look at this section to find out about the many appealing activities you can do while at your holiday villa in Tuscany. Find information on concerts and outlet shopping in Tuscany, and if you’re looking for something a bit different? Why not try a balloon ride or a shooting star lesson!


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 [...]

Bello Brunello!


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: “Harvest in Tuscany and olive oil tasting-19″, Visit Tuscany  Anyone serious about their food will know Tuscany not only as a premier producer of fine wines but also the home of delicious local cuisine. Central to Tuscan cooking is the use of extra virgin olive oil – in fact, the use of butter is [...]

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: “Santa Croce + Calcio Storico”, Alexandra For pomp and pageantry, you’d be hard pressed to beat the Florentines. Back in 1530, as a demonstration of defiance after five months of siege, they staged a game of calico in livrea (football in costume) in full view of the Spanish armies. Now, almost five hundred years [...]

Credits: “Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino”, MITO SettembreMusica  April showers bring May flowers, as the saying goes, but there is more to May than blooming roses when you spend your holiday in Tuscany. The annual Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is classical music festival held in Florence each May, attracting the best performers and large audiences from [...]

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: “Pappardelle with Mushrooms”, Arnold Gatilao There are many Italian foods that can be enjoyed by carnivores and vegetarians alike: gelato and tiramisu come to mind. But bistecca alla fiorentina, the famous steak from the Tuscan city of Florence, is not one of them. Food from this region of Italy is world-famous for its fresh, flavorful [...]

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.

You will never be short on ideas of what to do in Tuscany, but one of the most fascinating things to do in this beautiful Italian region is discover more about incredible Etruscan history. There are many different towns and historical sites to visit all over Tuscany, but one of the most important Etruscan sites [...]

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 [...]

If you’re looking for the perfect accommodation in the Tuscan countryside, surrounded by gentle, rolling hills and miles upon miles of vineyards and olive groves, then look no further. At our farmhouse in Tuscany, Italy, you will find the perfect sanctuary, where you can kick back and relax, as you take in the fresh air [...]

Sensano Church


Our charming holiday relais near Volterra, which is also within easy reach of Florence, Siena and many other beautiful villages in Tuscany, is in fact located in the quaint little hamlet of Borgo di Sensano. Surrounded by woods and olive groves, nestled in the stunning Chianti countryside, you will find yourself right in the heart [...]

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. [...]

Italy and delicious wine go hand in hand. Home to some of the most famous varieties in the world, Italy is the place to visit if you want to sample some incredible wine. The area of Tuscany is particularly suited for a wine themed visit to Italy, as it is home to some well-known Tuscan [...]

Porcini mushrooms, photo by Sidney 51 During the Autumn time in Tuscany, you may be rather surprised to see a great number of locals (and some tourists) head out into the various fields and forests, holding onto a wicker basket and with a determined look in their eyes. These people are probably on their way [...]

Tuscany is home to a huge number of delicious culinary specialities, but one of the best foods in Tuscany is undoubtedly the truffle. As well as in this region, the truffle can also be found in Piedemont, Umbria and Le Marche, and any trip to this part of Italy isn’t complete without sampling some tasty [...]

The Italian region of Tuscany is nothing short of a culinary delight, and one of the tastiest foods that Tuscany is famous for, is cheese. Pecorino cheese, to be precise. Luckily for you, your holiday accommodation is located in the heart of Tuscany’s cheese making area, so you can not only taste and buy delicious [...]