Sometimes when you go on vacation, you just want to be shut off from the world and enjoy the immediate space you are in. You don’t want the hustle and bustle of city life, you want the peace and tranquillity that only a quiet locale can offer. This can be accomplished almost anywhere if you know where to look, but why settle for just anywhere when you can have the location that was seemingly designed with these requirements in mind?
As far as dream destinations go, few can compare with Italy and within Italy, no spot is more associated with romance and simplicity like Tuscany. Even the name seems to evoke a gentle calmness that you can’t help but be swept up in. When people imagine Italy, more often than not it is the lifestyle of Tuscany that fills their minds and captures their hearts.
Everyone needs to see the famous landmarks, like the Coliseum in Rome or the Venetian canals, but everyone also needs to spend a week simply living in Tuscany. Luckily for you, not everyone partakes in the latter of this most essential travel itinerary, making your stay all the more special, luxurious and unique.
Imagine staying in a small villa in Sienna, taking in the charm of its piazza and strolling through the streets on a cool autumn eve. Maybe a small hill top town is more to your liking, in which case Montalcino offers a smaller scale escape to take in the rural life dominated by olive orchards and vineyards. Day trips to Florence are easily at your finger tips, as is the Tower of Pisa, all of which are connected by rail and a great change of pace from your simple Tuscan life.
The great thing about Tuscany is that while it is one region of Italy, there are many different subcultures within it that have a unique flavour that has to be experienced for yourself to be understood. A town based on a hill top may have been in an excellent defensive position in medieval times, but not so important now. Areas that were once poor due to being solely rural are now thriving due to tourism and advances in technology. Through all this though, you will be hard pressed to find a town that doesn’t seduce you with its quaint charm and incredible history.
All this can be yours with just a click of a button. Research what kind of holiday you are looking for and the type of villa, guest house or apartment best fits your needs. Do you want to take advantage of dining opportunities and peaceful night life or would you rather visit local markets daily to find fresh produce to take back and cook yourself? Do you want to be located next to an old fortification where you can feel a part of the history or in a vineyard during harvest season?
Whatever your idea of luxury is, Tuscany has something to offer and you can be sure it will be an experience you won’t soon forget.