Sleeps: 14, Location: Panzano, Chianti, Nightly Rate: €1.715 – €3.058
There come times when words like “grandiose” and “regal” suddenly feel inadequate to fully describe a mansion or a life experience that villas like Delle Donne can provide with relative ease. Interwoven with luxury, it offers an environment of exclusivity and high-end living. From the idyllic local architecture and timeless design to the VIP amenities, every aspect of this property is suffused with style and elegance.
The refreshing dives in the swimming pool feel like immersions to the deep green of the landscape ringing you. The open plan areas featuring chic living rooms with fireplaces and satellite televisions, indoor dining spaces with breakfast bars, the interior heated pool with sweeping garden views through massive windows, and perks like an interior bar, an individual-entrance suite, a grapevine, and a private heated pool adorning the exterior of the majestic property are multi-tier magnetic appeal in action.
Dreamy explorations near the villa: Sitting atop a hill that divides Greve and Pesa, Panzano is highly famed for its Chianti Classico wines. The village also hosts a local weekly market and is home to famed butcher Dario Cecchini, whose shop is a culinary landmark. The area even offers scenic walking trails that meander through the vineyards (perfect for photography enthusiasts). The ancient church of Santa Maria Assunta adds a touch of historic splendour to the locale.
Tuscany Villa Mori
Sleeps: 28, Location: Lucca, Lucca, Nightly Rate: €3.643 – €4.786
With the charming looks of an English mansion and the spectacular design featuring the most iconic traditional Tuscan architecture, such as exposed stone walls, beautiful pastel facades, floral archways adorned with pink and white roses, imposing French doors, and lots of windows to allow natural light to shower each space.
Stepping inside, one can instantly feel the overpowering effect of the aristocratic ambiance and rustic vibes, through intricate mirrors, desks with decorative embellishments, details with folk art influences, classy lightning fixtures, and florals that marry with stripes in a union that’s destined to last forever.
The pet-friendly masterpiece takes it a step further when it comes to spoiling guests, by providing a private chef and all the professional equipment they need to make the kitchen area their personal playground to pamper your palate with delicious culinary creations.
As expected, there is more than enough space for everybody to enjoy privacy and comforts, be it with a good book in hand or a glass of the finest local wine from the villa’s wine cellar. Unless, of course, you’d rather pay the sauna and Turkish bath a visit for moments of endless sojourn.
Dreamy explorations near the villa: The well-preserved walls of Lucca capture the quintessential charm of Tuscany (now serving as a pedestrian promenade offering captivating panoramas of the city and the surrounding hills). Piazza dell’ Anfiteatro is the heart of Lucca. Built on the remains of an ancient Roman amphitheatre, it is now home to many cafes and shops. The Duomo di San Martino (the Lucca Cathedral) and the Botanical Gardens certainly deserve your time and energy!
Tuscany Villa Collalto
Sleeps: 26, Location: Colle di Val d’Elsa, Siena, Nightly Rate: €7.500 – €10.536
With every single detail planned and designed to the tee, Villa Collalto can be easily listed among the top villas in Tuscany, which could also serve as one of the best Tuscan villas for families (or extended family or several families travelling together).
Each level of this spectacular mansion has alluring features. The entrance floor, to begin with, is home to a grand entrance hall and two lavish open-plan living rooms with a fireplace and satellite television. Plus, a fully-equipped kitchen that will make your culinary explorations feel like a breeze. Multiple elegant dinner tables adorn the three indoor dining areas as well. The first floor, on the other hand, is where you’ll find a TV room, a game room with an interior bar and even a chapel!
Desire to pamper your taste buds with delicious local wine? Feel free to head to the cellar on the lower level, which is also where the billiard room is for a friendly game. Speaking of sports-related entertainment, the property also provides designated spaces to enjoy ping-ping, cricket, and even a match of tennis.
As for the sauna, the private pool with the outdoor jacuzzi, and the lounge area under the pergola with the adjacent BBQ space all come together for a fun time, especially after midday or in the early evening hours when the sun paints the horizon with hues of orange, red, and golden.
Dreamy explorations near the villa: The upper part of Colle di Val d’Elsa, called Colle Alta, is a well-preserved mediaeval village worth strolling through. The impressive 16th-century Palazzo Campana, the Museo del Cristallo (Crystal Museum), and destinations like Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and Greve in Chianti are also within a stone’s throw, so to speak!
Casale La Fonte
Sleeps: 6, Location: Casole d’Elsa, Siena, Nightly Rate: €2.295 – €3.295
Dreamy for small groups of people, Casale La Fonte could serve as an inspiration for fairy tales. Beautiful, thick stone walls, massive wall-to-wall arched windows, and balcony doors that provide unobstructed views of the lush landscape and enable direct access to the lush scenery with a simple swipe, and pointed red-tile rooftops adorn a grass-covered plot sitting in the heart of a forested hill in Siena.
Feeling the majesty of the natural world that envelops you, one instantly becomes one with the cloudless horizon and the valley that stretches for as far as the eye can see – to the point where the two elements become one, creating unique sights.
Cosy and tasteful interiors featuring beamed ceilings, rustic furniture, warm earthy tones, charming windows, terracotta floors, airy dining and sitting spaces, modern fixtures, lavish baths, and a homely vibe
combines with eclectic style and a chic atmosphere, giving birth to iconic areas for maximum privacy, sojourn, and entertainment.
Outdoors await a wonderful garden ideal for leisurely afternoon walks, private patios for those early morning yoga sessions, a refreshing (and heated) infinity pool that allows for rejuvenating swims year-round, and even a wooden oven and a lounge area under the pergola to sip a glass of the finest local wines you’ll find at the villa’s private wine cellar!
Dreamy explorations near the villa: The Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta is a must-visit, especially for history aficionados. Expect captivating medieval architecture and art as you stroll through the scenic cobbled streets of Casole d’Elsa. Food lovers can indulge themselves in local dishes like Ribollita (soup made from cannellini beans, bread, and vegetables) and truffle-infused options. The picturesque town is close to popular destinations like Siena and Florence, making it the ideal base for exploring the wealth of cultural and artistic treasures of Tuscany.
As we draw the curtains on our showcase of the most beautiful villas in Tuscany, it’s clear that each exquisite villa is more than just a lavish retreat – they are bastions of culture, history, and unparalleled beauty. Whether basking in the tranquillity of the countryside, indulging in the region’s culinary heritage, or simply soaking up the sun by an infinity pool with vistas of rolling olive groves, these top-tier properties promise an Italian sojourn like no other.
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