You might still be enjoying the summer sunshine, but with autumn around the corner, soon the soft whisper of falling leaves will take center stage. What better way to celebrate the change in season and Italy’s grape harvest than with an autumn escape to Tuscany! We have selected our best Tuscan villas to tempt you. Which will it be?
Il Vigneto Retreat
Surrounded by 15 hectares of vines and olive groves on a 30-hectare estate, you are destined for a fine luxury experience under the Tuscan sun at this fully-functioning, world-class winery. Together, four impeccably-restored buildings gather like a medieval hamlet, offering a 5-star experience reminiscent of a boutique resort.
Ancient on the outside, modern on the inside, this totally private villa is a marriage made in Chianti heaven! The Tuscan views are particularly impressive. You can see the medieval town of San Gimignano in the distance as well as the nearby valley where guests can forage for truffles in the autumn. Sleek, comfortable interiors styled in light hues allow the stunning views to dominate the subtle decor.
Tuscan villas don’t come more charming that this! Surrounded by breath-taking countryside on all sides, you can easily imagine yourself the only home for miles around. However, you are pretty close to some of Tuscany’s most appealing towns such as Pienza, Montalcino and Montepulciano. It really is a fabulous location for getting lost in that unequivocal rural Tuscan vibe without falling off the radar.
From the outside, this beautiful sandstone 5-bedroom villa commands the Chianti countryside like a quintessential 500-year-old Tuscan farmhouse posing for an architecture magazine. Inside is no less impressive, though decidedly contemporary and luxurious. The villa merges chic Italian style and craftsmanship with fashionable décor and comfort.
Part of a 2,500-acre estate dedicated to hosting farm stays and high-end agrotourism, Villa Montestrelli is the most luxurious of the Tuscan villas within the grounds. Furthermore, it is located in a totally secluded area of the estate upon a hill with unobstructed views for miles around. As you drive through avenues of trees to get to the villa, you really feel like you have the whole of Tuscany to yourself.
As its name suggests, happiness is contagious in Villa Felice. As such, this 6-bedroom villa is perfect for families and groups of friends seeking that quintessential rustic Tuscan experience. A home full of adorable idiosyncrasies that together create an eclectic yet welcoming vibe. Hand-painted tiles, old oak floorboards, random stonework and asymmetrical windows come together to charm guests over and over again.
Palazzo Val D ‘Orcia
And finally, last but not least, Palazzo Val D’Orcia. Four floors of stately refinement at its best! The neo-gothic glamour of this countryside palace is mesmerizing while at the same time soothing and welcoming. It is hard not to feel as though you have stepped foot on a movie set for some grand costume drama where you are about to play the protagonist. Simply stunning!
So, which of these incredible Tuscan villas would be your choice? Contact us today to let us know.