Property Rentals in Florence Tuscany Italy Villarenter Holidays
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Tuscany is what many people around the world envision as a true representation of Italy. Rolling hills. Stone farmhouses. Vineyards. Olive groves. It is one of Italy's most popular tourist destinations and many travelers choose to rent a Tusan villa and live like Italians for a week or two. Six areas in Tuscany are protected by UNESCO: the Val d'Orcia, the cathedral of Pisa, and the historic centers of Florence, San Gimignano, Pienza and Siena. The Etruscans were the first major civilization in this area and their imprint can be found throughout the region. Tuscany was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and there is history around every corner.
Florence is the capital of Tuscany and at the end of the
14th Century was ruled by a few leading families who not only financed churches
but also competed in building magnificent palaces. Of these, the Medici family
proved to be the most powerful. It is a city of art and joie de vivre and past
home of important artists and sculptors such as Donatello, Michelangelo and
Leonardo Da Vinci, plus the writers Dante and Boccaccio, not to mention the
scientist, Galileo Galilei. Lucca, one of Tuscany's most important historical
towns, rises from the lower reaches of the Serchio river, on a former swamp. The
precarious imperfection of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is in stark contrast to the
grandiose palaces and religious buildings of the Medici family and the natural
contours of the hills. Olive groves and vineyards line the gentle hilly
landscape around the picturesque, Vinci. The birthplace of Leonardo is a simple
farmhouse above the square in which only a modest bust portrays this universal
We have a selection of over 1,500 properties in Italy to choose from
We have a selection of over 1,500 properties in Italy to choose from.
Italy, Beautiful Italy. Whether on the Italian Riviera, or Florence, where the buildings date back to the year 1100, their ancientness certainly shocked me, or Rome where many buildings such as the colliseum date back to before Christianity, Italy is very different from anything in North America. For one thing they have the very best ice cream, hard to believe, but their ice-cream is far superior to anything in North America and I'm not an ice cream fan.
Likewise, Italian food is far superior to anything in North America. I would go so far as to say in my opinion Italian food is the best in Europe. Perhaps you think I am prejudiced. Actually it is quite the opposite, France is my favorite European country and I quite expected French food to be better than all the rest, but if it is I never ate that food, because I never could afford it. Italian food is more reasonably priced and tastes better, at least within my budget.
Likewise, I expected France to be the fashion center of the world. Italy is much more fashion concious and much more well dressed. For a North American Italy is also more unique. This is the beginning of a resource to help you find your way about italy with more to come.
So when is the best time to travel to Tuscany, to rent a villa in Tuscany and to taste the wine and incredible food? May is a lovely month in the Tuscan countryside. Spring is well under way and the fresh green leaves of the grape vines and olive trees are stunning. There is a special light in May and the Tuscans have woken up. They are ready to continue their dolce vita. There are less tourists in May than in the summer months of course. I personally like the tourists. Not the crowds, but the ones you notice really stepping out of themselves and being awed by the beauty everywhere. After all I am regrettably not a Tuscan and therefore would be considered a tourist. June is warmer and can get quite hot however it is also a good month in Tuscany. There are always outdoor festivals going on in June.
Mid-September into early October is a fantastic time to visit. The days are warm and the nights are cool. Now you can experience the grape harvest called the vendemma. Every town seems to have a harvest festival. There is great celebration in the air. There are opportunities to go truffle and mushroom hunting and the food is fantastic! Try a truffle pasta or Porcini mushroom pasta, they are incredible!
July and August
I have always loved July in Tuscany. Everyone is celebrating life and getting back to the basics, what's important. Family, friends…enjoying life! Try taking a nap during the hot afternoon hours as the Tuscans do, it is quite refreshing! It can be very hot reaching to 40 degrees Celsius but it is a dry heat and a little shade does wonders for your refreshment. (a word to the overheated, try to avoid Florence during a heat wave, because the city lies in a valley and therefore the heat is trapped and of course the city is made of stone which both absorbs and reflects the heat). During the summer months there are many festivals and concerts to choose from.
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