The types of accommodation we offer may seem a bit confusing: how is a villa different from a country
hotel; a farmstay different from a Bed and Breakfast?
Tuscany farmhouses - these are located on working farms, usually
vineyards with large areas of olive trees. The rooms are inside, or next to, the house
of the family running the farm. Some of the farms produce olive oil, while others
produce wine, honey, tomatoes and other vegetables, but all will provide you with
a glimpse of real Tuscan life. It's the perfect place to stay if you want to enjoy the true Tuscany.
The rooms and apartments on our web sites are all fully restored in traditional
style with modern bathrooms. They are all spotlessly clean and there is
frequently a swimming pool available. These houses are known in Italian as
"case coloniche". Many attractive possibilities are listed on our Greve in Chianti web site.
Tuscan villas - these are large, more splendid structures than case
coloniche, with larger rooms and high ceilings. It is possible to rent an entire
villa or rooms and apartments within a villa. All Tuscan villas on our lists
have been restored to their former splendour. They contain all modern facilities, while retaining their rustic charm.
Most have landscaped grounds to enjoy and quiet areas for walking. They are the perfect place to
accommodate groups for vacations, weddings and conferences. We recommend Villa
Tuscan village apartments - these accommodations are restored houses or
parts of restored houses in or near small rural villages. They are within easy
reach of country walks but are not part of farms. We recommend Casa Forese,
located below the parapets of the fortified village know as il Castello di Montefioralle.
Bed and Breakfasts - These are traditional B & B's with a Tuscan flair. Many are located in old farmhouses or
villas which no longer produce agricultural goods. Instead, the proprietors have
restored the house itself for guests like you. Some Bed & Breakfasts are
located near country roads and are ideal for overnight stops on bicycling tours
of Tuscany. We strongly recommend
Il Ristoro di Lucarelli which has a bar, an excellent dining room as well as
newly restored rooms.
Country Hotels - All are located in rural areas, and will offer nearly every
amenity you need. They are perfect for those who want hotel service, but in an ideal "country" setting.
We include luxury "boutique" hotels such as Villa
Bordoni boutique hotel and Hotel Villa Le
Barone traditional Tuscan villa hotel.