Villas in Tuscany

Do you live somewhere in Italy and you are looking for some speciose holiday house for your family vacation or place for celebration that will provide speciose area for indoor and outdoor activities? Or maybe you heard great things about Tuscany and now you want to go on a trip with your group of friends or family? Whatever the case, on Nature.house website, you will be able to find plenty of options of unique villas that will enhance your stay in Tuscany

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Villas in Tuscany

You’ve already decided on your destination, now you need to choose a resort you’ll love just as much. It's all about finding somewhere with everything you need for your perfect holiday. Whether that's in arm's reach or a just little further away from the action - it's all up to you. Need some inspiration to help choose your perfect villa? Looking for a pool with a view, a villa in the centre of the action, or a property that sleeps a large group? Browse through our villas that have that specific something you're looking for.

Gorgeous landscapes filled with life

Tuscany abounds in pine forests, many of which are under state protection, for example, the Versilian and Etruscan Riviera, the Maremma forests. Two types of pine trees prevail: sea pine and so-called pinia. However, the tree with which Tuscany is often associated is cypress. This tree is relatively unpretentious and feels good in any soil. Many cypresses have been planted by humans for aesthetic purposes, to delimit territories and create shaded areas. In addition to cypress, the chestnut tree is widespread and is used in many traditional recipes. Other types of trees: stone oak, beech and fir. Among the wild plants are asparagus and blackberries. Tuscany abounds in mushrooms, incl.truffles. A variety of wild herbs are also used in traditional Tuscan cuisine.

Among the largest animals in Tuscany is the wild bear. Also in the reserves you can find porcupine and European roe deer. Deer, like other large animals, were almost destroyed due to hunting. Currently, their population is maintained at the required level in the reserves. Occasionally wolves are found in the Apennines and in the valley of the Tiber River. There are also wild goats in some regions. Among small animals, hare and rabbit are more common, as well as predators: fox, ferret, ermine and marten. Tuscany abounds in birds: the area has many rivers and streams, extensive countryside with a variety of vegetation, which creates a comfortable environment for birds. Many birds are migratory. Among the varieties: pigeons, woodpeckers, hoopoes, urticaria, blackbirds and starlings, hawks, buzzards and golden eagles are less common.

Adventuring in Tuscany

The least industrialized are lands that have the status of national parks and are under state protection. Tuscany is home to 2 of Italy's 8 nature reserves: the Maremma nature reserve(Parco della Maremma) and the Migliarino-San Rossore park. Also in the province of Lucca, there are two mountainous regional parks: Parco dell'Orecchiella and Parco delle Alpi Apuane.

Tuscany is the beautiful beaches of the Tyrrhenian coast and fabulously beautiful forests, world famous thermal resorts and large-scale entertainment centers. This picturesque region will be an excellent place for a family vacation; it is ready to offer its guests wide prospects for both active and serene pastimes. In total, there are more than a hundred nature reserves in Tuscany, and there are also two large national parks, through which many excursion routes are laid.

Tuscany is also known for its large amusement parks, numbering dozens. Attractive family destinations can be found near literally every city. Not far from Lucca is the amusement park Parco Avventura Fosdinovo, which will be a great place to relax with older children. The park will appeal to those who love exciting walks and sports entertainment.

Marina de Campo is home to Acquario dell'Elba, the most popular aquarium in Tuscany, which amazes with its marine life. The town itself is located on the island of Elba, where you can take a cruise starting in Livorno. The island is famous for its beautiful white beaches, which is another plus to visit. Another interesting aquarium to visit is located in Livorno and is named accordingly - Acquario di Livorno, and another remarkable aquarium can be found in the city of Massa Maritima(Aquarium Mondo Marino).

Sports fans will also not be at a loss when visiting Tuscany - although there are no large-scale stadiums that can accommodate a huge number of people. The largest arena is perhaps the 25,000th arena in Pisa, called the Stadio Arena Garibaldi(or Stadio Romeo Anconetani). In Siena, travelers have a great opportunity to watch basketball matches - so it is worth visiting the Mens Sana Basket Stadium. The Modigliani Forum sports complex in Livorno is used more often for music concerts than for basketball competitions, so you should definitely follow the announcement of upcoming events when traveling to Tuscany.

What is the weather like?

The climate in Tuscany is generally mild with differences depending on the geography of each area. The coast and valleys tend to have hotter summers than the hills or mountains although the coast benefits from breezes off the sea for cooler temperatures even in those warmer months. Taking the weather into consideration, we would say Tuscany's best travel months are April, May, June, September, and October. These months combine the convenience of peak season with pleasant weather. They have sunny days, with some rainy days as well.

The most grueling thing about travel in Tuscany is the summer heat in July and August, when the average temperature is around 33°C. They are perfect for hanging out by the seaside or at a luxury villa near the coast line, less for spending it sightseeing in the middle of the day in town. Winter offers many sunny, mild days but nights are cold, particularly in hill areas. Just dress in layers, be prepared for shifts between daytime and evening.

The coolest months are January and February, with January being a bit cooler. Temperatures tend to be about 7°C along the coast and from 3.5°C to 5.5°C inland. Temperatures in the mountains are below freezing, where snowfall attracts skiers, perfect for a winter holiday on the slopes! On average, November is the month with the most precipitation but October, December, March and April also generally get a good amount of rain without being super wet. Every year is different so these are just to give you an idea of what to expect.