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We do not book flights, we leave it to you to choose the best departure point and flight times to suit your party. We have compiled a list of airlines flying to those regions in which we offer accommodation.
Flights are from the UK, if you are travelling from elsewhere, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we will recommend an airline flying from your departure point. If you are unsure which airport in Italy is closest to your accommodation, please call us on 01223 460100 or email
Essential Italy offer private villas, apartments for rental and hotel accommodation in many regions of Italy. Here we would like to highlight some of the regions where you may choose to spend your Tuscany holiday in your villa, apartment or hotel.
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Tuscany is famous throughout the world and people travel here for holidays in Tuscany at all times of the year. Over the past 50 years the selection of private villas with pools, apartments for rental and hotels has developed and now it is one of the top regions in the world. Those on holidays in Tuscany may come to visit Florence, Siena, Pisa and the host of other medieval towns for a glimpse of the art treasures of the Renaissance, some to relax in the sublime countryside and to savour the heavenly wine and cuisine – and to shop in the many specialist boutiques.
The Chianti region provides the stunning backdrop to some of Chianti and Gaiole. The vineyards which cover these hills and indeed much of the region produce top quality wine – Brunello of Montalcino, Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano being but a few that are popular with those on Tuscany holidays.
However, many come to experience all of the above and more – the ‘Tuscan Experience’ is a complex tapestry – as one travels this diverse region on a Tuscany holiday it is possible to find new ‘treasures’ and fresh enthusiasm to return time and time again.
Off the beaten track there are a host of smaller villages and towns to explore, such as Cortona, Arezzo, Lucca, Pistoia and Montepulciano. Browse the local shops and pick up a bottle of local wine, fresh melon, some fine slices of Tuscan ham, fresh bread and head back to your villa to relax by your pool before heading out for the evening to wander the medieval back streets and mingle with the locals.
Perugia, Florence, Pisa, Bologna, Bologna Forli, Rome – Ciampino or Fiumicino [see our Flights to Italy page].
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