Provence, The Italian Lakes, Tuscany and Umbria present a dazzling array of places to visit and things to do - but it's good to have some inside information to find out exactly what they are. On this page you'll find a wealth of articles on how to have a wonderful time no matter where you book your villa - including some very special local secrets.
Naturally, you'll find information about the best villas for certain holidaymakers (couples, groups, families) or particular events (weddings, birthdays, reunions), including romantic retreats, rustic cottages, historic properties and 5-star villas.
From countryside hideaways to accommodation in hilltop towns and medieval villas - here you'll find all the inspiration you need for your next holiday in Italy or France.
Central Tuscany, Museums
The Museo Etrusco Guarnacci in the heart of Volterra has one of the most fascinating Etruscan collections in Italy, not to mention alabaster shops on every corner. This dour-faced terracotta...
Central Tuscany, Restaurants
A great fixed menu restaurant on the high street in Casole d'Elsa
Tuscany, Food and wine
There are hundreds of good reasons to visit Tuscany—but fabulous food has to be near the top of the list… After all, what’s more fabulous than sipping Brunello with a...
Siena and surroundings, Tuscany, Active, For Children, Culture
Visiting Tuscany with children is a delight, but sometimes you might wonder which places are good with kids, or if there’s somewhere you can take them to decompress after too...