Tuscany is a great place to visit if you enjoy the outdoors. The countryside is filled with untouched greenery and fresh, crisp air. Trekking and biking are both great ways to get around the mountains, olive groves and vineyards. Many of the accommodations are also adorned with swimming pools and tennis courts, and are within close proximity to golf courses. After a long day, sip some local wine and enjoy delicious traditional meals.
The Villa Castelletto is an 18th-century residence located in the Siena Province. The hilltop view of the Val D'Orcia park is breathtaking, as is the beautiful simplicity of all of the apartments. The decoration is sparse: cast-iron bed and dark wood furniture that perfectly convey an old-world charm. The villa is located between two quaint towns and is about one mile from a local village. There is a pool and Jacuzzi on site. The residence sleeps 14 in its 7 bedrooms, and has 6 bathrooms. The estate is fully staffed with a gourmet kitchen.
Val D'orcia, Pienza
(+39) 0577 63 0208
Borgo Santo Pietro
Borgo Santo Pietro can either be rented whole or you can stay in individual apartments, which makes it a great choice for luxurious vacationing on a budget. It is set in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, but only a few minutes' drive to the small hilltop village of Chiusdino. The Villa has several chefs on staff that prepare traditional Tuscan fare, which the staff will serve poolside, in the dining room or in the more casual breakfast room. After a walk through the Tuscan countryside, you can pamper yourself in the luxurious on-site spa.
Borgo Santo Pietro
(+39) 0577 75 1222
This recently renovated 16th-century villa was remodeled to accommodate a sophisticated crowd. The rooms are large and comfortable. The facilities have an outdoor fitness area and swimming pool. The villa is surrounded by olive groves, and guests may borrow mountain bikes to tour the local countryside. For the more energetic traveler, the staff can organize tours to neighboring wine producers or a trip to a large nearby golf course. The villa is owned by two seasoned chefs and the menu and wine lists reflect that. Guests here enjoy simple yet sophisticated Tuscan fare while sipping some of the world's most delicious wines.
Via San Cresci 31/32, Loc. Mezzuola
I-50022 Greve in Chianti
(+39) 055 85 47453