Historical villas in Tuscany

Tuscany offers some of the most beautiful historic villas in the world, thanks to their size and architectural uniqueness. During your holiday in Tuscany we suggest that you visit the historic Tuscan villas open to the public and discover their great variety and artistic beauty.

Since the Roman times, villas have represented not only the abode where the nobles lived, but also the luxury and social status to be shown to other families. The Middle Ages were characterized instead by a closure caused by the continuous batles: the dwellings, therefore, became castles and fortresses. From the fifteenth century onwards, the opening to commerce and the new lifestyle turned into an architectural transformation of the great houses of noble families: from castles to luxury villas in the countryside, hunting lodges and places to spend free time away from the city. The country residences of the Tuscany's most important noble families in those centuries were transformed into exquisite luxury villas with large gardens and parks.

The Medici Villas are certainly examples of such magnificence that still surprises visitors. To important architects and artists such as Buontalenti, Michelozzo and Vasari wwere commissioned the restoration work, the widening and the beautification of the homes of the most important and powerful families in Tuscany. The competition to create the most prestigious villa gave us today absolutely beautiful historic villas in Tuscany to visit.

In addition to historical homes, we want to mention the massive farm complexes in Maremma or the castles that kept their fortified appearance but were embellished and adorned with statues, fountains and works of art. The castles in Chianti or those built on the Tuscan coast are famous examples. Not to be forgotten also the most recent villas, with particular architectural styles such as the Art Nouveau villas in cities like Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi.
Read our articles on the historical villas of Tuscany and discover the mastery and skills of past artists and architects devoted to their works. We want to suggest itineraries in Tuscany to discover the historic mansions of greater beauty and then help you choose the villa, castle or farmhouse ideal for your next vacation.
A selection of our most requested villas in the area:
Villa Piana Verde Villa with pool near Montepulciano (Siena), in Valdichiana. Sleeps 5, garden, air conditioning, hydromassage, Internet connection, outdoor toys for children. Spas, golf club, tennis club and riding stable within a few kilometres. More details
Villa Guido Holiday villa a few kilometres from the beaches of Versilia and from Lucca. Sleeps 12/13, swimming pool, garden, hydromassage. Riding stables and tennis courts nearby. More details
Villa Biagioni Villa farmhouse for rental vacation in Garfagnana, Tuscany. Farmhouse with accommodation for 8 people, garden, swimming pool, Internet connection. More details
Villa Simone Luxury villa sleeping 8 a few kilometres from Gambassi Terme, in the heart of Florence countryside. Garden, swimming pool, hydromassage, Internet connection. Tennis court, riding stable and golf club nearby. Possibility of organising horseback and mountain-bike rides in the neighbourhood. More details