Best Tuscany Villas for Rent

Why stay in Tuscany

With its glorious sunsets, picturesque countryside and excellent wines, Tuscany is a destination that evokes romance. It’s also well-known for its well-preserved historic monuments, arts and culture and vibrant food scene. Popular destinations in Tuscany include Florence, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo and Pisa.

Tuscany villas for rent

With Villa Finder, renting a Tuscany villa for your holiday becomes a hassle-free experience. You can choose from an extensive selection of Tuscany villas— from cosy single bedroom villas for romantic retreats, to large properties that can comfortably accommodate groups of 10 guests or more. We know our properties inside out, which enables us to recommend a holiday home that best fits your needs.
When you rent a Tuscany villa, you’ll gain access to a vacation home that ticks all the right boxes: well-appointed living areas, a full range of amenities and vast outdoor spaces that let you soak up the breezy Mediterranean vibes.
Swim laps in the private pool, dine alfresco on the sun-dappled terrace and unwind with a post-dinner tipple by the poolside. A concierge team offers impeccable service—attentive, yet discreet—so you’re never left wanting for more throughout your stay.

Family activities in Tuscany

The city of Lucca is a great destination for families looking to rent a villa in Tuscany. There aren’t as many tourists here—so there’s less bustle at popular attractions, which allows for a more relaxed pace of sightseeing. It’s also a good base to visit the cities of Florence or Pisa.
Must-see attractions include the Plaza del Anfiteatro, St. Martin Cathedral, Palazzo Mansi, Palazzo Pfanner and Basilica of San Frediano. Admire the stunning architecture of Torre Guinigi, and—if you feel up to the task—climb up all of its 230 steps to take in uninterrupted panoramas from its observation deck.
Lucca is also known for its well-preserved city walls. A circular path that runs above the walls serves as a promenade, and renting bikes to cycle all along the path makes for a great family activity.
Renting a Tuscany villa in the hilltop town of San Gimignano is also ideal for family vacationers. Here, you can enjoy the bucolic Tuscan landscape, wander through postcard-pretty villages and visit historic buildings.
The main squares in town are Piazza della Cisterna and Piazza del Duomo, and both are lined with plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants. Other points of interest include the San Gimignano 1300 museum, Palazzo Comunale, Torre Grossa, Cathedral of San Gimignano and Church of Sant'Agostino.

Activities and points of interest in Tuscany

With its myriad museums, art galleries and carefully preserved buildings, Florence lends itself to art and design lovers. Renting a Tuscany villa here is also a good option if you’re planning to visit other cities in the north and central areas of Tuscany, such as Lucca, Pisa and Arezzo.
A visit to Santa Maria del Fiore is not to be missed: it’s home to an ensemble of iconic buildings and structures, including Brunelleschi's dome, the Campanile, Florence Baptistery and the Gates of Paradise.
Admire historic works of art—most of which were produced during the Renaissance period—at the Uffizi Gallery and Galleria dell’Accademia. Unwind at Piazzale Michelangelo, a hilltop square with views out to the Tuscan hills. Take in the beauty of the Giardino Bardini, and feast to your heart’s delight at Mercato Centrale.
Renting a Tuscany villa in Siena offers a different sort of experience. You’ll feel as if you’ve been transported back in time, as you lose yourself in the city’s medieval beauty.
Visit Piazza del Campo, a beautiful shell-shaped plaza fringed with shops, cafes and restaurants. Located within the plaza is Torre del Mangia, the third tallest of towers constructed in medieval Italy. Climbing up the tower is no easy feat, but you’ll be well rewarded with sweeping views out to the countryside.
It takes a few minutes’ walk to arrive at Piazza del Duomo from Piazza del Campo. The highlights here include Siena Cathedral, complete with a gorgeous black-and-white facade, opulent marble interiors and brightly coloured frescoes. Next, visit the Santa Maria della Scala. Once a civic hospital, the complex of buildings now serves as a museum housing a vast collection of artworks, sculptures and frescoes.

Tuscany’s restaurants, cafes & bars

As with any other region in Italy, Tuscany offers a thriving food scene. But if we had to pinpoint dining experiences you absolutely cannot miss, it’d be trying the local wines—such as Chianti, Brunello, Trebbiano and Vernaccia—and sampling popular dishes containing wild boar meat (it’s a local delicacy!). The meat is served in different ways: it is cured to make wild boar salami, dished out over pasta (ragù di cinghiale) or cooked to make a rich-tasting stew with chocolate (cinghiale in dolceforte).