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Destination guide

Experience the beauty of Tuscany in holiday homes to rent

With its sprawling landscapes, world-class art and superb dining, Tuscany offers an unforgettable experience for travellers. Whether you want to enjoy the cultural and historical attractions, marvel at artwork and architecture or dine in traditional restaurants, Tuscany has something for everyone, all within reach of holiday homes to rent.

History

Historic sites near Tuscany holiday rentals

With its long, storied history, Tuscany has numerous historic sites and heritage buildings to explore on your trip. Holiday rentals are available near places like the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, a medieval cathedral with a red-tiled dome, coloured marble façade and elegant tower, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, an ornate 14th-century tower that’s tilted as a result of being built on an unstable foundation. History buffs will also enjoy Palazzo Vecchio, a fortified 13th-century palace with lavish chambers and ornate courtyards, and Pitti Palace, a renaissance palace with Italian and European art masterpieces.

Things to do

Things to do near Tuscany holiday rentals

Many must-see attractions are available in Tuscany, all within reach of your holiday accommodation. Piazzale Michelangelo, a 19th-century piazza with a bronze replica of Michelangelo’s David and panoramic views of the city, and Giotto’s Bell Tower, a celebrated marble-clad Gothic monument with a terrace and city views, are two of the top highlights. You could also visit Elba, an island paradise with sandy beaches and a tropical feel, and the Bargello National Museum, a sculpture museum in a 13th-century palace.

How to get around

Transport to and around Tuscany holiday accommodation

Tuscany is serviced by many local airports, including Pisa International Airport and Florence Airport, making it easy to access the city from other parts of the world. Once there, cycling is the most popular way to get around in Italy, and ferries connect to the other regions and islands nearby. You can also travel to and from nearby towns and your holiday accommodation on public buses or trains. If you prefer to have your own transportation, you can hire a car or motorcycle to get around.

Food & drink 

Sample Tuscan cuisine on your holiday

The fertile earth of Tuscany makes it a gourmet destination for food and wine. Local, seasonal and sustainable foods are the pride of Tuscan cuisine, with beef, fish and locally grown vegetables being the focus of many dishes. Whether you want to enjoy bistecca alla Fiorentina, a chargrilled steak, Livorno fish stew, white truffles or wine tasting from a local vineyard, Tuscan food is an experience all its own. Sweets are also important in Tuscan cuisine, dating from banquets in Florence in the 14th century to the 17th-century feasts of the Medici family. Bombolone, a type of doughnut, and stiacchiata, a flatbread with sugar and lard, are among the sweet delicacies. During your stay in Tuscany, be sure to try out some local favourites and experience the rich culinary culture of the region.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Tuscany

Few places are as romantic as Italy. If you’re looking for a couple’s retreat, holiday homes in Tuscany are available near many romantic sites and locations such as the statue of David, the world-famous sculpture from Michelangelo, and the Uffizi Gallery, an art museum with a vast collection of primitive and renaissance paintings. You may also enjoy Ponte Vecchio, a medieval stone bridge that’s home to jewellery and souvenir shops, and the Piazza della Signoria, a city square with a medieval fortified tower. The Boboli Gardens, a public garden space with renaissance statues and ornate fountains, is another must-see attraction.

Where to stay near Tuscany?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 32,029 holiday rentals near Tuscany. From 6,872 Villas to 1,615 Farmhouses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Tuscany for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Tuscany?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Tuscany. From HomeAway.com.au travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Lucca: 4,294 holiday rentals
  • Florence: 4,687 holiday rentals
  • Cortona: 3,415 holiday rentals
  • Castellina in Chianti: 2,887 holiday rentals
  • Camaiore: 1,856 holiday rentals

HomeAway.com.au offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Tuscany! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Tuscany?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Tuscany with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Lucca: 4,294 holiday homes
  • Florence: 4,687 holiday homes
  • Cortona: 3,415 holiday homes
  • Castellina in Chianti: 2,887 holiday homes
  • Camaiore: 1,856 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Tuscany?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Tuscany are:

  • Lucca (LCV): 5,567 holiday houses
  • Florence (FLR-Peretola): 7,064 holiday houses
  • Pisa (PSA-Galileo Galilei): 4,419 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Tuscany?

HomeAway.com.au offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Tuscany. From HomeAway.com.au travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mugello Circuit: 4,036 holiday rentals
  • Monash University - Prato: 5,761 holiday rentals
  • PISE/PISA (Station): 4,521 holiday rentals
  • Elba Island Aquarium: 2,008 holiday rentals
  • Art Studio di Adelina Quadri: 3,194 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tuscany listed on HomeAway.com.au where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Tuscany

Lucca
4,294 holiday rentals
Florence
4,687 holiday rentals
Cortona
3,415 holiday rentals
Castellina in Chianti
2,887 holiday rentals
Camaiore
1,856 holiday rentals
Reggello
2,135 holiday rentals
Capannori
1,425 holiday rentals
Greve
4,283 holiday rentals
Anghiari
1,067 holiday rentals
Siena
2,528 holiday rentals
San Gimignano
4,135 holiday rentals
San Casciano in Val di Pesa
911 holiday rentals
Coreglia Antelminelli
1,157 holiday rentals
Gambassi
3,513 holiday rentals
Castelfranco Piandisco
1,813 holiday rentals
Montalcino
1,935 holiday rentals
Bagni di Lucca
438 holiday rentals
Sinalunga
2,563 holiday rentals
Castel Focognano
1,154 holiday rentals
Pitigliano
461 holiday rentals