More about ‘Tuscan Villas and their Gardens’

Badia a Coltibuono and its italianate garden

Badia a Coltibuono

Badia a Coltibuono was one of the most important monastic foundations in Chianti. From the 11 C, Badia a Coltibuono was a Vallombrosan monastery that received large donations from the Firidolfi–Ricasoli family of Castello Brolio. The Vallombrosans were an order dedicated, among other things, to copying and preserving ancients texts, and Badia a Coltibuono became […]

Luxury hotel in Chianti for a special Tuscany vacation

Luxury hotel in Chianti

Today we feature Hotel Villa Le Barone, a wonderful luxury hotel in Chianti located in the middle of the Chianti Classico wine zone of Tuscany near Panzano and Greve, midway between Florence and Sienna. This is a 4 Star luxury hotel set in beautiful gardens, with a swimming pool and tennis court. For centuries, Villa […]

When is a Tuscan Villa not a Tuscan Villa?

Villa Medicea di Poggio a Caiano

Here I want to say a something about the apparent riddle of “when is a Tuscan villa not a Tuscan villa”. This riddle only makes sense in relation to the Tuscany tourist accommodation sector. Firstly, in broad terms, what is a true Tuscan villa? The models for most Tuscan villas are the creations of the […]

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