Tuscany, its paths of cypress trees and its hills of wheat, sets the dream setting for a country holiday. By crisscrossing the Airbnb site, I have selected for you. Here are 5 beautiful villas to rent from this fall.
For some time now, the famous rental site has launched a new range of premium accommodation across the globe. Called Airbnb Luxe, visitors will discover a fine selection of rare places, between historic castles and architect-designed villas, paired with five-star service. The opportunity to discover the most beautiful specimens of its kind in Tuscany.
In the Tuscan countryside, this pretty lemon yellow villa once belonged to Count Cosimo Bernardini. With seven rooms, you can put your suitcases there for its fabulous gardens populated with fruit trees, its impeccably restored frescoes and its titanic swimming pool.
Located right next to the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, this slightly rustic villa gives access to all the services of the five-star hotel, plus the ultra-private setting. With a capacity of ten travelers, it is also one of the prettiest corners of Tuscany to admire the sunset.
Castello di Vicarello
Within the walls of a historic 11th-century castle, the Castella di Vicarello is located in one of the prettiest spots in the Grosseto countryside. Able to accommodate 22 travelers, the place perfectly combines period architecture and more modern furniture dressed in linen. Most? The attentive staff and the breathtaking view.
White stone, plaster and metal create a coolly monochromatic look at this contemporary retreat outside Arezzo. Local firm Matassoni Architects used sharp angles for modern edge—even down to the sink basins in the bathrooms—and a courtyard-centric layout to bring the outdoors in. Visit castles and wineries in the Levane area and plan day trips to the museums of Siena, Florence, and Cortona.
Italian nobility gets a full revival at this Renaissance-era estate once owned by the Machiavelli and Mazzei families. Arrive by helipad and taste the wines and oils straight out of the vineyards and olive groves, then work up a sweat in the gym or dip in the pool before cocktails amid statues and frescoes inside. The Santa Maria Novella train station is a mile away, and Florence is a 20-minute drive.