Holiday with friends in style in a private villa

A few months ago Dr. Laura Toogood of the Sloaney stayed at our lovely villa Casamora writing an an article to match.

Holiday with friends in style in a private villa

by Dr. Laura Toogood

If you are planning to holiday with a large group of friends, hiring a luxury villa may prove more suitable for accommodating your needs than booking multiple hotel rooms. Italy has always been a popular destination for those seeking a couple of weeks away at a time and it has become even more fashionable in recent years.

Tuscany in particular is one of the most desirable regions to visit. It is home to Florence, which is the birthplace of the Renaissance and steeped in culture and history, as well as several other of Italy’s most beautiful cities. The region is well-known for producing high quality wine, excellent food and features beautiful countryside.

If you are looking for a villa, Tuscany Now offers many exquisite and highly exclusive rental properties and also provides guests with excellent customer service, which means you can add certain experiences to your stay. Tours of vineyards and viewings of the Sistine Chapel by moonlight are examples of what is offered and Tuscany Now can also advise on restaurant bookings.

Among villas within the portfolio include the Hamlet Casamora. Hamlet Casamora is an impressive structure that is situated in a very remote location. It is surrounded by peaceful Tuscan hills and pretty olive groves. The property embraces traditional influences but also has modern furnishings. There are suites located within the main building and several separate villas in adjoining buildings that complete the Hamlet.

The interior design is particularly striking and includes a spectacular suspended library where guests can enjoy browsing famous literature. Another impressive feature is the enormous infinity swimming pool, which is framed at one end by an attractive pool veranda. It is possible to dine at Casamora in the owners restaurant; however, both Florence and Chianti are also only about half an hour away from this tranquil retreat.

Other properties of note that can be hired through Tuscany Now include ll Cornello. This is set on an exclusive estate within the Val d’Orcia region, which is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and often said to be the most beautiful landscape in Tuscany. In true Tuscan style, this breath-taking villa is set on a hilltop with a private cypress lined road, offering spectacular views of the rolling countryside.

Tuscany Now is a great place to look for those who want to go away with a large group of friends to celebrate a special occasion and they have villas such as Castello di Tizzano that will sleep up to 18 people. This property has beautiful views, gardens and a substantial pool.

Meanwhile Il Cornello can take up to 17 people and has been restored by its present owner to a very high standard. It also includes a tennis court for those who want an active break, as well as a relaxing time on holiday. For a very large party, the spectacular Estate of Petroio, which is 900 acres in size, can sleep up to 30 people.

One of the highlights of booking through Tuscany Now is the exceptional service. It is almost like having a personal concierge at the end of the phone. They give you interesting ideas and provide access to a whole host of activities and local highlights that you wouldn’t necessarily know about otherwise.

View the full collection of Tuscany Now villas at www.tuscanynowandmore.com or call +44 20 7684 8884

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