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Le Mura at San Gimignano

Le Mura - just 300m from San Gimignano. The photo says it all!

When you’ve been arranging holidays in Italy for over 20 years, certain trends emerge.

At the very beginning, people were most interested in houses which were within easy travelling distance of the great centres of art: Florence, Rome, Venice etc. Essentially they were there for the culture.

The next big thing was swimming pools, as rural farmhouses started to be restored and rented out to holidaymakers.  So you could combine lolling around in your private villa with day trips to churches, galleries, museums etc.  Something for everyone.

Next it was the beach … a villa with a private pool, access to the coast and also places of historical interest.

And now?

Well it’s the simple life really. The most frequent request we have nowadays is for a villa or farmhouse apartment within walking distance of a town or village with shops and a restaurant or two. It seems that people want to go out in the evening without having to worry about drinking and driving in unfamiliar territory. And they love strolling to the local shops each day for their bread, fruit and veg, ice creams etc. Click on the link for a few more examples of  properties to rent in or just outside Italian towns and villages.


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The recent disruption to flights caused by the volcanic ash cloud has got me thinking about holiday rentals I’ve arranged for customers who’ve travelled to Italy by train. Not only that, but they’ve no car during their stay either.  So everything needs to be accessible on foot or by public transport.  Our holiday accommodation called San Casciano, near Florence, certainly fits the bill.

  • A food shop is approx. 300 m away
  • The centre of the town of San Casciano Val di Pesa with all kinds of shops is only 500 m away
  • Florence (accessible by public transport) approx. 15 km

Garden and Pool at San Casciano

San Casciano apartments, near Florence

San Casciano apartments and pool

San Casciano apartments - gardens

This property has been recently restored and turned into 4 apartments (one of which is occupied by the owners) offering comfortable furnished interiors. Each apartment sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, with 2 bathrooms. The property enjoys panoramic views and is in an ideal location for those wishing to be in walking distance of a town and at the same time enjoy the tranquillity of the Tuscan countryside.

See more details and photos of San Casciano apartments here

Rental rates range from Euro 518 – Euro 863 per week, depending on when you wish to stay.

As always we are here to offer help and advice to anyone wanting to holiday in Italy … however you plan to get there!

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