Tuscany is a region in central Italy it’s capital Florence is home to some of the world’s most recognizable Renaissance art and architecture, including Michelangelo’s “David” statue and the Duomo basilica. Most people are attracted to Tuscany for the diverse natural landscape, with gently rolling hills and vineyards. Tuscany as an idyll of olive groves, beautiful hill-towns and frescoed churches.
Luxurious villas to stay at
The villa is located near to the historical centre of Volterra, it’s also very close to San Gimignano. Florence, Siena, Pisa and Livorno are all about an hour away by car.
This fantastic 6 bedroom villa comes with its own private swimming pool and views over the rising towers of San Gimignano. Situated in a beautiful part of Tuscany, reached by driving through olive groves and vineyards. It’s located a short drive from San Gimignano.
Seasonal Slow Food
Tuscany is a gourmet destination where residents spend a huge amount of time thinking about, discussing and consuming food and wine. The food is all local and seasonal and Tuscans have an enormous amount of pride in the quality of their food. I love how Italians spend a long time preparing and eating food and that meals are normally celebrated with family.
I was lucky enough to attend an Italian cooking class run by the Giovannini family who are from Tuscany, you can read more about this here. At this event we received an Italian hamper which Jo at Bookings For You is also kindly giving away to one of my readers.
Giveaway open to UK residents – ends 22nd of March, winner will be notified by email.
Win an Italian Hamper
- Chocolate wafers
- Alablast butterfly ornament
- Tortiglioni pasta
- Fusilli pasta
- Almond biscotti in storage container
- Chocolate biscotti
- Peach juice
- Cork stop
- Olive oil
- Traditional Italian cake