Rentvillas.com: Why Tuscany Is Still The Place To Be

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From E. M. Forster's "A Room With a View" (1908) to Frances Mayes' "Under the Tuscan Sun" (1996), Tuscany has long been highlighted as a place of unspoiled beauty. How has Tuscany managed to preserve its quaint landscape, strewn with tiny villages, ancient architecture, and overall regional flavor, despite its popularity? RentVillas.com provides insight into the region's charm and describes the ammenities of a few hand-picked Tuscan villas, guaranteed to delight even the most jaded traveler.

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Tuscany is still the sparkling gem of history and culture that the world has celebrated for generations

From E. M. Forster's "A Room With a View" (1908) to Frances Mayes' "Under the Tuscan Sun" (1996), Tuscany has long been highlighted as a place of unspoiled beauty. How has Tuscany managed to preserve its quaint landscape, strewn with tiny villages, ancient architecture, and overall regional flavor, despite its popularity?

"Tuscany is still the sparkling gem of history and culture that the world has celebrated for generations," says Rentvillas.com founder Suzanne Pidduck. In the 1940's, strict building regulations preserved the charm and old-world feel of this prized Italian region. Tuscany is much the same today as it has been for centuries — an escape from modern stresses to a place where all that matters is sunshine, great wine, and wonderful food, surrounded by gently rolling hillsides, flourishing vineyards, and ancient coastlines.    

One of the best ways to experience the untouched countryside of Tuscany is to rent a vacation villa. Since 1984, Rentvillas.com has offered a broad selection of villa rentals in the Tuscan region. Voted best website for vacation rentals by Forbes Magazine in 2005 and Conde Nast Traveler in 2000, and with 2005 recommendations in Travel and Leisure and National Geographic Traveler, Rentvillas.com is staffed with a team of multilingual advisors eager to help clients find the perfect rental villa for a holiday in Tuscany. Below are a few hand-picked Tuscan villas, guaranteed to delight even the most jaded traveler:

Castello Machiavelli (2): Located in a 9th century castle once owned by Machiavelli, this apartment is surrounded by a medieval hamlet and gorgeous views. The location is ideal for day trips to Lucca, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and Volterra.

Villa Antonietta (10): A traditional but well-equipped country villa in the midst of the Chianti hills, this property sits near the ruins of a 14th century castle. Open-beam ceilings and terra cotta floors provide that authentic Tuscan feel.

Il Rifugio (2): This apartment within an ancient Vertine hamlet provides picturesque surroundings for an intimate Italian vacation with your loved one. Explore nearby villages Gaiole and Radda or take a day trip to Monteverchi, Siena, or Florence.

La Villa Monteriggioni (6): Overlooking the medieval walled hamlet of Monteriggioni, this stone villa is decorated with frescoes and original 17th century furniture. Vineyards and olive trees on the property produce olive oil and Chianti Classico wine, while the garden by the private pool is kept in classic Italian style.

Visitors returning from their Tuscan villa holidays rave about one thing above all: the sense of history that saturates the land. Renting a villa in Tuscany is like stepping back in time: none who journey there can resist being swept away by this last refuge of old-world charm.

About Rentvillas.com

Rentvillas.com has been in the business of renting apartments, villas, farmhouses, cottages, and castles since 1984. With Rentvillas.com, customers can check availability and make bookings on a large portion of rental properties in real time. Instead of replacing human interaction, the Rentvillas.com web site enhances the quality of each customer's experience. Rentvillas.com is dedicated to being the most experienced, the most innovative, and the most customer-obsessed company in the industry.

For further information, visit Rentvillas.com or call 800.726.6702.

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