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One Day Journey Around Cortona, Tuscany – Slow And Relaxed

Home letting in Tuscany may create as a bit of a dilemma to the first time tourist to the county. First of all there are many holiday country homes to choose from in Tuscany by yourself some of  the country homes in the county come with their own swimming pools. Choosing a location to visit would be your first main concern, for Tuscany is certainly sprawling with historical cities and exceptional  expected spots. You can cover few of Tuscany’s  historical places or interesting sites in one day’s journey if you are located in a central area, as Cortona.

Alternatively, if you are just looking for a lavish home mainly to sit  and slow down, choosing Tuscany for the  part of Italy you want to stay for your holidays,  find  a quiet location that suits you, but still fits into your relaxation and leisure requirements.

If you are looking for some lodging near the water, you may want to benefit the services of a vacation rental home in Tuscany near the sea or a lake, and those that can offer you different water sports amenities like scuba diving , swimming and fishing. If you are more into mauve and wine tasting, there are rental homes  in Tuscany that are close to vineyards or taverns, and arrange for you  wine tasting tours. If you are more into environment  and trekking, there are rental farmhouses in Tuscany that are near the hills and mountains which is a perfect heaven getaway that remains untouched as nature created.

certainly, the prices of rental homes  in Tuscany are influenced  by which province you choose to reside in; the more trendy destinations are, and quality of the homes are, prices go  higher.  Also the different seasons of the year dictates the costs. Choose from the different areas like: Arezzo-Cortona, Chianti, Florence,  Lucca, Montepulciano, Montecatini, San Gimignano and Siena.

Traveling thrugh agency with special packages included  may affect  the price , as owners are paying high commission to the agencies and they can not be able to give extra discounts.

 Some travelers  choose for the complete lavish package, from the air and ground carriages to the verity of events  and amusements , to the multi-staffed halls that are on your beck and call 24 hours a day for all the days you are staying there. Others like better  the accommodations  that can house more than 20 guests at the same time; and this is ideal for those travelers coming with their families or in a group of friends to Tuscany.

If you are on a more limited budget, however, there are other alternatives to the really extravagant villas in the region. There are smaller farmhouses  just on outside the outskirts of town that have the same ambience as the large 20-acre villas. These smaller farmhouses   are more personalized and are often managed by the owners  who shall give you personal and cozy feeling.


Born in 1947 in Poland, for 3 years and during the 6 days war served the Israeli army as photographer in the infantry, in 1970 studied at the faculty of Medicine in Padova, Italy, writing, painting for himself, worked for 20 years as building contractor with his brother, co- owner of Art Gallery and Hotel in Cortona, Tuscany, where he lives.

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Tuscany, Italy: Rustic Slow Food

When travel dreams take people to Italy, Tuscany is often their first stop. There’s something almost seductively charming about this region and its rustic good living. Today we’ll experience two classic examples of “la dolce vita” (the sweet life): joining an early-morning truffle hunt through an oak forest, and tasting the bounty of a small-town artichoke festival. For more information on the Rick Steves’ Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit

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