Pilates, Photography and Cooking holidays in Italy
Pilates, Photography and Cooking holidays in Italy

Tuscany, the amazing region that lies in central Italy.

Tuscany is an amazing region in central Italy. Its capital, Florence, is home to some of the world’s most recognizable Renaissance art and architecture, including Michelangelo’s "David" statue, Botticelli’s works in the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo basilica. Its diverse natural landscape encompasses the rugged Apennine Mountains, the island of Elba’s beaches on the Tyrrhenian Sea and Chianti’s olive groves and vineyards.

 

Our villa is in Val D’Orcia, or Valdorcia region of Tuscany, central Italy, which extends from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata. Its gentle, cultivated hills are occasionally broken by gullies and by picturesque towns and villages such as Pienza rebuilt in the 15th century under the patronage of Pope Pius II, Radicofani (home to the notorious brigand-hero Ghino di Tacco) and Montalcino (the Brunello di Montalcino is counted among the most prestigious of Italian wines). Its landscape has been depicted in works of art from Renaissance painting to modern photography.

 

This region is an amazing place and until recently, it was little known to outsiders but has many attractions to interest all who visit it. No matter your interest, there is something for everyone from Etruscan tombs and Roman roads, to medieval churches and Renaissance palaces.

The first sight when approaching our villa is the giant castle at the top of the hill at 500 plus meters above sea level and surrounded by green. To visit it is to make a trip back through hundreds of years of history, passing through the small alleyways and the giant Todeschini Piccolomini Palace, which stands just below it.

The central square in the local town offers a stunning introduction to the town’s treasures: the medieval loggia to start serve as the entrance way to the Arriscianti Theater, which the local people used from the 18th century down to the mid-1960s, when the structure was closed for restoration. 

 

This is a region everyone should visit at some time and we have a truly stunning villa from which to enjoy its bounty.

Our first 2018 dates are now published. To view availability click the image above or call 44(0)20 7127 6542. email info@life-holidays.com 

 

Life Holidays is fully insured with Tour Operators Liability Insurance through Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc.

 

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT ON ANY HOLIDAY.

International Travellers

We have many guests from all over the world and with our all inclusive holidays you don't need to worry about fluctuating currency exchange rates. Direct flights are now available from USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia to airports in Italy. If you need help or advice please contact us and we will be delighted to advise on the best options.

 

Learn pilates on the beautiful island of Sicily, the stunning Le Marche region of mainland Italy or the infamous rolling hills of Tuscany.

Learn new skills in photography and find out how the professionals take stunning images.

Come to Italy and cook with our fabulous friendly Italian chefs.

Sicily in 2018.  Click here to see the stunning places we visit and our magnificant villa.

Le Marche in 2018. Click here to see what's in store in this stunning region of mainland Italy

Val D'Orcia in 2018. Click here to see what's in store in this stunning region of central Italy

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