Retreat to Italy

09 Feb 2018
3 min read
Yearning for a getaway? FOUR has a selection of spectacular villas for a new year getaway.

Tuscany Now & More offer some of the most picturesque and exquisite rental properties throughout the length and breadth of Italy, in Tuscany and beyond.

This summer, or post-school holidays,enhance a gorgeous villa stay with zen gardens, farm-to-table cooking classes, wind surfing in Lago Trasimeno, or even visiting thermal spas at Sarteano and Montepulciano. Tuscany Now & More have a fantastic selection of villas that provide the perfect mix of retreat, adventure, wellness and of course sun-dappled, Italian surrounds.

Tuscany Now & More ensure the most relaxing of getaways with a fantastic array of curated experiences. From Bike Tours to Private Cookery Classes, Tuscany Now & More go to extraordinary lengths to provide the ultimate in service, ensuring a care-free, unforgettable experience. Spa days are wonderful, but sometimes life’s stressors require more than just a few hours of zen and that’s why Tuscany Now & More have handpicked some of their best villas for fantastic fitness getaways:


Il Villino

What’s more peaceful than renting a charming restored farmhouse by the beautiful town of Chiesa? AtIlVillino, you’ll find much needed peace and quiet, paired with opulence. At this stunning property guests looking to improve their wellness can enjoy the indoor gym alongside hiring their own yoga teacher for personalised classes. The property is in close reach to Lago Trasimeno which offers a variety of water sports including wind surfing, sailing and wake boarding. For relaxation,thermal spas at Sarteano and Montepulciano and a health spa in Pozzuoloare in close proximity. This secluded hideaway includes a fan shaped pool, set into an impeccably maintained lawn with endless views of a gently rolling landscape. Extremely comfortable and filled with artistic touches, the house is decorated in a colourful blend of contemporary furniture and antiques, and filled with luxuries such as a jacuzzi, a steam shower, a gym and a serious cook’s kitchen.


Rosso Fiorentino

This stunning farmhouse set within a hamlet of attached buildings, instructors can lead yoga sessions of all kinds. Expert (or aspiring) yogis can practice, meditate, sign up for a cooking class, and indulge infarm-to-table cuisine as well as enjoying the private massage and yoga room located atRosso Fiorentino. The villa is a perfect base for nearby sightseeing possibilities including Siena’s spectacular Campo and the Etruscan-built city of Volterra, and of course, Florence. The sitting room opens to a terrace shaded by tall trees with a long marble table for outdoor dining and a sitting area under a white canvas pergola. A few steps lower, a second terrace offers comfortable loungers arranged around a large gated swimming pool, all skirted by a small but very pretty garden.


San Leolino

You walk into the beautifully kept terraced garden ofSan Leolino, one of the four houses that make up the tiny hamlet of Casaglia, and you are faced with one of the most beautiful views in Tuscany. Guests can enjoy being in close proximity tostunning walks, horse riding, tennis and golf.At San Leolino—set high atop a hill overlooking the medieval town of San Gimignano, guests looking to up their fitness can enjoy use of the villas own gym and enjoy swimming in a large infinity edge swimming pool. Perfect for al fresco dining and soaking up the unspoilt views, guests leaving this property will feel truly refreshed and relaxed. San Leolino has a great location from which to visit most of Tuscany as its half way between Florence and Siena with one of the most beautiful towns in Europe with San Gimignano just minutes away.


Poggio Alto

When you picture a place to meditate,Poggio Altolikely matches the image in your mind, with its very ownZen Gardenand spectacular views; this is the place to disconnect.Guests can enjoy having apersonal yoga practitioner at the villato help destress from everyday worries. This classic Tuscan Farmhouse dates back to the 17th century and the name Poggio Alto (literally, ‘High Hill’) lives up to its name and commands panoramic views in every direction of the gently rolling hills of south-eastern Tuscany. For guests looking for a more active getaway they can enjoy being in close proximity to bike rentals, riding stables, tennis courts and riding stables. Extraordinarily peaceful, Poggio Alto is only minutes away from the medieval towns of Cetona and Chiusi and within easy driving distance of the wine centres of Montepulciano and OrvietoA well-stocked library speaks of the owners’ love of books, as do the many nooks around the house and garden designed as quiet spots for reading; among these is a ‘contemplation’ garden with a pond below the house.