Heralding the rich history of Tuscany
, buildings in the towns in the region of Pisa --with their Lego-straight edges -- appear as if an Italian child tumbled out the stone-and-plaster houses from his toy box. A seemingly jumbled, but orderly, town appears. Some of the homes sit in a neat row, the short next to the tall, with a store tucked in for good measure. The different roof lines bedeck structures with wrought iron balconies brightened with patches of red and white flowers, or cathedral shaped windows stacked neatly in a row with time-worn stones separating them in their uniformity. Your Tuscany accommodations await you, whether it be an apartment rental, condo rental, country home rental or villa rental
. Make one of these vacation rentals your Italian lodging.
The seaport of Pisa’s artistic splendor
- and seagoing power when it became a Republic in the 12th century - and economic prosperity was established in Roman times and its influence extended over Tuscany. Access is easy, either by car, rail or plane. The airport is named after the scientist: Pisa Galileo Galilel Airport.
Walk along the river and explore the medieval center of town. Did you know that Lord Byron and Shelley had their homes here? Visit Campo dei Miracoli (Piazza Duomo) to view the famous works of art. Find that treasured locally-crafted glass or pottery
piece for your souvenir.
“Today”, you have decided -- as you sit on the couch in your vacation villa rental: “I am going to see the famous leaning tower, stop at the shops to pick up buns and cheese and I’ll serve the wine I picked up in the Chianti Classico
wine region on my travels between Florence
and Siena.” It is so handy to be able to prepare a meal in your kitchen, equipped and set up so that you can entertain guests in your vacation rentals accommodations.
Condo rentals or vacation home rentals are ready for your holiday home. Explore Tuscany. Visit Florence with its Renaissance architectural
and art centers. Siena is a classic medieval hill town
famous for its large fan-shaped piazza, Piazza del Campo. Walk atop the preserved walls of Lucca
. Spectacular views are yours when viewed from the towers. Made famous by the movie Under the Tuscan Sun, Cortona
is surrounded by Etruscan walls that are 3000 years old.
Waking up in your apartment rental accommodation, today you are heading for Montecatini Terme
in the central part of Tuscany. Known for its thermal waters
, it has several historic spas as well as modern spas. Afterwards, you can continue to relax at an open-air café before taking the funicular railway up the hill to the old town of Montecatini Alto.
Life is pleasant in the land of sunflower fields and gently rolling hills. Owner-owned apartment rentals, country vacation home rentals and villa rentals are accommodations available to you through Owner Direct Vacation Rentals.