Fly to Florence
. Visit this enchanting city before travelling to the Pistoia region
. Walk across the bridges which reach over the Arno River. Shop at one of the stores located on the post-card perfect Ponte Vecchio
. In August, 1504, Michelangelo’s David
first stood on the Piazza della Signoria
in front of the Palazzo della Signoria
. In 1873, the Galleria dell'Accademia
received the original David. Among its collection, it has five additional sculptures by Michelangelo. It is incredible that there is also an open-air gallery, the Loggia dei Lanzi
. The Pistoia region – situated between Lucca
- is a great place for a long-awaited tranquil holiday. Stay in a villa rental for your holiday accommodations. Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
has an accommodation that reflects your taste and offers you all the conveniences of home.
Stay in an agriturismo
- a farm house - surrounded by the hills of Pescia
in Central Tuscany
. The medieval town of Pistoia lies in a valley and is situated 30 kilometres northeast of Florence. The Bell Tower of the cathedral heralds the town’s centre at the Piazza del Duomo
. The Bishop’s Place houses its treasures. The arcaded buildings, with heavily-shuttered windows, at the Palazzo dei Vescovi
are picturesque. Vacation rentals offer holiday homes with the added comfort of home-away-from home conveniences. Need to stay connected? Most vacation rentals offer Wi Fi. Enjoy your morning swim in the private swimming pool on the grounds of your villa rental. Whether you are with a group, or travelling with a companion or solo: Apartments within villa rentals offer separate accommodations but communal gathering places outdoors.
The walled town of Lucca
was once a key player in the 11th Century silk trade. Today, you can enjoy walking on top of the four-kilometre wall, all the while enjoying the old trees growing here. Instead of staying at a hotel, book villa rentals for your holiday lodging. There are villas that provide a chef who will prepare delicious Tuscan meals for you and your family
in the kitchen. Or, why not join an Italian cuisine classes nearby for that hands-on experience.
Day trips to Pisa
will bring this Renaissance town within your holiday memories. The experience of seeing the leaning bell tower, the Baptistery, and walking into the Duomo is awe-inspiring. A resonating voice heard inside this magnificent and reverent expression of man-made beauty seems heavenly.
Make your stay within an Italian holiday home a pleasant one. Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
offers numerous privately-owned vacation rentals: farmhouse villas, apartments, condo rentals close to a lake, or a condo rental in town. Beautifully restored villas create a picture-perfect accommodation for your family holidays. Read the details; see the photos. Tuscany awaits you.