Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany, Italy

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 31,727 vacation rentals near Tuscany. From 15,127 apartments to 6,378 villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Tuscany for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

The art of living in Tuscany

Tuscany's status as a cultural powerhouse should come as no surprise to visitors. The region was once a major hub for the pioneers of the Renaissance, and today is home to some of its most important artistic and architectural remnants, such as Florence’s resplendent Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore and Palazzo Pitti. The region is also home to some of Italy's most gorgeous natural scenery, with acres of vineyards and forests providing a refreshing counterpoint to its iconic built heritage. For travelers seeking complete taste of Tuscany, vacation rentals offer a flexible home base that's hard to resist.

Trailing Tuscany

Thanks to the rolling hills and idyllic woodland of the region's landscape, Tuscany vacation rentals are particularly popular with hikers, backpackers, and cross-country walkers. Guided excursions are a fantastic way to find the best routes and take in the most important sites, while expert-led nature walks illuminate the incredible biodiversity that flourishes here. You can also combine these outings with a cultural trip—the Wine Road of the Vernaccia di San Gimignano, for example, offers a scenic 10-mile path through unspoiled countryside, with the promise of stunning views of the Medieval town of San Gimignano at the end.

Tuscany's laid-back icon

There are plenty of iconic Renaissance landmarks to be found in the region, but vacation rentals in Tuscany also offer access to Medieval monuments, most notably the emblematic Leaning Tower of Pisa. One of the 4 structures that comprises Pisa's cathedral complex, this slanting bell tower is beloved by locals and visitors alike. With 8 levels and 207 columns, the marble structure makes for an unmissable photo op, while a trip to the top provides staggering panoramas of the surrounding cathedrals, including the impressive Romanesque ornamentations of the Duomo di Pisa.

Tuscany's temperate charms

Thanks to the benevolent year-round climate and picturesque scenery of Tuscany, vacation rentals here are in perennially high demand. The region's sizzling summers welcome crowds of visitors from around the world, so booking early is advised to ensure optimal availability. Temperatures peak in the mid to low 80s and rainfall is uncommon during these peak months, making it the ideal time to hit the sightseeing circuit. Spring and fall are fantastic alternatives, however; the sun is still out, temperatures average in the high 60s, and the blooming and falling foliage provides spectacular backdrops.

Tuscany by water

If seaside sightseeing is more your speed, then the Tuscan Archipelago National Park is right up your alley. Made up of 7 islands and covering almost 400 square miles, the region illustrates another side of Tuscany's biodiversity. Heather, myrtle, and berry trees dot the area, while other specimens are unique to certain islands—the largest, Elba, is dotted with colorful violas, and chestnut and yew trees abound at the bottom of Mount Capanne. Native and migratory birds, among them cormorants, ravens, and peregrine falcons, are frequently sighted, while dolphins and even sperm whales have been known to swim in the glistening waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea.