There’s definitely something magical about Tuscany, and it’s difficult to put your finger on exactly what it is. Maybe it’s the fantastic landscapes, characterised by rolling rows of vineyards and olive groves? Maybe it’s the fantastic cuisine and wine, the climate, or the fact you can revel in Renaissance treasures in cities as beautiful as Florence and Siena. More likely it’s a mix of all these things and a whole lot more, with an added bit of magic that makes the place unforgettable. One thing that certainly adds to the charm is the amazing range of holiday villas in Tuscany. Many of the ones on our books are in the countryside and feature fantastic private pools – and seeing as how everyone loves Mediterranean sun, Mediterranean views and Mediterranean pools, we thought we’d put the three together and give you our top 10 swimming pools with amazing views in Tuscany!
With a bigger pool for the adults and a smaller one right beside it, that’s perfect for smaller paddling feet, Villa la Fauci is great for a big family holiday. It’s in quite a remote area of the region, but that just means more peace and quiet, and there’s plenty to keep everyone occupied in the villa itself.
Price from: £36pppn
Villa San Miniato boasts chic, minimalist stylings that are perfect for lounging around like an A-lister. The glorious grounds surrounding the pool are no less impressive, and make taking a dip feel like you’re in a tropical oasis.
Price from: £62pppn
3. Villa Torre
Perched high at the top of a hill, Villa Torre commands imposing views of the surrounding area while its classically styled exterior belies a modern and luxurious interior. Not that you’ll notice – you’ll pretty much want to spend your entire time outdoors!
Price from: £70pppn
With the truly cosy charm and looks of an authentic farmhouse, Villa Montanare comes complete with 200 acres of grounds – plenty of room for walking, exploring and tiring the kids out! The infinity pool looks out over stunning woodland too, and the views from the house even extend to the nearby mountains.
Price from: £70pppn
Surrounded by enchanting olive groves, Villa Raffaela has views to kill! See every nook and cranny of the Italian countryside whilst you cool off in the swimming pool or spend the afternoon lunching alfresco with some of the very best local produce with your favourites.
Price from: £50pppn
6. Villa Fassio
This stunning villa dating back from the 13th century has all the amenities you could dream of, offering both comfort and the best modern conveniences – from an astronomical observatory to its own helipad. One very unique feature is the Roman pool, from which you can enjoy amazing views over the Tocchi and Basso Merse Reserves. The Roman pool has three pools at different temperatures: hot, lukewarm and cold. Give your body a well deserved pamper before heading down to the main large swimming pool where you can swim and lounge in the sun!
Price from: £79pppn
7. Villa Tafera
The views from the pool of this stunning tiered villa stretch out to Florence and the Tuscan countryside. The capital is just a 10-minute drive away, so easy exploration of this iconic city is on your doorstep. That is, if you can tear yourself away from this sumptuous villa.
Price from: £49pppn
8. Villa Mera
This is a great villa if you’re looking for a holiday with a bit of privacy, as the property is surrounded by fragrant olive groves that are as wonderful to look at as they are for the scent they bring to the air – and even though it’s secluded, there’s a village nearby with everything you need.
Price from: £18pppn
There’s something distinctly fairytale about Villa Orlandi, mainly due to the way the hills surrounding it are so lush. The swimming pool extends out onto the lawn too, giving everyone a great focal point to catch some rays, take a dip or cook something tasty on the barbecue.
Price from: £40pppn
10. Villa Gelso
The grounds of Villa Gelso are truly spectacular; with an epic swimming pool for the whole clan to enjoy you’ll feel as though you’re in paradise. The views from the pool are top notch, and we thoroughly recommend this villa for a group of friends or family looking for a relaxing escape.
Price from: £42pppn