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 the 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 Le 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
2. Villa Dania
When you imagine a villa in Tuscany, Villa Dania is surely exactly what you see! From the terracotta exterior to the verdant gardens and gorgeous pool with views over a classic scene of rolling, vine-strewn hills, Villa Dania is the perfect Tuscan escape.
Price from: £43pppn
3. Villa Gaiole
This gorgeous villa’s hilltop position provides 360-degree panoramic views of the breathtaking Tuscan countryside. The house is surrounded by lush lawns and has an irresistible pool with an infinity edge where you can dip and dive until the sun goes down.
Price from: £190pppn
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
Just get a load of that location! This gorgeous villa, set on a hillside with resplendent gardens and an incredible pool, is the perfect spot for 6 guests to make their base while exploring Tuscany. However, with a pool as special as that, you might never leave the villa at all…
Price from: £133pppn
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’s if you can tear yourself away from this sumptuous villa, of course.
Price from: £49pppn
Villa Sovrano is a fabulous traditional Tuscan-style villa with a beautifully modern twist – like walking into the pages of a travel magazine! The house has a decadent indoor pool with windows that frame the view, but we know you’ll spend most days out by the outdoor pool, bronzing beneath the Tuscan sun and enjoying alfresco dinners poolside within the pretty kitchen garden
Price from: £242pppn
Set in the heart of Chianti wine country, with Siena and Florence in easy reach, Villa Cecconi offers an ideal retreat. From the landscaped gardens, you’ll enjoy sublime views that sweep over vineyards to the towers of San Gimignano in the distance that lead you down to an inviting, large pool area. It is a magical place to switch off and enjoy rural Tuscany in style.
Price from: £59pppn
10. Casale Cocca
The grounds of Casale Cocca 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
These stunning villas in Tuscany are just the beginning! Feel free to scroll through the rest of our villas in Tuscany or read our travel guide to get a grasp of what the region has to offer. Check out the full portfolio of properties on Oliver’s Travels, or get in contact with our dedicated concierge service for any added extras and a helping of local knowledge to make your trip that bit more special.