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It Is Possible To Holiday In Tuscany On A Budget: Find Out How!

Oct 15th 2015 at 6:57 AM

It is not impossible to enjoy yourself in the beautiful region of Tuscany on a budget. There are many villas that are very reasonably priced. There are also those that can take you for a ride, but if you know what to look out for, then you will be fine and you can enjoy the delights of Tuscany without breaking the bank.

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Here we help you with budget holidaying tips in Tuscany

First of all, you have to know what you are looking for. For example, Chianti is a beautiful region, but you may not be all that bothered about wine. But Chianti isn’t just a wine region it also offers so much more such as stunning landscapes and traditional Tuscan life.

Some holidaymakers may be even better off being located nearer to Florence or next to one of the small towns where the children can be entertained. If you’re looking for huge charmless hotels with kids clubs then Tuscany might not be the destination for you. However if you’re looking fora private villa where you can just escape to and simply unwind then Tuscany is definitely for you. There are also those, which provide more activities, such as cookery courses or wine making.

Getting married in Tuscany? Not a problem

There are also many villas, which are luxurious and appropriate for wedding ceremonies. If you’re looking to get married in Tuscany but don’t want a religious ceremony not to worry we found many beautiful vacation villas and we found a great website called Discover Tuscany which offers an all in one guide to getting married in Tuscany.

Costal villas in Tuscany

Those which are near a coastal resort which are great for a family who want to nip down to the sea. You can find some great apartments too which have usually been divided up. These may not sound as appealing, but they are actually very cosy inside with all the modern features, along with much history attached on a budget.

Paying more for being located in a big town such as Florence

If you want to be based in the major towns, you will find yourself paying more. These are the popular regions and they usually end up getting booked up quickly. Many people find that the alternative is to rent a home in a village and going on day trips along with a rental car. This is a lovely way to experience the countryside and you will be saving a lot of money in the process. Rental homes are not the same as villas, but they have become more popular because they provide one with a certain amount of charm along with that personal touch.

The debate is whether to use an agent or whether to communicate with the owner. A lot of people have been scammed. However, many people have had a very good experience with the use of private owners. The trick is to find the right route. You have to make sure that you look at the reviews and find out what other people have to say. On the flip side, you will find agents have the best properties and are not likely to disappoint. You will just have to shop around.

Using trusted websites to book your holiday in Tuscany

People are sceptical about owner websites, but there are a lot of genuine locals renting out their homes such as http://tuscanhouse.com. You will be able to ask them questions and communicate. You can always find out whether someone is genuine in this way.

Prices do come down after the season, but if you are someone who likes the heat, you may not enjoy this. In saying that, some places in Tuscany can be unbearable on the coast during the June /July period. You will have to decide on where you are going and from this find out which time is most suitable.

It is always a good idea to watch the exchange rate because this is something that can go in your favour. The pound is definitely helpful against the euro and it will be helpful in saving you a couple of pennies.

Of course, there is always an opportunity to be spoiled in a spa, surrounded by amazing views. There are some reasonable offers. However, you just have to have a look around for special offers and deals that crop up from time to time.

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Nov 10th 2015 at 3:09 PM by TuscanHouse
Weather in Tuscany can change quickly, from hot summer months to cooler spring and autumn. We use heating from October thru April. Families need to travel in July and August when kids are out of school, but you’d save lots by planning your holiday for the mid-season months of June and September, when weather in Tuscany is very pleasant and pool water warm enough for a swim. If you aim for the outdoors with walks, rides and touring, choose April, May or October when prices are in low season, and weather is mild during the day and cooler in the evenings, when you’d enjoy burning a log in the fireplace! The low season is the romantic time and with only a few tourists around, you’d feel like a local when ordering your cappuccino at the local bar in the morning. Thanks and ciao, Zak
   

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