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Originally the homeland of the Etruscans, Tuscany was ruled by the Romans, Herulians and Ostrogoths. From the 12th century onwards, Tuscany’s cities started becoming republics and aristocratic families like the Medici dynasty ruled the region until 1861 when Tuscany became part of unified Italy.

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Divided into nine provinces and one metropolitan city, Tuscany has an ordinary statute (constitution), an elected parliament and a government headed by the regional president.

On the doorstep of stylish Tuscany houses, are spectacular attractions like the Cathedral of Florence, Uffizi gallery, Tower of Pisa and Palazzo Pfanner. Famous cities include Florence (Firenze), Siena, Pisa and Lucca.

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Deluxe Tuscany apartments and houses line the streets in the cities while the gently rolling hills of the countryside are peppered with historic castles and borgos. For Tuscan holiday homes, try Forte dei Marmi, a trendy town on the coast attracting the beautiful people and often described at ‘Italian heaven’, especially out of the tourist season.

In Florence, sumptuous Tuscan villas are a stone’s throw from the historic Piazza della Signoria. Nearby are gorgeous palazzos, farmhouses and wineries for sale.

Lucca has plenty of attractive Tuscany houses near the Serchio river. If you are looking for luxury apartments with valley views, head to the medieval town of Barga.

To purchase a Tuscan villa on the coast, we recommend a visit to Forte dei Marmi where magnificent properties stand beside exclusive beach clubs.

Lifestyle and leisure in Tuscany

Art museums, music festivals, carnivals and fairs provide residents of Tuscan properties a culturally rich lifestyle.

Pay a visit to Uffizi known for its outstanding collection of paintings. In summer attend one of the splendid music festivals, superb Viareggio carnival and Volterra AD 1398, a medieval fair.

Go for a run, walk or cycle along the quiet country lanes. If you are feeling adventurous, try hot-air ballooning or hang-gliding. During winter months strap on the ice skates or head for the mountains; Italy’s high altitude ski resorts offer excellent value, great conditions with plenty of style.

Tuscany transport links

With two international airports, efficient train, bus and tram (in the larger cities) services and good motorways, commuting is easy for residents of the plush Tuscany villas.

Top reasons to buy or invest in Tuscany

  • Great climate, an unmatched landscape and stunning coastline attracts international buyers of all nationalities.
  • Range of cultural pursuits and fabulous business opportunities.
  • Affordably priced Tuscany real estate.


Winkworth International has a comprehensive portfolio of quality properties and would be happy to help you with your purchase of a Tuscany property. Contact us for your requirements or in the event that you are looking to sell your Tuscany property.