Renting a SELF-CATERING APARTMENT/VILLA you may have the good excuse to go shopping in open markets or nice groceries and is also an excellent option for those on a budget,families with fussy eaters,or those with special dietary needs.

Shopping at a local food market, in a supermarket at a delicatessen shop in a new country gives you always the idea about the habit of local people. Even the coffee powder and the dish detergent may be so different in each country. And the local fruit and vegetables!!! Choosing to stay in a holiday apartment may be a convenient option if you are traveling with a big group for a family reunion or friends meeting in Tuscany and most apartments in Chianti come with a pool.


We met Sean in 1998 when he founded To-Tuscany to connect clients and villa owners, and since then they have been improving the choice of high-quality villas and apartments in stunning settings. They have properties for couples, families, and groups of friends, each of which has been personally inspected to meet  exacting standards.


Franco & Silvia,together with the family,host tourists in their  Residence Borgo Sicelle, previously  a small farm of Chianti has been renovated into 10 apartments .From the hill on which they  are, it’s possible to enjoy a beautiful view and splendid sunsets.


We discovered Hotel Borgo Le Grondaie Siena when we had our first Nordic Walking lesson in their beautiful green spaces.Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena is a country house with rooms and apartments just 2 km away from Siena center and 1 km away from the train station,maintaining it’s rural and rustic setting.

These are just a few examples of this  great possibility to live like  local,going  out  in the morning for shopping and visit and relaxing in the evening  with slippers and a glass of good wine  !