Renting a holiday apartments in Tuscany and Umbria in the middle part of Italy, is a way of having a cheaper and more interesting vacation.

The hosts are local people living in the area. Most of the accommodations are old restored farmhouses, nearly all of them with private pool and gardens with great views. The area between Lake Trasimeno and Lake Chiusi offers slow food, slow life and locals that are still kind and caring to the tourist that visits the stunning hills in the green heart of Italy.

You will get a high personal service from the moment that you book, and during your holiday in Tuscany or Umbria. The local owners can tell you much more about the area than you will hear from any tourist guide.

There is a lot to see in the area. You can visit cities like; Montepulciano, Cortona, Assisi, Perugia or Orvieto just to name a few within a short distance of each other. The small villages with the old town centres and locals attract the tourist who wants to see more and get a real feeling of being part of it all.

The rolling hills of Tuscany and the steep dirt roads of Umbria will satisfy any bicycle enthusiast, whether you prefer street bikes or MTB. You have many options to rent a very good bicycle, some of the shops will even provide you with delivery and return of the bike, plus they will take care of any accidents with the bike during renting period, just call them and they will be there and fix it. Hosts have numerous of special maps only for bicycling in the borderland between Tuscany and Umbria, which they can provide you with.

Other activities such as horse riding, trekking, rafting and many more are also possible.

If you want to taste great wines, the area is exploding right now with new wine yards of excellent quality and the wine are often at prices that are very affordable. How about one of Italy´s ten best red wines made out of 28 clones of the Sangiovese grape, with 48 month´s of oak barrels behind it?; a real Super Tuscan.

You will discover that it is very hard to find a tourist menu in this area; “Slow food” is the nickname, especially the Umbrian kitchen which is known for “The poor Umbrian kitchen”. Many first time guests are stunned by the simplicity, taste and the love that the restaurants put into their food. The hosts can tell you how to find some of the best and most affordable restaurants in the area.

Sounds good, doesn’t it? Start planning your holiday now.

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