Dear Newsletter Reader,
Welcome to 2011.
We are delighted to have seen so many of you
booking your next holidays with us for the
Summer and even enquiring for 2012!
If you cant wait for the summer to come, why not
think of a visit during the low season - perhaps
a short break or a 'get-away' with friends.
Below are two great offers: the first at one of
our popular hamlet Casa Sisti - where you will
find the hot tub set to 30 degrees during the
winter!! and the second to Villa Ragnaia which
is located just 500 metres away from the famous
town of San Gimignano.
It has also been a great start to the new year
for To Tuscany with the launch of its Dutch
language website and new staff member Claire
We continue to try to serve the needs of all our
guests from all around the world but if you have
any comments or suggestions to improve our
websites, please feel free to let us know.
SHORT BREAK SPECIAL OFFER
With the low cost airlines practically giving away
their seats at the moment, why not consider a quick
trip to Tuscany perhaps for a a romantic get-away,
an early Easter visit or a Birthday treat with all
your friends. Whatever your reason for going, Casa
Sisti is the place to go.
Sisti has been a firm favourite of our To Tuscany
clients for many years now and offers accommodation
for between 2-8 people in a beautifully restored
Tuscan hamlet on the road to the Etruscan town of
Casa Sisti is well located for sightseeing - only
10kms from the famous town of San Gimignano - and
there is even a local bus service to Siena from just
a short walk away. The small town where the hamlet
is located has a grocery store and a few minutes
drive away is the walled city of Colle val d'elsa
where there are plenty of restaurants, shops and a
Dont just take our word for Casa Sisti being a great
place to visit! Here are some client comments (thats
comments from real people that really have stayed
Our villa was even nicer than it looked in the
pictures on the webpage. There were so many
different places to sit etc. around the complex that
it would be hard to feel crowded. Lilliane in the
reception was so kind and helpful. It really
enhanced our holiday because she was able to tell us
where we could park for free in towns and helped to
book us into museums in Florence and into popular
restaurants, that our limited italian would have
meant we missed out on"
. TW United Kingdom
You can book to stay for a minimum of 4
nights with arrivals on any day of
the week from now until the end of April
(including the Easter holiday dates)
Dont worry about heating costs as there is a fixed
charge per apartment per day (6-8 Euros daily for
the apartments and 50 euros daily for the house) so
you know exactly how much you are paying before you
The cost is worked out from the weekly price divided
by at least 4 nights. As an example:
people booking Apartment 4 from arrival Thursday
17th March to departure Monday 21st March (4 nights)
Weekly price (until 26th March) is £529 divided by 7
= a daily rate of £76. Multiply this by 4 nights
and the accommodation will cost you £304 or £76 each!
With the daily heating cost of only 8 Euros per day
(for a two bedroomed apartment), it still brings
your short break to well under £100 per person for
There are 3 apartments for 2 people, 4 apartments
for 4 people and a detached house within the hamlet
for up to 8 people.
If you are a returning client, please contact your
local agent for bookings. If you are a first time
traveller with To Tuscany, please first register
some details with us at
http://www.to-tuscany.com/register and then
contact your local agent.
A Gem of a place to stay
Ragnaia truly is a special place to stay because of
its location just outside the walls of the town of
San Gimignano - the Medieval Manhattan!
View of San Gimignano from Ragnaia
From outside the Villa, you have a tremendous view
and will happily while away the time, gazing up at
the wonderous sight of San Gimignano towering above
Back in the Villa, there are two levels which can
work perfectly for 2 families; there are five
bedrooms and working fireplaces for a typically
The Villa can sleep up to 10 people and has two
special offer prices coming up.
Bookings between 26th March and 9th April will
receive a 20% reduction on the normal Villa price
and bookings from 30th April through to 14th May
will receive a 10% reduction on the normal Villa
This means that you could stay for a week in this
fabulous location for as little as £166 GBP each!
SPOTLIGHT ON A NEW PROPERTY
To Tuscany has over 300 properties on our rental
website, with new properties being added throughout
This month, our spotlight falls on La Macinaia.
Macinaia is located near to the village of
Montebenici, Bucine which will be familiar to many
of you who have driven past on the way up or down
from Montefienali hamlet.
It is within walking distance of the restaurant in
Montebenici and 15km from the town of Montevarchi
where you can take a train to Florence. You can
drive to Siena in around 30 minutes.
At the Villa there are 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a
lovely large swimming pool with diving board. There
is a bathroom next to the swimming pool too. It can
sleep a maximum of 8 people.
There is currently great availability at the
property for the school summer holidays. Click
here to go to the property page for more details
or contact one of us for more information.
Our Dutch Language website
Tuscany was delighted to launch its new Dutch
Language website at the beginning of the year.
The Netherlands is an exciting market for us and
with all of our Villa information fully translated,
we hope it will make a great impact in the country.
Alongside the launch of the website, we welcomed a
new member of staff - Claire Stadhouder from
here to visit the new website or to contact
Claire about any of the Villas, click
Our existing Dutch clients can also look forward to
receiving newsletters in Dutch in the near future.
Sophie Palmer - "We love Vignale"
Dont forget about the To Tuscany 2011
photocompetition. Entries (maximum
) must be sent in JPEG format and the
prize is a hamper of Tuscan delicacies. Send
your entry to
with your name,
reservation code and a title for each of the
Throughout the year we will be
showing a selection of our entries from 2010
starting with this photo from Sophie Palmer
which made it to the final 10 for judging.
We hope that you find the information in this
months newsletter useful.
Please let us know of any content that you would
like to see included in our newsletters and we
wish you a fantastic year wherever you are
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