Rural Tuscany

Julie Reece Tours can organise accommodation, food and transport for your rural Tuscan experience. Inquiries can be made through the CONTACT page.


There are many villa and farmhouse forms of accommodation on the market in rural Tuscany and you may be lucky to find the perfect location. If however, you want a villa that can be recommended and described from first hand experience, then Julie Reece Tours can provide that. We stayed here in this wonderful villa out in the Tuscan countryside for over a week in October 2018 and discovered a gem. With room for 20 people it also caters for small groups of 2 - 12 due to the separate apartment style sections of the villa. Well set out with fabulous facilities with well equipped kitchens and dining areas, your group will enjoy a relaxing and comfortable stay here. About an hour and a half from Siena and two hours from Rome, it makes the perfect base to explore the fascinating towns and villages of Tuscany and Umbria.


Accessing the rural areas of Tuscany and Umbria is not easy without a vehicle. Many of us who have traveled extensively have done the self drive option and found it stressful and at times quite confronting. So if you want to access the quiet and laid back experience of Tuscan life off the beaten track away from the tour groups and buses, let Julie Reece Tours arrange your own local driver and vehicle to suit the size of your group through an excellent local company run by Gianni Giorgi. We had the lovely 'Marco' for our time here and had the freedom to explore towns, villages and cities. Living locally, Marco gave us a personal perspective of our locations and was a wealth of information. An excellent driver, the vehicle was always spotless and Marco was the total professional. You can be picked up from Rome airport or your hotel and be dropped at the door of the villa. No stress and a wonderfully relaxing way to spend your time in rural Tuscany.


Good food and wine are synonymous with all things Italian. When you stay at the villa, you have many options to chose from. Our villa host, the lovely Beatrice, lives within walking distance and is willing to discuss your individual food and wine needs. Self catering using the excellent facilities, dinners delivered to your door, cooking classes and meals at Bea's own elegant home restaurant, are all possibilities. Your time here is tailored to YOUR needs and your group. Bea will do as much or as little at your request and I can vouch for the value and high standard of all she produces. Julie Reece Tours will discuss with you the range of options and prices based on your group's wishes.

**One huge advantage is having Bea close by for any questions re the villa and the kitchen facilities in the event you may need advice or help with anything to do with your accommodation. **

**Some of Bea's magnificent creations are featured below.**