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Sustainable Tourism

  • Valuing a sustainable approach to travel has always been second nature to To Tuscany, and in our eyes, it is a collaborative effort. It is vital that we work together with guests and providers towards a sustainable future in which we can travel responsibly.

    We are passionate, proactive, and we work closely with local authorities. We pride ourselves on our local knowledge and expertise to help you, our valued guests, better understand Tuscany, its natural beauty, and the ways in which we can minimise our impact on nature.

    It is a partnership between us, our guests, and our providers, all working together towards a common goal. For this reason, we are always open to new suggestions and ideas. Please do not hesitate to get in touch.

  • Renewable Energy

    Since sustainability is a collaborative effort, we as a company highly encourage our owners to use renewable energy where possible. Many owners have solar panels and some even have hybrid car charging points.

    If you are interested in using less energy whilst in Italy, there are a few small actions that can make a huge difference. In the middle of summer, for instance, temperatures are high and it can seem difficult to keep your villa cool. We would suggest keeping all doors and windows closed during the day - to allow the air conditioning to cool the villa - and opening windows in the evening to allow a breeze.

    How to stay cool without using air conditioning:
    • Close external doors, windows and shutters on the South side or where the sun comes in. This will prevent warm air and direct sunlight from entering the house.

    • Open doors and windows in the night and early morning to let the cool air in.

    • Switch the ceiling fans to anti-clockwise to draw the hot air upwards.

    • Make sure your sheets are changed during your stay. This will help keep them fresh and cool.
    [Please note that a change in bed linen may incur an extra charge.]

  • Live like a local - responsible tourism

    As local experts, we are passionate about Tuscany, its inhabitants, and the inspirational Tuscan way of life. We have spent decades learning about Italian culture and building important relationships with local businesses and providers.

    The rich history, food, architecture and sheer charm of Florence and Pisa mean not much convincing is needed to add these Tuscan cities to your itinerary. However, this region has an abundance of local businesses showcasing zero-kilometre produce, multi-generational recipes and a passion for the land maintained by their ancestors for hundreds of years.

    By discovering these unique, independent enterprises, you can experience life as a local in Tuscany. You have the chance to learn more about Italian culture and encounter business that remains untouched by mass media and tourism.

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