The heat wave in Italy didn’t finish in August as predicted but carried on, including in Tuscany. September saw many days of hot temperatures and sunshine from early morning to late evening.
As the peak summer tourist season has finished there are many good deals available for people wanting a short break or holiday in Autumn or Winter in Tuscany. Many holiday companies, hotels and property owners are offering big discounts so it gives you the chance to save money.
Accommodation in houses, villas and cottages is now available at much lower rates than in the busy summer months and this is a good time to consider a late holiday. The mild Mediterranean climate is still warm during the daytime (although a sweater or jacket may be needed) and there are still many things to do and places to visit.
One example of holiday accommodation available now at reduced rates is Il Fienile in the beautiful Chianti wine growing area of Tuscany.
This holiday home is located just minutes from Siena. This was once a hay barn but has been converted into a luxury place to stay. During October, 2011 it is available to rent with discounts of 25%.
It can sleep 10 people and has facilities for babies and children. Built in traditional stone, the property is fully furnished and has everything a family may need during a holiday. There is a modern kitchen with all appliances, satellite television, DVD player and internet access. Central heating is available with an extra charge for use.
Outside there is a nice terrace with dining area and a garden with a swimming pool for anyone wanting to enjoy a swim.
Il Fienile is in a good location. The local market is nearby and the historic city Siena is only ten minutes away. From here you can also go to other popular places such as San Gimignano and Volterra or travel further to experience a visit to magnificent Florence.
This property is one of many managed by specialist company Invitation to Tuscany, based in London, U.K.
See more photos and details about Il Fienile on the Invitation to Tuscany website. Examples of rental rates may be shown but it is best to contact the company for latest prices and availability. Note: There are agents available in several countries to help.