Welcoming Tuscany Now & More to the Birds Nest

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BIRD is delighted to announce its partnership with Tuscany Now & More, a handpicked, exclusive portfolio of 130 properties across Tuscany and beyond, commencing this month. Founded in 1990 by Simon and Barbara Ball, Tuscany Now & More is a family-owned business, long synonymous with the art of Italian hospitality and bespoke experiences.  

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Tuscany Now & More has a clear mission: to pair discerning travellers with the finest Italian villas, traditional farmhouses, centuries-old castles and grand estates. In 2014, the brand expanded its reach beyond Tuscany to include locations across Italy; from the rolling vineyards of Chianti to culturally rich Veneto. Every property promises an unparalleled blend of elegance, comfort and privacy, with exceptional one-of-a-kind experiences courtesy of Tuscany Now & More’s 24-hour concierge.  

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Each property has been carefully selected by in-destination specialists to create an exclusive collection, steeped in the highest quality. From its hilltop position, Palazzo Cheto a meticulously restored 13th Century monastery affording far-reaching views of Siena, while blending original charm with modern touches. 16th Century Venetian Villa, Ca’ di Lista, is a tranquil retreat in the Colli Euganei hills near Padua and Venice, surrounded by vineyards and perfect for those looking to discover Veneto’s many history cities. Featuring in the film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons, Ca’ di Lista offers you the chance to live like a true Venetian noble. In Italy’s green heart lies Villa Clara, an eight-bedroom hideaway, just seven kilometres from Umbria’s most prized hilltop town, Orvieto, and its ‘Golden Lily’ of cathedrals. An enchanting property, design-led interiors marry modern living with terracotta floors, original exposed beams and local artisan craftsmanship across six floors. Who could resist enjoying the beauty of these stunning properties whilst basking under the Tuscan sun?

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With a roster of private chefs, every villa can come fully staffed including maid service, while each booking includes a 24-hour complimentary concierge, designed to cater for all your needs. For a taste of Italy’s culinary delights, you can join horseback vineyard rides, sample the finest olive-oil on a Tuscan family farm, try your hand at truffle hunting, enjoy in-villa wine tastings or take a trip to a Florence market to source the finest ingredients for a private cooking class. If you’re feeling artistic, follow in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci, create a custom fragrance in a historic Florentine atelier, recreate part of Michelangelo’s David at Studio Romanelli with a master sculptor or take workshops in calligraphy, floristry or textiles. For the adventurous, a classic vintage car awaits, taking you from the historic centre of Brescia along the shoreline of Lago di Garda, or the sky’s the limit with a sunrise hot-air balloon flight.

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Book your stay here: Handpicked Luxury Holiday Villas in Italy | Tuscany Now & More (tuscanynowandmore.com)