Tuscany Now & More welcomes five new properties to their exclusive portfolio

The epitome of Italian hospitality and bespoke experiences, Tuscany Now & More is a handpicked portfolio of 130 villas across Tuscany and beyond. New for this year, spring 2024 will see five elegant properties added to the lauded collection of Italian villas, traditional farmhouses, centuries-old castles and grand estates. From 10-bedroom Villa Sigurtà, cradled between the sun-drenched shores of Lake Garda and the romance of Verona, to Il Sogno di Leonardo, an eight-bedroom Tuscan retreat in Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci; each new addition promises an exceptional blend of splendour and solace.   

Villa Sigurtà 

A 10-bedroom hideaway in a private corner of the famed Parco Giardino Sigurtà, Villa Sigurtà was once a cherished home to European aristocracy and, today, you are welcomed for the very first time to relive the spirit of the Belle Époque. If walls could talk, you would find yourself amongst conversations with a distinguished list of historic guests, from emperor Napoleon III and Nobel Prize Laureate Sir Alexander Flemming, to H.M King Charles III. Opulent interiors see frescoed ceilings and trompe l’oeil walls, accented with lavish velvet furnishings and original Tony Duquette sculptures, the first American artist to have a solo exhibition at the Louvre. Spanning three hectares, the idyllic grounds are a treasure trove of history and natural beauty, boasting Italy’s first pre-romantic English Garden which has been recognised as one of the nation’s most significant gardens.  

Bel Sentiero 

A classic stone Tuscan villa, five-bedroom Bel Sentiero is tucked away in the Val d’Orcia countryside with far reaching views across the Renaissance town of Pienza. This 10-hectare estate is lined with towering cypress trees and set within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, celebrated for its bucolic landscape that continues to inspire artists worldwide. With a seasonal vegetable garden and rolling vineyards, you can delight in villa-to-table Tuscan dining, while for those looking to explore further afield, the medieval hilltop towns of Montalcino and San Quirico, and nearby thermal springs await.  

Il Sogno di Leonardo 

Il Sogno di Leonardo is an eight-bedroom sanctuary perched above the town of Vinci. An enchanting property, chic interiors harmoniously marry modern elegance with grand vaulted ceilings, original wooden beams and salvaged stone floors, a gentle nod to the craftsmanship of its owner, an architect with a discerning eye for detail. Bedrooms are steeped in distinctive character, with unique wallpaper designs and tailormade furnishings, complete with rainfall shower suites and double basins. For those wanting to follow in the footsteps of the great Leonardo da Vinci, The Museo Leonardiano plays host to one of the most extensive and original collections of his machine and models, while Florence, Pisa and Lucca are just an hour by car.  

Il Gelsomino Bianco 

Moments from Lucca, Il Gelsomino Bianco is a recently restored 18th century stone villa, perfect for a family retreat or groups of friends wanting to bask in the simple pleasures of Italian living, or dolce far niente, the sweetness of doing nothing. A central courtyard acts as a jovial social hive, destined for summer sojourns, while the seven bedrooms feature pared-back interiors, flooded with natural light.  

Ca’ Terrenuove 

Ca’Terrenuove characterises refined luxury in this six-bedroom villa. Meticulously restored, villa bathrooms indulge in precious marble varieties, from Travertino and Daino Reale Sardinian marble to Azur Macaubas Brazilian marble, guests will be spoiled with decadence. Positioned in the serene verdant hills near San Gimignano, sprawling lawns are home to 21 bronze animal sculptures, outdoor kitchen, tennis courts and a walled swimming pool accessed by a grand Crema Marfil marble staircase. Lovers of the outdoors can discover the region by horseback or bicycle, while Tuscany’s largest golf course is just five minutes by car.  

Each villa in Tuscany Now & More’s esteemed collection can come fully staffed including private chefs for personalised menu consultation and maid service, while every booking includes 24-hour complimentary concierge, designed to cater for your every need and deliver exceptional experiences. You are welcomed to sample a taste of Italy’s culinary delights with in-villa wine tastings, horseback vineyard tours, truffle hunting and sample the region’s finest olive oils, or for the creatively inclined, opt to create custom fragrances at a historic Florentine atelier and recreate part of Michelangelo’s David at Studio Romanelli; opportunities are endless, and no request is too much. Historically, one-of-a-kind experiences have included an intimate private concert with Andrea Bocelli in Teatro del Silenzio, candlelit dinner in Il Salone dei Cinquecento di Palazzo Vecchio and in-house opera performances.