Tuscany Back In Vogue For Cottages To Castles

Industry: Tourism/Vacation

Italy vacation rental specialist reports increased bookings for properties in Tuscany in 2010 while interest in many others Italian holiday destinations continues to be slow.

United Kingdom (PRUnderground) February 5th, 2010

As the continuing economic downturn and strong Euro continue to impact on inbound tourist numbers to many regions of Italy, Cottages to Castles, a leading specialist in Italian vacation villas for 26 years, is experiencing a welcome increase in bookings for their rental properties in Tuscany.

In 2010 so far the company is reporting a 10% increase in bookings for their Tuscany villas as compared to the same period of 2009.

The region of Tuscany has been the most popular destination in Italy for self-catering vacations for decades and has been eulogized in several movies and books but, like many other tourist destinations in Italy, it has suffered from the recent decline in overseas visitor numbers.

However, the regions longstanding popularity, celebrated culture and high quality tourism infrastructure has engendered a market resilience that is unmatched by other areas of Italy – particularly those that have become more fashionable in recent years. Tourist numbers to Tuscany appear to be on the increase again as the region looks set to bounce back in style for 2010.

“Tuscany has always been a perennial favourite with our customer base, but over recent years we have introduced other less well known areas of Italy with great success.” says Jonathan Magoni, Director of Cottages to Castles. “However, when the market started to slow down it was Tuscany that weathered the storm best of all and now, with prices starting to come down, it’s Tuscany that is leading us into what we hope will be a much better year than 2009” says Mr. Magoni.

Cottages to Castles feature nearly 100 self-catering holiday villas in Tuscany with rental prices ranging from around £300 to over £5,000 per week. More information on all their Tuscany properties can be found at http://www.cottagestocastles.com/tuscany-villas.aspx. Alternatively, their expert team of consultants can be reached at +44 (0)1622 775217.

About Cottages to Castles
Cottages to Castles is a fully bonded independent British company, founded over 25 years ago to specialise in providing high quality self-catering vacation rentals in Italy. The company is owned and operated by father and son team Claudio and Jonathan Magoni who between them inspect and hand-pick every property.

Cottages to Castles operate a team of sales consultants based in the UK with detailed knowledge of every property. In addition, the company employs a number of permanent representatives on the ground in Italy to ensure a smooth and trouble free holiday experience for their customers.

With a large collection of properties in the inland, countryside, lakeside and seaside regions of Italy, Cottages to Castles is one of the leading specialists in Italian holiday accommodation in the U.K., U.S., Australia and New Zealand.


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