Under the burning Tuscan sun roll marvelous hills, vineyards, olive groves—all postcard-perfect landscapes nestling medieval towns, rural villas, and contadino farmhouses, endless niches of dreamy dwellings exuding all the charm for which the region is revered. We’ve tracked down the best examples of such havens—from the typical to the surprising—to paint a warm-hued picture of the look and feel of Tuscan living. Inspiration abounds from these pages of achingly beautiful homes; who knows—maybe you can bring the magic of Tuscany to your corner of the world.
Barbara & René Stoeltie both began their careers as artists and gallery owners. With René as photographer and Barbara as writer, they have been collaborating on interior design articles since 1984, contributing to such inﬂuential magazines as Vogue, The World of Interiors, AD, Elle, House and Garden, Country Living and House Beautiful.
Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987 to 2010, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle.