7 dreamy Tuscan villas for rent

When it comes to vacation dreams, few hold the enduring appeal of staying in a Tuscan villa. Think classic stone architecture, intricate tile work, pergola views over sun-dappled vineyards. And the fantasy might be more approachable than you think, especially for a large family or extended group of friends. 

USA TODAY Travel asked Italian lodging specialist Homebase Abroad to share some of its most alluring rentals in Tuscany. From Villa delle Vigne on a working wine and olive estate in Chianti, to Ca di Pesa which has its own pizza oven and bocce court, browse their picks in the slideshow above. 

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