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Courtesy of Tenuta Di Spannocchia
Tenuta di Spannocchia
Part of Tuscany's Riserva Naturale Alto Merse, this 1,100-acre organic estate of managed forests, vegetable gardens, and hiking trails is dedicated to nothing less than preserving the region's cultural and agricultural legacy. Call it a kind of pastoral demonstration project: parts of the property are used to raise endangered breeds of livestock, while others yield sustainably harvested wood for heating. Rooms are tucked into original stone houses, restored with a rustic simplicity (wood-beamed ceilings, wrought-iron bed frames) that epitomizes the farm's philosophy.
39-0577/75211; spannocchia.com; doubles from $109, including breakfast.