Hotels in Chiusdino

Antiques and hand-painted murals accent the 7 unique rooms at this retreat, originally built in the early 13th century. The produce from its extensive gardens goes straight into the on-site restaurant-evidence of Tuscany's farm-to-table trend.

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.