Hotels in Italy

For centuries the world has been in love with the Chianti Hills. Close to Florence and not far from Siena is the region’s most famous town, Greve. High in its silent pine and cypress-covered hills, is a thoughtfully restored fifteenth-century villa.

This is the ultimate two-fer offering nine rooms in a hilltop villa in utter isolation, and just a few miles away, eleven rooms in a converted monastery in the heart of a medieval town where you can experience the village life of Tuscany.

This is in a dream location—the now all-pedestrian and flower-strewn Piazza Santa Maria Novella, right across from the magnificent church whose interior walls are covered with Ghirlandaio frescos and monastery, the fascinating twelfth-century pharmacy.

Hotel Bologna, a four star (out of five stars in Italy) hotel with amazing value, is situated in the center of Pisa. It is one of the city’s understated stays. The Cathedral and the main streets of the Corso district are minutes away by foot, making it a hidden gem. Friendly frescos.

If you want to be in the dead center of the action, this is the place for you. Hotel Perseo offers rooms with views of the main cathedral—it’s literally a stones throw, even if you never played center field—and is surrounded by all the best shops.

The family-run Hotel David offers remodeled, spacious, and comfortable rooms (complete with typical Florentine antique furnishings) and is located centrally enough that it is an easy walk to all the sights yet in a quiet district of Florence.

Conveniently located between Florence and Pisa in the perfectly preserved city of Lucca, this recently renovated, bed and breakfast is located a few hundred meters from the city’s central plaza. A traditional Tuscan breakfast is served in the beautiful veranda or delightful gardens.

A converted eighteenth-century villa, Hotel Santa Caterina is a home away from home in the heart of Siena’s central plaza. The rooms and public spaces are full of classic Tuscan furnishings. The highlight is their outdoor space.

A short walk from the village center of San Gimignano—one of Tuscany’s prettiest medieval hill towns—this homey B&B provides both a warm welcome and spectacular views over the Tuscan countryside.

This beautiful renovated guesthouse (which dates back to 1700) is set just a few hundred meters from the historic center of Lucca. The rooms all have lovely carved-wooden bedsteads; breakfast is served during fine weather on a veranda overlooking manicured gardens.

A large Tuscan house transformed, B&B Carla makes a wonderful home away from home in downtown Pisa. The rooms are all named after Puccini operas (Manon, Butterfly, Tosca and Fanciulla).

Each of the five guestrooms at this genteel, newly opened Florentine property is individually designed in chic, modern-elegant style.

This beautiful country lodge set in the hills of Siena has beautiful views overlooking the walled city.

Set in the heart of Florence, within easy strolling distance of the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio, this hotel has several different configurations of suites and connecting rooms to accommodate families.

If you want to treat your family to a truly elegant Tuscan experience, this spectacular, historic villa set just outside Florence in Bellosguardo (once the hometown of Galileo) may spoil them forever.