Hotels in Italy

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.

This expansive hotel is set about 20 minutes’ walk from the center of Siena, surrounded by beautiful grounds that include a tennis court and a swimming pool. The  “annex guesthouse” part of the property is best for families; rooms are large, and have adjoining entrances.

Situated right inside the medieval walled city of Lucca, this boutique hotel—set in a building that once housed stables for the 16th-century Villa Bottini—has immaculate, modern rooms where families can spread out (there’s even a triple option).

This modern hotel, set close to the Arno River in the Cisanello area of Pisa, has accommodations that work especially well for families. Suites have large family rooms with two attached bedrooms (each with its own bathroom and private entrance).

A Renaissance country villa set in the hills of the Mugello near Florence, Villa Le Maschere is a classically elegant resort situated close to Bilancino Lake.

If Tuscan wines aren’t quite enough to cure what ails you, the healing waters at this this sprawling spa resort, set in Bagno Vignoni outside Siena, may do the trick.

Set in a centuries-old hilltop stone castle, surrounded by the rolling hills and grapevines of Montalcino, this onetime nobleman’s estate lets you live out your vintner fantasies in supreme comfort.

A favorite of Russian oligarchs (who certainly know their luxury), the seaside town of Forte dei Marmi occupies a prime spot on the Tuscan Riviera.

My all-time favorite hotel in Florence is this property in the historic heart of the city.