Tuscany

Hotels in Tuscany

From pocket-sized village B&Bs to centuries-old villas nestled on sweeping, Cyprus-lined estates, hotels in Tuscany offer their guests rustic, relaxing environs with all the hallmarks of the region—picturesque views, hearty Italian cuisine and wine cellars that are second to none.

Take a stroll through the grounds Castiglion del Bosco, located outside Siena, and find 12th-century stone structures and Etruscan ruins dating back to 600 B.C.. And, like all the best hotels in Tuscany, the estate features its own cooking school, an organic garden and wine bottled on site.

Guests in search of a taste of village life can choose from Tuscany hotels like the hilltop Monteverdi. Reserve one of just one of its seven farmhouse-chic suites, set in a quaint 25-person hamlet in the Val d’Orcia.

For an extra layer of zen, many hotels in Tuscany feature full-service spas.

The Petriolo Spa Resort, also located outside Siena, carries on a local Roman tradition with its health-centered programming, rotating around the area’s thermal mineral waters. Along with massages, acupuncture and skin treatments, guests can receive consultations from a number of therapists, dieticians and doctors on staff. Il Falconiere, near Arezzo, also boasts its own 2,500-square-foot spa, along with world-class dining and cooking classes and planned visits to nearby towns and markets.

Visitors looking for a more urban experience can also find first-class accommodations in Florence, the region’s capital city.

Lemon-scented gardens and a facade attributed to Michelangelo at a 15th-century hilltop Renaissance villa.

This Florence-based agency has a roster of 100 Tuscan villas. Well-connected owner Veronica Ficcarelli goes out of her way to book drivers, chefs, and cultural experts for her clients. The agency also represents 40 estates in and around Siena.

Wine tastings, a 2,500-square-foot spa, and tours of nearby towns are just a few of the reasons to visit this restored-villa estate, located on a 25-acre vineyard outside Arezzo.

In the 14th century, the noble Florentine Salviati family built a sumptuous country villa on Florence's northeastern outskirts.

This Tuscan stone hideaway can sleep up to 12 in cozy interiors complete with beamed ceilings, antique furniture, and oil paintings.

The biggest draw is, naturally, the thermal pool—the temperature reaches a sweltering 100 degrees (don’t be put off by the egg-scented air, which comes from the water’s high sulfur content).

More than 700 acres of rolling hills, olive groves, and grape vines surround Castello del Nero, a Tuscan castle just outside of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, a charming Italian village south of Florence.

A 15-room estate with canopy beds, stone fireplaces, and pasta-making classes.

In Montalcino, relax by the pool at Castello Banfi’s 14-room hotel in a 19th-century building restored to gorgeous effect by American Cristina Mariani-May, a co-CEO of the family winery. Enjoy the view from this hilltop hamlet nestled in Tuscany's winery-filled Brunello region.

At the 12th-century Castello di Vicarello, hotelier and cookbook author Aurora Baccheschi Berti focuses on the rustic cuisine of Maremma, on Tuscany’s southwest coast.