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.
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.
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.