If you want your hotel to involve peace, quiet and rural landscapes, you will be spoilt for choice in Tuscany. You can stay in converted castles, mellow old family-run villas, luxurious spa resorts, seaside retreats and Agriturismo farmhouses or working wine estates. You will most likely be immersed in idyllic countryside and will never be more than a short hop from great art, wholesome country food and excellent local wine. The order of the hotels in this list bears no reflection on our preference.
Fine furniture, lovely grounds and gourmet food are among the highlights at one of Tuscany's best hotels. Beautiful rooms, Michelin-starred restaurant, and a romantic terrace make this a fantastic spot for foodies and romantics.
Sinalunga (Siena), Tuscany
Seductive hotel created from an entire Renaissance hamlet and set in rolling countryside. A fabulously romantic building and setting with beautiful bedrooms, fine restaurant, fantastic swimming pool and charming wine bar.
Isola Del Giglio, Tuscany
Simple but idyllic island refuge. A 50s villa set in beautiful gardens, only accessible by boat. A genuine hideaway that offers courses in painting, yoga, pottery and cooking. A cosy ambiance with communal dining.
Radda in Chianti, Italy, Tuscany
Peaceful 'agriturismo' in Chianti Classico. An award-winning wine estate in the heart of Tuscan countryside. Simple, but charming accommodation and delicious meals served at a communal table by a vast stone fireplace. A quintessentially Tuscan country escape.
San Casciano Val di Pesa, Tuscany
Elegant country villa with a private house ambiance. A pale salmon coloured villa with beautiful bedrooms filled with paintings, antiques and linen fabrics. Stunning grounds and swimming pool with views over the valley, well stocked wine cellar and Tuscan cuisine. A totally romantic setting.
Attractive apartments and a guesthouse in a 13th-century fortified hamlet. A great choice for families and groups - the apartments have two double bedrooms. Charming rooms with wooden beams, fantastic swimming pool and an excellent restaurant too.
Charmingly rustic bed-and-breakfast in a converted barn. Pretty bedrooms with wooden floors and handmade furniture. Lovely gardens from which to taken in the beautiful hilly setting. The perfect place from which to visit the historic cities of the region.
Greve in Chianti, Tuscany
Beautifully decorated country house with glorious views. A pretty pale blue facade and bedrooms that ooze traditional elegance - strong earthy colours, wooden beams, canopied beds and huge bath tubs. Excellent restaurant and cookery school. A popular choice with honeymooners and romantics.
Atmospheric, English-run farmhouse B&B and cookery school. A house full of personality, charming bedrooms and fantastic dinners cooked by Jenny, or by you! A very laid back and cosy atmosphere.
Newly restored historic inn, where Toscanini stayed to take the healing cures of a local doctor. A charming traditional hotel with all the high techery. All the rooms are furnished with antiques and original fresco-painted walls. A characterful spot for local exploring.
Winning charm in a classic castle setting. The perfect setting to enjoy wine tasting and cooking courses. Haunting beauty, total relaxation and great value. A great setting for a wedding, or for group weekends in the Tuscan countryside.