If you’re yearning for peace and tranquility in a beautiful rural setting then Tuscany will spoil you for choice. There are all sorts of magical places to stay in this sunburned countryside, from converted castles, to mellow old family-fun villas, to luxurious spa retreats, seaside resorts, or Agriturismo farmhouses and working wine estates. So it’s a hard challenge for our Gurus to agree on a recommended list of the best hotels in rural Tuscany.
But they did it, and if you choose from their list of the best hotels in rural Tuscany you’ll find you’re immersed in idyllic countryside, yet never far from great art, wholesome country food or excellent local wine.
If you haven’t found your idea of the best hotels in Rural Tuscany on our list then
A chic and quirky rustic hotel or 'house of art' in the beautiful countryside just outside Siena. Big romantic bedrooms filled with art and sculptures, wooden floors and stone walls. A stunning garden with views over cypress and olive trees. Poetic, romantic, and laid back.
Castelnuovo Berardenga Siena, Tuscany
In a stunning setting sits a sprawling country hamlet that serves up La Dolce Vita! A collection of beautiful stone houses, swimming pool, winery, chapel, bar, terrace restaurant, and sumptuous rooms and suites. Panoramic views, lots of wine tasting, riding, ballooning etc. Romantic, family friendly
Former monastery in the heart of Pienza offers elegance and style, with delightful bedrooms in natural tones with tiled floors and arched ceilings. The cloister terrace restaurant serves delicious food and there are beautiful gardens and a pool that overlook the undulating valley. A romantic spot.
Dreams of staying in a castle come true with this 11th Century fortress, with views of terracotta rooftops and Tuscan landscape. Comfortable rooms with tiled floors, wooden beams and natural tones. Full to the rafters with character. Ideal location for exploring this truly magical part of Italy.
San Quirico d'Orcia, Tuscany
A lovely country house in the Tuscan hills. Rooms are minimalist with rustic touches of embroidery and antiques. Complete with working farm, cyprus trees and vine covered terraces. Outstanding Tuscan cuisine, bicycles available, secluded setting. A great choice for couples or families.
Gaiole in Chianti Siena, Tuscany
A beautiful castle serenely perched on a hilltop. Traditional rooms and apartments, some in turrets, with oak floors, four poster beds, and magnificent valley views. Ideal for weddings, groups or family holidays.
A highly luxurious boutique hotel perched on a hilltop with panoramic views over its own vineyards. Romantic rooms and suites have traditional decoration and Italianate opulence. A top of the range spa, fabulous regional cuisine fresh from the garden, and a pool. Glorious, rural, romantic.
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Tuscany
A stunning castle in an idyllic Tuscan location. Luxury rustic style throughout with frescoes, views, mosaics, and wooden floors. Fab spa, gourmet restaurant and bar, as well as acres of grounds to explore. Not far from Sienna and Florence. Ideal for a honeymoon, still family friendly.
Casole d'Elsa, Tuscany
Elegant and Traditional Tuscan mansion set in 4,200 acres of bucolic rolling countryside. Original Tuscan frescos, Murano chandeliers and flagstones floors. Beautiful suites with views, gorgeous pool, superb cuisine. Pack your linen, silk and cashmere for Bellinis on the terrace while the sun sets
Delightful stone country house B&B surrounded by farmland with undulating views. Rustic chic rooms with four posted beds, some with private garden terraces. Lovely breakfast room and swimming pool. A refined and elegant spot for a wedding or a group holiday.
Affordable and charming guesthouse in the Tuscan countryside. Eclectically decorated bedrooms, lovely pool and views over the hills, plus a Michelin restaurant nearby. A great spot for exploring the surrounds, and good value too.
A gorgeous Tuscan farmhouse B&B with its own vineyards and saffron farm. Four separate self-catering apartments occupy the farmhouse. Rustic-romantic rooms, infinity pool, tennis courts, and spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Ideal for families and groups of friends.
A stunning country house set in the hills of Chianti. Traditional and cosy interiors have wooden beams, brass bedsteads, stone floors, and antiques. A selection of rooms, suites, and apartments. Fabulous views from the pool area, restaurant, and bar. Cooking lessons and a large wine list.
Romantic setting for food lovers. Dine at a Micehlin-starred restaurant in a stunning 17th Century Tuscan manor. Beautiful, spacious rooms are a perfect blend of homely meets luxury. Relax by the pool or at the spa. Dining is top class plus you can take part in cooking classes and wine tasting.
A hotel with serious joie de vivre. A stunning 13th century castle and wine estate with romantic boutique interiors, gourmet Tuscan cuisine, an Enoteca, and spa. Luxurious rooms and suites have arched ceilings, four poster beds, and stunning views. Gourmet, romantic, all the best things in life.
Torrita di Siena, Tuscany
An eccentric and luxurious Tuscan villa with stunning views. Rooms with fruit pastel colours lacquered on stone walls, wooden beams, four poster beds, and stone floors. Lovely terraces, pool, and delicious organic food. A romantic choice.
Sinalunga (Siena), Tuscany
Former Renaissance hamlet, turned luxury boutique hotel. A Romantic spot with beautiful bedrooms, locally-sourced gourmet cuisine, and charming wine bar. Relax by the pool or explore the surrounding in the Tuscan Hills and historical towns.
Isola Del Giglio, Tuscany
Idyllic hideaway, only accessible by boat, overlooking crystal waters and beautiful gardens. A simple 1950s villa with stunning views and good value rooms. Delicious communal meals made from local produce. Enjoy the painting, yoga, pottery and cooking courses available in a serene setting.
San Casciano Val di Pesa, Tuscany
Sun kissed Tuscan villa with fragrant gardens and wonderful views. Intimate and elegant bedrooms filled with paintings, antiques and fine linens. Fantastically well stocked wine cellar and local cuisine served in the shaded garden. Heavenly.
Rustic, restored barn turned charming B&B. Elegant bedrooms feature wooden floors and handmade furniture. Breakfast is an elaborate spread, catering to all requirements. Relax by the pool whilst day dreaming over the Tuscan hills. Serene location from which to visit the regional historic cities.
Palazzetto Siena, Tuscany
Rural Tuscan opulence in a fabulous country house. Almost regal rooms and enormous suites in neutral hues with chandeliers, marble fireplaces, frescoes, silk upholstery and standalone bathtubs. Romantic luxury with all the toys - swimming, tennis, wellness.
A charming 18th century villa in the Tuscan hills. Large, period style rooms are set across 3 buildings, each with bathrooms and views. 55-hectares of garden, with oak trees, wild boars and goats. Excellent Maremma traditional cuisine, short drive from the coast. A romantic choice for couples.
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.
Vicchio di Mugello, Tuscany
Gorgeous country house olive estate in the Tuscan hills. Timeless rooms, suites, family suites, and apartments have canopied beds, killim rugs, antique artworks and glorious views over cypresses and olive groves. Excellent restaurant, art and cookery classes.
Winning charm in a classic Tuscan castle setting. Friendly owners create a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere like visiting an old friend. Haunting beauty, rustic charm and excellent value. A must is their five day wine, yoga and pasta retreat.
Castiglioncello del Trinoro, Tuscany
Typically Tuscan; rural romance and gastronomic indulgence in a fantastically luxurious room, suite or villa. Huge stand alone bath tubs, log fires, neutral hues, vine covered terraces, and a sparkling infinity pool. Great for couples, families, groups of friends.