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About Tuscany

Tuscany is a must for any visitor to Italy. Though slightly tarnished by the idea of the "chiantishire set", it has so much to offer everyone, from the stunning landscapes, beautiful hilltop villages to the jaw dropping art collections in the Uffizi and the amazing architecture in the cities. Our selection of the best places to stay in Tuscany ranges from hotels in the towns and cities (brilliant choices if you want to walk rather than have to travel to the sights) to properties that are slap bang in the middle of nowhere, with nothing around but the Tuscan countryside and all it has to offer.

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What not to Miss

  • Visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, in Florence, a beautiful 13th century Gothic architectural masterpiece!
  • Go to Pisa and see the Leaning Tower...
  • Take a car or bike trip down the Chianti Classico route, a few km outside of Florence, full of vineyards and olive groves.
  • Attend the Palio horse race in Siena, on either the 2nd July or 16th August!
  • Head to San Gimignano, a picturesque Tuscan hill town, and climb the famous Torre Grossa, which features countless works by great Renaissance painters.
  • Explore the perfectly-preserved 10m-high medieval walls of Monteriggioni!
  • Hike through the rolling green heart of Tuscany, the Val 'Orcia.
  • Check out the wonderful and intriguing city of Voltera, which boasts a Roman amphitheatre, Romanesque cathedral and some mysterious Etruscan archaeological sites!

Where to stay - which town/region?

  • Florence: Tuscany's capital is a bewitchingly beautiful city which oozes medieval splendour. Its narrow, winding cobbled streets - which are littered with quaint cafes and gelaterias - suddenly open up into magnificent plazas which reveal true architectural marvels, such as Il Duomo (the cathedral). A breathtaking spot.
  • Siena: Often overshadowed by the imperious Florence, Siena is a magnificent city in itself. The expansive Piazza is home to the annual Palio di Siena, an ancient horse race where riders dressed in extravagently-coloured outfits hare around the track (with spectators standing right in the middle of all this!).
  • Montepulciano: This hilltop town is of course best-known for its magnificent wine. Boasting gorgeous architecture and divine views, it's the ideal spot for a laidback retreat.
  • Pisa: Or how about Pisa, with its notorious leaning tower and resplendent architecture?

Whilst there may be enormous choice of accommodation in this popular region, it is a good idea to plan well ahead if you want to bag one of the best places to stay in Tuscany during the busy summer months.

The Best Places to stay in Tuscany

For Florence

  • For a discreet stay in the heart of the city, in fact on its most fashionable shopping street, book the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni. Its 24 rooms are comfortably traditional in style, plus there's an excellent restaurant and fabulous roof terrace with mesmerising views.
  • Florence’s Palazzo Niccollini al Duomo is a fabulous property choc-a-block with original features and furniture, in an unbeatable location. Family owned and run, it is a spectacular residence overlooking the Duomo.
  • If you love the beauty of Florence's architecture, but prefer something more modern when it comes to your own space, Floroom is for you. The decor in these four rooms is monochrome, splashed with modern art, and you're right in the heart of town, just behind the Ponte Vecchio.
  • For a lovely Florentine riverside location the Ferragamo-owned Hotel Lungarno, with its with elegant modern interiors, and views of the Arno, is perfect.
  • The Helvetia & Bristol has been the home-from-home choice of the international elite since the 17th Century, with its elegant old-fashioned luxury and charming, classically styled rooms. There’s a Mediterranean restaurant with a view of the Piazza Strozzi.
  • Casa Howard is a chic B&B guesthouse converted from a Florentine palazzo. Owned by textile designers, their forte is very much in evidence in all of the individually designed rooms. With fresh flowers everywhere and honesty bars on each floor, it's definitely amongst the best places if you're looking for a home from home feel.
  • For a family friendly retreat on the outskirts of town, we recommned the Marignolle Relais & Charme. Here you can expect traditional interiors, plus the added bonus of beautiful gardens complete with swimming pool - a must after a hard day's sightseeing! A relaxed property and ideally located for exploring beyond the city.

For Siena

  • The Grand Hotel Continental in Siena also gets our vote. Expect grandiose elegance, the floor to ceiling frescoes in the salon are a sight to behold, plus impeccable service too.
  • One of the best hotels in rural Tuscany for art lovers, try the Residenza d'Arte, a rustic, quirky ‘house of art’ surrounded by beautiful countryside just outside Siena.
  • Campo Regio Relais is a superb little B&B bang in the centre of Siena. Romantic rooms feature four poster beds and antique furniture, and there's a roof terrace with wonderful views over the town.

For Luxury

If luxury is a must for you, then our list of the best places to stay in Tuscany can certainly deliver.

  • First up, what about Il Falconiere? Counted among Tuscany's best hotels, it offers Michelin-starred dining, beautifully furnished rooms and a wonderful location just outside Cortona.
  • Villa Bordoni near Greve in Chianti hits the spot too. Stylish, luxurious bedrooms with uninterrupted views of the surrounding area. There are even cookery classes for those who want to recreate something from its excellent restaurant.

For Romance

  • Villa Le Barone is a gorgeous Tuscan villa with spectacular views. Rooms and suites are traditional and romantic with exposed beams, lovely fabrics and antique furniture. Plus there's a heated salt water pool, restaurant, wine tasting and cookery classes. A popular choice for honeymooners!
  • If you're looking for romance, accompanied by great food then book the Tenuta San Pietro. Located not far from Lucca, it offers just 10 luxury rooms with oodles of character complemented by modern art. There's an outdoor pool with a view and the restaurant serves gourmet regional and Mediterranean cuisine. For the really keen, there's cookery classes too!
  • Locanda dell’Amorosa is a seductive hotel converted from an entire Renaissance hamlet surrounded by rolling countryside,
  • A short drive from the coast, Tenuta La Bandita is a charming, 18th Century villa in the Tuscan hills with an excellent traditional restaurant, 55 hectares of gardens and good links to local vineyards.
  • Surrounded by vineyards near Chiusi, Il Patriarca has a Michelin-starred restaurant as well as romantic four-poster bedrooms and a pool with dreamy views over the vineyards.

Best Tuscan Escapes

  • Vedetta Relais is a chic little country escape with eight individually designed, quirky suites, plus glamping lodges dotted amid the olive groves if you prefer a back to nature vibe. It is set amid 14 hectares and boasts stunning views. In addition there's a lovely pool, bistro for lunch or dinner and you're just 10 minutes from the beach.
  • Pardini’s Hermitage is a simple but idyllic 1950s villa. An island refuge only reachable by boat,
  • The Hotelito Lupaia has astounding views from its pool, and is a convenient base for Florence, Siena, and Cortona.
  • Or, to escape to you own private hamlet, stay at the Borgo San Felice, with panoramic views and lots of activities on offer.

Best B&Bs

  • For laid back luxury in B&B form book in to La Bandita where the emphasis is on fulfilling the whims of even the pickiest of guests. The swimming pool has views to die for and if you can't be bothered to go out, there is a gourmet private chef on site!

For Families

  • Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort is a gorgeous country estate in the Tuscan Hills. There's a good range of rooms, suites and apartments (family suites can sleep up to five) and great facilities including outdoor pool, excellent restaurant and art and cookery classes. No one will be bored here!

A Tuscan Agriturismo

At the other end of the scale some of the best places to stay in Tuscany are the little guesthouses and B&Bs that are tucked away, slightly off radar.

  • Large families and groups will appreciate the generous sized, but rustic, accommodation at the Agriturismo Poggiacolle near San Gimignano, where some apartments sleep up to ten people.

For Great Value

  • The Hotel della Fortezza occupies an historic building, an 11th Century fortress, with commanding views over the surrounding region, and prices start from as little as €59 per night including breakfast in low season.
  • Then there’s Casa Palmira, a charmingly rustic B&B beautifully converted from a barn - and just 16kms from Florence. Prices start from €85 per night.

For an Apartment or Villa

  • A holiday villa or apartment is often the best option if you're travelling with family or in a group of friends. For a wide range from budget bolthole to chic retreat, we recommend the selection with our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Pisa Airport is Tuscany’s largest, it’s well served by both the low-cost carriers and the big international airlines. It’s also well connected to most other main towns - except Siena - by a fast train service. Florence’s Amerigo Vespucci international airport is another option, but has more limited connections.
  • If you want to hire a car - which we highly recommend if you’re staying in Tuscany - we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
  • Tuscany is large and varied, so it’s difficult to generalise about the best time to visit. But broadly speaking Tuscany is popular, but very hot and very busy, during the summer months - especially August; quieter, and with pleasant weather in spring; stunning in autumn; quite cool and dark, but still beautiful in winter - especially around Christmas.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Tuscany

  • Boutique Hotel Ilio Marciana, Elba 20 rooms from £74

    Laid back hotel on the north western corner of Elba. Twenty bedrooms are individually decorated, most with a contemporary style. Great choice of restaurants close by. Come here for total relaxation in an unspoilt region of Italy.

    Exclusive offer  -  Exclusive Offer Stay 7 pay 6
    Great walks  -  Range of trails straight from the door.
    Diving  -  Dive centre on the beach
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Le Sodole Pontedera, Tuscany 12 rooms from £106

    Charming country property situated between Pisa and Florence. Twelve individually designed apartments tastefully mix period features and classic style, yet with a modern feel. They sleep from 2 to 6 and all boast fully equipped kitchens. On site restaurant, outdoor pool and practice golf range too!

    Exclusive offer  -  Upgrade to a suite
    Local exploring  -  Le Sodole is well located for Tuscany's cultural highlights and the beach.
    Great walks  -  There are a good range of walking trails right on the doorstep
    Spa  -  Wellness centre offering massage and reflexology treatments
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor seasonal pool
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  • Velona's Jungle Florence 4 rooms from £128

    Velona's Jungle offers just four luxurious suites all designed with a wildlife theme. The decor is bold with animal prints aplenty, complemented by vintage objets d'art and antique furnishings. Located in an elegant residential neighbourhood, yet close to all the sights. Perfect for romantics.

    Local exploring  -  You're well placed to have easy access to all of Florence's main highlights
    Sights nearby  -  Close to the Opera House, the Leopolda and Fortezza da Basso exhibition centers
    Full of character  -  With its quirky jungle designs, this property oozes with character
    Restrictions on children  -  This is an adults only property
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  • Villa I Barronci San Casciano in Val di Pesa 21 rooms from £47

    An ancient property set in picturesque parkland just outside of the historic city of Florence. Interiors are fresh and contemporary yet the building keeps its original features. The best rooms feature characterful mezzanines. Complete with a fabulous pool and wellness centre.

    Total relaxation  -  A tranquil base set in the rolling hills of Tuscany within its own private park and complete with a wellness centre.
    Value chic  -  A luxurious property offered at very reasonabe rates.
    Sights nearby  -  Located just 15km from Florence there's plenty to see from the Uffizi Gallery to the Duomo.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Hotel della Fortezza Sorano, Tuscany 16 rooms from £51

    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.

    Historic  -  Located inside the 11th Century Fortezza Orsini di Sorano fortress, an impressive display of mediaeval military architecture.
    Great walks  -  Explore this hisotric town, owing most of its present beauty to Giuliano da Sangallo, Lorenzo de’ Medici’s own architect.
    Sights nearby  -  A must see is the Romanesque church of Santa Maria Maggiore, which houses one of the most ancient pre-Romanesque ciborias.
    Back to Nature  -  This area boasts some of the most beautiful landscapes for miles, dead out and explore the Etruscan hills and valley's.
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  • Lucca in Azzurro Lucca (Viale G. Puccini, 450) 9 rooms from £59

    A beautifully restored Art-Noveau villa in Lucca's medieval centre. Chic rooms with antique furniture, original tile work, gilded mirrors and crystal chandeliers exude a 1920's charm. Enjoy a continental breakfast on the charming terrace area. Immerse yourself in this ancient city.

    Local exploring  -  Right next to the historic centre and easy connectivity with bus/railway stations to explore other parts of town as well.
    Total relaxation  -  The spa features sensory showers and a hot tub, ideal after a day of walking and exploring this medieval town.
    Sights nearby  -  Culture vultures must visit the Lucca Cathedral, Basilica of San Frediano and Guinigi Tower.
    Great walks  -  Head out the front door and up through the nearby riverside park.
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  • Casa della Pia Massa Marittima, Tuscany 1 rooms from £60

    A chic room in a converted Palazzo located in the heart of the picture perfect Medieval town of Massa Marittima. The light and airy room boasts views over the landscape of the Tuscan Maremma and a perfect mix of contemporary and traditional styles. The ideal base for a Tuscan escape.

    Local exploring  -  An authentic base from which to explore the Tuscan region.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Cathedral of San Cerbone, one of the most important romanesque-gothic building in Tuscany.
    Great walks  -  Stroll through the Medieval streets of the picturesque town.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • 7 Rooms Pisa 6 rooms from £61

    A small B&B in the heart of Pisa. Four simple yet contemporary white washed rooms are light and airy and some feature small balconies. Triple and quadruple rooms make this a great stay for families or groups. Walking distance from Pisa's main sites. A convenient and well priced choice.

    Local exploring  -  Situated right in the heart of Pisa with many sites within walking distance.
    Value chic  -  A simple, well positioned, hotel with rooms at very reasonable rates.
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll around the Botanical Gardens located right next to the hotel.
    Sights nearby  -  A short walk from Pisa Cathedral and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
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  • Villa Parri Pistoia PT 13 rooms from £62

    An historic home set in the Tuscan hills above Pistoia, surrounded by landscaped gardens containing a riot of flora typical of the region, a welcoming pool and a sauna. Rooms and apartments are furnished in typical stately style with antiques, rich fabrics and marble. A sophisticated treat!

    Romantic Break  -  With its polished antiques, sumptuous furnishings and pretty whimsical gardens it is ideal for a romantic getaway
    Local exploring  -  A glorious base from which to explore Lucca, Florence and Montecatini, while Pistoia itself is a gem
    Sights nearby  -  Don't miss Pistoia's beautiful medieval square and hidden gems like the medieval town of Vinci, Cutigliano or Montecatini Terme
    Great walks  -  Pistoia Apennine Mountains offer several hiking trails, great for walking or for mountain bikes
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • L'Antico Pozzo San Gimignano (Tuscany) 18 rooms from £75

    15th Century restored townhouse with original terracotta floors, beamed ceilings and delicate frescoes throughout. Romantic bedrooms feature pastel colour schemes, four posters and billowing drapes. Breakfast in bed or in the courtyard - a charming spot for romantics and local exploring.

    Sights nearby  -  Located in the centre of San Gimignano
    Cooking classes  -  Can be arranged in Certaldo Alto
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Full of character
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  • Indarsena B&B Portoferraio, Elba 4 rooms from £65

    This elegant B&B is nestled in a traditional townhouse in the heart of Portoferraio, a stone's throw from La Padulella beach. Inside, whitewashed walls are set off with splashes of print and bright colours in the soft furnishings. Start the day in the airy breakfast room before sightseeing.

    Local exploring  -  With a central location in the town, a stone's throw from the beach, book this hotel as a base for local exploring in Elba
    City Style  -  Set in a traditional property with bright interiors in Portoferraio, this hotel has lots of contemporary Tuscan style
    Romantic Break  -  With well-appointed rooms and an unbeatable location, book this boutique B&B for your next romantic getaway
    Local markets  -  Visit the daily fresh produce markets on the island; enquire with your hosts for recommendations of the best markets to visit
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  • Relais Sant'Elena Bibbona, Tuscany 16 rooms from £68

    A charming farmhouse set in a tranquil corner of Tuscany. Sensitively renovated throughout with traditional rustic features still remaining. Cosy rooms feature exposed stone walls and cast-iron four poster beds. Local cuisine made from local produce in the restaurant. An ideal spot to unwind.

    Country Escape  -  A pretty rural house within the picturesque Tuscan countryside.
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll through the Tuscan hills starting straight from the hotel door.
    Cooking classes  -  Learn to cook traditional cuisine during a class at the hotel.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool.
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  • La Melosa Roccastrada, Grosseto 12 rooms from £78

    A delightful hotel set in the romantic surroundings of Tuscany. Rustic style rooms with frescoes, gauze drapes, terracotta floors, and private balconies. Pool, spa and tree lined gardens. Outstanding traditional cuisine and views from the terrace. A great choice for a romantic country weekend.

    Total relaxation  -  Fantastic food, a spa to rejuvenate in, and stunning views over picturesque countryside.
    Views  -  Wonderful views over archetypal Tuscan countryside.
    Sights nearby  -  A short distance from Grosseto and Siena.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • Palazzo Alexander Lucca, Tuscany 6 rooms from £69

    An elegant B&B in central Lucca. Gold and chintz bedrooms and suites, some with private hot tubs and balconies. A great value choice for families or couples.

    Families
    Sights nearby  -  Located in the centre of Lucca
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Quercia Rossa Manciano, Tuscany 6 rooms from £70

    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.

    Active Holiday
    Sights nearby  -  Archaeological sites - inlcuding Roman remains at Cosa and Saturnia, and Etruscan tombs at Sovana.
    Great walks  -  On the beaches of the Tuscan coast, 30 mins away.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
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  • Palazzo Ravizza Siena, Tuscany 37 rooms from £83

    Family-run, quiet, and elegant. hotel with stunning views and classic interiors has a history of its own. Old-world elegance - tiled floors, wooden beam, arched ceilings, some with fireplaces - make up the rooms. Manicured garden showcases a fantastic valley view - a romantic spot.

    Sights nearby  -  Located in the historic centre of Siena close to the cathedral.
    Great walks  -  The Tuscan countryside is beautiful, serene and calm.
    Full of character
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Frommers
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  • Il Chiostro di Pienza Pienza, Tuscany 37 rooms from £74

    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.

    Romantic Break  -  Candlelight meals on the rooftop, lazy days by the pool and magnificant suites, some featuring original ceiling frescoes.
    Local exploring  -  Right in the centre of this ancient and orginal example of Rennaissance townplanning, explore and soak up the history.
    Sights nearby  -  In the historic central square of Pienza, only 100m from the famed Pienza Cathedral
    Great walks  -  The Tuscan hillsides and vineyards make for some spectacular walking.
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  • Casa Palmira Polcanto, Tuscany 7 rooms from £74

    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.

    Less £  -  With doubles from as little as €70 per night B&B, Casa Palmira is seriously good value!
    Great walks  -  Through the vegetable garden, surrounding countryside and along the stream.
    Cooking classes  -  Enquire with the hotel owners about booking cooking classes.
    Sights nearby  -  Just 14km away Florence is worth a visit.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Agriturismo Poggiacolle San Gimignano 4 rooms from £74

    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.

    Groups  -  Some apartments sleep up to 10 people.
    Families
    Great walks  -  Plenty of walking on the doorstep
    Sights nearby  -  Just 2km from San Gimignano
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  • Relais Villa Baldelli Cortona 15 rooms from £87

    A striking country house hotel just outside Cortona. Plenty to do; expert cooking lessons, wine tasting, sunbathing by an enormous pool, or strolling through the gardens. Dreamy rooms and suites are traditional and decorated with romance. A great choice for a couple as well as foodies.

    Romantic Break  -  Sunbathing, cooking lessons, wine tasting, and general relaxation.
    Romantic  -  Stunning rooms and serene surrounds make for a romantic spot.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Cooking classes  -  Excellent cooking classes to discover the roots of the regional cuisine.
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  • B&B La Romea Lucca 5 rooms from £78

    This 14th Century apartment hosts five bedrooms, offering a friendly and intimate stay. Large and light bedrooms have mahogany furniture and big bathtubs. Delicious, fresh and plentiful breakfasts in the lounge. Minutes walk from Lucca's sights. Fantastic value.

    Romantic Break  -  Stay in a 14th Century apartment with large bathtubs and frescoes before meandernig through Lucca's cobbled streets
    Sights nearby  -  Guinigi Tower and Basilica of San Frediano close by
    Local markets  -  The monthly antiques market is very popular
    Full of character
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  • Casa Mia Suite Arezzo 4 rooms from £82

    A charming guest house with contemporary bedrooms and peaceful garden. Just a short walk from the Piazza Grande and bicycles provided, this is a great spot for local exploring. Close to many local restaurants serving delicious Tuscan cuisine.

    Value chic  -  Fantastic value with rooms starting from just €70 per night including breakfast.
    Local exploring  -  Situated in the heart of Arezzo, this is an ideal base for exploring the city
    Great walks  -  Explore charming local walking routes
    Local markets  -  Explore the daily market nearby
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  • Sovana Hotel & Resort Sorano, Tuscany 18 rooms from £95

    A country house hotel in the Tuscan hills. Contemporary styled rooms with exposed beams and local tufa rock features. Excellent traditional Italian cuisine. Large garden with pool, hedge maze and modern art sculptures. An ideal choice for families or couples to explore the region from.

    Local exploring  -  Sovana with ruins, ancient buildings and Etruscan tombs. Hot springs at Saturnia and Pitigliano, with stunning views is nearby.
    Country Escape  -  Garden has modern art sculptures, ruins of an Etruscan city, solarium, pool and hedge maze, amphitheatre for concerts.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Full of character
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  • Villa Fiesole Florence 32 rooms from £86

    A lovely traditional villa in the hills overlooking Florence. Traditional rooms with parquet floors, fireplaces, creamy hues, and private balconies. Restaurant, meeting room, terraces and swimming pool. Great value, very romantic.

    Romantic Break
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool heated in September and October
    Sights nearby  -  Only 15 minutes from the centre of Florence
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Albergo Villa Marta Lucca 15 rooms from £86

    A former 19th century hunting lodge turned charming country hotel, with lovely views just outside Lucca. Elegant rooms in creams and pastels, lovely pool and surroundings, cookery classes and art classes. Wonderfully tranquil, understated and calm.

    Value chic
    Sights nearby  -  10 mins from the centre of Lucca, 20 mins from Pisa
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Sawdays
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  • Residenza Sassetti Florence (Uffizi) 5 rooms from £86

    Lovely B&B right in the heart of Florence. The minimalist rooms are comfortable with tasteful artwork hanging on the walls. The central location is ideal for sightseeing and browsing the bountiful choice of restaurants and bars. Low cost and great location, an unmissable combination.

    Value chic  -  Elegant and thoughtfully decorated rooms, in the heart of the city, without the crazy Florentine price tag.
    Local exploring  -  A historic and charming hotel, a stones throw from the Piazza della Repubblica and all the main sights.
    Local markets  -  Florence boasts some of the best shopping in Italy, be sure to check out the central market.
    Sights nearby  -  One minute walk from the Piazza della Repubblica and the Florence Cathedral.
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  • Marina Garden Hotel Marciana Marina, Elba 42 rooms from £86

    This stylish hotel is located in Marciana Marina, the smallest village on the island of Elba. The newly renovated guestrooms have a subtle nautical theme, picked up in work by local artists. Unwind on the deck by the outdoor pool or head down to the pebble beach, a few minutes' walk away.

    Romantic Break  -  With stylish suites and a romantic sit-out terrace with a pool, book this hotel for your next couples' getaway
    Local exploring  -  Surrounded by bars and restaurants, book this hotel as a base for your local exploring in Marciana Marina
    Beach Life  -  Situated close to the coast on the charming island of Elba, book this hotel for a relaxing seaside break
    Sights nearby  -  Take a day trip to Poggio and visit the ancient Romanesque churches San Nicolò and San Lorenzo while exploring cobbled streets
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  • Podere Conti Tuscany 13 rooms from £86

    A charming 17th century renovated farmhouse on a large estate. Picturesque buildings have simply decorated rooms featuring tasteful Arabic furniture, exquisite rugs and quality bedlinen. Superb organic restuarant featuring ingredients grown on site! A truly rustic haven for families or couples.

    Families  -  Perfect for families, set on a 200 acre estate comprising of forests, olive groves and ruins to explore, as well as a playground
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the seaside villages of Porto Venere, Leirici or Tellaro and go on a day trip to Cinque Terra by train or by boat
    Local markets  -  Head to the bustling Forte di Marmi market on Wednesdays and Sundays
    Swimming Pool  -  Seasonal outdoor pool
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Il Rigo San Quirico d'Orcia, Tuscany 13 rooms from £87

    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.

    Local exploring  -  Thermal baths in Bagno Vignoni (4km); walkable sights of Vileta Chapel and Pienza; San Quirico with 16th century gardens
    Foodies  -  Home grown organic produce from the farm, annual olive oil festival, nearby is home of Brunello di Montalcino wine
    Cooking classes  -  Within hotel kitchen, 1 or 4 day courses
    Sights nearby  -  Val d'Orcia's small hilltop villages
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Il Battistero Siena 7 rooms from £100

    Chic and elegant, Il Battistero is superb property in the heart of Siena. Combining delightful rooms with a magnificent location, this hotel is a great base from which to explore the charms and wonders of Siena.

    Local markets  -  Explore the bustling street markets of Siena.
    Sights nearby  -  A stone's throw from Siena Cathedral.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Relais dell'Orologio Pisa 21 rooms from 102

    14th century townhouse hotel which offers an authentic old fashioned atmosphere teamed with modern comforts. Breakfast is on offer and afternoon treats and pastries are served daily in the communal sitting room. Rooms are air conditioned with period features. A stylish choice for exploring Pisa.

    Sights nearby  -  A stone's throw from the leaning tower
    Local markets  -  Lots of exciting markets nearby
    Full of character
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Tenuta La Bandita Tuscany 24 rooms from £95

    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.

    Romantic Break  -  Wine tours of the Tuscan vineyards, beaches a few km away, sailing, swimming and dinner amongst the olive trees
    Local exploring  -  Take the ferry to Elba or Sardinia, explore the Marina di Castagneto or the history of Piombino
    Sights nearby  -  Sassetta, Monteverdi, Maritime, Suvereto
    Spa  -  Nearby Terme di Sassetta
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  • Pieve di Caminino Caminino GR, Tuscany 7 rooms from £95

    A beautifully restored 11th century property, on a 500 hectare estate surrounded by olive trees and vineyards. Suites and self-service apartments are furnished in antiques, fine artworks, four poster beds and private balconies/terraces. The outdoor pool offers stunning panoramic views of Elba.

    Back to Nature  -  Set on a hilltop, nestled deep into the woods, this historic property boasts its own spring and vineyards.
    Local exploring  -  Ideally located with easy access to the medieval towns nearby and a 40 minute drive to the coast.
    Writing a novel  -  In a peaceful and quiet setting. Be inspired by all the history around you!
    Great walks  -  Lovely hikes into the countryside. You may choose something strenuous or a more leisurely walk depending on your fitness levels.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Palazzo San Niccolo Florence 24 rooms from £95

    Self-catering palazzo apartments in an idyllic district away from the throngs of tourists but still handy for sights. Expect a real home-away-from-home feel that nonetheless oozes sophistication, with authentic tiling and period features as well as elegant furniture. A classic and practical base.

    Groups  -  Lovely spacious apartments and suites ideal for both couples and groups
    Local markets  -  Head to the Mercato Centrale for a lively, buzzing atmosphere and great food
    Sights nearby  -  A visit to the Duomo and Santa Maria Novella church is a must
    Great walks  -  Head to the Boboli Gardens for a romantic walk
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  • Palazzo del Capitano San Quirico d'Orcia, Tuscany 22 rooms from £95

    Traditional 15th Century Tuscan mansion with manicured garden and fountains behind the town walls of San Quirico d'Orcia. Pretty in pink rooms feature four-poster beds and whimsical spiral staircases. There's a cosy lounge with a vaulted roof and open fire plus an excellent restaurant and spa.

    Great walks  -  The Val d'Orcia is the perfect place for hikers and nature lovers to explore the south of Tuscany.
    Cooking classes  -  Learn not one but five traditional Tuscan dishes.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • N4U Florence (Tuscany) 5 rooms from £95

    Centrally located family-friendly B&B in a historic tower over 1,000 years old. Art deco touches with eclectic antiques add character to the rooms. Breakfast is served in-room. This spacious, quirky B&B is great value and offers its own history with some large frescoed rooms.

    Value chic  -  Affordable, centrally located, with beautiful city views, original domed brick ceilings, antique paintings and ceiling art.
    Sights nearby  -  Just one minute from the Duomo, the sybol of Florence, and under ten minutes from Michelangelo's David.
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
    Full of character
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  • Hotel Armonia Pontedera, Tuscany 35 rooms from £95

    19th century hotel overlooking Pontedera's cathedral. Sitting and dining room are decorated in gilt accents and ornate cornicing with Renaissance style furniture. A traditional Tuscan menu is served. Guest rooms are more contemporary with modern prints, unique pallets and modern bathrooms.

    Sights nearby  -  The infamous leaning tower of Pisa is just a 30 minute drive away.
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Traditional
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  • Castello di Fosdinovo Tuscany 7 rooms from £95

    A splendid B&B set in a medieval Tuscan castle, with stunning views over the region reaching as far as the coast. Grand interiors are furnished with authentic antiques, luxurious furnishings and wonderful frescoes. Indulgent breakfasts are served on the picture-perfect terrace. A truly unique stay.

    Country Escape  -  A beautiful castle in the Tuscan hills, a whimsical and beautiful rural escape!
    Sights nearby  -  In the village, head to the Church of San Remigio, Galeotto Malaspina monument and the Oratorio dei Rossi
    Back to Nature
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort Vicchio di Mugello, Tuscany 14 rooms from £112

    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.

    Groups  -  Group bookings are popular, a great place to spend time with friends.
    Families  -  Rooms can fit 5 with an extra bed on the ground floor of the villa.
    Great walks  -  Wide selection of walks on the doorstep
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the Mugello Valley
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Casa Howard, Florence Florence 13 rooms from £97

    Super chic and intimate B&B in an elegant Florentine palazzo, run by textile designers. Each room is unique and follows its own theme with equal style. Centrally located and a truly magical stay.

    Cooking classes  -  The hotel can organise Tuscan cooking classes by an expert chef, with genuine ingredients and traditional recipes.
    Great walks  -  The gardens are perfect for strolling aorund and taking a break from the hustle and bustle of the city streets.
    Sights nearby  -  The hotel is only a 5 minute walk from the beautiful Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Villa Bianca Gambassi Terme Firenze, Tuscany 8 rooms from £100

    A gorgeous Tuscan villa set in the hills with magnificent valley views. Rustic romance throughout the rooms which have stone floors, elegant beds, and rich fabrics. Excellent traditional cuisine, pool, and gardens. Family friendly, romantic, totally relaxing.

    Views  -  Stunning views of the valleys below.
    Country Escape
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • Il Patriarca Chiusi Siena, Tuscany 22 rooms from £103

    An outstanding hotel surrounded by vineyards. Romantic bedrooms have soft fabrics, four poster beds, and floor to ceiling windows. Michelin starred restaurant, a large wine cellar and bistro, pool and beautiful views over the vines. Dreamy, very relaxing, and romantic.

    Views  -  Stunning views over the vineyards.
    Foodies  -  Michelin star Tuscan cuisine.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • Villa Marsili Cortona 25 rooms from £103

    A classically Tuscan villa situated in the pretty town of Cortona providing easy access to Umbria and Tuscany's attractions. Elegant rooms are traditionally dressed with warm hues, rich fabrics and antiques. A luxury property featuring a bar, tailor made cooking courses and a concierge service.

    Local exploring  -  A classic Tuscan experience; picturesque rolling hills, superb cuisine and pretty towns and villages.
    Cooking classes  -  Learn to cook regional dishes in the hotel's cookery courses.
    Full of character
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Cortona Resort & Spa Cortona (Arezzo) 23 rooms from £119

    This 18th century spa and wellness resort consists of several villas. All rooms are decorated in a contemporary style with accent colours and modern bathrooms. There is a spa with sauna, pool, steam room and hammam offering a wide range of treatments, plus expansive gardens to get lost in!

    Local markets  -  Visit the nearby villages of the Val di Chiana for a quintessentially Italian experience.
    Sights nearby  -  The historic Medici fortress is located in the town of Cortona
    Great walks  -  Walk to the Franciscan Hermitage of Celle.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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  • Floroom Florence 4 rooms from £104

    Chic boutique B&B with just four bedrooms. White walls, black parquet floors, wooden beam ceilings and splashes of modern art. A great city spot, and great value.

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Located just behind the Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, CN Traveller
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  • La locanda del Loggiato Bagno Vignoni, Tuscany 6 rooms from £104

    A romantic hotel within a medieval village. Unique rooms feature wooden beams, views over the square and terracotta floors. A thermal spa in the village, walking tours, and wine tasting in the surrounds. An enchanting weekend for couples in typical Tuscan style.

    Romantic Break  -  Visit local villages: Montalcino, Abbadia San Salvatore, visit the thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni and nearby Bagni san Filippo
    Foodies  -  Brunello wine region. In the Autumn, Montalcino food festival in medieval fortress, with vats of polenta and cooking on spits
    Views  -  Over the water-filled square of Bagno Vignoni
    Sights nearby  -  Siena, Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano
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  • Antica Dimora Firenze Florence (Tuscany) 6 rooms from £104

    Charming hospitality welcomes guests to this stylish, owner-run B&B in a prime location near the Duomo. Four poster beds, antiques and decorative detailing is a delight to wake up to. Perfect for families or couples - a home away from home that won't break the bank.

    Value chic  -  Perfect location, top service and comfortable rooms. From as little as €87 per night B&B.
    Local exploring  -  Just ten minutes from the Duomo and the rest of Florence is easily accessible on foot.
    Sights nearby  -  Next door to Renaissance Palazzo Pandolfini and gardens, just 10 mins walk from the Duomo.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • A Palazzo Busdraghi Lucca 7 rooms from £104

    Charming hotel in 16th-century palazzo. Elegant rooms have draped curtains, antique furniture and courtyard views. Massages available in-room. Pretty dining room for breakfast, and public spaces have Luccan artworks. Quiet location, yet central, ideal to explore this lovely city.

    Local exploring  -  Enjoy the quiet location of this pretty hotel to walk the lanes of Lucca, trying Italian treats or stopping for coffee
    Great walks  -  The beach is only 30 minutes away
    Sights nearby  -  Piazza Anfiteatro
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Palazzo Leopoldo Radda In Chianti, Tuscany 14 rooms from £104

    A traditional hilltop hotel with an excellent terrace restaurant and spa. Bedrooms and suites have fireplaces, stone floors, killim rugs and wooden beams. Stunning valley views, indoor and outdoor pools, and cookery courses. Peaceful, serene, and rustic.

    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor heated pool, or use the outdoor pool for free at a sister property just 5 mins by car.
    Sights nearby  -  Great base for exploring all that Tuscany and the Chianti area has to offer
    Views  -  Stunning views from the terrace
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Castello di Gabbiano FI, Tuscany 20 rooms from £104

    A 12th-century castle set amidst rolling Tuscan hills dotted with vineyards. Offering Renaissance-style bedrooms with antique furnishings and terracotta floors. The outdoor pool and the restaurant serving local cuisine, alongside the tours to local wineries, are a real draw. A charming rural escape.

    Foodies  -  With cooking classes, themed dinner nights and a range of wine tasting tours all on offer, this is a foodie paradise
    Active Holiday  -  Good cyclling and hiking in the area including trails passing through the farm's vineyards
    Hideaway  -  A 14th century Tuscan-style castle set amidst 100 hectares of olive groves and vineyards
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor heated pool in summer
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  • Grand Hotel Cavour Florence (Uffizi) 100 rooms from £108

    A medieval mansion is the setting for this four-star boutique hotel in the heart of Renaissance Florence. The individually styled guestrooms are bright and contemporary, with wooden-framed balconies that look out onto the city sights. Visit the hotel's Secret Bar for signature cocktails.

    City Style  -  Set in a heritage mansion overlooking the romantic sights of central Florence, this hotel has reams of local city charm
    Local exploring  -  This hotel has an unbeatable location for local sightseeing, nestled between historic palazzos and a national museum
    Romantic Break  -  The cosy hotel bar and gourmet restaurant make this hotel perfect for a couples' European city break
    Great walks  -  The best way to see the world-famous architecture of Florence is on foot; head to Piazza della Repubblica and soak in the sights
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  • Black 5 Florence (Uffizi) 6 rooms from £108

    This charming guesthouse is located in a heritage building in the historical centre of Florence, Santa Croce. Rooms are individually dressed with vintage-style design pieces, high ceilings and bright windows; the most spacious rooms have a balcony and mezzanine with living space. A stylish B&B.

    Local exploring  -  Sitting in the historical centre of Florence, this hotel is a perfect base for starting your local sightseeing
    Romantic Break  -  Book a room with a four-poster bed for added luxury on your romantic getaway at this guesthouse
    City Style  -  The hotel's heritage building and vintage interior design give it plenty of city style
    Local markets  -  See how the locals do it with a trip to the fresh fruit and vegetable market, Mercato di Sant'Ambrogio
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  • Suite B&B Portoferraio, Elba 4 rooms from £108

    This boutique B&B makes a stylish hideaway in Portoferraio. At just four guestrooms, the hotel feels intimate and personal. The contemporary, whitewashed villa opens out onto a verdant garden with a shady terrace and saltwater pool, perfect for long afternoons lounging in the sun.

    Local exploring  -  With the picturesque beaches, markets and historical sites of Portoferraio close by, there is lots to explore local to this B&B
    Romantic Break  -  With a handful of romantic private suites and a luxurious terrace and pool, book this hotel for your next couples' getaway
    Hideaway  -  Set in a secluded spot overlooking Portoferraio, this hotel makes a charming hideaway holiday destination
    Local markets  -  Discover the bustling local markets in the town with expert guidance from your hosts, who can give tips on the best places to go
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  • Hotel Monna Lisa Florence 45 rooms from £109

    Utterly romantic Florentine palace. A Renaissance dwelling with the atmosphere of another age. Period decor, sculptures, and original paintings in beautiful rooms and suites with private balconies. Lovely garden and breakfast courtyard. An (art) lovers choice.

    Value chic
    Romantic Break
    Sights nearby  -  Situated in the heart of the city you can reach most major sights on foot
    Local markets  -  Visit the San Lorenzo or Pulci markets
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  • Relais Vignale Radda in Chianti, Tuscany 42 rooms from £127

    18th century country house which has been sympathetically restored and now offers traditional rooms and suites with terra-cotta floors and exposed wooden beams. Lovely outdoor pool and terrace restaurant with glorious views of surrounding vineyards and olive trees. Stunning, remote and romantic.

    Views  -  Glorious views over the surrounding area
    Great walks  -  Walking tours around Radda in Chianti
    Cooking classes  -  Tuscan Cooking School
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Agriturismo Sant'Egle Sorano GR, Tuscany 7 rooms from £112

    Charmingly rustic eco hotel in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Decor and furniture are unique and artisanal, made from natural and repurposed materials. Food in the restaurant and shop is organic and locally or home grown. Natural spa treatments, massage and yoga are also offered. Fabulous!

    Eco break  -  An ecologically and sustainably built organic farm that grows its own produce which is served at the restaurant
    Great walks  -  Surrounded by lush hills and iconic Tuscan views, the best way to explore the area around the hotel is by foot
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Vitozza rock settlement, one of the widest in Italy
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults-only property
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  • Casa Iris Orbetello, Tuscany 3 rooms from £113

    This boutique B&B is situated in a five-hundred-year-old palazzo in the historic centre of Orbetello. The property has been fully renovated, with original frescoes carefully restored and modern Italian design pieces added. Hire bikes from the hotel and head out to explore the pretty coastline.

    Local exploring  -  Set just within the walls of the old town there is plenty to explore close to the hotel, both on the coast and in the town
    Hideaway  -  With just two suites and a charming location on the edge of town, book this hotel for your next hideaway holiday
    Romantic Break  -  These beautifully appointed suites make an exquisite and discreet setting for a romantic getaway
    Sights nearby  -  Head into the picturesque town and visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta with its renowned rose-coloured windows
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  • Castello di Tornano Gaiole in Chianti Siena, Tuscany 11 rooms from £113

    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.

    Weddings
    Groups
    Families
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool built into the castle's ancient moat
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Castello di Bibbioni San Casciano in Val di Pesa 13 rooms from £113

    A traditional Tuscan castle with gorgeous views of the Chianti region. Farmhouse-style rooms with high beamed ceilings, delightfully uneven white-washed walls and cast iron beds. An impressively proportioned infinity pool and bikes to potter around the surrounding countryside. Rural bliss.

    Country Escape  -  A rustic farmhouse set in the gorgeous Chianti hills.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
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  • Pardini’s Hermitage Isola Del Giglio, Tuscany 14 rooms from £113

    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.

    Hideaway  -  A real little hermitage. The perfect country escape from every day life.
    Kayaking  -  There are kayaks available for guests to explore the seas.
    Great walks  -  Along the beaches or go inland and explore the island.
    Sailing  -  Take a boat to the nearby island of Giannutri.
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  • Locanda Ilune Pitigliano, Tuscany 3 rooms from £113

    A quaint guesthouse nestled into the picturesque Maremma countryside. Rooms exude Tuscan authenticity with traditional furnishings and exposed wooden beams. Relax in the delightful garden or explore the surroundings on horseback. A romantic Tuscan retreat.

    Country Escape  -  A charming and romantic country retreat with traditional rooms, overlooking the rose bushes and olive groves in the garden.
    Great walks  -  Lovely walks in the surrounding Maremma countryside.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the picturesque Tuscan town of Pitigliano.
    Full of character
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  • Relais San Biagio Orbetello, Tuscany 41 rooms from £113

    San Biagio Relais is located in the historic center of Orbetello, in a carefully restored private residence. The hotel offers guests a stunning courtyard with breakfast terrace, rooms decorated with fine Italian antique furniture and a warm homely atmosphere. Full of Italian charm.

    Sights nearby  -  Located in the historic centre of Ortebello
    Birdwatching  -  WWF Oasi Societa' Unipersonale
    Local markets  -  Walk to local morning markets
    Great walks  -  Walk the many beaches nearby
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  • Antica Fattoria la Parrina Albinia Grosseto 15 rooms from £113

    A fantastic working farmhouse with vineyards and olive groves. A selection of rooms, suites, and apartments (sleep 4 to 8), all in traditional Tuscan style with a cottagey feel. Tennis courts, bikes, swimming pool, table tennis. Fabulous traditional cuisine and tasting sessions. A country escape!

    Foodies  -  A working vineyard and olive farm with a fabulous Tuscan kitchen using products straight from the estate.
    Garden  -  A stunning nursery garden built up with plants since 1983.
    Traditional
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
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  • Castello di Fonterutoli Fonterutoli, Tuscany 12 rooms from £113

    Castello di Fonterutoli is a medieval country house situated near Castellina in Chianti. Offering smart accommodation in a traditional setting, as well as a wonderful restaurant and knowledgeable sommeliers to take you through their wines. A quiet, charming and relaxing escape.

    Total relaxation  -  Beautiful weather, a lovely garden, walks through the quaint town and wonderful cuisine-what more could you ask for?
    Great walks  -  Head off to explore the stunning sourrounding Tuscan countryside and revel in the area's beauty
    Sights nearby  -  Check out the Torre del Mangia, Siena Cathedral or Piazza del Campo
    Full of character
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  • Villa Talamo Fonteblanda, Tuscany 8 rooms from £130

    With a stunning location overlooking the blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Villa Talamo is a delightful B&B. Specialising in elegant rooms, beautiful views and wonderful landscaped gardens. It is a great place to unwind.

    Great walks  -  The surrounding coastline is great for walking.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Hotel Home Florence 39 rooms from £115

    Slick modern minimalism set within traditional Renaissance architecture. All white rooms and suites with wooden floors and all the mod cons. Small gym, massages and a hot tub, Tuscan snack menu, and stunning panoramic views from the terrace. A lively little spot, refreshingly cool.

    City Style  -  Slick modern minimalism in a traditional Renaissance building.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Spa  -  In-room treatments on request.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel
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  • Hotel Rosso 23 Florence 45 rooms from £115

    A noble building renovated in contemporary style. Modern bedrooms and living areas all in reds, blacks, and greys. Lovely inner courtyard and breakfast room. A great choice for those on a budget.

    Sights nearby  -  Within wallking distance of the Duomo, Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio
    Views  -  Superior rooms all enjoy great views over the city
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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  • Castelletto di Montebenichi Monte Benichi, Tuscany 9 rooms from £117

    A unique opportunity to stay in a historical hamlet in the Chianti hills. Apartments are utterly charming, filled with antiques and original features. The expansive grounds house a pool and command spectacular views of the surrounding region. The perfect Tuscan escape.

    Foodies  -  Plenty of opportunities for foodies from visits to vineyards and olive oil farms to cheese and truffle tasting
    Local exploring  -  The property provides the ideal base for exploring the glorious Chianti countrysde
    Great walks  -  Take long walks through the large private park near the castle that merges in with the gently sloping Tuscan hills
    Local markets  -  Visit the antiques fair in Arezzo (the largest in Italy)
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  • Soprarno Suites Florence (Tuscany) 11 rooms from £117

    Not only are each of this hotel's 10 bedrooms uniquely decorated, they draw from different centuries. Intricate Renaissance ceiling work juxtaposed with bold wall lights & retro furniture. Enjoy a hearty continental breakfast before stepping out the door into the heart of Florence. A hipster haunt!

    Sights nearby  -  The Renaissance masterpiece, Palazzo Pitti, is located just round the corner from the property. 10 mins from the Ponte Vecchio
    Great walks  -  Walk along the Arno River and across the medieval Ponte Vecchio bridge.
    Local markets  -  The San Lorenzo has a variety of local produce and handmade goods.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Antica Dimora Johlea Florence 6 rooms from £118

    A neighbourhood guesthouse offering an authentic feel of Florentine life; ancient tiled floors and shuttered windows mix with brightly coloured soft furnishings. Plenty of thoughtful touches - books to borrow, free cakes and hot drinks all day - and with a knock-out roof terrace. Great value too.

    Value chic  -  Beautifully adorned rooms with silk fabrics and four poster beds, from just €90 per night B&B.
    Views  -  Take your drink or coffee up to the roof terrace and enjoy spectacular city views.
    Romantic Break  -  Stunning rooms and unbeatable views.
    Sights nearby  -  Florence Botanical Gardens, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, San Lorenzo Church and Ponte Vecchio.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays, Michelin Travel
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  • Ottantotto Florence 7 rooms from £120

    An elegant palazzetto turned boutique hotel ideal for those seeking the "real" Florence. Rooms are furnished with antiques and playful, yet tasteful, printed fabrics. There is a very pretty garden where guests can enjoy a lazy breakfast. An unpretentious yet truly lovely central stay!

    Local exploring  -  This charming boutique hotel is ideally placed for travellers interested in city walks, food and museums
    Sights nearby  -  The Duomo, the Piazzale Michelangelo and the Battistero Palazzo Pitti are among the top sights, of which there are many!
    Great walks  -  Stroll thorugh the extensive and lovely Boboli Gardens or across the iconic Ponte Vecchio and its buzzing neighbourhood
    Local markets  -  Mercato Nuovo, Mercato Centrale and San Lorenzo outdoor market are well worth a peruse
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  • Palazzo Guiscardo Forte dei Marmi (Pietrasanta) 10 rooms from £120

    Luxury hotel in an Art Nouveau building provides a refined Italian stay. Rooms are decorated in a refined style and stylish, marble bathrooms feature either a spa, sauna or a Turkish bath. Quirky art hangs on the walls. Emits a classic elegance.

    Romantic Break  -  Whimsical decor and plush interiors make for a great couples getaway
    Cooking classes  -  Classes are provided by the chef at the hotel
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Full of character
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  • Villa Pitti Amerighi Tuscany 10 rooms from £120

    Beautifully renovated villa with lovely views of the romantic Tuscan hills set among lush gardens with a pool, combining rustic charm with stately elegance. Furnished with antiques and muted pastel fabrics, it keeps things light and fresh yet sophisticated, and a sumptuous breakfast seals the deal!

    Romantic Break  -  A beautifully restored stately home offering stunning views of the Tuscan hills, ideal for a romantic getaway
    Sights nearby  -  In town check out the Church of Santi Pietro Apostolo e Marco Evangelista (5th or 6th century), and the Piazza del Popolo
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Back to Nature
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  • Hotel Torre di Cala Piccola Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany 50 rooms from £121

    Set on the scenic cliffs of Monte Argentario with views to the Mediterranean, the hotel is nestled in a peaceful garden with infinity pool. Rooms are cool and elegant - many with private balconies and sea views. A beautiful location for complete relaxation. Totally romantic!

    Outstanding location  -  Stunning clifftop location with views to die for!
    Romantic Break
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor infinity pool with a view
    Views  -  Incredible views over the Med
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  • Tenuta Le Viste Firenze, Tuscany 4 rooms from £124

    A traditional hotel set in the Tuscan hills. Charming rooms have antiques and rustic features. Outstanding Tuscan cuisine, pool and garden with hydrangeas, pomegranate trees and roses. Views over Florence which is a few minutes drive away. A perfect Italian country weekend for couple or families.

    Foodies  -  Guided trips to Castello di Verrazzano, gardens and the wine vaults, followed by wine tasting. Olive picking also available
    Country Escape  -  17th century villa has olive trees, cashmere goats, homing pigeons, pool and excursions to Tuscan towns
    Sights nearby  -  Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano, or other historical towns like Arezzo, Pistoia, Pisa, Lucca
    Views  -  Rooftops of Florence
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  • AdAstra Suites Florence 9 rooms from £124

    Peaceful retreat in a 16th-century palazzo overlooking a romantic, folly-strewn garden. Rooms are vast and mix original features with retro furnishings and modern art; a great place to relax with a drink on the terrace after a day’s sight-seeing.

    Great walks  -  Relaxing walks in the nearby Boboli gardens or the Bardini gardens.
    Sights nearby  -  Ten minutes walk from Pitti Palace and the Ponte Vecchio.
    Full of character
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Villa Sestilia Tuscany 4 rooms from £125

    Pretty country house hotel. Large elegant rooms have antique furniture, modern bathrooms and garden views. Two outdoor pools, tennis court, terrace and gardens. Charming, peaceful and family friendly.

    Local exploring  -  Plenty to do in the countryside from riding, tennis, swimming, walks and visits to the Monastery
    Cooking classes  -  Luciana Masi will delight you with a range of recipes from the delicious Tuscan tradition
    Great walks  -  Around Borgo San Benedetto there are 50 km of paths crossing hills, streams and woodland
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • Residenza d'Arte Tuscany 8 rooms from £125

    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.

    Garden  -  Sculptures among the gazebo, cyprus and olive trees
    Wine tasting  -  Wine tour organised by hotel to Montalcino
    Artworks  -  Hundreds of artworks by Anna Izzo
    Sights nearby  -  Siena, Pienza, Montepulciano, Cortona, Bagno Vignoni, and Montalcino
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  • Villa di Campolungo Florence (Fiesole) 7 rooms from £125

    A beautiful manor house and organic olive farm turned chic eco-lodge in the Tuscan hills. The elegant rooms offer traditional features such as wooden beams, exposed brick and mosaics and the bathrooms are stocked with handmade soaps from the farm. The home-cooked organic breakfast is wonderful.

    Eco break  -  An organic olive farm and eco lodge, sustainably renovated, with water from a spring and power from the sun
    Cooking classes  -  Learn to prepare a fabulous Italian meal using organic veg from the garden and feast under the stars
    Great walks  -  Pack a picnic and head off into the Tuscan hills for a magical day of hiking and breathtaking views
    Sights nearby  -  Nearby Fiesole is well worth checking out, with history dating back to the Etruscans
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Graziella Patio Hotel Arezzo 13 rooms from £126

    A spectacular historic townhouse with beautiful contemporary classic interiors. Rooms and suites have elegant furnishings, some with private hot tubs, and all the mod cons. Specialist thermo beauty treatments and massages. A romantic spot for couples that want to be pampered head to toe.

    City Style
    Luxury
    Sights nearby  -  Basilica of San Francesco, Cathedral of Arezzo, Vasari's House.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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  • Villa Broncigliano Florence (Scandicci) 4 rooms from £126

    Charming B&B with a real familial touch. The bespoke rooms are adorned with tasteful furniture. A real highlight is the place's location, which provides easy access into Florence whilst also being home to stunning views of the Tuscan hills. A place brimming with character.

    Country Escape  -  Located in beautiful Scandicci, just outside of Florence, with stunning gardens, charming rooms and a relaxed atmosphere.
    Sights nearby  -  A bus runs from outside the B&B right into the centre of Florence, allowing you to explore when you like.
    Great walks  -  Take advantage of your location and head off to explore the stunning hills surrounding the villa.
    Full of character
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  • Salvadonica San Casciano in Val di Pesa 19 rooms from £129

    A delightful farmhouse hotel amongst vineyards. Contemporary rooms and suites have rustic features; wrought-iron beds, frescoed walls, and exposed wooden beam ceilings. Pool, boules green, olive tree garden, tennis court and massages available. Excellent Tuscan cuisine. Romantic, relaxing.

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  • Agriturismo Vignamaggio Florence, Tuscany 25 rooms from £130

    Historic Tuscan hotel on working farm. Rooms and apartments are spread across the villas, with exposed beams, terracotta floors and antique furniture. Two outdoor pools, spa, gym, games room and children's play area. Superb Tuscan cuisine and outstanding wine list. Peaceful, pretty and authentic.

    Country Escape  -  Villas are surrounded by vineyards, and plenty of walking and tasting can be done! Atmospheric and very peaceful hotel
    Cooking classes  -  Can be organised according to your group
    Great walks  -  Tours of the historic hotel gardens
    Full of character
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  • Castello di Gargonza Monte San Savino, Tuscany 10 rooms from £130

    Hotel and apartments in a former Romanesque hamlet. Decor is rustic and charming with wooden floors, wrought iron furniture and original tiles. Outdoor pool, 500 acres of hunting grounds, chapel and fireplaces. Excellent Tuscan cuisine. Secluded, authentic and unique.

    Families  -  Large apartments can sleep up to 8, with welcoming living areas and full kitchens and use of the pool
    Foodies  -  Take cookery lessons with chef Susi to learn tuscan suaces, plumcakes or how they make their honey
    Sights nearby  -  Piero della Francesca’s frescos located inside the church of St Francis
    Great walks  -  Within property's 500 acres; you might see wildboars, dears and pheasants
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays, Fodors
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  • Poggio Piglia Chiusi Siena, Tuscany 9 rooms from £130

    An attractive stone Tuscan farmhouse renovation that produces its own olive oil and wine. Contemporary designer bedrooms combine parquet floors, white washed walls and modern art installations. Fantastic views, excellent food, very sophisticated.

    Romantic Break
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet
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  • Villa Il Poggiale San Casciano in Val di Pesa (Tuscany) 24 rooms from £133

    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.

    Great walks  -  Spend some time walking through the enchanting Tuscan countryside, explore the surrounding meadows, hills and vineyards.
    Cooking classes  -  Cooking classes can be arranged from the on-site chefs, learn to whip up your favourite dishes from the menu.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor swimming pool fringed with hydrangea and jasmine.
    Views  -  Wonderful views of the rolling countryside.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors, Sawdays
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  • Hotel Milu Florence 22 rooms from £134

    A design-led boutique hotel housed in a 14th-century townhouse oozing style with hip decor, modern furniture and funky artwork. The smart rooms are impeccable and elegantly simple, featuring clean lines, minimalist furniture and striking feature walls. Tasty breakfasts are a highlight!

    Local exploring  -  This great location bang in the centre is ideal for exploring the buzzing central restaurants, boutiques and sights
    Sights nearby  -  Palazzo Strozzi with its lively programme of events is practically next door and well worth a visit
    Great walks  -  Head to the fabulous Boboli Gardens for a romantic sunset stroll
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Il Borgo di Vescine Radda in Chianti, Tuscany 26 rooms from £134

    This stunning little hotel comprises a series of medieval stone buildings with tiled roofs connected by cobbled paths. Bedrooms have high ceilings and terracotta tiled floors. The restaurant serves traditional Tuscan and Chianti cuisine paired with local wines. A quiet spot with glorious views.

    Cooking classes  -  Tuscan cooking courses at the hotel
    Sights nearby  -  Siena is just 20 km away
    Great walks  -  Walk the local wineries
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Villa di Piazzano Cortona (Tuscany) 21 rooms from £156

    This former Medici hunting lodge is now a magical Tuscan family-run hotel. Retreat to the romantic rooms, relax by the pool, stroll around the beautiful gardens, and feast on delicious Tuscan food and wine. The perfect country escape for all to explore Tuscany. Foodies will love the cooking classes.

    Great walks  -  The Umbrian countryside is simply stunning and offers plenty of walking trails.
    Sights nearby  -  Hop in the car to Lake Trasimeno. Take a picnic and make a day out of it.
    Cooking classes  -  Cooking classes avalaible for all guests. Enquire before arrival.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor Pool
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  • Locanda in Tuscany CASTIGLIONE D’ORCIA (SI), Tuscany 9 rooms from £135

    A beautifully converted farmhouse surrounded by miles of rolling hills. Rustic chic suites keeps the building's original charm with beamed ceilings, exposed stone, terracotta tiled floors and there's in-room free standing baths too. A luxurious base to explore the region from.

    Total relaxation  -  Spend days hiking in the surrounding countryside or simply unwinding in the tranquil property with a glass of local wine.
    Local exploring  -  Well positioned to explore the sights of Chianti.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Mormoraia San Gimignano 22 rooms from £137

    A beautiful hotel set on a Tuscan farm near San Gimignano. Rooms are tasteful and spacious with exposed wood beams and stone flooring. Lounge by the pool with vistas of sprawling Tuscan countryside or browse the vines and groves from which the hotel produces its delicious wine and olive oil.

    Foodies  -  The restaurant serves excellent traditional Tuscan cuisine, and tastings of the homegrown wine and olive oil can be arranged.
    Romantic Break  -  A romantic Tuscan country retreat with simple and chic rooms, outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna and Turkish bath.
    Great walks  -  There are innumerable beautiful walks available through the Tuscan countryside.
    Sights nearby  -  The property is only fifty minutes drive from both Siena and Florence.
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  • Pensione Bencistà Florence (Tuscany) 40 rooms from £137

    Traditional 14th Century villa full of character, antiques and history, rests in charming gardens overlooking Florence from neighbouring Fiesole. The Pension Bencista's classic style rooms ooze Tuscan elegance. Enjoy meals on the terrace overlooking the olive groves.

    Intimate
    Sights nearby  -  You can see it from the terrace, but be sure to go into Florence for a day of exploring the local history.
    Great walks  -  Stroll through the surrounding Tuscan olive groves.
    Outstanding location
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Michelin Travel
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  • Oltrarno Splendid Florence (Santo Spirito) 14 rooms from £138

    This boutique B&B occupies an 18th-century palazzo in the stylish Oltrarno district of Florence. The individually designed guestrooms feature bespoke artwork and original heritage features; expect frescoes and freestanding tubs. Start the day in the bright and airy breakfast room; a chic city hotel.

    City Style  -  Situated in a heritage palazzo with a blend of contemporary style and original features this hotel has lots of Florentine style
    Local exploring  -  Located in the Oltrarno district, away from the tourist crowds, this hotel is perfect for local exploring off the beaten track
    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the hotel's chic interiors and charming location, close to artisanal workshops and the more authentic Florence
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the beautiful Cappella Brancacci, a small chapel within the Santa Maria del Carmine Church, a stone's throw from the hotel
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • San Giuliano Inn Florence (San Lorenzo) 6 rooms from £138

    This contemporary and stylish B&B is located in a heritage building in the heart of Florence. The individually styled rooms are simple and elegant, boasting crisp linens and wooden floors; the best rooms offer a view over the historic centre. Guests can enjoy the use of a shared kitchen. Charming.

    Local exploring  -  This B&B is perfectly located for exploring local attractions, with the Mercato di San Lorenzo just 50m away
    Families  -  Families can book adjoining rooms and/or have a triple room, which makes this B&B a great option
    Romantic Break  -  Couples will fall in love with this traditional B&B and its idyllic surroundings
    Local markets  -  Explore the neighbouring Mercato di San Lorenzo, a lively street market with traditional vendors
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  • Le Stanze de Santa Croce Florence 4 rooms from £139

    A cheerful B&B, also available for exclusive use. A more affordable option for Florence if travelling as a group of 8. Brightly coloured rooms and a lovely breakfast terrace.

    Value chic
    Cooking classes  -  Visit the local markets, then learn to cook your purchases
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Torre di Bellosguardo Florence 16 rooms from £139

    Breathtakingly beautiful villa, previously a private home, overlooking Florence from its hilltop perch. Desperately romantic with a warm and informal atmosphere. Enormous rooms and suites with frescoed ceilings and four poster beds.

    Luxury
    Romantic Break
    Honeymoons
    Views  -  Stunning views over the city of Florence
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Villa Bordoni Greve in Chianti, Tuscany 11 rooms from £139

    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.

    Great walks  -  Exploring the vineyards on foot is a romantic sunset scene.
    Cooking classes  -  Non residential and residential cooking courses.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool with country landscape
    Views  -  Great views over the Chianti hills
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Fodors
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  • Villa Montebello B&B Camaiore 4 rooms from £160

    A charming Tuscan villa boasting splendid views of the picturesque countryside dotted with historic towns. Traditional rooms are simple with exposed beams, crisp white linen and floating linen curtains. Regional breakfasts are served poolside. A fabulous base for exploring this famed region.

    Families  -  The laid-back atmosphere, spacious gardens and family suites make this an ideal choice for a family holiday.
    Total relaxation  -  Tranquil, romantic and rural. Ideal for completely unwinding.
    Sights nearby  -  A short drive from the beautiful Tuscan towns and cities of Lucca, Florence, San Gimignano and Siena.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Hotel Regency Florence Florence (50121 Firenze FI) 32 rooms from £140

    Travel back in time at this majestic 19th century Florentine villa with its original period features, antiques and gilt-framed paintings, and Art-Deco flourishes. Smart rooms balance modern fittings with more classic touches. Expect to be delighted by the top-notch Tuscan-inspired cuisine. Fabulous!

    Local exploring  -  Nestled in a quiet square yet just 10 minutes from many of the famous sights including the Accademia
    Local markets  -  Head to the nineteenth-century Mercato Centrale, a foodie haven, and the bohemian Santo Spirito's street market
    Great walks  -  Amble around the beautiful Fiosole Hills gardens, which also has a busy programme of cultural events
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Duomo di Firenze and the terraced Boboli Gardens
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels, Tablet
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