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About Tuscany

Tuscany’s jaw-dropping landscapes are such a staple of travel guides and supplements that we challenge anyone not to want to visit her terracotta soils, atmospheric hilltop hamlets, and graze on her bounty. But with popularity comes choice, and the accommodation options in Tuscany continue to expand year on year, so that choosing the best places to stay in Tuscany is a serious challenge. Once Tuscany’s accommodation options were restricted to converted villas and farmhouses, or traditional hotels and pensiones, but today there are also spa hotels and wine resorts, converted castles and monasteries, and restaurants with rooms, whole country estates and even entirely converted hamlets!

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Some travellers have been seduced by a specific Tuscan image: Florence’s Il Duomo, its art, piazza cafes or the Ponte Vecchio; Siena’s liquorice-striped cathedral; Pisa’s tower; or the whole of Montepulciano or San Gimignano, medieval charmers perched on their hilltops overlooking more swoon-worthy views… If you’re one of these travellers the best places to stay in Tuscany might be more obvious. Once you’ve stuck one or two pins in the map our Gurus’ Tuscan hotel recommendations should slim down to a more manageable level. But if you’re just looking for inspiration this list of the best hotels in Tuscany is for you — it includes some of our absolute favourites! Enjoy!

The Best Places to stay in Tuscany

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  • For a stand-out stay in Tuscany, you'd be hard pushed to better Borgo Santo Pietro. This stunning estate turned five star luxury hideaway offers beautifully elegant rooms and suites — think regal proportions, chandeliers, marble fireplaces, frescoes and silk upholstery — plus a fabulous spa offering a range of treatments using their own bespoke products and two restaurants dedicated to farm-to-table zero kilometres dining. Not only is it ideal for a romantic getaway, but they welcome families too.
  • The Hotelito Lupaia is a totally charming and luxuriously converted farmhouse in a secluded spot in the Tuscan hills, with just eight rooms and suites and lush gardens with a pool and a view. Each of the rooms has been individually restored and renovated to complement the beautiful original features — like decorative wall paint, beamed ceilings, fireplaces and terracotta floors — and with a drive to provide every contemporary comfort. The restaurant is equally charming, and offers cooking classes if you want to take something memorable home with you. You can take scenic walks right from the door, or borrow the hotel’s bikes and explore on two wheels.
  • Monteverdi offers the very best of Tuscany in its seven rooms and three suites. The very best local gastronomic cuisine, a sparkling infinity pool with an incredible view of the Tuscan hills, and really charming decor — we’re talking huge stand-alone bathtubs, four-poster beds and log fires.

For a Special Occassion

  • For all of Tuscany’s bells and whistles rolled into one consider the Castello Banfi Il Borgo, a stunning 13th century hilltop castle, surrounded by its own vast wine estate, and, to complete the picture, two restaurants, an enoteca, a balsameria, and the cellar of a vineyard. It also has a pool with an incredible vineyard view, and several super chic bars. Book the chef’s table for a real foodie treat, and look out for invitations for numerous wine tastings and winery tours.

For Florence

  • The Palazzo Niccollini al Duomo is a fabulous grand palazzo brimming with original features — like murals and frescoes, marble fireplaces, gilt, art and antiques — in an unbeatable location overlooking the Duomo. Family owned and run, its ten rooms are beautiful and very Florence.
  • Or, for more a more contemporary foray into the charms of Florence, consider the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni, located on the most fashionable shopping street in town, and with a roof terrace offering Duomo views. Discreet and very comfortable, its 24 rooms and suites are all unique, but all stylishly simple. It’s got a great restaurant and chic bar too.
  • The Helvetia & Bristol has been the home-from-home choice of the international elite since the 17th Century, who no doubt have appreciated its elegant, old-fashioned luxury and 67 charming, classically styled rooms. The rooms vary a lot in size, but our Gurus attest that they’re all very comfortable. Its Mediterranean restaurant has a view of the Piazza Strozzi.

For Siena

  • In Siena the Grand Hotel Continental gets our top vote. Our Gurus love it for the grand murals and frescoes in the public salons, its Murano glass chandeliers, and for the elegant decor in the 51 rooms and suites. They also appreciate the impeccable service.

For Romantics

  • Florence’s Ferragamo-owned Hotel Lungarno, is our pick if you’re looking for a romantic hotel in town. Its 73 rooms and suites make it one of the larger picks for the best hotels in Tuscany, but its location right on the Arno, and its vertical layout, make it feel quite intimate. Our favourite rooms have balconies over the Arno. The decor is unfussily traditional and luxurious, and each room has original artworks. The bar and restaurant are favourite haunts too.

For Foodies

  • Il Falconiere is a classic 17th Tuscan villa hotel, idyllically positioned by its own vineyards, and offering 22 spacious and elegantly furnished rooms and suites, with a romantically traditional feel and frescoed walls. Its restaurant has a Michelin star, and they run cooking classes and wine tastings. There’s a pool and spa for relaxing afterwards, and the location, just outside Cortona, is ideal for both wine tastings and sightseeing.
  • Tenuta San Pietro is a small villa in a beautiful spot just outside Lucca, surrounded by an olive farm and rows of vines. Within are ten rooms and suites, cleverly designed and simply decorated to make the most of the original features. But what we love this villa for its its gourmet restaurant, serving regional cuisine, which you can learn more about in their cooking classes. They run art classes as well, and there’s an outdoor pool with a wonderful view.
  • Il Patriarca is a very affordable foodie-friendly pick: a 22 room hotel with a Michelin-starred restaurant and dreamy vineyard views. The menu is typically Tuscan, as is the impressive wine list. The decor is traditionally romantic, with numerous four-poster beds, plush fabrics and floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s slightly out of the way, close to the border with Umbria, which is why it’s so affordable.

For Vineyard Views

  • The Borgo San Felice is an entire country hamlet, surrounded by panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside. The 33 rooms, suites and apartments are in a collection of beautiful stone houses, arranged around a pool, winery, chapel, bar and a restaurant with a beautiful terrace. This is the perfect place from which to taste wine, take strolls, go ballooning or horse riding, eat well and explore the surrounding beauty. If you like the sound of this ryral idyl you might want to consider one of Tuscany's many agriturismo?

For a Rural Retreat

  • The Fontelunga Hotel & Villas is a gorgeous Tuscan villa in the countryside not far from Cortona. Here you'll find nine individually designed rooms, plus two chic villas in the grounds — the villas have a shared pool and are perfect for families or small groups. Great onsite facilities — including a tennis court, pool and hot tub — mean you can happily while away the hours without needing to leave the beautiful grounds, but there are some beautiful hilltop towns nearby, and the hotel has mountain bikes you’re welcome to visit them on.
  • Sister property to Fontelunga is Borgo 69, a stunning collection of one, two and three bedroom villas which offer a luxurious home from home for those who prefer a more independent/private set up. The villas share a lovely infinity pool and have access to all the best bits of the hotel above.
  • The Vedetta Relais is a glorious little find that oozes country house chic. Its eight suites are all quirky and individually designed, plus there are a further eight lodges dotted amid olive groves for those who prefer back to nature glamping. There are lovely gardens and a pool, plus sublime Tuscan views, and you're only 10 minutes from the beach.

For Families

  • The Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort is a gorgeous country estate in the Tuscan hills. There's a good range of rooms, suites and apartments — with family suites that can sleep up to five — and great facilities, including an outdoor pool, an excellent restaurant and art and cookery classes. The views over olive groves and cypress trees are classic Tuscany, and no one could ever be bored here!

For an Intimate Escape

  • Le Fontanelle offers five stars worth of views, over olive groves, lemon trees and vineyards, plus five stars worth of decor when it comes to the 25 rooms, suites and apartments arranged within the stone buildings of a charming hamlet. They also offer five star food in the elegant restaurant, and a five star pool and spa.

For Great Value

  • The Villa Le Barone is a gorgeous, 14th century Tuscan villa with spectacular views over the countryside of Chianti, a winery, and a restaurant offering cooking classes. The decor is traditional and romantic, with exposed beams, lovely fabrics and antique furniture. Plus there's a heated salt water pool, and a lovely array of outdoor seating in the garden or courtyards. Dinner is served on the candlelit terrace.
  • The Hotel della Fortezza occupies an 11th century fortress with beautiful and commanding views over its hilltop town Sorano, and the surrounding region. The hotel has 16 rooms and suites, simply and traditionally decorated, with terracotta tiled floors, exposed beams on the ceiling, whitewashed walls and dark wood antiques. More affordable because it’s off the tourist trail, it’s none the less a gorgeous part of the world.

Best B&Bs

  • 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.
  • The Campo Regio Relais is a superb little B&B tucked away along a pretty via in the centre of Siena. Its six romantic rooms are furnished with well selected antiques, and beautiful fabrics, and there's a roof terrace with wonderful views over Siena’s historic rooftops.

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 strongly advise if you’re staying in Tuscany and want to get out and about exploring — 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.

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Best Hotels in Tuscany

  • Be Vedetta Relais & Glamping Tuscany 16 rooms from £151

    Country Escape  -  Pool with views, large gardens, trekking, cycling, hot springs at Saturnia and excellent food
    Back to Nature  -  The estate is inside the Parco Archeominerario delle Colline Metallifere, a UNESCO heritage site.
    Hideaway  -  Book one of the lodges in the olive grove for a very private hideaway.
    Sights nearby  -  Scarlino, Gulf of Follonica, Punta Ala, Piombino and Island of Elba
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    A boutique hotel in Tuscany overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea in the heart of the Maremma. Huge bespoke rooms and luxury lodges in the olive grove. Excellent organic Tuscan dishes, outdoor pool, and expansive gardens. Perfect for a weekend country escape. See More

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  • Villa Fontelunga Pozzo della Chiana Arezzo, Tuscany 12 rooms from £152

    Sights nearby  -  Plenty of Tuscan hilltop towns and villages in the surrounding area
    Restaurant  -  Breakfast included, lunch and dinner by arrangement.
    Views  -  Panoramic views across the countryside to Cortona
    Tennis  -  Tennis court on site - bring your racquet
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, I Escape

    Pretty Tuscan villa hotel with stunning views. Sun-soaked gardens and terraces, nine contemporary designed rooms and suites and three private luxury villas. Swimming pool, hot tub, tennis court and mountain bikes to borrow. Great for couples or for groups to rent exclusively. See More

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  • Badia Giulia Camaiore (Tuscany) 6 rooms from £156

    Romantic Break  -  With beautifully chic rooms, some with private sauna and hammam, this is ideal for romance and relaxation
    Total relaxation  -  This grown up hideaway not only offers a stylish base, but also a quiet one for total relaxation
    Boutique  -  Beautifully styled interiors seamlessly blend period features with the best contemporary design
    Sights nearby  -  Pisa with its leaning tower is only 30km away, Lucca isn't far and Cinque Terre is close by.
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    A gorgeous historic Benedictine convent turned boutique B&B in the centre of town. Six beautifully designed rooms and suites offer a stylish haven: think tiled floors, stunning original beams and luxurious touches. The best have a private sauna and hammam, and there's a pretty garden with hot tub. See More

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  • Castello di Potentino Seggiano, Tuscany 11 rooms from £156

    Total relaxation  -  The perfect retreat to refresh and recharge, yoga in the mornings, cooking in the afternoon and wine in the evenings.
    Great walks  -  Wander around working organic farm, filled with vineyards and olive groves.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby medieval towns of Pitigliano, Sorano and Siena
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool set amid olive trees above the castle
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    Winning charm in a classic Tuscan castle setting. Friendly owners create a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere like visiting an old friend. Eight rooms and four apartments are filled with period furnishings, paintings and vintage bath tubs. Come here for haunting beauty and rustic charm. See More

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  • Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni Florence 25 rooms from £174

    Local exploring  -  Our Gurus rate this as Florence's best location, just steps from the best restaurant and boutiques not to mention the sights!
    Museums  -  Visit the Palazzo Pitti, the Uffizi Palace and the Bargello Museum for some great art collections
    Sights nearby  -  Next door is the church of Santa Trinita with Ghirlandaio frescoes
    Designer Shopping  -  Via de’ Tornabuoni has all the designer names you could want
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    Two palazzi combine to make a 24 room luxury hotel in the heart of Florence, discreetly tucked away on the city’s most fashionable street. Rooms are comfortably traditional yet unfussy, while the stars of the show are the roof-top terraces with stunning views over the city. See More

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  • Casa Howard, Florence Florence 13 rooms from £174

    Romantic Break  -  With beautiful suites, charming terraces and plenty of sites within walking distance this is the perfect romantic hideaway.
    Families  -  Large family rooms are available making this a great choice for those travelling with young children.
    Cooking classes  -  The hotel can organise Tuscan cooking classes by an expert chef, with genuine ingredients and traditional recipes.
    Sights nearby  -  The hotel is only a 5 minute walk from the beautiful Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.
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    Casa Howard is a unique place to stay in an elegant historical palace in the heart of Florence. Family-friendly base within easy reach of some of the best shops and restaurants. Each room is as unique as the guests. Centrally located and great value. The perfect alternative to a boutique hotel. See More

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  • Velona's Jungle Florence 10 rooms from £219

    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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    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. See More

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  • Borgo 69 Arezzo, Tuscany 12 rooms from £280

    Tennis  -  Use of Fontelunga Hotel's tennis courts.
    Cooking classes  -  Cookery classes for all abilities
    Sights nearby  -  Gorgeous hilltop towns nearby.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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    The team behind Tuscany’s Fontelunga Hotel & Villas presents Borgo 69: twelve new luxury self-catered villas which benefit from exceptional concierge and service, plus an onsite restaurant. See More

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  • La Bandita Townhouse Pienza 12 rooms from £282

    Foodies  -  Home to a laid-back Tuscan restaurant with locally sourced produce and great wines, this hotel works well for foodies
    Romantic Break  -  With well-appointed suites and romantic soaking tubs, book this hotel for a tranquil couples' getaway
    Hideaway  -  Offering quiet rooms in a picturesque Tuscan village, book this hotel for an idyllic hideaway holiday
    Great walks  -  See the sights of UNESCO heritage village Pienza on a long walk; ask your host for local tips
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    Sophisticated townhouse oozing contemporary chic with a fantastic restaurant. Minimalist bedrooms and suites have exposed brickwork, white washed walls, wooden four poster beds and stand alone bath tubs. Fresh modern Italian food with daily a changing menu. Contemporary townhouse vibe. See More

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  • Precise Tale Poggio Alla Salla Montepulciano (Tuscany) 71 rooms from £425

    Families  -  This is a great family option with plenty of suitable rooms and suites, extensive grounds and lots of activities
    Local exploring  -  Easy access to Montepulciano and surrounding countryside
    Sights nearby  -  There are countless hilltop villages with dazzling churches to be discovered and Montepulciano is a short drive away
    Full of character  -  This neo classical villa has been meticulously restored and many period features remain
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    A stunning neo classical villa and outbuildings turned luxury resort set amongst the vines not far from Montepulciano. Rooms and suites are beautifully done in light neutrals, many with period features and all with the same attention to detail. Three pools, a spa and Italian restaurant. Sheer bliss! See More

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  • The Place Firenze Florence (Tuscany) 20 rooms from £495

    City Style  -  Right in the heart of Florence, with impeccable service and undeniable style
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Start your night with a drink on the Terrace in Piazza Santa Maria Novella
    Sights nearby  -  Basilica di Santa Maria Novella and Museo Marino Marini are both an easy walk from THE PLACE.
    Views  -  The Santa Maria Novella Master Rooms have magnificent views across the square.
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Fodors, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels

    A chic luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Florence. Personal touches and thoughtful details ensure a homely feel. The rooftop terrace with its stunning views should not be missed! An exceptional haven, more like a sophisticated home than a hotel. See More

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  • Palazzo Passerini Cortona 2 rooms from £651

    Exclusive offer  -  10% off Easter at Palazzo Passerini
    Self catering  -  The Palazzo offers a seriously luxurious self catering base for four in the very centre of town
    Exclusive use  -  The Palazzo can only be booked on an exclusive use basis
    Local exploring  -  You are right in the very centre of medieval Cortona
    Minimum Stay  -  3 night minimum stay
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    A stunning private palazzo in the heart of Cortona that you take over exclusively. Restored to its former glory by its architect owners, there are two magnificent suites, a salon and a fully fitted handmade kitchen. Luxury defined! See More

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  • Hotel della Fortezza Sorano (Tuscany) 16 rooms from £51

    Historic  -  Located inside the 11th Century Fortezza Orsini di Sorano fortress, an impressive display of mediaeval military architecture.
    Local exploring  -  This area boasts some of the most beautiful landscapes for miles; get out and explore the Etruscan hills and valleys
    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.
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    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. See More

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  • 7 Rooms Pisa 6 rooms from £61

    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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    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. See More

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  • Casa Palmira Polcanto, Tuscany 7 rooms from £74

    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.
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    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. See More

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

    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

    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. See More

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  • Le Dimore del Borgo Lucca 9 rooms from £77

    Families  -  With self-catering apartments to rent, the hotel is well-suited to families wishing for private accomodation
    City Style  -  Centrally located, this hotel is well placed to explore the many sites the town of Lucca has to offer
    Sights nearby  -  Lucca possesses impressive Roman ruins such as the amphitheatre and forum
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    Le Dimore del Borgo offers apartments and suites centrally located in the historical town of Lucca. The rooms are spacious and bright, featuring parquet flooring and modern white furnishings. With chefs, interpreters, baby sitters and personal shoppers all on call, nothing has been missed. See More

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  • B&B Pistoia Inn Pistoia (Tuscany) 4 rooms from £78

    Charming  -  Spacious rooms come with contemporary design and all the mod cons, alongside period tiled floors and other original features
    Local exploring  -  An ideal place to stay in the heart of this historic town, with sights within walking distance
    Families  -  It's a good value b&b for families, with a triple room for kids
    Sights nearby  -  You're right in the historic centre of town
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    Close to the historic centre of Pistoia, this charming B&B offers quality accommodation and a warm welcome in a converted 18th century townhouse. Four spacious rooms feature contemporary design alongside period features, plus there's a communal terrace. The ideal spot to relax and explore the city. See More

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  • Casa Rowe Pistoia (Tuscany) 4 rooms from £78

    Value chic  -  A beautifully renovated property with four chic rooms offering lots of space and light at incredibly reasonable rates
    Local exploring  -  Located right in the centre of historic Pistoia, and Florence is only an hour away by train or car
    Sights nearby  -  Most of the major sights of Pistoia are within walking distance. Florence is a short train away
    Local markets  -  There is a great market in Pistoia on Wednesday and Saturday, taking up the whole town
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    Early 1900s mansion converted into an elegant four-room B&B in the heart of Pistoia. Sound-proofed windows ensure a restful stay, with all you need within walking distance. Bedrooms are large and bright, with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. An excellent, good value choice. See More

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  • Agriturismo Poggiacolle San Gimignano 4 rooms from £82

    Groups  -  Some apartments sleep up to 10 people.
    Great walks  -  Plenty of walking on the doorstep
    Sights nearby  -  Just 2km from San Gimignano
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    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. See More

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  • Residenza D'Epoca B&B Santa Caterina Pisa (Tuscany) 4 rooms from £86

    Value chic  -  At only 99 euros for a double room including breakfast, this B&B is excellent on value
    Local exploring  -  Well positioned for exploring the historic city by foot
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the leaning Tower of Pisa, within walking distance
    Great walks  -  Take long walks through the beautiful San Rossore Park

    Steeped in 18th-century Italian grandeur, this is an elegant B&B located steps from the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Opulent rooms (the best of which have four posters) feature intricate cornices, large sash windows and antiques. Breakfast is served in equally grand surroundings. Fabulous! See More

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  • Palazzo Galletti Florence (Tuscany) 11 rooms from £86

    Honeymoons  -  Take the Cerere suite, with incredible top to toe frescoes, linger over breakfast in bed and indulge at the spa- bliss!
    Sights nearby  -  A five minute walk brings you to the famed Il Duomo di Firenze, a must see.
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
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    1931 elegant Neo-Classical Palazzo now boutique B&B offering great value rooms, prime location and romantic interiors. Two beautifully intact frescoed suites, the rest semi contemporary rooms, all have breakfast in room. Quiet, intimate location is perfect for a romantic break and city exploring. See More

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  • Villa Parri Pistoia PT 13 rooms from £86

    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
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    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! See More

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  • Le Stanze de Santa Croce Florence 4 rooms from £87

    Sights nearby  -  The Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia, the Cathedral or the Old Bridge are all no more than a 10 minute walk from the property
    Groups  -  With just four rooms this is a great choice for groups looking to rent a property in its entirety
    Families  -  One of the rooms sleeps three people, ideal for small families
    Cooking classes  -  Visit the local markets, then learn to cook your purchases
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    A cheerful boutique B&B set in the heart of Florence. Brightly coloured rooms have a chic contemporary feel. Start your day on the lovely breakfast terrace. With just four rooms and the option of renting out the whole property, this is a great option for groups. See More

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  • Indarsena B&B Portoferraio, Elba 4 rooms from £87

    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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    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. See More

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  • Relais San Biagio Orbetello, Tuscany 41 rooms from £87

    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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    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. See More

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  • L'Antico Pozzo San Gimignano (Tuscany) 18 rooms from £92

    Romantic  -  There are special romance packages: starting with champagne!
    Sights nearby  -  Located in the centre of San Gimignano
    Cooking classes  -  Can be arranged in Certaldo Alto
    Full of character
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    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. See More

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  • Horto Convento Florence (Santo Spirito) 34 rooms from £93

    City Style  -  With its contemporary feel, blending modern and traditional interior design, this hotel is an ambassador for Florentine style
    Hideaway  -  Located in the Bellosguardo neighbourhood, set back from the tourist crowds, this hotel makes a great hideout holiday
    Romantic Break  -  Couples will love the cosy and romantic hotel bar, as well as the modern finish to the rooms
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Basilica di Santo Spirito, a plain-fronted 1400s church with a lavish, art-filled interior
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    This four-star boutique hotel is nestled in the stylish Oltrarno district of Florence. Rooms are individually dressed in a blend of modern and traditional design; cool greys contrast with the terracotta tiled floors and wooden accents. Don't miss the hotel's pretty secret garden. A luxury city stay. See More

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  • Agriturismo Sant'Egle Sorano (Via Case Sparse, 18) 7 rooms from £95

    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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    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! See More

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  • San Giuliano Inn Florence (San Lorenzo) 6 rooms from £95

    Local exploring  -  This B&B is perfectly located for exploring local attractions, with the Mercato di San Lorenzo just 50m away
    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
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the the Medici Chapels in the Basicilia of San Lorenzo, close to the B&B
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    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. See More

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  • Agriturismo Vignamaggio 50022 Greve in Chianti (FI) Italy 25 rooms from £95

    Country Escape  -  Villas are surrounded by vineyards, and plenty of walking and tasting can be done! Atmospheric and very peaceful hotel
    Swimming Pool  -  There is an outdoor pool for the hotel and a separate one for Il Prato villas
    Cooking classes  -  Can be organised according to your group
    Great walks  -  Tours of the historic hotel gardens
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    Historic Tuscan hotel on working farm. Rooms and apartments are spread across the villas, with exposed beams, terracotta floors and antique furniture. Outdoor pools, spa, gym, games room and children's play area. Superb Tuscan cuisine and outstanding wine list. Peaceful, pretty and authentic. See More

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  • Dimora Storica Palazzo Puccini Pistoia (Tuscany) 8 rooms from £95

    Local exploring  -  It's located right in the historic heart of Pistoia, so ideally placed for all the highlights
    Historic  -  Once the home of philanthropist and writer Niccolo Puccini
    Short break  -  A great place for a good value short break
    Sights nearby  -  In the heart of historic Pistoia, just minutes from the Duomo
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    This historic and intimate converted palazzo in Pistoia blends Renaissance grandeur with modern amenities. It offers eight beautifully restored period bedrooms in an intimate setting with original frescoes and a quiet library for relaxing. The perfect retreat for discerning travellers. See More

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  • Il Rigo San Quirico d'Orcia (Podere Casabianca) 13 rooms from £95

    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
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    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. See More

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  • Hotel Armonia Pontedera, Tuscany 35 rooms from £95

    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.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    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. See More

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  • Marina Garden Hotel Marciana Marina, Elba 42 rooms from £102

    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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    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. See More

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  • La locanda del Loggiato Bagno Vignoni, Tuscany 6 rooms from £104

    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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    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. See More

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  • Albergo Villa Marta Lucca 15 rooms from £104

    Value chic
    Sights nearby  -  10 mins from the centre of Lucca, 20 mins from Pisa
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Sawdays

    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. See More

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  • Podere Conti Tuscany 13 rooms from £104

    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
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    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. See More

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  • A Palazzo Busdraghi Lucca 7 rooms from £104

    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.
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    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. See More

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  • Relais dell'Orologio Pisa 21 rooms from £104

    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.
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    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. See More

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  • Palazzo Leopoldo Radda in Chianti 14 rooms from £104

    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
    Restaurant  -  Traditional Tuscan cuisine
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    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. See More

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  • Villa La Bianca Camaiore 6 rooms from £104

    Groups  -  With four person suites, two pools, lovely grounds and an on site restaurant it's perfect for groups.
    Great walks  -  Beautiful walking in the surrounding Tuscan countryside, as well as on the nearby coastline.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Guinigi Tower and the Lucca Cathedral twelve miles away.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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    Villa La Bianca is an enchanting Tuscan gem, in rural Camaiore. The simple and elegant rooms are individually appointed and tastefully decorated. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and with four person suites, it's ideal for a relaxing group holiday in rural Tuscany. See More

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  • Le Sodole Pontedera, Tuscany 12 rooms from £106

    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
    Restaurant  -  Le Sodole Restaurant serves traditional Tuscan cuisine
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    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! See More

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  • Salvadonica San Casciano in Val di Pesa 19 rooms from £107

    Families  -  The generously proportioned family room with 2 adjoined ensuites, make this a comfortable choice for those travelling with kids
    Country Escape  -  A classic Tuscan stay hidden in the rolling Chianti hills, where life is slow and focused on good food and wine
    Tennis  -  Play a game on the property's all-weather outdoor court
    Cooking classes  -  Learn to cook traditional dishes with the resident chef
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    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 and very relaxing. See More

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  • Grand Hotel Cavour Florence (Uffizi) 100 rooms from £108

    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
    Sights nearby  -  Start your sightseeing at the beautiful and historic Palazzo Pazzi, helpfully located opposite the hotel
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    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. See More

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  • Black 5 Florence (Uffizi) 6 rooms from £108

    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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    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. See More

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  • Il Patriarca Chiusi Siena, Tuscany 22 rooms from £108

    Views  -  Stunning views over the vineyards.
    Foodies  -  Michelin star Tuscan cuisine.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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    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. See More

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  • Hotel Monna Lisa Florence 45 rooms from £109

    Traditional  -  Boasting original artworks, antiques, and sculptures, this converted palace is a nostalgic stay
    Romantic Break  -  The opulence of this palace makes it an ideal choice for a romantic escape
    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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    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. See More

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  • B&B La Romea Lucca 5 rooms from £110

    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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    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. See More

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  • Il Chiostro di Pienza Pienza (Tuscany) 37 rooms from £111

    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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    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. See More

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  • Hotel Rapallo Florence (Tuscany) 26 rooms from £111

    Hideaway  -  Sitting just outside of the busy historic centre of Florence, this hotel is a great hideaway holiday option
    Families  -  Kids under 12 go free at this hotel, making it a great option for families with younger children
    City Style  -  With rooms dressed in all-Italian furnishings, this hotel has lots of chic Florentine style
    Local markets  -  See how the locals shop with a trip to Sant'Ambrogio Market, a traditional outdoor market with fresh produce and other goods
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    This luxury, four-star hotel sits just outside of the centre of historic Florence. Rooms are recently renovated and are dressed in Made in Italy materials only; book a terrace room for beautiful views over the city. Enjoy the hotel's free teatime buffet before a drink at the bar. A stylish hotel. See More

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  • Villa Giorgia Pistoia Pistoia (Tuscany) 18 rooms from £112

    Views  -  Sweeping views of the Tuscan hills, just above Pistoia
    Garden  -  Two hectare park with lovely views
    Restaurant  -  Offers typical Tuscan specialties with panoramic views and al fresco dining when the weather allows
    Great walks  -  There's good walking in the surrounding countryside
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    A modern villa hotel on a hilltop above Pistoia, overlooking the Tuscan hills. Designer rooms have parquet floors and many have panoramic views. With acres of parkland, a swimming pool and an excellent restaurant, this is a relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings. See More

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  • Alfieri9 Florence 8 rooms from £112

    City Style  -  A beautifully restored B&B with homely and elegant interiors, within walking distance of all of the city's main attractions
    Sights nearby  -  The hotel is ideally located within a short walk of the Museo dell'Accademia, Palazzo Vecchio, and Piazza Santa Croce
    Great walks  -  Ask at reception about one of the many walking tours offered around the San Marco area
    Full of character
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    A homely and picturesque B&B right in the heart of old Florence. This beautifully restored boutique offers effortless style, from quirky wall art to elegant furnishings and funky light fixtures. There is an excellent breakfast and you are within walking distance of the best restaurants in Florence. See More

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  • Castello di Bibbione San Casciano in Val di Pesa 13 rooms from £113

    Country Escape  -  A rustic farmhouse set in the gorgeous Chianti hills.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool.
    Full of character
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    A traditional Tuscan castle with gorgeous views of the Chianti region. Farmhouse-style apartments 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. See More

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  • Residenza Sassetti Florence (Uffizi) 5 rooms from £113

    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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    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. See More

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  • Castello di Fonterutoli Fonterutoli, Tuscany 12 rooms from £113

    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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    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. See More

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  • Hotel Cellai Florence 55 rooms from £115

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly situated for exploring all this magical city has to offer, and spectacular views across the city from the rooftop.
    City Style  -  An enchanting Florentine hotel, with effortlessly chic suites, original art, and jazz music tinkling in the library bar.
    Sights nearby  -  Five minutes walk from San Marco Museum, Convent of San Marco and Basilica of San Lorenzo.
    Full of character
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    Delightful Florentine hotel in the centre of the city. Mirroring the rich culture of the city, Hotel Cellai is home to a fantastic collection of artwork and antiques. Its tasteful rooms are comfortable and spacious. The perfect launchpad from which to explore the birthplace of the Renaissance. See More

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  • Casale Sterpeti Magliano in Toscana, Tuscany 8 rooms from £116

    Families  -  With beaches nearby, a laidback vibe & plenty of space for little ones to run around — this is a good option for a family break
    Country Escape  -  A secluded hideaway with spectacular views. Enjoy the surrounding countryside or spend days at the nearby beaches
    Designer  -  A concept design hotel — expect the farmhouse's original features merged with chic minimalist style
    Sights nearby  -  Visit nearby historic hilltop towns such as Magliano, Amiata and Montiano
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A chic converted farmhouse offering an airy minimalist space in rural Tuscany. The eight rooms are not huge but the whitewashed walls, enormous glass windows, and simple contemporary furniture give the feeling of space. Homemade breakfasts are standout and the beach is moments away. See More

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  • Graziella Patio Hotel Arezzo 13 rooms from £117

    Local exploring  -  The property is right in the historic centre of Arezzo, so all the highlights are close by
    City Style  -  Individually designed rooms, all inspired by travel writer Bruce Chatwin
    Romantic Break  -  For romantics there are rooms with private in room hot tubs or saunas
    Sights nearby  -  Basilica of San Francesco, Cathedral of Arezzo, Vasari's House are all close by

    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. See More

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  • Castelletto di Montebenichi Monte Benichi, Tuscany 9 rooms from £117

    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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    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. See More

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  • Palace Hotel, Viareggio Viareggio 73 rooms from £117

    Local exploring  -  The fantastic location means both beach and town are accessible by foot. The surrounding area offers lots of day trip options
    Beach Life  -  The roof terrace and some rooms are sea-facing. Access to a private-beach with loungers and swimming pool can be arranged
    Sights nearby  -  Lucca – famous for art galleries and museums - and Pisa are both 30 minutes drive. Cinque Terre can be accessed by ferry
    Swimming Pool  -  Available at extra charge as part of beach club package
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    Traditional Italian hotel with stunning sea-front location in Viareggio. A roof-top terrace offers fantastic views over the nearby beach, as do many rooms. Two hotel restaurants, 'Belle Epoque' and 'Deco' mean you don't have to go far to eat well. Pisa, Lucca and Cinque Terra are all close by. See More

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  • N4U Florence (Tuscany) 5 rooms from £118

    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.
    Full of character
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
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    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. See More

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  • Villa Talamo Fonteblanda, Tuscany 8 rooms from £118

    Romantic Break  -  Overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, it's a place steeped in romance and charm
    Great walks  -  The surrounding coastline is great for walking.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    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. See More

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  • Palazzo Ravizza Siena (Tuscany) 37 rooms from £121

    Restaurant  -  Il Giardino Restaurant serves traditional cuisine with most ingredients sourced from local farms
    Sights nearby  -  Located in the historic centre of Siena close to the cathedral.
    Great walks  -  The Tuscan countryside is beautiful, serene and calm.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Frommers

    Family-run, quiet, and elegant hotel with stunning views and classic interiors. Rooms ooze old-world elegance — tiled floors, wooden beams, vaulted ceilings, some with fireplaces. Manicured garden showcases a fantastic valley view & there's a restaurant serving traditional fare — a romantic spot. See More

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  • Antica Dimora Firenze Florence (Tuscany) 6 rooms from £121

    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.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    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. See More

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  • Pensione Bencistà Florence (Tuscany) 40 rooms from £121

    Country Escape  -  This grand country house offers a quiet escape just outside of Florence
    Families  -  Spacious family suites are offered and even the dog is allowed!
    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
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    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Michelin Travel

    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. See More

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  • Relais Villa Baldelli Cortona 15 rooms from £121

    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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    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. See More

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  • Hotel Renaissance Florence 9 rooms from £121

    Local exploring  -  Located just two miutes from Florence cathedral this is a very central stay
    City Style  -  Chic white-on-white style in this elegant converted pied-a-terre
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Il Duomo di Firenze, the Piazza Santo Spirito and the Boboli Gardens
    Local markets  -  Wander around the buzzing Mercato Centrale
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    A smart and quiet B&B in a great central location offering generous breakfasts. Elegant interiors in neutral tones are cool and airy with bare stone, vaulted ceilings and original fireplaces, while impeccable rooms are spacious and comfortable. A great pied-a-terre for couples or groups alike. See More

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  • Villa Marsili Cortona 25 rooms from £121

    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.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Full of character
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    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. See More

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  • Villa di Campolungo Florence (Fiesole) 7 rooms from £125

    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
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    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. See More

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  • Villa Pitti Amerighi Tuscany 10 rooms from £128

    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.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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    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! See More

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  • Villa Fiesole Florence 32 rooms from £129

    Active Holiday  -  With cycling, hiking, and mountain biking opportunities abound, this is a great choice for an active break
    Local exploring  -  Located on the hill of Fiesole, just five miles from Florence yet surrounded by beautiful countryside
    Cooking classes  -  Take a cooking class at the hotel to learn how to make Tuscan dishes
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool heated in September and October
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    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. See More

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  • La Fonderia Florence (Santo Spirito) 5 rooms from £130

    Active Holiday  -  The hotel is bike friendly and offers free tools and safe bike storage, perfect for those on an active cycling holiday
    Families  -  Family suites are a great option for those travelling with children and can accommodate up to 4 people in total
    City Style  -  The unique, retro design of the rooms and great, central location give this hotel plenty of city style
    Sights nearby  -  Visit nearby Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, a 15th-century church famous for its intricate frescoes
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    This unique B&B is located along the Arno River in central Florence. Rooms are individually styled, featuring vintage design pieces and industrial accents; the best have access to a private terrace with pretty views. Relax with a coffee in the B&B's tranquil interior garden; a stylish city break. See More

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  • Pieve di Caminino Caminino GR, Tuscany 7 rooms from £130

    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.
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    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. See More

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  • Cortona Resort & Spa Cortona (Arezzo) 23 rooms from £130

    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.
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    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! See More

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  • La Maison du Sage Florence 20 rooms from £132

    City Style  -  The interiors perfectly mix traditional design with contemporary style
    Local exploring  -  Very close to the major city sights and buzzing bars and restaurants
    Local markets  -  Wander through the buzzing Mercato Centrale to soak in the atmosphere and for a tasty bite
    Sights nearby  -  The hotel is a mere five minutes' walk from the Duomo and the Palazzo Vecchio
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    A gorgeous hotel in the heart of the city in a historic Liberty building. Interiors are decorated with an eclectic mix of statement furniture and bold artwork while large, bright rooms are stylish and comfortable with striking Art-Deco style pieces. The delicious breakfasts are a highlight. A treat! See More

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  • Alla Corte degli Angeli Lucca (Tuscany) 21 rooms from £133

    Cooking classes  -  Following a trip to the local market head to the kitchen and learn some traditional Tuscan recipes.
    Sights nearby  -  Located within Lucca's city walls, close to all sights
    Full of character
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays, Michelin Travel

    Charming B&B located within the town walls. Sophisticated, pretty bedrooms in pastel shades include hand painted murals and plenty of charm. A true breakfast spread is served and restaurants dotted around the historical town. A brilliant Tuscan gem that welcomes couples and families with open arms. See More

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  • Villa Il Poggiale San Casciano in Val di Pesa (Tuscany) 24 rooms from £133

    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.
    Spa  -  Tailor made treatments, plus sauna and relaxation area
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors, Sawdays

    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. See More

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  • Room Mate Luca Florence (San Lorenzo) 53 rooms from £134

    City Style  -  With interior design conceived by a renowned local designer, this hotel has reams of Firenza style
    Local exploring  -  The hotel's central location makes it a perfect starting point for local sightseeing
    Business meetings  -  With a business centre on-site, this hotel has great facilities for work travel
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Basilica di San Lorenzo, a landmark Renaissance church with a library designed by Michaelangelo
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    This hotel is housed in a beautiful, 19th-century palace close to Piazza San Marco. Rooms have been dressed in bold floral and geometric prints by designer Lorenzo Castillo; the statement patterns contrast with wooden floors and period furnishings for a unique look. A jazzy and fun design hotel. See More

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  • Rivo della Corte Pistoia (Tuscany) 4 rooms from £134

    Local exploring  -  Bring a car and explore the villages and towns of northern Tuscany
    Country Escape  -  Set in beautiful Tuscan countryside north of Florence
    Sights nearby  -  Florence, Pisa and Lucca are all about an hour's drive away, whilst historic Pistoia is on the doorstep
    Great walks  -  There are lots of lovely walking and hiking trails from the doorstep
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    Charming historic farmhouse turned agriturismo in a fabulous location — amid woods and olive groves, just outside Pistoia. Three bright rooms and an apartment come in classic Tuscan style with Impruneta terracotta floors and wood-beam ceilings, plus a relaxing pool. A hidden gem. See More

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  • Castello di Tornano Gaiole in Chianti Siena, Tuscany 11 rooms from £134

    Restaurant  -  Serving traditional Chianti cuisine and featuring vegetables grown in their own garden
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    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. See More

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