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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.
Some of our Tuscan Collections:
- The 20 Best Hotels in Rural Tuscany
- 25 of the Best Hotels in Tuscan Towns
- 10 Best Wine Hotels in Tuscany
- The 10 Best Food and Wine Hotels in Tuscany
- 10 Best Hotels on the Tuscan Coast
- Best luxury hotels in Florence
- Best family hotels in Florence
- Best Off-Centre hotels in Florence
- Best value hotels in Florence
- Best B&Bs in Florence
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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 a stunning converted 13th century castle book the Castello Banfi Il Borgo. Here you'll not only find sumptuous rooms and suites, but also superb food (including fine dining, a taverna and pool side options) and award winning wines from the property's own vast wine estate, not forgetting the breathtaking views...
- If contemporary luxury is more your thing, then we'd recommend La Bandita Townhouse a gorgeous palazzo conversion in the centre of Pienza. Rooms boast original features, but a distinctly modern style and there's a great little restaurant and garden too.
- 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!
- 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.
- Fontelunga Hotel & Villas is a gorgeous Tuscan villa situated in the countryside not far from Cortona. Here you'll find nine individually designed rooms, plus two chic villas in the grounds (they share their own pool), which are perfect for families or small groups. Great on site facilities including tennis court and pool mean you can happily while away the hours without moving!
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
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- Or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
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Vedetta Relais Tuscany 16 rooms from £151Exclusive offer - Stay 7 pay 6Country Escape - Pool with views, large gardens, trekking, cycling, hot springs at Saturnia and excellent foodBack 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
Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni Florence 25 rooms from £174Local 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 collectionsSights nearby - Next door is the church of Santa Trinita with Ghirlandaio frescoesDesigner Shopping - Via de’ Tornabuoni has all the designer names you could want
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
La Bandita Pienza, Tuscany 8 rooms from £217Families - Feels like a welcoming private villa with rural charms, baby equipment and endless outdoor space for children to roam around.Country Escape - Watch the sunset over the stunning Val d'Orcia and feast on delicious Tusacan dishes and wine from the owners cellar.Sights nearby - Visit the UNESCO Heritage site Pienza, boasting an enchanting collection of 15th and 16th century buildings and gardens.Great walks - The beautiful Tuscan landscape of Val d'Orcia makes for wonderful walks.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet
A lovingly and tastefully restored Tuscan farmhouse for laid back holidays and exclusive use. Simple yet beautiful rooms with white walls, limestone floors and beamed ceilings. Private gourmet chef, access to the wine cellar and fantastic swimming pool. Contemporary country hideaway. See More
La Bandita Townhouse Pienza, Tuscany 12 rooms from £282Foodies - Home to a laid-back Tuscan restaurant with locally sourced produce and great wines, this hotel works well for foodiesHideaway - Offering quiet rooms in a picturesque Tuscan village, book this hotel for an idyllic hideaway holidayRomantic Break - With well-appointed suites and romantic soaking tubs, book this hotel for a tranquil couples' getawayGreat walks - See the sights of UNESCO heritage village Pienza on a long walk; ask your host for local tipsRecommended by - CN Traveller, Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
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
Hotel della Fortezza Sorano, Tuscany 16 rooms from £51Historic - 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.
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
7 Rooms Pisa 6 rooms from £61Local 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.
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
Casa Palmira Polcanto, Tuscany 7 rooms from £74Less £ - 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
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
Boutique Hotel Ilio Marciana, Elba 20 rooms from £74Great walks - Range of trails straight from the door.Diving - Dive centre on the beachSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Views - Great views from hotel
Casa de Mina Florence 4 rooms from £78Hideaway - Situated away from the bustling tourist centre of Florence, this B&B is a great hideout locationRomantic Break - Couples love the cosy rooms and the friendly hosts at this B&BFamilies - Children love playing in the B&B's pretty Tuscan gardenSights nearby - Take a walk through the nearby Giardino di Boboli, a 15th and 16th century garden with Renaissance sculptures
This luxury B&B is located in a leafy, exclusive suburb of Florence. Rooms are individually designed with soft lighting adding a homely feel; the best suite offers a private verandah and living space. Relax in the pretty Tuscan garden after a day out sightseeing. A charming, intimate guesthouse. See More
Agriturismo Poggiacolle San Gimignano 4 rooms from £82Groups - Some apartments sleep up to 10 people.FamiliesGreat walks - Plenty of walking on the doorstepSights nearby - Just 2km from San Gimignano
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
Horto Convento Florence (Santo Spirito) 34 rooms from £86City Style - With its contemporary feel, blending modern and traditional interior design, this hotel is an ambassador for Florentine styleHideaway - Located in the Bellosguardo neighbourhood, set back from the tourist crowds, this hotel makes a great hideout holidayRomantic Break - Couples will love the cosy and romantic hotel bar, as well as the modern finish to the roomsSights nearby - Visit the Basilica di Santo Spirito, a plain-fronted 1400s church with a lavish, art-filled interior
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
Palazzo Galletti Florence (Tuscany) 11 rooms from £86Honeymoons - 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.Romantic - Good for couples.Full of character
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
Villa Parri Pistoia PT 13 rooms from £86Romantic Break - With its polished antiques, sumptuous furnishings and pretty whimsical gardens it is ideal for a romantic getawayLocal exploring - A glorious base from which to explore Lucca, Florence and Montecatini, while Pistoia itself is a gemSights nearby - Don't miss Pistoia's beautiful medieval square and hidden gems like the medieval town of Vinci, Cutigliano or Montecatini TermeGreat walks - Pistoia Apennine Mountains offer several hiking trails, great for walking or for mountain bikesRecommended by - Sawdays
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
Le Stanze de Santa Croce Florence 4 rooms from £87Sights nearby - The Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia, the Cathedral or the Old Bridge are all no more than a 10 minute walk from the propertyGroups - With just four rooms this is a great choice for groups looking to rent a property in its entiretyFamilies - One of the rooms sleeps three people, ideal for small familiesCooking classes - Visit the local markets, then learn to cook your purchasesRecommended by - I Escape
Indarsena B&B Portoferraio, Elba 4 rooms from £87Local 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 ElbaCity Style - Set in a traditional property with bright interiors in Portoferraio, this hotel has lots of contemporary Tuscan styleRomantic Break - With well-appointed rooms and an unbeatable location, book this boutique B&B for your next romantic getawayLocal markets - Visit the daily fresh produce markets on the island; enquire with your hosts for recommendations of the best markets to visit
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
Relais San Biagio Orbetello, Tuscany 41 rooms from £87Sights nearby - Located in the historic centre of OrtebelloBirdwatching - WWF Oasi Societa' UnipersonaleLocal markets - Walk to local morning marketsGreat walks - Walk the many beaches nearby
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
L'Antico Pozzo San Gimignano (Tuscany) 18 rooms from £92Sights nearby - Located in the centre of San GimignanoCooking classes - Can be arranged in Certaldo AltoRomantic - Good for couples.Full of character
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
Agriturismo Sant'Egle Sorano GR, Tuscany 7 rooms from £95Eco break - An ecologically and sustainably built organic farm that grows its own produce which is served at the restaurantGreat walks - Surrounded by lush hills and iconic Tuscan views, the best way to explore the area around the hotel is by footSights nearby - Visit Vitozza rock settlement, one of the widest in ItalyRestrictions on children - Adults-only property
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
San Giuliano Inn Florence (San Lorenzo) 6 rooms from £95Local exploring - This B&B is perfectly located for exploring local attractions, with the Mercato di San Lorenzo just 50m awayFamilies - Families can book adjoining rooms and/or have a triple room, which makes this B&B a great optionRomantic Break - Couples will fall in love with this traditional B&B and its idyllic surroundingsLocal markets - Explore the neighbouring Mercato di San Lorenzo, a lively street market with traditional vendors
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
Agriturismo Vignamaggio Florence, Tuscany 25 rooms from £95Country Escape - Villas are surrounded by vineyards, and plenty of walking and tasting can be done! Atmospheric and very peaceful hotelCooking classes - Can be organised according to your groupGreat walks - Tours of the historic hotel gardensFull of character
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. See More
Il Rigo San Quirico d'Orcia, Tuscany 13 rooms from £95Local exploring - Thermal baths in Bagno Vignoni (4km); walkable sights of Vileta Chapel and Pienza; San Quirico with 16th century gardensFoodies - Home grown organic produce from the farm, annual olive oil festival, nearby is home of Brunello di Montalcino wineCooking classes - Within hotel kitchen, 1 or 4 day coursesSights nearby - Val d'Orcia's small hilltop villagesRecommended 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
Hotel Armonia Pontedera, Tuscany 35 rooms from £95Sights 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.
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
Marina Garden Hotel Marciana Marina, Elba 42 rooms from £102Romantic Break - With stylish suites and a romantic sit-out terrace with a pool, book this hotel for your next couples' getawayLocal exploring - Surrounded by bars and restaurants, book this hotel as a base for your local exploring in Marciana MarinaBeach Life - Situated close to the coast on the charming island of Elba, book this hotel for a relaxing seaside breakSights nearby - Take a day trip to Poggio and visit the ancient Romanesque churches San Nicolò and San Lorenzo while exploring cobbled streets
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
La locanda del Loggiato Bagno Vignoni, Tuscany 6 rooms from £104Romantic Break - Visit local villages: Montalcino, Abbadia San Salvatore, visit the thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni and nearby Bagni san FilippoFoodies - Brunello wine region. In the Autumn, Montalcino food festival in medieval fortress, with vats of polenta and cooking on spitsViews - Over the water-filled square of Bagno VignoniSights nearby - Siena, Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano
Albergo Villa Marta Lucca 15 rooms from £104Value chicSights nearby - 10 mins from the centre of Lucca, 20 mins from PisaCooking classes - Check for timings.Local markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - I Escape, Tablet, Sawdays
Podere Conti Tuscany 13 rooms from £104Families - Perfect for families, set on a 200 acre estate comprising of forests, olive groves and ruins to explore, as well as a playgroundSights nearby - Visit the seaside villages of Porto Venere, Leirici or Tellaro and go on a day trip to Cinque Terra by train or by boatLocal markets - Head to the bustling Forte di Marmi market on Wednesdays and SundaysSwimming Pool - Seasonal outdoor poolRecommended 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
A Palazzo Busdraghi Lucca 7 rooms from £104Local exploring - Enjoy the quiet location of this pretty hotel to walk the lanes of Lucca, trying Italian treats or stopping for coffeeGreat walks - The beach is only 30 minutes awaySights nearby - Piazza AnfiteatroLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Sawdays
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
Relais dell'Orologio Pisa 21 rooms from £104Sights nearby - A stone's throw from the leaning towerLocal markets - Lots of exciting markets nearbyFull of characterLively area - In the thick of the action.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
Palazzo Leopoldo Radda In Chianti, Tuscany 14 rooms from £104Swimming 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 offerViews - Stunning views from the terraceRestaurant - Traditional Tuscan cuisineRecommended by - Sawdays
Villa La Bianca Camaiore 6 rooms from £104Groups - 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.
Le Sodole Pontedera, Tuscany 12 rooms from £106Local 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 doorstepSpa - Wellness centre offering massage and reflexology treatmentsRestaurant - Le Sodole Restaurant serves traditional Tuscan cuisine
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
Salvadonica San Casciano in Val di Pesa 19 rooms from £107Families - The generously proportioned family room with 2 adjoined ensuites, make this a comfortable choice for those travelling with kidsCountry Escape - A classic Tuscan stay hidden in the rolling Chianti hills, where life is slow and focused on good food and wineCooking classes - Learn to cook traditional dishes with the resident chefTennis - Play a game on the property's all-weather outdoor court
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
Grand Hotel Cavour Florence (Uffizi) 100 rooms from £108City Style - Set in a heritage mansion overlooking the romantic sights of central Florence, this hotel has reams of local city charmLocal exploring - This hotel has an unbeatable location for local sightseeing, nestled between historic palazzos and a national museumRomantic Break - The cosy hotel bar and gourmet restaurant make this hotel perfect for a couples' European city breakSights nearby - Start your sightseeing at the beautiful and historic Palazzo Pazzi, helpfully located opposite the hotel
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
Black 5 Florence (Uffizi) 6 rooms from £108Local exploring - Sitting in the historical centre of Florence, this hotel is a perfect base for starting your local sightseeingRomantic Break - Book a room with a four-poster bed for added luxury on your romantic getaway at this guesthouseCity Style - The hotel's heritage building and vintage interior design give it plenty of city styleLocal markets - See how the locals do it with a trip to the fresh fruit and vegetable market, Mercato di Sant'Ambrogio
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
Il Patriarca Chiusi Siena, Tuscany 22 rooms from £108Views - Stunning views over the vineyards.Foodies - Michelin star Tuscan cuisine.Romantic - Good for couples.Local markets - Good for local colour.
Hotel Monna Lisa Florence 45 rooms from £109Traditional - Boasting original artworks, antiques, and sculptures, this converted palace is a nostalgic stayRomantic Break - The opulance of this palace makes it an ideal choice for a romantic escapeSights nearby - Situated in the heart of the city you can reach most major sights on footLocal markets - Visit the San Lorenzo or Pulci markets
B&B La Romea Lucca 5 rooms from £110Romantic Break - Stay in a 14th Century apartment with large bathtubs and frescoes before meandernig through Lucca's cobbled streetsSights nearby - Guinigi Tower and Basilica of San Frediano close byLocal markets - The monthly antiques market is very popularFull of character
Il Chiostro di Pienza Pienza, Tuscany 37 rooms from £111Romantic 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 CathedralGreat walks - The Tuscan hillsides and vineyards make for some spectacular walking.
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
Hotel Rapallo Florence (Tuscany) 26 rooms from £111Hideaway - Sitting just outside of the busy historic centre of Florence, this hotel is a great hideaway holiday optionFamilies - Kids under 12 go free at this hotel, making it a great option for families with younger childrenCity Style - With rooms dressed in all-Italian furnishings, this hotel has lots of chic Florentine styleLocal markets - See how the locals shop with a trip to Sant'Ambrogio Market, a traditional outdoor market with fresh produce and other goodsRecommended by - Great Small Hotels
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
Alfieri9 Florence 8 rooms from £112City Style - A beautifully restored B&B with homely and elegant interiors, within walking distance of all of the city's main attractionsSights nearby - The hotel is ideally located within a short walk of the Museo dell'Accademia, Palazzo Vecchio, and Piazza Santa CroceGreat walks - Ask at reception about one of the many walking tours offered around the San Marco areaRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Great Small Hotels
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
Castello di Bibbioni San Casciano in Val di Pesa 13 rooms from £113Country Escape - A rustic farmhouse set in the gorgeous Chianti hills.Swimming Pool - Outdoor pool.Views - Great views from hotelFull of character
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
Residenza Sassetti Florence (Uffizi) 5 rooms from £113Value 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.
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
Castello di Fonterutoli Fonterutoli, Tuscany 12 rooms from £113Total 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 beautySights nearby - Check out the Torre del Mangia, Siena Cathedral or Piazza del CampoFull of character
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
Hotel Home Florence 39 rooms from £115Sit-out Terrace - Enjoy panoramic views of the city's skyline from the roof terraceCity Style - Slick modern minimalism in a traditional Renaissance buildingSights nearby - Wander through the famed Baboli Gardens and admire the sculpturesSpa - In-room treatments on requestRecommended by - Michelin Travel
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. See More
Hotel Cellai Florence 55 rooms from £115Local 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
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
Graziella Patio Hotel Arezzo 13 rooms from £117LuxuryCity StyleSights nearby - Basilica of San Francesco, Cathedral of Arezzo, Vasari's House.Private Hot Tub
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
Castelletto di Montebenichi Monte Benichi, Tuscany 9 rooms from £117Foodies - Plenty of opportunities for foodies from visits to vineyards and olive oil farms to cheese and truffle tastingLocal exploring - The property provides the ideal base for exploring the glorious Chianti countrysdeGreat walks - Take long walks through the large private park near the castle that merges in with the gently sloping Tuscan hillsLocal markets - Visit the antiques fair in Arezzo (the largest in Italy)
Palace Hotel, Viareggio Viareggio 73 rooms from £117Local exploring - The fantastic location means both beach and town are accessible by foot. The surrounding area offers lots of day trip optionsBeach Life - The roof terrace and some rooms are sea-facing. Access to a private-beach with loungers and swimming pool can be arrangedSights nearby - Lucca – famous for art galleries and museums - and Pisa are both 30 minutes drive. Cinque Terre can be accessed by ferrySwimming Pool - Available at extra charge as part of beach club package
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
N4U Florence (Tuscany) 5 rooms from £118Value 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 characterHouse party feel - Be prepared to meet people.
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
Villa Talamo Fonteblanda, Tuscany 8 rooms from £118Great walks - The surrounding coastline is great for walking.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Views - Great views from hotelRomantic - Good for couples.
Palazzo Ravizza Siena, Tuscany 37 rooms from £121Sights nearby - Located in the historic centre of Siena close to the cathedral.Great walks - The Tuscan countryside is beautiful, serene and calm.Full of characterTraditionalRecommended by - Frommers
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. See More
Antica Dimora Firenze Florence (Tuscany) 6 rooms from £121Value 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.Recommended by - Sawdays
Pensione Bencistà Florence (Tuscany) 40 rooms from £121Country Escape - This grand country house offers a quiet escape just outside of FlorenceFamilies - Spacious family suites are offered and even the dog is allowed!IntimateSights nearby - You can see it from the terrace, but be sure to go into Florence for a day of exploring the local historyRecommended by - Frommers, Michelin Travel
Relais Villa Baldelli Cortona 15 rooms from £121Romantic Break - Sunbathing, cooking lessons, wine tasting, and general relaxation.Romantic - Stunning rooms and serene surrounds make for a romantic spot.Views - Great views from hotelCooking classes - Excellent cooking classes to discover the roots of the regional cuisine.
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
Hotel Renaissance Florence 9 rooms from £121Local exploring - Located just two miutes from Florence cathedral this is a very central stayCity Style - Chic white-on-white style in this elegant converted pied-a-terreSights nearby - Visit Il Duomo di Firenze, the Piazza Santo Spirito and the Boboli GardensLocal markets - Wander around the buzzing Mercato Centrale
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
Villa Marsili Cortona 25 rooms from £121Local 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
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
Villa Sestilia Tuscany 4 rooms from £125Local exploring - Plenty to do in the countryside from riding, tennis, swimming, walks and visits to the MonasteryCooking classes - Luciana Masi will delight you with a range of recipes from the delicious Tuscan traditionGreat walks - Around Borgo San Benedetto there are 50 km of paths crossing hills, streams and woodlandSights nearby - Well located for major sights.
Villa di Campolungo Florence (Fiesole) 7 rooms from £125Eco break - An organic olive farm and eco lodge, sustainably renovated, with water from a spring and power from the sunCooking classes - Learn to prepare a fabulous Italian meal using organic veg from the garden and feast under the starsGreat walks - Pack a picnic and head off into the Tuscan hills for a magical day of hiking and breathtaking viewsSights nearby - Nearby Fiesole is well worth checking out, with history dating back to the EtruscansRecommended 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
Villa Pitti Amerighi Tuscany 10 rooms from £128Romantic Break - A beautifully restored stately home offering stunning views of the Tuscan hills, ideal for a romantic getawaySights nearby - In town check out the Church of Santi Pietro Apostolo e Marco Evangelista (5th or 6th century), and the Piazza del PopoloDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.Secluded setting - For escaping.
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
Villa Fiesole Florence 32 rooms from £129Active Holiday - With cycling, hiking, and mountain biking opportunities abound, this is a great choice for an active breakLocal exploring - Located on the hill of Fiesole, just five miles from Florence yet surrounded by beautiful countrysideCooking classes - Take a cooking class at the hotel to learn how to make Tuscan dishesSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool heated in September and October
Palazzo Alexander Lucca, Tuscany 6 rooms from £129FamiliesSights nearby - Located in the centre of LuccaLocal markets - Good for local colour.Private Hot TubRecommended by - I Escape
La Fonderia Florence (Santo Spirito) 5 rooms from £130Active Holiday - The hotel is bike friendly and offers free tools and safe bike storage, perfect for those on an active cycling holidayFamilies - Family suites are a great option for those travelling with children and can accommodate up to 4 people in totalCity Style - The unique, retro design of the rooms and great, central location give this hotel plenty of city styleSights nearby - Visit nearby Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, a 15th-century church famous for its intricate frescoes
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
Pieve di Caminino Caminino GR, Tuscany 7 rooms from £130Back 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
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
Cortona Resort & Spa Cortona (Arezzo) 23 rooms from £130Local 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 CortonaGreat walks - Walk to the Franciscan Hermitage of Celle.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.
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
La Maison du Sage Florence 5 rooms from £132City Style - The interiors perfectly mix traditional design with contemporary styleLocal exploring - Very close to the major city sights and buzzing bars and restaurantsLocal markets - Wander through the buzzing Mercato Centrale to soak in the atmosphere and for a tasty biteSights nearby - The hotel is a mere five minutes' walk from the Duomo and the Palazzo Vecchio
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
Alla Corte degli Angeli Lucca (Tuscany) 21 rooms from £133Cooking 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 sightsFull of characterBoutiqueRecommended 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
Villa Il Poggiale San Casciano in Val di Pesa (Tuscany) 24 rooms from £133Great 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
Room Mate Luca Florence (San Lorenzo) 53 rooms from £134City Style - With interior design conceived by a renowned local designer, this hotel has reams of Firenza styleLocal exploring - The hotel's central location makes it a perfect starting point for local sightseeingBusiness meetings - With a business centre on-site, this hotel has great facilities for work travelSights nearby - Visit the Basilica di San Lorenzo, a landmark Renaissance church with a library designed by Michaelangelo
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
Castello di Tornano Gaiole in Chianti Siena, Tuscany 11 rooms from £134WeddingsGroupsFamiliesRestaurant - Serving traditional Chianti cuisine and featuring vegetables grown in their own gardenRecommended by - I Escape
Tenuta San Pietro Lucca 10 rooms from £134FoodiesSights nearby - Not far from Lucca. The hotel provides a free shuttle service to and from the townCooking classes - One day classes or cooking holidays availableRestaurant - Serving regional and Mediterranean cuisineRecommended by - I Escape, Tablet
Residenza La Musa Amarcord Florence (Uffizi) 8 rooms from £138City Style - Located in a heritage building with many original features preserved, this hotel has reams of city styleLocal exploring - With its great central location, this hotel is a perfect base for local exploringRomantic Break - The rustic feel to this heritage hotel scores highly with couplesSights nearby - Visit Basilica di Santo Spirito, a 1400s church with a lavish interior and baroque altar
This hotel is housed in an 18th-century building in the historic centre of Florence. Original features abound, from exposed stone walls and tiled floors to wooden beams; the rustic feel is enhanced by hand-selected antiques. Choose a family room for extra living space. A charming heritage hotel. See More
Casa Botticelli Florence (Tuscany) 6 rooms from £138Local exploring - Located in central Florence, close to Piazza Pitti, this hotel is a great base for local exploring in FlorenceCity Style - Situated in a heritage building with many original features, this hotel has reams of Florentine styleRomantic Break - Rent a deluxe room with breathtaking city views for a romantic getaway with a differenceSights nearby - Visit nearby Palazzo Pitti, a vast, mainly Renaissance palace situated on the south side of the River ArnoRecommended by - Tablet
This boutique hotel sits in the heart of Florence, close to Palazzo Pitti. Modern interior design and unique artworks complement the heritage features in the hotel's rooms; expect mosaic floors and original painted ceilings. Book a deluxe room for fantastic city views. A refined Florentine hotel. See More
Palazzo San Niccolo Florence 24 rooms from £139Groups - Lovely spacious apartments and suites ideal for both couples and groupsCity Style - A traditional building that oozes Florentine sophisticationLocal markets - Head to the Mercato Centrale for a lively, buzzing atmosphere and great foodSights nearby - A visit to the Duomo and Santa Maria Novella church is a must
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. See More
Castello di Gargonza Monte San Savino, Tuscany 10 rooms from £139Families - Large apartments can sleep up to 8, with welcoming living areas and full kitchens and use of the poolFoodies - Take cookery lessons with chef Susi to learn tuscan suaces, plumcakes or how they make their honeyGreat walks - Within property's 500 acres; you might see wildboars, dears and pheasantsSights nearby - Piero della Francesca’s frescos located inside the church of St FrancisRecommended by - I Escape, Sawdays, Fodors
Il Battistero Siena 7 rooms from £139Local 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
Castello di Gabbiano FI, Tuscany 20 rooms from £139Foodies - With cooking classes, themed dinner nights and a range of wine tasting tours all on offer, this is a foodie paradiseActive Holiday - Good cyclling and hiking in the area including trails passing through the farm's vineyardsHideaway - A 14th century Tuscan-style castle set amidst 100 hectares of olive groves and vineyardsSwimming Pool - Outdoor heated pool in summer
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. See More
Il Borgo di Vescine Radda in Chianti, Tuscany 26 rooms from £139Cooking classes - Tuscan cooking courses at the hotelSights nearby - Siena is just 20 km awayGreat walks - Walk the local wineriesTennis - On siteRecommended by - Fodors
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. See More
Casa Howard, Florence Florence 13 rooms from £140Romantic 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.Value chic - With chic Italian design and rooms starting at just €80, this is a very reasonable stay.Cooking classes - The hotel can organise Tuscan cooking classes by an expert chef, with genuine ingredients and traditional recipes.Recommended by - I Escape
Casa Howard is a unique guesthouse 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
KF Deluxe B&B Florence (Uffizi) 6 rooms from £141Local exploring - Located in the midst of a bustling square in the heart of Florence, this is the perfect starting point for local exploringCity Style - With rooms boasting original heritage features and 18th-century artworks, this hotel has reams of Florentine styleRomantic Break - Couples fall in love with the airy rooms and mix of traditional and modern interior designSights nearby - Visit nearby Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, a 15th-century Dominican church renowned for its frescoes
This luxury B&B is located in Piazza della Repubblica in central Florence. Rooms are bright and elegant with large windows, wooden floors and period artworks; the best suites offer panoramic views of the city. Start the day with American breakfast in the smart dining room. A stylish heritage hotel. See More
Relais Grand Tour & Suites Florence 7 rooms from £142Groups - Choose the Theater Apartment, which sleeps upto 7, for your very own apartment in the heart of the cityFamilies - The Golden Suite has adjoining rooms making this a great option for those travelling with kidsLocal markets - The Market of San Lorenzo with its stands for clothing, shoes, and groceries is just two blocks awaySights nearby - The Cathedral is just a five-minute walk away and the Uffizi Gallery is easily accessible tooRecommended by - Sawdays
An elegant owner-managed B&B with stunning suites attached to an old 18th-century theatre. Spacious suites are all individually styled but expect frescoes, antiques, original wood ceilings, and handcrafted tiled bathrooms. Breakfasts are served in a cafe close by. Ideal for families or groups. See More
Marignolle Relais & Charme Florence (Tuscany) 10 rooms from £143Local exploring - Surrounded by charming countryside and just 15 minutes from Florence- you get access to the best of both worlds hereWine tasting - Manager and sommelier, Lorenzo, organises and guides wonderful vineyard tours in the local areaGreat walks - Take a post breakfast stroll around the fragrant gardens, or head out to explore the olive groves and rolling Tuscan hillsCooking classes - Paola runs fantastic Tuscan cooking lessons with daughter Silvia, learn to whip up your favourite dishesRecommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
A wonderfully private relaxed Tuscan retreat. Chic rooms, feature fine fabrics and antique furnishings. The outdoor pool and beautiful gardens make this a ideal spot for relaxation. Enjoy an expansive breakfast on the veranda, cooking classes from expert chefs and proximity to local medieval towns. See More