Many dream of a life in Tuscany with its wide variety of landscapes. You will enjoy the Chianti or Bolgheri wine regions, the Apennines ski area, the rolling hills of Val d’Orcia, the marble quarries of Carrara in the Apuan Alps, and more. This are is filled with more nature than most realize. This includes natural hot springs and, of course, the Mediterranean Sea. Tuscany is more than a fantasy life in the movies, it’s a destination rich with a myriad of experiences. We’ve located some of the best places to stay for your Tuscan retreat.
Borgo Santo Pietro
A thirty-five-minute drive from Siena or just over an hour from Florence, you’ll find Borgo Santo Pietro. This resort features a large main villa with luxury rooms and also superior suites including the exclusive Santo Pietro Grande Suite. You might also book one of their unique garden suites throughout the property that have private gardens and secluded patios. Borgo Santo Pietro combines comfort and elegance with an enviable level of luxury. As you can see in the photo above, Borgo Santo Pietro is exquisite and an ideal destination for a vacation in Tuscany.
Castello Di Velona
A castle in Tuscany? Yes, please! Castello Di Velona is the perfect combination of luxury and modernity with its full resort, thermal spa, and winery. Since its location is relatively remote, Castello Di Velona is home to two restaurants and four spa tubs. Built as a medieval fortress in the 11th century, this restored castle that sits on a hill above the old Via Clodia, which connected southern Etruria to Rome. Aside from the spa with its own thermal pools from the hot springs, the accommodations are as sublime as the wine that is produced from the castle’s vineyards.
If city life is more to your liking, Florence is your destination in Tuscany and Hotel Lungarno is where you’ll want to stay. Since it first opened in 1967 to its complete renovation in 2017, Hotel Lungarno sits along the River Arno with the Ponte Vecchio as its backdrop. In addition to the beautiful setting and gorgeous rooms, Hotel Lungarno is home to Borgo San Jacopo, a Michelin Star-rated restaurant operated by Chef Peter Brunel. As an added bonus, the hotel boasts an extensive art collection – over 400 pieces.
Picasso, Cocteau, Bueno, and many Italian artists such as Cassinari, Guidi, Fusi, Morlotti, Rosai, Sironi, and Tosi create an exclusive and individualized atmosphere throughout this luxury hotel in Florence, the delightful rooms and suites, the charming living room, and the inviting Lounge Bar Picteau.
Moving seaside, Hotel Bryon maintains a charming atmosphere. This boutique hotel in Forte dei Marmi is as quaint as it is luxurious. With an outdoor pool and an elegant restaurant, this early 20th-century villa is just a minute’s walk from the beach on the Tyrrhenian coast of Italy. Hotel Byron also offers a variety of suites to match with their guests’ sensibilities and desires. Whether it is the Classic Suite that appeals to you or a Deluxe, Junior, or Spa Suite, Hotel Byron has a space to suit your needs.
In planning your vacation to Tuscany, choosing the perfect accommodations should be a priority. Which one of our selections appeals to you? Loving the idea of spending the night in a castle? Try our other picks for castles that are now hotels!