Villa Lena | Toiano
Villa Lena is an artist’s residence, but not only! Deep in the heart of little-known Tuscany, equidistant from Pisa, Florence and the Mediterranean, Villa Lena proves that la Dolce Vita is not just a fantasy. A great hotel in Tuscany.
The property is vast. There is the Fattoria, a former stable that houses flats with high ceilings, fireplaces and terraces just renovated by the famous Hesselbrand architects, villas with swimming pools for families, four agricultural pavilions converted into artist’s studios. You will also find a music studio in the basement, a restaurant that sublimates local products, a lively cocktail bar and a swimming pool.
And at the centre of all the attention, a beautiful coral-coloured residence is part of a hybrid project combining an art foundation, a sustainable agricultural project and an eco-responsible concept hotel. Inside, everything seems intact, endless corridors, period tiles, antique furniture… Partygoers feel at home here, solitary people will not meet anyone, artists create without difficulty or pressure… Come like you are! 😊
From 189 € per night for 2 people.
Strada Comunale di Toiano, 42 | 56036 Toiano
Villa Bordoni | Greve in Chianti
The Villa Bordoni is an ancient villa that has been transformed into an upscale and charming hotel with just 11 rooms. It’s located in the Tuscan countryside, about a 15-minute drive from Greve in the world-famous Chianti wine region.
Rooms are eclectic and elegant, with rich and bold details. Some have their own terraces with stunning views of the gorgeous countryside. The restaurant is well-regarded for its Tuscan fare, and the chefs conduct cooking lessons so guests can learn how to prepare it themselves. There are many places to stay in this area but for a relaxing and romantic escape, Villa Bordoni is the top! 😉
From 175 € per night for 2 people.
Località S. Cresci, 31-32 | 50022 Mezzuola
Savignola Paolina | Greve in Chianti
Savignola Paolina is the perfect spot for authenticity, nature and wine lovers. This wine estate was acquired and renovated by a fantastic couple who fell in love with the region. Savignola Paolina makes beautiful Chianti wines and recently renovated parts of the main house and dependances turning it into a beautiful agriturismo. Guests can stay in 3 different accommodations: Casa Paolina, Casa 360 and the Granaio. Read more in our article.
From 118 € per night for 2 people.
Via del Petriolo, 58 | 50022 Greve in Chianti
Borgo Pignano | Volterra
Join the beekeeper, the soap-maker and the lucky resident horses at Borgo Pignano, which sits at the heart of an estate in Tuscany, lorded over by a majestic 18th-century villa and a hamlet. You’re just a short drive from the historic hill towns of Volterra and San Gimignano and within easy reach of the mediaeval cities of Florence and Siena and the vineyards of Chianti.
Borgo Pignano Spa has a hammam, sauna, gym, and fitness classes, including pilates and yoga. The picturesque heated pool was carved from an ancient limestone quarry.
From 300 € per night for 2 people, including breakfast.
Localita’ Pignano, 6 | 56048 Volterra
Ebbio | Monteriggioni
Ebbio is a family house from the 13th century, converted into an agritourism estate. With great passion and dedication, Sibilla, Francesca and the entire Ebbio team have worked to make this part of Tuscany a reference point for people looking for a more conscious relationship with food but also – and above all – with nature. Ebbio is a place of meditation and sustainable living, where animals and humans live together in total osmosis.
Ebbio is the ideal place for a group of 15 to 20 guests. A yoga retreat, a writing seminar, an art workshop, a corporate teambuilding event, a getaway with family or friends, a celebration, a wedding or a full moon party… Ebbio is a perfect place to get in touch with others, with ourselves, but also to enjoy the space, to laugh, to discover, to smell, to taste. If you want to travel to discover, relax and have fun, this is a must!
From 6.000 € per 5 nights, capacity for up to 20 guests.
Podere Ebbio, Strada del Gallinaio, 9 | 53035 Monteriggioni
Il Rigo | Siena
Agriturismo Il Rigo is a haven, a house for guests who want to spend a nice time here – in one of the most beautiful spots in the world. Make yourself at home in one of the 12 individually decorated guest rooms. Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Il Rigo Guest House.
From 130 € per night for 2 people, including breakfast. There is also a suite in the main house, which is perfect for families with two children. Costs 190 euros per night for all in summer.
S. Quirico d’Orcia | 53027 Siena
Fattoria di Corsignano | Castelnuovo Berardenga
Fattoria di Corsignano is an eco-friendly and organic winery. The ideal agriturismo for a vacation in the Tuscan countryside. The restaurant “L’Agriturismo a Tavola” uses local products. It is the perfect journey to get to know Tuscan food and wine. You can try many activities like tasting or cooking classe.
Elena and Mario have devoted themselves to this enchanting land and, over time, with perseverance, patience and passion, have made it the reason of their lives. Their philosophy of eco-compatibility give a great respect towards the environment, they try to not waste electricity, water or food. The main objective of this project is to raise awareness to the complex and current situation of the environment. The idea is to be able to produce experiences that permit significant changes in the community and consequently in the society in which we live.
From 115 € per night for 2 people.
Località Corsignano | 53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga
Borgo San Felice | Castelnuovo Berardenga
Surrounded by 140 hectares of vineyards, with its views, squares, Romanesque church and sanctuaries, Borgo San Felice is one of the most characteristic places in Chianti Classico. The ancient village of Borgo San Felice, probably built in the 8th century, has remained practically intact since that time. Restored in 2010, it is now a 5-star Relais & Châteaux hotel. The hotel welcomes you with its 33 rooms and 20 suites, located in the buildings of the historic village.
Borgo San Felice concentrates all the pleasures of la dolce vita. The establishment is a medieval hamlet with an ancient chapel and a large swimming pool. Infinite delicacies are at your disposal: authentic Mediterranean cuisine, an exceptional wine cellar and a wellness centre. Cycling through the surrounding area will add to the pleasure of a stay in this medieval hamlet. The beauty of the picturesque villages of Chianti, just a few kilometres away, will forever attach you to this part of Italy.
From 454 € per night for 2 people, including breakfast.
Località San Felice | 53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga
Follonico | Montefollonico
Surrounded by cypresses, sheep pastures, and olive groves, the Follonico farmhouse has been beautifully restored by owners Fabio and Suzanne, offering an authentic and relaxed Tuscan experience. The country house has six beautiful suites, re-finished and furnished with unique pieces that reflect the local history and environment. Follonico offers a subdued, pastoral alternative to the vineyard boutiques and touristy guesthouses that dot the region and is the perfect place to slow down, breathe and enjoy the natural rhythms that surround you.
The six spacious rooms are individually styled and combine traditional Tuscan decor and eccentric furnishings. There’s no restaurant, but cooking classes can be arranged for a minimum of two people. Breakfast is pretty special though; all the treats are sourced within 15km of Follonico, with bread, pastry and cakes baked in-house.
From 261 € per night for 2 people, including breakfast.
Località Casale 2 | 53049, Montefollonico
Castello di Vicarello | Grosseto
The Tuscan estate of Castello di Vicarello has had 900 years to cultivate its air of rustic majesty, so it’s not surprising that the honey-coloured buildings and fragrant gardens look as if they came from the paintings of an Italian master.
There are two infinity pools with sweeping views across the tree-clad hills and valleys. From May to September, you can have organic beauty treatments, massages or private yoga and fitness sessions in the outdoor Balinese hut, which is set up on a quiet terrace overlooking the hilly forests of La Maremma. The Spa Suite has exclusive access to a sauna, steam room and an outdoor Jacuzzi fashioned from an original barrique.
Cooking classes and wine-tasting can be arranged in the hotel’s kitchen, and horse riding, bike tours and hunting can all be enjoyed in the nearby area.
All fruit and vegetables used in the kitchen are grown organically in the hotel gardens. Vicarello produces its own award-winning wine and olive oil, and a large amount of meat is hunted on the hotel’s grounds.
From 575 € per night for 2 people, including breakfast.
Via Vicarello, 1 | 58044 Poggi del Sasso
Il Pellicano | Porto Ercole
Ready for a dive into the jet-set of the 70’s? Then I’ll tell you about the mythical Il Pellicano Hotel. Situated in a secluded cove with crystal-clear waters, the hotel is indeed a world apart that you don’t want to leave. Over the years, the owners have built outbuildings in the park, all very independent from each other, like cabins hidden in the lush vegetation.
The decoration of the complex is still in the 70’s with a Mediterranean flavour. Terracotta flooring, whitewashed walls, terracota facades, ceramics with the famous pelican effigy that can be found everywhere and the mythical yellow and white stripes that are today the very image of the hotel.
The swimming pool overlooks the cliff and the private beach below, which can be reached by a lift carved into the rock. At the Pellicano, nothing disturbs your peace and quiet and time passes slowly. Once there, you don’t feel like taking your car back to civilization…
From 675 € per night for 2 people.
Località Sbarcatello | 58019 Porto Ercole
Locanda dell’Amorosa | Sinalunga
Just outside the pretty little town of Sinalunga, Locanda dell’Amorosa is no ordinary country hotel. In the middle ages, the hamlet of Amorosa formed the heart of a busy farming community and, in fact, many of the beautifully restored buildings occupied by today’s 4* hotel date back to the distant 14th century when they were used as lodgings for farm workers, stables, machinery stores and oil presses.
Guest rooms are located in the old manor house, from the windows of which marvelous views over the rolling countryside of Tuscany’s Val di Chiana can be seen. Bedrooms and suites offer a pleasing combination of traditional country decor, period artworks and antiques.
Three reasons why you’ll love it here: a vacation staying in a 14th century medieval hamlet, a rraditional and creative Tuscan cooking and the towns and countryside of Val di Chiana.
From 215 € per night for 2 people, including breakfast.
Località L’Amorosa | 53048 Sinalunga
Fattoria di San Martino | Montepulciano
It is in the heart of Tuscany, a little away from the village of Montepulciano – also well known for its wine – that the pretty house of Karin and Antonio offers guests a complete agroturism concept. It starts with an upcycled & rustic chic decoration and a natural swimming pool, but it is especially in the plates that one becomes fully aware of this relationship with the surrounding nature: the restaurant serves organic vegan and vegetarian cuisine with ingredients from the garden. The concept is simple, efficient, trendy and we love this return to our roots.
There are so many reasons to choose Frattoria di San Martino. First of all, the ideal location to discover Tuscany. This place offers you a very stylish upcycled decoration, a little “coup de coeur”. Nature lovers? You will be delighted, omnipresence of nature and high quality products. At the activity level you can enjoy vegan and vegetarian cooking classes with tasting of its preparation in the garden.
From 205 € per night for 2 people.
Via di Martiena, 3 | 53045 Montepulciano
Tuscany Forever Residence | Pisa
In the heart of Tuscany, among villages, vineyards and on golden hills overlooking the medieval walls and towers of Volterra, in the middle of Etruscan historical center, you find this beautiful estate. At this place, simplifying modern family travelling is what you can expect. With all the facilities you need and cultural sights around the corner, you will have a truly relaxing holiday for the whole family.
Tuscany Forever has 12 villas and 30 boutique apartments and is surrounded by golden wheat fields and the typical green hills of Tuscany. Built with great attention to maintaining the characteristically Tuscan style, the villas and apartments are the true gems in disguise. You will find wooden beams, flagstones, and marble, and crafted cotto floors, all sourced in Italy. The rooms have been lovingly decorated with unique furniture pieces acquired at antique markets from all over Italy.
Enjoy local Italian cuisine paired with the best wine in restaurant Osteria Etrusca (on the grounds of the resort). Beach lovers? Appreciate a day at the beach and the beautiful Etruscan coast. Visit one of the cultural treasures of San Gimignano (40 km), Siena (65 km) or Florence (96 km)
From 165 € per night for 4 people.
Via di Casa alle Monache Saline di Volterra | 56048 Pisa