Hotels in Tuscany, Italy
Tuscany is one of the most beautiful and evocative regions in Italy! The landscape undulates for kilometres between fascinating medieval hilltop villages and towns. All around you are olive plantations, rambling vineyards and a horizon punctuated by tall Cypress trees, the very symbol of the region. Pisa, with her famous leaning tower is your gateway to Tuscany (there is also a small airport in Florence, but most of the large airlines fly into Pisa). From Pisa you can reach most parts of Tuscany by train or by road. Each of the many Tuscan towns and villages has a charm of their own, and it can be really difficult deciding where to stay in Tuscany! Villas in Tuscany are an extremely popular holiday choice and there are literally hundreds of luxury villas in Tuscany to accommodate every size of party, although if there are just two people travelling alone, a hotel in Tuscany would probably be more affordable.
Where to Stay in Tuscany
When determining the best place to stay in Tuscany, first decide what kind of Tuscan sojourn is right for you. If you are planning to spend hours shopping and admiring the Art treasures in Florence, you should try to find a hotel or villa near the city to avoid wasting precious time commuting. Any of the villages and small towns near Florence is a good base. From here you can easily drive to the popular and fascinating hilltop villages and towns such as San Gimignano, Lucca and Siena. If the wine routes of Tuscany are your primary focus, choose a Chianti hotel or one of the villas to rent in Tuscany or make your base in Siena. All around this area there are a wealth of villas in Tuscany to rent. If the emphasis of your visit is a relaxing holiday, find one of the villas and apartments in Tuscany that have their own pool where you can soak up the Tuscan sun, play golf or enjoy cycling, walking and hiking.
Tuscany Bed and Breakfast and Agriturismo
One of the best ways to meet the local people is to book your accommodation in Tuscany in one of the bed and breakfast in Tuscany, or at an Agriturismo – a farm stay. The latter is especially good for families, as children will have some room to run around and see how a real working farm operates. In addition, you will be able to taste and buy some of the local produce!
Best Hotels in Tuscany
Many ancient castles and aristocratic family villas have been transformed into hotels in Tuscany, Italy, and if you fancy sleeping in a real castle, this is your opportunity! If this type of a luxury experience is what you are looking for, have a look at hotels in Fiesole, just outside Florence, where three of the best hotels in Tuscany are situated, namely Il Salviatino, Villa San Michele by Orient Express and Villa La Massa, by Villa d’Este Hotels. Of course, there are many more excellent luxury hotels in Tuscany in other parts of the region, such as the Castiglion del Bosco in Montalcino – right in the middle of the Brunello wine estate belonging to the famous designer, Massimo Ferragamo, and strictly for the exceptionally well-heeled.
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