Looking for a Tuscany escape? Check our selection of the best hotels in Tuscany, you will love them all!
From medieval farmhouses to converted 15th-century fortresses, we enjoyed putting together our list of idyllic hotels in Tuscany, in one of Italy’s most beautiful, historic, and with its wine and fabled cuisine, tastiest regions.
Tuscany is known for its beautiful landscapes, its history and artistic legacy, as well as its influence on high culture — it is considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Dotted with historic castles and 5-star villa hotels, romantic villages and exquisite vineyards, it is perfect for a romantic honeymoon, a boutique holiday, or a gastro-tour. Be prepared to be delighted with our selection of one-off experiences and boutique adventures.
Our Selection of the Most Charming Hotels in Tuscany
Riva del Sole Resort & Spa
Riva del Sole Resort & Spa is a precious hotel with carefully designed details, three pools with sea- and fresh water, a spa, a gym and a private beach in the heart of Italian Tuscany. Don’t pack too much luggage, as you’ll even find boutique shops, a pharmacy and a supermarket there!
The dining offer is also extensive, with two restaurants and three bars; there’s something for every taste, and you’ll be enjoying the typical Italian meals during the whole stay.
The Resort is surrounded by nature and very aware of sustainability. Therefore they strictly follow the Green Philosophy rules: Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, and all the guests are invited to actively participate in helping the environment.
“We had such a great time! The stuff was amazing, and the pools were so relaxing!”Check availability
Castello Di Vicarello
Situated high up in the Tuscan hills lies the Castello Di Vicarello, a 900 year old castle and (slightly younger) vineyard where the wonder of its surroundings dictates the speed of life.
The castle itself has been sympathetically renovated to keep its true beauty whilst adding luxurious elements.
The rooms have a clear Italian influence, while the outdoor pool area and gardens are filled with a tranquil ambience. The food served here is grown and sourced locally, while the relaxing atmosphere is entirely homegrown.
“A day spent touring the vineyard and an evening of gastronomic delights. Perfect. For me, the best among the hotels in Tuscany.”Check availability
Castello Banfi – Il Borgo
A hotel, two restaurants and even a museum, the Castello Banfi has it all.
Overlooking the expansive Tuscan countryside, the Castello Banfi is so much more than just a hotel. It is an immersive multi-activity space whereby you never have to leave! Driving up to the imposing stone building, you would never imagine the level of Tuscan grandeur inside.
The luxurious rooms are bright and cosy and have stunning views. As well as a good night’s rest, there is a wealth of activities on offer from a museum, 2 restaurants and even horse riding through the local area.
“The hospitality that we received was simply sublime, thank you so much.”Check availability
Farm living never looked so chic!
Lupaia is a classic Tuscan farmhouse…with a difference. This high end, gorgeously designed hotel has taken elements of farmhouse chic style and creates some wonderful rooms and apartments that fit the bill perfectly.
As well as being able to sample some classic Tuscan delicacies in the restaurant, you’ll also be able to forage for your own (no, really) as the hotel also has a range of activities including truffle hunting, private cookery classes and wine tasting.
“I prefer the rustic look of a place, I won’t want to stay somewhere where I’m scared to get the sheets dirty.”Check availability
Argiano Dimore Wine Relais
A traditional Tuscan Farmhouse in beautiful surroundings.
The Residences at Argiano Dimore were originally 16th-century farmhouses but have since been sympathetically converted into a stunning environment.
With sustainability in mind, the architect took the original beams from the house and transformed them into new furniture which adorns the rooms today.
Aside from the sumptuous rooms, you’ll also find private gardens and a swimming pool to enjoy. Close by, you will find several vineyards to explore as well as the quintessential Tuscan countryside.
“I love how the architect has transformed this building into one of the amazing hotels in Tuscany whilst still using its original features.”Check availability
The Locanda Rossa, unlike the others hotels in Tuscany, offers a range of rooms, suites and villas.
Near the medieval town of Capalbio lies the peaceful Locanda Rossa. Surrounded by 21 hectares of grounds, the hotel has 4 founding principles; Art, Nature, Style and Taste. These principles are clearly visible throughout the design and hospitality at Locanda Rossa.
The rooms are tastefully designed using a typical Tuscan colour palette with hints of heritage furniture pieces. There is an indoor pool and spa which offers a range of beauty and wellness treatments as well as a fitness room which has amazing views over the hillside.
“The hotel was really secluded, but the staff gave it life! I would definitely recommend it.”Check availability
Torre a Cona Wine Estate
The most beautiful location among the hotels in Tuscany, with views for miles.
The Florentine hills are home to Torre a Cona, one of the most beautiful vineyard estates you’re likely to find in the region. The hotel itself is a stylishly converted eighteenth-century villa which is set right at the heart of the private grounds and looks over the centuries-old vineyard.
The interiors have kept the hotel’s heritage whilst adding opulent additions for the ultimate comfort. On site, you will find plenty to do, from wine tours to excursions, but the jewel in the Torre a Cona’s crown has to be their Lemon House restaurant.
“We had a great afternoon horse riding around the local area, it was great to explore on horseback.”Check availability
Privacy is a top priority at Il Salviatino.
Il Salviatino may only be small (well, by Tuscany’s hotels standards) with just 40 rooms and suites, but what sets this hotel apart is the attention to detail and wealth of facilities.
The staff’s aim is to make it feel as though you are in your own private Tuscan villa, and they do not disappoint. Nothing is too much trouble at the Il Saviatino.
As well as exquisitely decorated rooms, you will also find terraced gardens to explore, a swimming pool with a sun terrace, a spa offering treatments and lots of additional activities, including excursions to nearby vineyards.
“The food at the restaurant (Giacomo al Salviatino) surpassed anything I had eaten before, absolutely stunning.”Check availability
Wine Resort Dievole
The imposing gated driveway is a sign of the grandeur at the Wine Resort Dievole.
Set in the Chianti region, Dievole vineyard and wine resort has some of the most stunning views over the Chianti mountains from its well-manicured grounds of centuries-old trees and fragrant plants.
The hotel itself is a converted 18th-century manor house which has been providing hospitality to those visiting the vineyard for generations.
Recently renovated with true Tuscan elegance, you’ll also find facilities such as 2 panoramic swimming pools, a wine shop and their in-house restaurant, Novecento.
“Our room was beautiful and light, and the view from our balcony was just to die for.”Check availability
Monastero di Cortona
Spend a few days in the clouds at the Monastero di Cortona.
The Monastero di Cortona is a former monastery that has been converted into a high-end luxury hotel with a wealth of facilities. The design of the rooms carefully combines elegance with the original features of the monastery, with vaulted ceilings and gold accents.
Walking through the lobbies, you can clearly see the heritage of the building, but below ground is a real treat.
The basement-level pool and spa offer wellness treatments and a sauna and jacuzzi. There is an additional outdoor pool with stunning views and a café bar which offers breakfast and light snacks.
“They had everything we needed, even an underground car park!”Check availability
Villa le Calvane
A contemporary take on Chianti traditions.
Villa le Calvane consists of 12 individually styled rooms that overlook the Chianti region and is situated close to Florence, Siena and Tuscany. The interior styling of the villa combines the heritage of the region but has a much more contemporary finish.
While the villa is small, it still has plenty to do including a panoramic swimming pool, whirlpool, children’s pool and gym. After a wine-tasting session or vineyard tour, take advantage of the in-house restaurant, which provides a modern twist on true Tuscan delicacies.
“The kids loved playing in the children’s pool; it was nice that we found a family-friendly one among the hotels in Tuscany.”Check availability
Castello di Casole, A Belmond Hotel
One of the exquisite boutique hotels in Tuscany, once built as a castle in the 10th century on 4,200 acres of hilly grounds, the Castello di Casole offers breathtaking views from each of its rooms over avenues of cypress trees and the expanse of the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
Some rooms are in separate stone farmhouses with original paintings and wood-beamed ceilings.
The infinity pool, a spa in the former wine cellar, and the restaurant Tosca, which serves hearty Tuscan classics as well as regional wines – highly intrigued us.
“A superbly run Belmond property with impeccable rooms and stunning views at the top of a hill.”Check availability
Toscana Resort Castelfalfi
Once owned by the all-powerful Medici family, the Toscana Resort Castelfalfi is located in the heart of Tuscany on a 2,700-acre estate.
With a series of individual stone farmhouses available for rent, the five-star resort with rooms overlooking the valley, a 27-hole golf course (the largest in Tuscany), an excellent restaurant, and an 11,000-square-meter spa with its own organic sauna, hammam, and salt and ice cave, the Toscana Resort Castelfalfi leaves none of our needs unanswered.
“Splendid hotel, which is above and beyond any expectations and invites you to go trekking through the magnificent Tuscan hills.”Check availability
Castello di Velona
Once a military fortress, the original watchtower and the main loggia today house the rooms of the boutique Castello di Velona.
Transformed into a home in the 15th century by a noble family, today unique frescoes, priceless art and original furniture occupy rooms of vaulted oak-beamed ceilings, terra-cotta tile floors and decorative fireplaces of this unique establishment among the best hotels in Tuscany.
All rooms offer views of the Val d’Orcia. The spa’s two pools are fed by mineral water, while their Turkish bath and sauna’s treatments use local grapes and olive oil. Be sure to sample the wine from Castello di Velona’s own winery.
Located on a hilltop overlooking the entire Val d’Orcia, this place invites you to stare into a heaven of olive trees and vineyards, which produce the famous wine Brunello of Montalcino.Check availability
Hotel Il Pellicano
The Hotel Il Pellicano has hosted such notables as Jackie Kennedy Onassis in its cliffside hideaway overlooking the Mediterranean, and it still exudes old-world charm.
Guest rooms overlook the hotel’s saltwater pool and private beach, which are located between the main house and detached villas. With terra-cotta floors and beamed ceilings, the Hotel Il Pellicano is distinctively rustic and rural.
After exploring the nearby Spanish fortress, a stop at the Michelin-starred restaurant is a must. High-priced? Yes. Recommended? Highly.
“A dream come true: Stunning beachfront and breathtaking sunsets guarantee a calm and peaceful stay in a luxurious ambient.”Check availability
Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco
This Tuscan estate is owned by the Ferragamo fashion family, and the Rosewood hoteliers have transformed it into one of the most beautiful hotels in Tuscany.
Opulent rooms and villas boast four-poster beds and antiques, while the wider Castiglion del Bosco’s grounds host an infinity pool, a cooking school that teaches the real Cucina Italiana using ingredients from its own vegetable garden, a Gothic chapel, an 18-hole golf course, and even Etruscan ruins that date back to 600 B.C. Of course, this is pure luxury.
“Immaculate and spacious suites with every imaginable amenity make every guest feel like they are in a small village all to themselves.”Check availability
COMO Castello Del Nero
In a 12th-century Tuscan Castello in the heart of Chianti wine country, COMO’s first hotel in Italy has opened. Quiet and elegant rooms and a COMO Shambhala Retreat pamper guests.
However, this is Tuscany, one of the greatest regions in the world for food, and the Castello Del Nero doesn’t disappoint.
Three restaurants are located on the ground including the Michelin-starred La Torre, which draws its ingredients from its own vegetable garden, vineyard, olive groves and beehives.
The location changes, too, alternating between the former stables and the garden terrace depending on the season.
“A dream place to unplug from the outside world, where you can spend wonderful days in the Chianti plains.”Check availability
Adler Spa Resort Thermae
Indulgence was practically invented in this all-inclusive wellness retreat. Tantalizing menus of excellent food and the best wines are served in the beautiful scenery while the comprehensive spa offers Ayurvedic treatments, thermal water rituals and couples massages. We also enjoyed the indoor and outdoor thermal pools and the steam room.
Meanwhile, the surrounding area ensnares its guests with relaxing and interesting day trips to nearby wineries in Chianti or Montepulciano. You can’t help but enjoy yourself in one of the most elegant wellness hotels in Tuscany.
“A place beyond words – perfect for a break away from hectic city life. Due to its exceptional surroundings, its a great setting to relax and go soul searching.”Check availability
On a hill with distant views of the Tuscan countryside and nestled in 750 hectares of grounds lies Borgo Pignano — a centuries-old villa converted into a boho-style country house hotel.
In addition to the mesmerizing saltwater infinity pool, guests are offered the stables and gardens to linger, explore, and find adventure: practice yoga, play bocce, or horseback ride.
The Borgo Pignano’s rooms offer an intimate feeling that shines with Italian period furniture and original frescoes.
“This truly beautiful and well-maintained property, surrounded by nature, has the ability to enhance any stay.”Check availability
La Bandita Townhouse
This idyllic hilltop Tuscan village was rebuilt into a utopian Renaissance town by Pope Pius II in the 15th century and provided the backdrop for the film The English Patient.
The adjoining former monastery is now one of the most stylish boutique hotels in Tuscany with exposed stone walls, archways, and barrel vaults that provide space for leather club chairs, orange desks, and custom platform beds.
There’s an extensive library, a bar, and a vintage vinyl collection that will turn any guest, like us, into a DJ, as well as a terrace restaurant serving excellent seasonal dishes.
“The establishment, placed in a great location for visiting other beautiful towns and sights in the area, offers their guests fantastic highlights during the stay, such as cooking classes at their townhouse.”Check availability
Casa dell’Unicorno at Relais Borgo Santo Pietro
Detox and deceleration await guests at this charming resort nestled in a 13th-century stone villa in the hills of Tuscany. The Casa dell’Unicorno, a luxurious private villa and one of the best hotels in Tuscany, with thick velvet curtains and dripping chandeliers, glows in neutral tones from beige to pale blue.
A soak in one of the standing claw-foot bathtubs; getting cosy by the blazing fireplace in the winter months; summer walks through the fragrant Mediterranean gardens with sparkling wine in hand—whatever you choose, the guiding principle at the Casa dell’Unicorno is pure relaxation.
“Situated near Siena, the resort with a holistic spa, cooking school, Michelin-starred restaurant, organic farm, vineyards, and beautifully manicured gardens make any stay an unforgettable memory.”Check availability
The Amazing Hotels in Tuscany: the Bottom Line
Our top list of hotels in Tuscany are just a sample of what is available in Italy, for more suggestions in other regions, check out our top picks in Venice, Florence and Milan.