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The 5 best boutique and luxury hotels in Tuscany

Tuscany’s most stylish and personal hotel stays

Ask a dozen people about their favourite hotel, and you’ll likely get a dozen different responses. A favourite hotel is as much of a personal preference as your favourite movie, book or singer. The Mediterranean hotel scene is renowned for its luxurious and distinctive boutique hotels, each with its own unique story to tell. From charming family-run villas to five-star grand dames, these hotels offer an intimate and personal experience, regardless of size. With their striking architecture, bespoke interiors and impeccable service, these hotels are the epitome of style and luxury.

 

Overview: Tuscany’s top 5 hotels

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Como Castello del Nero

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Pieve Aldina

04

Villa di Piazzano

Como Castello Del Nero Barberino Tavarnelle Tuscany Italy hotel stay
Como Castello Del Nero Barberino Tavarnelle Tuscany Italy hotel stay

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Como Castello del Nero

Immerse yourself in the Como Castello Del Nero, a 12th-century Chianti estate reimagined by Milanese designer, Paola Navone. This Tuscan treasure captures a fresh, airy aesthetic without forsaking its ancestral appeal. Wander through fragrant formal gardens or bask in vistas from the terrace. Sate your palate at the Michelin-starred La Torre, where chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro offers nuanced Tuscan delicacies. Participate in gelato making or wine tasting, before surrendering to the Shambala Retreat’s holistic spa treatments.

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Como Castello del Nero​
Str. Spicciano, 7
Barberino Tavarnelle
Italy

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Pieve Aldina Chianti Tuscany Italy hotel review

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Pieve Aldina

A journey to Pieve Aldina offers an authentic dance with Tuscan grace. Amid the Chianti vineyards, this Sienese summer bishop’s haunt of yore lures with terracotta warmth, age-old archways and beamed ceilings. Dine on your private terrace, feasting on fresh pasta, made at a class that day. Experience the aperitivo magic with seasonal fare and warm focaccia, washed down with village-crafted Chianti Reserva. Here, Tuscany’s rich tapestry unfurls in a vibrant culinary show and wine-soaked serenity.

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Pieve Aldina
Traversa del Chianti
Radda in Chianti
Italy

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Photography courtesy of Pieve Aldina
Villa Lena Toiano Tuscany Italy hotel stay
Villa Lena Toiano Tuscany Italy hotel stay

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Villa Lena

In the rolling hills of Tuscany, Villa Lena merges an art-foundation with a 19th-century villa, constantly transformed by artist residents who leave behind pieces for an ever-evolving gallery. With design echoing a Luca Guadagnino film, think sun-scorched pools and Wes Anderson-style symmetry and colours. The heart of the property, San Michele, teems with Pantone shades and raffia furniture. Beyond its striking aesthetics, Villa Lena invites guests to pool parties, foraging workshops and sumptuous feasts, sourced almost entirely from the estate’s own land.

Villa Lena
Strada Comunale di Toiano
Toiano
Italy

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Photography courtesy of Villa Lena
Villa di Piazzano Tuoro sul Trasimeno Tuscany Italy hotel stay

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Villa di Piazzano

Balancing luxury and history, Villa di Piazzano is decorated with fine art and family antiques, and features such original elements as frescoes, hidden cabinets and a Medici crest. Besides its rich interiors, the hotel offers a wide range of amenities, including a cooking school, afternoon tea on the terrace, and guided tours of Cortona. With only 30 spacious bedrooms across the main villa and outbuildings, each guest is given personal attention by the long-serving staff. Dine at their in-house restaurant that refreshes Tuscan classics with a ’zero kilometre’ philosophy and an extensive wine list of local producers. It’s truly an epitome of refined hospitality with an old-world charm.

Villa di Piazzano​
Loc. Piazzano, 7
Tuoro sul Trasimeno
Italy

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Villa Cora Florence Tuscany Italy hotel stay

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Villa Cora

Located in rose-filled gardens, Villa Cora in Florence is a luxurious hotel built in the 1860s. It offers a retreat from the city’s hustle while remaining conveniently close to the city centre. With extravagant eclectic style décor, excellent amenities, and an outdoor heated pool, Villa Cora offers a unique and opulent stay. The in-house Le Bistrot restaurant offers gourmet, seasonal dishes, and the hotel is known for its attentive service and variety of activities. The combination of exquisite rooms and suites, magnificent views, and personalized experiences makes Villa Cora a standout choice for travellers.

Villa Cora
Viale Machiavelli, 18
Florence
Italy

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