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Artist Residence London
London, U.K.

Georgian townhouse,
central location,
modern-rustic style

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Don Totu
San Cassiano, Italy

18th century building,
sophisticated design,
activities nearby

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Gasthof Krone
Aldino, Italy

Old-world atmosphere,
comfortable rooms,
great for walkers

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Cavallino d'Oro
Castelrotto, Italy

1393 coaching inn,
recently renovated,
charming restaurant


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Our selection of places to stay in Tuscany is one of the largest and most interesting anywhere on the internet – it is derived from our printed Charming Small Hotel Guide to Italy, the most respected accommodation guide to this country, published since 1986.

No other region of Italy is as rich in good small hotels as Tuscany – in Florence alone there are dozens that fit our criteria. And around almost every road bend in the Tuscan countryside there seems to be another delightful place to stay. Its popularity with visitors from northern Europe means hotels have to compete, so standards are generally high.

As elsewhere, our selection of places to stay in Tuscany offers an exceptionally interesting range to choose from: pensioni, alberghi, restaurants-with-rooms and small hotels. Whichever, they all have the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm we seek out. Among our longstanding favourites is Castello di Gargonza.

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Via Romana 34, 50125, Florence, Italy, +39 055 222 402
Solid comfort and some style

Antica Dimora Firenze

Via San Gallo 72, 50129, Firenze, +39 (055) 4627296
Elegant town guesthouse

Borgo Pignano

Localita Pignano 6, 56048, Volterra (Pisa), +39 0588 35032
A complete cultural experience

Campo Regio Relais Residenza d'Epoca

Via della Sapienza 25, 53100 Siena, Italy, +39 0577 222 073
Great Tuscan location

Casa Schlatter

Viale dei Mille 14, 50131 Florence, Italy, +39 3471180215
Historical painter's residence


Via Cavour 13, 50129 Florence, Italy, +39 055 211686
15thC palazzo, warm welcome

Castello di Gargonza

Gargonza, Arezzo, 52048 Monte San Savino, +39 0575 847021
Converted castle above typical Tuscan landscape

Castello di Potentino

Localita Potentino, 58038 Seggiano, Tuscany, Italy, +39 0564 950014
Authentic ancient castle with fantastic wine

Castello di Volpaia

Volpaia, 53017 Siena, Radda in Chianti, +39 0577 738066
Gorgeous place, stunning view

Dimora Storica Villa il Poggiale

Via Empolese 69, 50026, S. Casciano V. di Pesa, +39 (0)558 28311
Private house feel, elegant rooms

Fattoria la Loggia

Via Collina 40, 50026, Loc. Montefiridolfo, San Casciano, +39 055 8244288
Spacious, attractive apartments

Hotel Palazzo Ravizza

Pian dei Mantellini 34, 53100 Siena, Tuscany, Italy, +39 0577 280 462
Old-fashioned charm

Hotel Renaissance

Via della Condotta 4, 50122 Florence, Italy, +39 055 21 39 96
Smart rooms in historic city centre palace

Hotel Villa le Barone

Via San Leolino 19, 50022 Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy, +39 055 852621
Private home feel

Il Chiostro di Pienza

Corso Rossellino 26, 53026 Pienza, +39 0578 748400
Stylish converted monastery

Il Mattone

Mattone (strada per Ulignano), 53037, San Gimignano, +39 (0577) 950075
Wine- and olive-producing agriturismo

L'Antico Pozzo

Via San Matteo 87, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy, +39 0577 942014
Up with the best in San Gimignano

La Bandita Townhouse

Corso Il Rossellino, 111 Pienza (SI) 53026, +39 0578 749 005
Converted Renaissance townhouse

La Locanda

Localita Montanino di Volpaia, 53017, Radda in Chianti, + 39 (0)577 738832/3
Beautiful elevated setting

La Saracina

Strada Statale 146, 53026, Pienza, +39 0578 748022
Refinement and good taste in old stone farmhouse

Le Piazze

Loc. Le Piazze, 53011, Castellina in Chianti, +39 0577 743190
Imaginative, elegant

Locanda del Molino

Localita Montanare 10, 52044 Cortona, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy, +39 0575 614016
Converted olive mill beside a creek

Locanda l'Elisa

Via Nuova per Pisa (SS 12 bis), 55050, Lucca, +39 0583 379737
French provincial style comes to Tuscany


Via San Quirico 4D, 52045 Foiano della Chiana (AR), Tuscany, Italy, +32 475 79 54 35
Stylish, comfortable bed-and-breakfast

Osteria dell Orcia

Podere Osteria,15, 53023, Bagno Vignoni, Castiglione d'Orcia, +39 0577 88 71 11
Relaxing, steeped in history

Pardini's Hermitage

Cala degli Alberi, 58012 Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, Italy, +39 0564 809 034
Beautiful terraced gardens in an idyllic setting

Relais Marignolle

Via di San Quirichino 16, 50124, Florence, +39 (0)55 2286910
In the hills just outside Florence

Residenza Johanna II

Via delle Cinque Giornate 12, 50129, +39 055 473377
Value for money in Florence It's here

Residenza Johlea I and 2

Via San Gallo 76 - 80, 50129, Florence, +39 055 4633292
Imaginative city guesthouses


Via Fiorentina, 53011 Siena, Castellina in Chianti, +39 0577 740484
Reasonably priced country farmhouse
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