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Our website is based on a series of long-established printed guides, where no one pays for an entry.
Our series editor, Fiona Duncan, writes for the Sunday Telegraph and is the UK's most respected hotel reviewer.
No cliches, no flattery, no gushing - just objective, honest, expert reviews.
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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.
We have recently taken Hotel Palazzo del Capitano off the site and can no longer recommend them. If you would like to know why, please email our web editor on firstname.lastname@example.org.