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Tuscan Villas - Food, Wine, Hotels in luxurious Tuscany

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Tuscan villas offer travelers to Florence and surrounding areas an alternative to staying and dining within the region's city centers. Many villas in Tuscany have not only converted themselves into hotels or home rentals, but also, they are now open to visitors as restaurants, wineries, and even olive oil fabriche. To discover another side of the richness, beauty, and history of Tuscany, a stay or day trip to a villa or farmhouse is well worth the visit.
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Str. di Certosa, 82/86, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
There is an intimate hotel in the hills of Tuscany near Siena called Certosa di Maggiano. It is pure magic. Tranquil and filled with old Italian charm, this is a place to go and chill out. Strada di Certosa 82/86, 39/0577-28-81-80. Rene Redzepi...
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53017 Villa SI, Italy
In the hills of Tuscany, protected by reserve status and hidden by ancient trees, deer roam wild and a spring -- with water so fresh it was the preferred source by the famous Medici family -- flows for 15 years before emerging to become the...
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Via di Campestri, 19/22, 50039 Vicchio di Mugello FI, Italy
Finding myself in Tuscany for the first time, I was unaware that wine is not the only thing bottled in the storied hills of one of Italy's most famous regions. It turns out that water and oil are two more forms of liquid gold which Tuscans count...
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50022 Greve in Chianti, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
My secret wine tasting weapon, pictured with Sting, & I enjoyed a fabulous afternoon experiencing Il Palaggio, Sting's home in rural Tuscany: olive oil, wine and honey are among the artisanal products produced on the estate...and now there are...
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Località Nipozzano, 7, 50060 Pelago FI, Italy
Castello Nipozzano is the most celebrated and historic of the properties which belong to the Frescobaldi family, wine makers in Tuscany for 700 years. It, along with a villa and ancient chapel, is open to the public for touring when a reservation...
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Loc. Montestigliano, 53018 Fraz. Brenna, Sovicille SI, Italy
For an authentic Italian countryside experience, rent Villa Pipistrelli located near Siena. This two-story magnificent 17th century Tuscan farmhouse is restored with modern day amenities while maintaining the architectural integrity of Tuscan...
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50021 Barberino Val D'elsa FI, Italy
Villa Barberino, perched on the edge of medieval Barberino Val D’Elsa village, is nestled somewhere in heaven between Florence and Siena. From jousting knights to car racing, regional festivals abound and no day is complete without a loaf from the...
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Loc. Lucciolabella, 53026 Pienza, SI, Italy
A long gravel road leads all the way up to this hip little villa set in the middle of a nature reserve overlooking the stunning Val D’Orcia. With just six “farmhouse chic” rooms and one stand-alone suite, the atmosphere is intimate — and stylish...
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Via di Campestri, 19/22, 50039 Vicchio di Mugello FI, Italy

The olive reigns at Villa Campestri, a Renaissance villa built around a 13th-century fort. Activities include grove tours, oil tastings, seasonal cooking classes, and olive oil massages. The restaurant L’Olivaia serves farm-fresh Tuscan food with...
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Via del Rossellino, 72, 50135 Firenze FI, Italy
This small garden (only 3 acres) combines a graceful mix of Italian and formal English styles--it's so pretty I feel prettier the moment I step on the grounds. Landscape architects from around the world come here to study it, and I've often seen...
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Unless you backpack in, the only way to venture past Mile 14 on the 92-mile Park Road is by converted school bus. (The NPS is a beautiful example of democracy in action—my Tundra Wilderness bus was packed with visitors carrying the latest...