A dreamy estate with a sustainable ethos, Borgo Pignano is a great hotel for a romantic escape or a creative retreat. Set within a nature reserve close to Volterra and San Gimignano, it has chic bedrooms tucked within the 18th century manor and spacious, stand-alone cottages dotted around the property. Guests will fall in love with the award-winning panoramic swimming pool, carved out of tufa rock, and the vast range of activities available on-site. Read my full review.
Paluffo Tuscan Villa
An ecological estate in the heart of Chianti, Paluffo is one of the most sustainable places to stay in all of Tuscany. The main villa dates back to the 15th century and features bedrooms adorned with frescoes. Paluffo also has one of Italy’s few “bio swimming pools” (naturally cleaned by lotus flowers), charging stations for electric vehicles and is largely powered by solar panels.
Hotel Posta Marcucci
Hotel Posta Marcucci, a delightfully retro hotel full of familial charm, is the perfect place to spend a weekend spent soaking in the thermal waters of Bagno Vignoni – one of the must-see towns of the Val d’Orcia. Spend your days relaxing in the heated, panoramic pools and the nights sipping liquor and playing card games to the sound of old records in the lounge. You can also “Bathe Under The Stars” each Wednesday and Saturday evening.
Querceto di Castellina
Querceto di Castellina is a family-run organic winery and agriturismo in located in the center of Chianti Classico, one of Tuscany’s most famous winemaking regions. The 15th century farmhouses have been converted into cozy apartments that sleep 2-9 guests and the estate also has a saltwater swimming pool. Enjoy a range of food and wine experiences, including long-table al fresco dinners in the vineyard during the summer months.
Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco
Owned by Massimo and Chiara Ferragamo, Castiglion del Bosco is set within an 800-year-old borgo that has been restyled into a manicured estate. Home to Italy’s only private golf club and an acclaimed winery that produces Brunello di Montalcino, that is a favorite hotel among jetsetters and celebrities. Sleep in the townhouse or rent your own private villa with private, heated infinity pool. Read my full review.
Belmond Castello di Casole