Awesome Countryside Hotels

The list of some awesome tuscany countryside hotels

Tuscany is a priceless jewel that the whole world admires, with all its  rural landscapes, the countryside, and the green hills.

To live the Tuscany experience to the fullest you have to see this landscapes and taste the products but you also have to immerse yourself completely in “Tuscanity”. Cooking classes, excursion on foot, bike or Vespa, enjoying the art and culture and relaxation. And if you are looking for the best wine tour, you can read more in this previous article.

Villas and historic estates, from centuries ago, skilfully restored and immersed in the wildest greenery of Tuscany offers a very wide selection of products and services, to fully enjoy a holiday that will leave an indelible memory in the heart of anyone lucky and wise enough to choose them.

If your idea is to travel and explore all the typical beauties of this wonderful region, without giving up relaxation and communion with nature, one of the best strategies is to choose a location that is already surrounded by the Tuscan hills and offers the opportunity to live, even during the moments of rest, the Italian Experience.

Palazzo San Lorenzo

Palazzo San Lorenzo is in Colle Val d’Elsa, a medieval village also known as the City of Crystal. Surrounded by the Chianti hills, it is located a few kilometers from Siena and Florence. In ancient times, this palace was a city hospital and after several renovations and extensions, it became what it is today: a charming niche hotel surrounded by greenery. This oasis of peace allows regenerating body and mind thanks to its Spa, where there is a massage area, sauna, Turkish bath, energizing and emotional showers, as well as a heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi. There is also, a Wine Bar where guests can taste the local wines or have refreshing cocktails. With the help of the staff, it is possible to book cooking classes, Vespa excursions and trips along the Via Francigena, as well as wine tours.

Relais Chateaux il Falconiere & SPA

Near Cortona is another 17th century residence of rare beauty: Relais Chateaux il Falconiere & Spa. The residence maintains the simple and refined style of the ancient Tuscan houses, adorned with frescoes, period furniture and wrought iron beds. The Spa, is a place where you can get lost and find yourself once again, thanks to massages, personalized beauty treatments, baths, and emotional paths. In addition to these options, there is a sauna, a Jacuzzi pool with chromotherapy and a Turkish bath. Also, at Relais il Falconiere you can organize, with the help of the staff, a series of outdoor activities, among nature and local products. The tour of winegrowing and wine-producing areas is one of the most popular experiences and lasts six days, during which you can learn great notions about the world of wine and its production. In Chateaux, cooking classes are also available for guests to explore the culinary riches of typical Tuscan cuisine.

Villa di Piazzano

Near the city of Cortona, Villa of Piazzano dominates the landscape giving anyone lucky enough to stay here a breathtaking view of the beautiful Tuscan countryside. This ancient residence occupies a strategic position between Tuscany and the mysterious and fascinating Umbria. A few kilometers separate Villa of Piazzano from places of interest such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Gubbio, Perugia and Assisi, allowing anyone who is interested, to take a journey through history to discover medieval towns of rare beauty. The villa is surrounded by a large park, protected by the Superintendence of Environmental Heritage for the riches it houses. Here guests can find a beautiful swimming pool with solarium, where they can rest in full relaxation. Among the activities offered by Villa Piazzano there are daily excursions, walks to discover the landscape, cooking classes, wine, and traditional products tasting.

Salcheto Winehouse

Near Montepulciano, a small and characteristic Sienese town, there is the Salcheto Winehouse, a farmhouse that dates back as far as 1200. From the structure you can enjoy an excellent view of the landscapes of the Val di Chiana, surrounded by nature in an intimate and romantic atmosphere. There are 9 rooms available, each one modeled to meet specific needs, which makes this structure very refined and peaceful. The ideal place to escape from the city frenzy. The Salcheto is surrounded by a garden in which heated pools have been installed to offer guests a relaxing and at the same time an unforgettable experience. The main feature of the house is, as the name suggests, the wine, not just because of the tastings, but also in terms of furniture: in the rooms and common areas you can find cellars and sets of wines of great quality. The external tanks themselves are reminiscent of the barrels typical of wine production processes.
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In the wine shop located in front of the structure you can taste private lunches and dinners upon reservation and combine them with cooking classes. Included in the living room, guests can visit the cellar and discover the secrets of one of the most famous regions in the world for its wines. 

Resort Casale le Torri

The Resort Casale le Torri was born from a renovated country house, dating back to the early ‘900, located in a green natural park a few kilometers from Pisa, city of the Leaning Tower. From the resort, you can admire the whole shining valley since the structure is built on the top of a hill. Although the view is worth the price of the ticket, the resort offers several services including a swimming pool and a quality restaurant. In addition, guests can take advantage of a special offer, thanks to which they can access the Acqua Pleasure wellness center, which is only a five-minute drive from the resort. The Spa is very intimate and can accommodate up to 8 people. It includes a wellness path and whirlpool bath, a sauna, a hammam, emotional showers with chrome and aromatherapy. The main feature of the Resort is the restaurant, where a very talented chef prepares traditional seasonal dishes of the local tradition, combining them with the best wines of the region.

Relais Corte Benedetto

The Relais Corte Benedetto, in the beautiful Tuscan hills near Montecarlo, stands out for the many activities it offers. The most characteristic is undoubtedly the horse riding: next to the Relais there is an equestrian center where you can have riding lessons or guided excursions. In addition to horseback riding, guests of the Relais of Corte Benedetto are encouraged to explore the surrounding area by taking advantage of the organized trails and the nearby adventure park. Guests can also decide to relax in the panoramic pool, the jacuzzi, which is also accessible in winter, with the possibility to sip a drink while lulled and massaged by the bubbles. The Relais does not offer a restaurant of its own, but its staff is ready to recommend some of the best places in the surrounding areas that offer typical quality cuisine, accompanied by Montecarlo wines. The rooms of Corte Benedetto are equipped with all comforts. There will be televisions, telephones, air conditioners, safes and private bathrooms with hairdryers.

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