Tuscan wine country offers a wide variety of stays – farm stays agriturismo, B&Bs at small Tuscan towns, luxury romantic hotels and winery stays.
Located between Siena and Florence, in Gaiole in Chianti, Castello di Ama produces wines from 75 hectares of vineyards around the village of Ama.
Ama is known from the times of the Roman Empire when it was owned by the Firidolfi family. Their original castle is believed to have been destroyed in the 15th century during the Aragonese invasions in the Chianti area. In its place, the new villas were built in the early 18th century. Today, the property is consisting of several villas and a little chapel.
The winery was given its second life in the 1970s when four friends replanted vineyards and renovated cellars. Today, the winery is still owned by the families of the founders. The wines of Castello di Ama are highly rated by international critics. Besides very popular Chianti Classico reds, the winery produces excellent Chardonnay-based wine as well as rose wines.
The restaurant, Il Ristoro di Villa Pianigiani, is open every day except Tuesdays and serves excellent traditional Tuscan cuisine enhanced by the use of the local extra virgin olive oil, and the fine wines of Castello di Ama. Enjoy your lunch on a terrace with a view of rolling Tuscan hills.
You can stay at one of the five suites furnished by precious antiquities. If you love fine wine, arts, quiet and scenic locations, and Tuscan gastronomy, Castello di Ama is the right place to be.
Badia a Coltibuono is an amazing estate on the hillside of the Monti del Chianti with fantastic views and a beautiful garden.
You will stay in a historic building that retains its charm and character.
Coltibuono has a thousand-year history. An Abbey since the 11th century, it has been transformed into an elegant, private family villa.
The Stucchi Prinetti family own Badia a Coltibuono since 1846. The fifth-generation, Emanuela, Paolo, and Roberto Stucchi Prinetti manage this historic estate of 150 acres of vineyards along with 50 acres of olive trees.
The organic wine of Badia a Coltibuono has been named one of the 10 best Chianti wines by the Italians.
Live the lifestyle of Tuscan aristocracy at Villa Vistarenni which offers antique furniture, historic details, a private consecrated chapel, and historic cellars. The 17th-century villa is isolated and surrounded by forests and Chianti Classico vineyards.
The estate produces fresh and well-structured Chianti Classico DOCG wines and extra-virgin olive oil from hand-picked olives.
Enjoy a glass of Chianti Classico by the swimming pool with a spectacular view of the Chianti hills, cypress trees, and vineyards.
Villa Vistarenni is located close to famous winemakers of Gaiole and Radda. The location will be a great base for your Tuscany wine tours.
Castello di Spaltenna, a charming hotel situated in Gaiole in Chianti.
There are rooms, suites, and nice apartments as well as a spa and a wine cellar at the hotel to relax after a day of touring and wine tasting.
Castello di Spaltenna has white, red, and rosé wines which you can taste at either of their two the restaurants or bring home.
Set in Radda in Chianti, between Florence and Siena, Cortedomina is a small winery in the heart of the Chianti Classico area.
You can stay in one of the seven rooms in a real Tuscan house with views of vineyards. The rooms are all different. The decor is my favourite combination of traditional Italian style with a modern twist.
Enjoy wine tastings, picnics in the vineyards, candle-lit garden dinners, or simply sunsets on the terrace with a glass of Chianti Classico.
Borgo Scopeto is a luxury wine resort in Radda in Chianti, less than a half-hour drive from Siena.
The property is a typical medieval village that dates back to the 11th century. Elisabetta Gnudi-Angelini, known as the Lady of Sangiovese, bought the entire village in the 1990s and transformed it into a luxury hotel.
The location is perfect – in the quiet countryside yet so close to Siena that you can enjoy views of Siena from the restaurant, two swimming pools, and maybe even from your room.
I love the restaurant at Borgo Scopeto – amazing Tuscan food and wine. Besides Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico, the Gnudi-Angelini family owns 3 other wineries which will add to your wine tasting experience.
Rooms, suites, and apartments are all different and decorated in a luxurious contemporary Tuscan style.
Scopeto is an excellent place for chilling, discovering the wine country, and trips to Siena.
Another luxury Tuscan borgo suggestion. I would say, Il Borgo di Vescine carries the most traditional Tuscan spirit.
Il Borgo di Vescine is an ancient village located on a hill between Radda and Castellina, in the Chianti Classico region. Lucia Paladin has revived the estate turning it into one of the most beautiful Tuscan villages and creating a luxurious and relaxing experience for visitors.
You will be in a place surrounded by ten centuries of history, old olive trees, and vines.
There is a heated swimming pool on-premises and one of the best restaurants in Tuscany. Please remember to book your meals ahead of time.
Here is a suggestion for an intimate, small, and luxurious boutique hotel in Tuscany.
A former 16th-century farmhouse is surrounded by vineyards of Castellina in Chianti between Florence and Siena.
The views are fantastic, you are in the middle of Tuscany wine country. There is no winery at the estate, however, there are a nice gastronomic restaurant and a spa onsite.
Another awesome place to stay and enjoy day trips to vineyards, restaurants, and Tuscan towns of San Gimignano and Siena.
The village (borgo) of Fonterutoli between Castellina in Chianti and Siena is a cluster of stone houses, a small church of San Miniato, and the fortified castle has been lovingly preserved by the Mazzei family, the owners of the Chianti Classico estate surrounding the borgo.
You will stay in a village with traditional spirit in one of the tastefully decorated rooms, suites or apartments spread over five houses inside the ancient walls of borgo Fonterutoli.
There is an excellent gourmet Tuscan cuisine restaurant in borgo, Osteria di Fonterutoli, where you can also take cooking classes.
Do not miss Castello Fonterutoli’s interesting wine tours with food pairings.
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Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco is a luxury hotel in the Tuscan countryside located 12 km from Montalcino.
Castiglion (walled castle) and bosco (wood). The castle surrounded by Tuscan natural beauty was built in 1100.
For the last 15 years, this Val d’Orcia estate has been owned by Massimo Ferragamo, the youngest son of Salvatore Ferragamo, founder of the international shoe and luxury leather goods company.
A 23-room Rosewood hotel, two restaurants, a spa, a golf course, and 11 villas make this Tuscan gem a must when you are in Italy.
The property also offers wine tasting tours in its own cellar and winery producing top-rated Brunello de Montalcino DOCG wines. Wine tasting experiences include tasting from a barrel, wine pairing with Tuscan cheese, and vertical tasting of old and rare vintages.
During harvest time, join pickers at Castiglion del Bosco and taste wines afterward. Looking for something more exclusive? How about a helicopter ride over Tuscan vineyards?
Castello Banfi is a luxury wine resort in Montalcino, just over 12 miles from, the town of Brunello, and 44 miles from Siena.
Castello Banfi, the historic fortress developed for the most part between the 9th and 13th centuries is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. In 1983, the Castello became part of the Banfi vineyard estate and was restored by the Mariani family. Today, the estate is part of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux network.
Castello Banfi offers a hotel, and two restaurants, including a Michelin-star La Sala dei Grappoli, Enoteca, and Glass Museum.
Surrounded by vineyards, Argiano Dimore is a working farm in Val D’Orcia producing Brunello wines and olive oil.
The original complex of farmhouses dates back to the sixteenth-century villa of Argiano. Today, the estate is transformed into a small, cozy and secluded boutique hotel with amazing wine country views.
The renovation was made in the natural style using materials such as raw linen, brick and wood in combination with modern and geometric elements.
There is no restaurant onsite, however, Montalcino is only about 10-minutes drive from Argiano and it offers several nice places to eat.
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