Planning a trip to Tuscany and looking for the best places and hotels to stay? Well, look no further, because this is the ultimate guide to incredible villas, resorts, and accommodation in Tuscany!

Is there a region of the world that conjures up the mental imagery Tuscany does? Beautiful rolling hills and majestic countryside views. Fascinating cities, stunning seaside hamlets and ancient hilltop retreats. The famous Italian region fits a lot into its almost 9000 square miles, and the rest of the world flocks to it all year, every year. 

It’s official. Tuscany has its own special kind of magic, and I’m going to take you there. 

Where to Stay in Tuscany

Downtown Siena skyline in Italy with blue sky. Image via F11Photo

My guide to the 20 best hotels in Tuscany spans the landscape of this incredible part of the world, with an insight into the parts of the picturesque region you just have to see. 

*Note: Prices stated are the lowest priced available rooms during the lowest tourist season. The peak spring and summer season in Italy sees a massive fluctuation in pricing. 

With that being said, let’s journey to Tuscany… 

The 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Tuscany


Nestled in central Tuscany and home to 50,000 residents, Siena is a popular destination for visitors to Italy. Renowned for its medieval architecture, world class food and interesting galleries and museums, the centre of Siena is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And when you see it, you’ll understand why. 

Siena - Where to stay in Tuscany

1) Villa Scacciapensieri 

Enjoy a local Chianti with a Tuscan backdrop…

Location: Siena 

Price: $100+ USD per night 

Only 4km from the heart of Siena and with local buses to the city on its doorstep , Villa Scacciapensieri is a 4 star Tuscan hotel with a casual aesthetic, and in a beautiful setting. It has a swimming pool and tennis courts, and a range of comfortable rooms to rest your head at the end of a long day spent exploring Siena. 

Visitor review: “Beautiful hotel in quiet setting.  Beautiful gardens to enjoy also. The breakfast was amazing and all you could wish for in a perfect setting under the trees.  Loved it, would recommend and love to stay longer next time. Thank you to staff.” – Lorinda, Australia 

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2) Castel Monastero

 Near Siena, in the heart of Chianti, Castel Monastero is a beautifully restored castle with spectacular views of Tuscany!  Rest your head in an ancient monastery… 

Location: Siena 

Price: $400+ USD per night

A short drive into Siena, Castel Monastero allows you to tick staying in a 10th-century Italian castle off your travel bucket list. There’s a pool, wellness center, massive spa (no joke – it’s 1000m²), tennis court and two restaurants. The luxury rooms have retained their traditional medieval touches, but with a minibar, of course. 

Visitor review: “The service was impeccable. The buildings and facilities were first class. The food was outstanding quality and not expensive. The pool area was great and not at all noisy.. a haven of peace and relaxation.” – Ian, United Kingdom

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The famous capital city of Tuscany, bustling Florence is famed for its art and culture. The home of Da Vinci and Michaelangelo – and many other greats – exploring Florence is an experience you just cannot miss out on in your lifetime. 16 million annual visitors to Firenze can’t be wrong. 

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3) Continentale – Lungarno Collection

A designer hotel overlooking stunning Florence…

Location: Florence

Price: $250+ USD per night 

A designer hotel owned by the Ferragamo fashion label, Continentale is located right in the center of Florence looking over to the famous Ponte Vecchio. Decorated in a distinctive 50’s style of European glamour, but with many modern touches, your stay here will be second to none. After a day of exploring Florence, spend your time at the s Continentale in the rooftop bar or at the spa. 

Visitor review: “What a beautiful hotel, right on the Arno River with exceptional service and spectacular views. The front desk staff is top-notch and the rooms are gorgeous. Perfectly located within walking distance of everything…can not think of one thing that wasn’t first-rate – grazie!” – Donita, USA 

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4) Ville Sull’Arno

5-star lodgings on the banks of the River Arno…

Location: Florence

Price: $200+ USD per night

Located on the Florence’s famous River Arno, Ville Sull’Arno. Located just on the outskirts of the city and a couple of kilometres to the major sights, this esteemed hotel offers free shuttle services to the city, as well as free bike hire. Back at the hotel, enjoy the wellness centre, indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath, restaurant and beautiful rooms with all the bells and whistles. 

Visitor review: “The staff were very friendly and helpful and couldn’t do enough for us during our stay. The facilities were immaculate and the food was some of the best we have tasted in tuscany. Amazing hotel will be recommending highly to friends and clients.” – Gary, United Kingdom 


Another popular Tuscan destination, the city of Lucca is steeped in historical significance, particularly that of the Renaissance era. Rent a bike and explore Lucca like one of its 90,000 locals. Its gorgeous natural and green landscape makes it the perfect Tuscan city to discover at your own pace. 

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5) Hotel Villa San Michele

Live your own Under the Tuscan Sun

Location: Lucca 

Price: $100+ USD per night 

Live your very own version of Under the Tuscan Sun at Hotel Villa San Michele. A rustic and beautifully maintained villa in the rolling hills of Lucca, a stay here will have you dreaming of quitting your job and staying forever as well. Wander in their stunning gardens, sample local vinos and eat delicious local cuisine. Hotel Villa San Michele is a comfortable and calming location to spend your stay in Lucca. 

Visitor review: “Fabulous old Tuscan villa in a stunning setting with views to the mountains.  The staff couldn’t be more helpful or friendly. Excellent restaurant and brilliant breakfasts. The cappuccino shouldn’t be missed.” – Konrad, United Kingdom 

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6) Hotel Villa Casanova

5-star luxury Lucca farmhouse digs…

Location: Lucca 

Price: $200+ USD per night 

Stay in an 18th-century Tuscan farmhouse, with a five-star twist. Just twenty minutes drive to Lucca, Hotel Villa Casanova is nestled within a huge pine grove and offers a glimpse into the history of the area, with the vast property retaining many of its original features, including a chapel and a number of luxury country houses. Hotel Villa Casanova features an infinity pool to take a summer splash, plus gorgeous gardens. 

Visitor review: “Outstanding!! We’ve traveled all around the world and this is one of the most beautiful places we’ve stayed in. Perfect for some relaxing days in the countryside. Hope we’ll be back soon!” – Iratxe, Spain

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Tuscany stretches from the mountains to the coast to the city, and the large city of Livorno is perfect for a harborside escape. Relaxed, modern and central to Italian trade, the port of Livorno is considered the most important in the country. Naturally, food in Livorno – particularly seafood – is incredible! 

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7) Grand Hotel Palazzo Livorno-MGallery by Sofitel

Treat yourself to a 5-star palatial stay in Livorno…

Location: Livorno 

Price: $150+ USD per night 

Sprawling, stately and simply divine, the 5 star Grand Hotel Palazzo Livorno is a Sofitel creation with incredible sea views and fantastic rooms. A short stroll into the center of Livorno, the hotel features a restaurant, rooftop pool, indoor pool, sauna, gym, and hot tub. A stay here will see you pampered and eager to come back. 

Visitor review: “Wonderful hotel, all the staff was extremely friendly. We had the best room I ever had in my life, thanks a lot to all the people of the Grand Hotel Palazzo. The breakfast was also a dream, thanks for the great stay at your hotel in Livorno.” – Bernd, Germany 

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San Gimignano 

Tucked away in the hills of Tuscany, San Gimignano is a medieval Italian town with lots of ancient architecture still standing a thousand years on. It’s a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of nearby Florence and to wander the path of Italy’s rich and fascinating history.

San Gimignano, Tuscany - Best Hotels and Places to stay in Tuscany

8) B&B Countryhouse Villa Baciolo

Tuscan charm and a stellar customer experience… 

Location: San Gimignano 

Price: $100+ USD per night 

A cozy San Gimignano bed and breakfast with a 5-star rating, B&B Countryhouse Villa Baciolo boasts lush green gardens, a bar, terrace and a large pool. It’s just a short drive into central San Gimignano and slightly further to neighboring Volterra, and feels like a welcoming, tranquil home away from home. 

Visitor review: “Everything. The location and view are fantastic, accommodation and service exceeded expectations. Highly recommended. One of our favorite places in Tuscany.” – Nikola, Croatia 

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World-famous for its Leaning Tower, Pisa is a short journey from Florence and is worth spending time exploring. 90,000 locals call Pisa home, with tourism to the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Baptistery driving much of the economy. It’s also jam-packed with other historic buildings that run along the River Arno, including churches, palaces and bridges. 

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9) Rinascimento Bed & Breakfast

Sleep two minutes from the Leaning Tower of Pisa…  

Location: Pisa 

Price: $150+ USD per night

Beautifully designed and decorated, Rinascimento Bed & Breakfast is located in the centre of Pisa and is two minutes walk to the Leaning Tower. The rooms are private, quiet and attractive and the attentive and friendly staff are a wealth of knowledge on the local area. 

Visitor review: “Everything was amazing during our stay. Andrea and Andy were brilliant. Very friendly and helpful. Provided lots of useful information. The hotel was amazing. We really didn’t want to leave.” – Lynne, United Kingdom 

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A diamond of the region of Tuscany, Montepulciano is nestled within a plethora of vineyards that produce some of Italy’s best wine. The medieval hilltop town is full of historic architecture to check out, all offering incredible views of the surrounding Tuscan countryside. 

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10) Etruria Resort & Natural Spa

A luxurious spot for a bit of R&R…

Location: Montepulciano

Price: $200+ USD per night

Etruria Resort & Natural Spa is the perfect place in Montepulciano to treat yourself to a generous dose of rest and relaxation. Your stay here will be all about unwinding and enjoying life in the Tuscan countryside. From its outdoor pools and stylish Turkish bath to its saunas and hot tubs, you’ll leave feeling a million bucks. 

Visitor review: “Beautiful hotel with a clean, modern and spacious room! The gym, pool, and spa were fantastic and clean! The breakfast was perfect, plenty to choose from and all tasty! About 10-15 minute walk to the town center- nice to be outside of the town with a pool!” – Sunny, United Kingdom 

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11) Villa Nottola

Stately vineyard style with views to impress…

Location: Montepulciano

Price: $100+ USD per night

Once a residence for Italian nobles, Villa Nottola personifies rustic Tuscan style and substance. Tucked within Montepulciano‘s rolling hills, this beautiful property boasts luxury rooms, a terrace with a pool and its very own winery to enjoy some local vino at – right at the source. Sheer bliss. 

Visitor review: “Everything. The location and view are fantastic, accommodation and service exceeded expectations. Highly recommended. One of our favorite places in Tuscany.” – Nikola, Croatia 

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Located south-west of Florence, the town of Volterra is a Tuscan gem, offering a chance to discover some of this part of Italy’s extensive history, dating back to the medieval ages. There’s a Roman theatre and baths, Acropolis, museum and a charming, slow-paced way of life that will come as a relief after a busy visit to Florence. 

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12) Park Hotel Le Fonti

Michelin rated poolside comfort in Volterra… 

Location: Volterra

Price: $100+ USD per night

Achieving acclaimed status in the Michelin guide, Park Hotel Le Fonti is located within the majestic hills of famous Tuscany, and just a short walk into the heart of the town of Volterra. There are two pristine outdoor pools, a wellness center and unbeatable views from the terrace. An oasis to write home about. 

Visitor review: “Awesome pool with an amazing view. Nice rooms. Short walk into Volterra.” – Tim, Australia 

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Located in the east of Tuscany, Arezzo is a hilltop town that draws visitors in with its fascinating architecture, history and sights. Centuries old cathedrals are full of significant artwork, particularly frescoes, and the Medicean Fortress boasts the best views in town of the surrounding region. 

These Arezzo hotels have it all for a memorable stay in Tuscany…  

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13) Poggio Pellicciaia

A lakeside Tuscan villa on Arezzo’s outskirts…

Location: Arezzo 

Price: $150+ USD per night

Experience Tuscany the way it should be experienced at Poggio Pellicciaia. Surrounded by immaculate, stunning gardens, and boasting a pool and free bike rental, this lakeside haven encompasses everything that is great about the region. Units in the villa are comfortable and equipped with everything you need, and Arezzo is just a short drive away. 

Visitor review: “Beautiful estate with pool and park superbly maintained. The warm welcome, the villa, the shaded terrace, the spacious air-conditioned rooms, as well as the proximity of the medieval town of Arezzo, allowed us to spend 2 weeks of a very pleasant holiday with the family.” – Anonymous, France

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14) Hotel Continentale

Stay in style in the heart of Arezzo…

Location: Arezzo

Price: $150+ USD per night

Situated in the very centre of Arezzo, Hotel Continentale is a short stroll to all of the town’s major landmarks and sights, and has been entirely renovated and updated to a luxury standard. Plush rooms, a rooftop terrace with bar and sweeping views of the surrounding region make staying here a must. 

Visitor review: “We loved our stay here. The staff were friendly and helpful; the room very comfortable and clean. The location was amazing; everything within walking distance, even the train station. We would definitely stay here again.” – Sharon, Canada

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Castiglione della Pescaia 

The coastal portion of Tuscany is just as beautiful as the hills and cities, and Castiglione della Pescaia has to be experienced on your Tuscan odyssey. Its hilltop fortress looks across the ocean, there’s a forest and wetlands on its outskirts and its turquoise waters at the beaches of Punta Ala are reminiscent of the Greek Islands. The perfect Tuscany destination to get some sun and sea. 

Make your trip to Castiglione della Pescaia extra special with my top hotel pick… 

15) L’Andana Tenuta La Badiola

Rural elegance a stone’s throw from the Tuscan coast… 

Location: Castiglione della Pescaia 

Price: $400+ USD per night

L’Andana Tenuta La Badiola has earned every one of its five stars, and is the ideal Castiglione della Pescaia hotel for a romantic getaway. Set on a 19th century estate, this luxury Tuscany hotel has pools, a spa and an upmarket restaurant on site. It’s conveniently located just ten minutes from the heart of seaside Castiglione della Pescaia. 

Visitor review: “Beautiful surroundings, good breakfast, quite a luxurious property. The staff was very friendly and helpful, absolutely wonderful, exceeded our expectations.” – Dan, Romania 

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16) Locanda Le Piazze

Top up on Chianti in Chianti… 

Location: Castellina, Chianti 

Price: $300+ USD per night

Located right between Florence and Siena in the beautiful Chianti region, staying at beautiful Locanda Le Piazze is a tranquil, serene experience for any weary traveler.  Located a short drive from the small town of Castellina, this updated 16th-century farmhouse nestled within picture-perfect olive groves. With a pool, a restaurant uses only the best organic, local ingredients and comfortable lodgings, Locanda Le Piazze is postcard level perfection. 

Visitor review: “Everything!!! Our every expectation was exceeded – from the rooms, service, pool area, restaurant.. everything was fantastic!! This place is absolute serenity!” – Kate, United Kingdom 

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17) Il Castelfalfi – TUI BLUE SELECTION

A Tuscan retreat you won’t soon forget… 

Location: Castelfalfi 

Price: $300+ USD per night

Located between the major Tuscan cities of Siena, Florence, and Pisa, Il Castelfalfi is a 5-star hotel offering incredible views of the famous Tuscan countryside, including its many vineyards. Stylish and elegant rooms, a wellness center, on-site restaurants, a golf course and an unforgettable outdoor pool all await you. 

Visitor review:  “This property was amazing. The staff were exceptional and we were well looked after for our entire stay. We ended up returning for another three days, as we felt that this was such a beautiful location. The hotel has many great features and is well priced for 5 star accommodation.” – Ashleigh, Australia 

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18) Grand Hotel Imperiale

A private beachside oasis in Tuscany…

Location: Forte Dei Marmi 

Price: $400+ USD per night

Located within the province of Lucca in seaside hideaway Forte Dei Marmi, Grand Hotel Imperiale is a palatial hotel that is located just a minute’s walk to its very own private beach. The rooms and suites are luxurious and elegant and offer private balconies to enjoy the Tuscan sun from the privacy of. 

Visitor review: “Fabulous all round, couldn’t fault it . The staff & location are fantastic. We will definitely be back . Can highly recommend.” – Graham, Isle of Man

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19) Grand Hotel Principe Di Piemonte

Enjoy a rooftop dip with views to the sea… 

Location: Viareggio 

Price: $150+ USD per night

Oozing style and substance, Grand Hotel Principe Di Piemonte is located in Viareggio, a seaside city in Northern Tuscan in the same province as Lucca. Featuring Art Deco rooms with ocean views, this five-story, five-star hotel is situated right on Viareggio’s promenade and has its very own private beach. There are two restaurants on-site, rooftop pool, spa and views to the Italian Alps. Plan your stay around Viareggio’s famous Carnival and you won’t be disappointed. 

Visitor review: “Wonderful hotel, helpful staff and a delicious breakfast! Upon arrival we were upgraded to a sea view room and every part of our stay was incredible! Would recommend 100%!” – Francesca, Italy 

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20) LHP Hotel Montecatini Palace & SPA

A 5-star sensory experience to die for…

Location: Montecatini Terme

Price: $200+ USD per night

Driving distance to the major tourist destinations of Lucca and Siena, LHP Hotel Montecatini Palace & SPA is situated in the quiet yet stylish town of Montecatini Terme. It’s luxury all the way at this 5 star Art Nouveau establishment, with a fantastic in-house restaurant serving up delicious traditional Italian meals, a spa, sauna, ice room, Turkish bath, indoor pool and wellness treatments available. And if that isn’t enough relaxation for you, it’s just a few minutes walk from LHP Hotel to Montecatini Terme’s famous thermal baths. 

Visitor review: “This place was fantastic. We accidently booked in this area which turned out to be the best mistake we made. The town itself is centrally located between Lucca & Sienna and is picturesque, upmarket and Trendy. The accommodation was faultless. I would highly recommend staying here.” – Tracy, Australia 

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Am I Missing Any Incredible Places To Stay in Tuscany?

After compiling this dream list of where to stay in Tuscany, I can’t wait to get back to Italy for some more wine, food, and luxurious accommodation! If you think there is any specific place I need to add to this list, please do let me know so I can keep this as up-to-date as possible! No matter where you stay in Tuscany though, I’m sure you’ll love your time (as it’s truly one of the most magical destinations in the world)

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