9 tips for dream holidays in Tuscany

Tuscany is a great place for vacation; its warm, sunny, and beautiful. These 9 tips will help you enjoy this Italian province to the fullest.

1. Hotel Locanda al Colle - pure romance!

There is no reception, no concierge and no room numbers - but 13 hand designed rooms and suites, which bear sonorous names such as "Aurora", "Orizzonte" or "Cipresso". The interior in the chic Locanda al Colle offers precise fine-tuning with contemporary sculptures, lamps and furniture in retro chic – all for your well-being.

Top-Tip: Enjoy a swim in the heated salt water pool of the guest house

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2. L Orsa Maggiore – Perfect for lunch or dinner

The L Orsa Maggiore is one of the most famous restaurants in Tuscany. The terrace itself is so beautiful that the food could be secondary. But its not – the excellent dishes are made with love and taste just delicious.

Top-Tip: Even when the restaurant is a delight during the day you should not miss a sunset here – just amazing!

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3. Villa Grey - a modern dream of a villa

The four star boutique hotel was opened in 2011 and ever since it’s a surety for sunshine, sea breezes and relaxing. Next to the sea the grey building is very imposing and not just a pleasure for your eyes. Furnished with love and luxury is this the best place for your perfect holiday in Tuscany.

Top-Tip: Make sure you use the super luxury private beach tents and beds on the beach – free Wi-Fi included!

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4. Four Seasons Firenze – a class of it’s own!

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze is one of the most exclusive hotels in Italy, with luxury in it every single five hundred year old stone. The luxury rooms of the hotel are exclusive furnished, with everything possible. The flower-decked garden is just a wonderful place to relax and enjoy life.

Top-Tip: Make sure you have time for a coffee and cake in the wonderful park – this feels like time-travel!

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5. Tenuta Le Macchiole - delicious local wines

In the immediate vicinity of Ornellaia is the small winery Le Macchiole located. Cinzia Merli produces with its 20 employees five wines, including three especially great wines - Paleo (a varietal Cabernet Franc), Scrio from Syrah and Merlot from Messorio – If you love wine, you have to give it a try – Insider tip!

Top-Tip: Make an appointment for a cellar tour with tasting!

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6. A perfect Tuscan retreat – Borgo St. Pietro

Housed in a 13th century villa, Borgo Santo Pietro is part of the Relais & Châteaux portfolio and it’s the perfect choice if you are looking for a romantic hideaway. No two rooms and suites are alike, furnished with original features, frescoes, chandeliers and elaborate golden mirrors it’s creating a palatial atmosphere. You can even reserve an entire wing for the ultimate in romance and secluded privacy.

Top-Tip: Hire a bike and slowly discover the amazing surroundings of this hotel!

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7.La Pineta di Zazzari - what an experience!

From the outside a simple, inconspicuous wooden hut on the beach - indoor waiting elegantly laid tables for fish lovers. The Pineta Luciano Zazzari is a charming mix of Bathhouse, fish shop and gourmet restaurant.

Top-Tip: The trained personnel will recommend you the perfect wine to accompany your fish dish – don’t miss it!

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8. Castello Banfi-Il Borgo – A dream come true!

Castello Banfi provides a perfectly private retreat for those in search of true Tuscan luxury and hospitality. Castello Banfi-Il Borgo is a private and intimate space and with just 9 rooms and 5 suites, every guest is individually cared for. All rooms where designed by renowned interior designer Frederico Forquet, who handpicked the sumptuous fabrics and furniture!

Top-Tip: If you are an early bird enjoy the stunning sunrise from the terrace. If you’re not – don’t worry, the sunset is also very beautiful.

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9. La Bottega del Buon Caffè - a new star in Florence

Celebrity chef Antonello Sardi is spoiling you at La Bottega del Buon Caffè with delicious traditional and extraordinary Tuscany dishes and the Michelin star illuminates this exclusive restaurant.

Top-Tip: Don’t miss the Crème Brulèe of foie gras with red onion ice cream – extraordinary delicious.

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