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LUXURY HOTELS

Southern Tuscany has an abundance of first class hotels proudly dwelling in fabulous historic buildings. Nevertheless choosing the top five luxury hotels wasn't too difficult; as with everything, some just stick out. Scroll down for my top of the pops. 


ON TOP OF A TUSCAN HILL

A ROOM WITH A VIEW - CASTELLO DI VELONA
Or rather not just a room with a view, but the world lying at your feet. Close to magnificent Sant'Antimo abbey (must see) and 10 minutes from Montalcino, with 250 Brunello wineries in easy reach. Need anything else? The  hotel spa has its own source of thermal water, and some of the suites have bathrooms with private access to the precious liquid - may come in handy as a hangover treatment.

SPA and MICHELIN STAR IN ONE - TERME DI SATURNIA
Golf course, Michelin starred restaurant and some of Italy's most famous thermal baths. Not much of a view from the hotel, but gorgeous hilltop villages like Pitigliano are in easy reach to make up for it. 

CELEB HANGOUT - CASTIGLION DEL BOSCO
Another Montalcino based luxury hotel. Views aren't as amazing as at La Velona, but service is prime and you may end up sipping a glass of Brunello with Paul McCartney, Mark Knopfler or Pink instead. The CdB golf course must be stellar. At least that's what they say. Montalcino's golf loving locals are not allowed to play on it...


OR RATHER ON THE COAST? 


Areal view of the Duna Grande property near Southern Tuscany
Trust & Travel rental near Capalbio


YOUR DREAM TUSCAN ESTATE - L'ANDANA - TENUTA LA BADIOLA
A historic Medici estate near the coast turned into Tuscan luxury hotel with a Michelin star restaurant thanks to famous French Chef Alain Ducasse. 10 min from the picturesque and lively coastal town Castiglione della Pescaia. Hence, not on the beach, but Andana tries to make up for it with a world class spa.

REFUGE BY THE SEA - IL PELLICANO 
A two star Michelin restaurant and the sea at your feet - all of it right on the famous Monte Argentario peninsula, where many a European celebrity owns a private sanctuary. Whilst the resort has a bit of a 60s whiff to it, the location is to die for. Charlie Chaplin and Jane Fonda loved it, so why wouldn't you? 

ITALIAN DESIGN AND GOLF - ARGENTARIO RESORT
It comes as a relief for golf and Italian design lovers - Tuscany does contemporary too. Based on Monte Argentario but not right on the sea, the views aren't as good as Il Pellicano's, but the futuristic spa is a nice break from all the fake Roman columns found in the rest of Italy's five star hotels. 


PRIVATE VILLA RENTALS IN TUSCANY

Who needs a hotel if you can have your own villa or an entire castle? Tuscany offers some of the best private rentals on historic estates in Italy. Check out the TRUST & TRAVEL website for a divine selection of Chiantishire castles and beach side villas. 





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