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Best Places to Stay in Tuscany

Tuscany Hotels and Agriturismo Lodging

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In this guide you'll find the best places to stay in Tuscany, from top-rated hotels in Tuscany's popular hill towns and cities to agriturismo lodging in the beautiful Tuscan countryside.

Chianti Wine Region

Click on the link above to find the best places to stay in the Chianti Wine region of Tuscany, including hotels in Chianti towns, agriturismo and bed and breakfast accommodations in the vineyards or countryside of Chianti, and even a medieval castle. The Chianti region is a beautiful area of vineyards and rolling hills between Florence and Siena, best visited by car.

Chianti Map and Travel Information

Cortona Top-Rated Hotels

Clcik the link above to find top-rated hotels in Cortona, a medieval hill town in Tuscany made famous by Francis Mayes in her book, Under the Tuscan Sun. These places to stay are in or very near Cortona's historic center.

Cortona Travel Guide

Elba Island Top-Rated Hotels

Click the link above to find top guest-rated places to stay on Elba Island is in the Tuscan Archipelago. Elba has many good beaches and is known as the place where Napolean was exiled. Ferries to the island leave from Piombino in southern Tuscany.

Elba Island Pictures

Lucca Top-Rated Hotels

Click on the link above for top-rated hotels and bed and breakfast accommodations in Lucca, a small city in northern Tuscany enclosed by its walls. The city itself is flat so its not a hill town but if you want to do some climbing there are a couple of medieval towers you can climb for good views. These hotels are either in the center or right outside the walls.

What to See in Lucca

Montecatini Terme Top-rated Hotels

The spa town of Montecatini Terme, between Lucca and Florence, is one of Italy's top spa towns. Hotels in Montecatini Terme are reasonably priced and many of them have a swimming pool, making the town a good base for visiting this part of Tuscany in summer. Click on the link above to find top-rated hotels in Montecatini Terme.

Montecatini Terme Travel Guide

Pisa Top-Rated Hotels

Click the link above to find top-rated hotels in Pisa, the city in northern Tuscany famous for its leaning tower and the other spectacular Romanesque monuments on the square.

Pisa Travel Guide

San Gimignano Top-Rated Hotels and Lodging

Here are top-rated hotels, agriturismo lodging, and bed and breakfast accommodations for San Gimignano, a hill town often called the City of Beautiful Towers for its 14 surviving medieval towers. These lodging options are either in the historic center of San Gimignano or in the hills surrounding the town.

San Gimignano Travel Guide

Siena Top-Rated Hotels

One of Tuscany's most popular and largest medieval hill towns, Siena is famous for its exciting summer horse race, often called il Palio. These top-rated Siena hotels are either in the center or just oustide the city walls.

Siena Travel Guide

Viareggio Top-Rated Hotels

For a beach vacation in Tuscany or to see one of Italy's top carnival celebrations, the coastal resort town of Viareggio is a good destination. Most of these top-rated hotels are on the seaside promenade or near the sea and some have a private beach for guests.

Viareggio Travel Guide

Tuscany Agriturismo Lodging

Staying in an agriturismo, or restored farm house, is a good option for exploring the Tuscan countryside by car. Accommodations range from rustic to luxury and are usually either bed and breakfast or a self-catering apartment. Tuscan farms often produce their own wine or olive oil so farm houses are often in vineyards or olive groves. Click the link above for a selection of top-rated agriturismo lodging in Tuscany.

What is an agriturismo?

Vacation Apartments and Villa Rentals

If you're traveling with family or friends or just want to experience a bit of life in Tuscany, a self-catering apartment or villa may be a good place to stay.

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