A visit to Tuscany is pure bliss. It is what you imagine when you think of rural Italy – rolling hills, vineyards, rambling old farmhouses and beautiful towns. We have searched far and wide and have carefully shortlisted our top five budget boutique hotels for your visit to Tuscany.
You may well begin or end your visit in Florence. It is definitely worth a couple of nights and the Antica Dimora Firenze is a sweet, centrally located hotel which offers great value for the quality and service.
A short drive out of Florence to the charming little town of Vicchio is where you’ll find the beautiful and rather grandly named Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort. This is picture perfect Tuscany, a 13th Century building that has been sympathetically converted into a charming boutique hotel with spectacular views over the Mugello Valley.
Heading west towards the coast is the beautiful Tuscan town of Lucca. Palazzo Alexander is a charming boutique hotel which is situated inside the city walls. This is the perfect place from which to explore northern Tuscany and the nearby town of Pisa, home to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.
About three hours drive south lies the town of Manciano, in the Grosseto region of Tuscany. Querica Rossa is a beautiful hotel located in the rolling Tuscan hills. If it is relaxing you’re after, this is the place to be. Rooms are spacious, rustically Italian but will all of the mod cons that you would expect. The food here is also spectacular.
The final pick is in nearby Sorano. If history is your thing then a stay at Hotel della Fortezza is a must. This incredible boutique hotel is housed in the 11th Century Orsini Castle. It is a wonderful place to stay – lovely rooms and spectacular views across the rolling countryside. Enjoy.
Details of these, and other beautiful properties can be found at Doris & Dicky.