The Tuscan land is rich of hilly landscapes, characteristic cypresses and charming romantic accommodations in splendid locations. Traveling along white country roads one spots many farmhouses, dotting the countryside on hilltops surrounded by perfectly groomed vineyards and fields. Many of these farm houses were restored to create Tuscan apartments and hotels. These stays are in harmony with the natural environment they stand on.
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Besides stunning landscapes, the Italian province of Tuscany has plenty of Romantic accommodations. However, four of these accommodations are very special. They are the perfect hideaway for a romantic experience, and each one is lovingly enriched by unique Tuscan accents.
The first is the small and welcoming Relais Sant’Elena near Bibbona. Only fifteen rooms to give guests the peacefully romantic stay they seek. Loggias, brick walls, a lush garden abounding with flowers, and the swimming pool set amidst rolling hills shape the outdoors. The interiors are dominated by soft beige and its shades. The hotel was carved out of an old farmhouse, therefore all bedrooms are unique for shape and details. Wood beam ceilings, stone walls and original cotto tiles, contrast the fluffy pillows, smooth draping and antique furniture creating a homely feeling that is rarely found in hotels. Just imagine waking up here and opening your day on the rolling hills of Tuscany below your window!
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Hotelito Lupaia is the second romantic small hotel. It rests in the Valdichiana and is the ultimate romantic location. Montepulciano is just a step away from the eight precious bedrooms at Lupaia. Pastel colors and plenty of natural materials give to each room its strong and unique personality. It is hard to choose among these crown jewels as each one is special in its own way. Typically Tuscan accents and mural decorations create a very warm ambiance, a special place and feel romantic. The garden is simply stunning, with commanding views over the San Biagio church of Montepulciano, and the panoramic infinity pool over the valley. From here the starred summer sky is best enjoyed holding each other tight!
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Castello del Poggiarello di Stigliano
Picture a medieval castle surrounded by woods, meadows and country roads creating a hamlet near Siena. This is Castello del Poggiarello di Stigliano. The buildings are surmounted by the watch tower, just like centuries ago. Armed guards and quarries have left the space to preciously styled bed and breakfast suites. The castle also offers a handful of Tuscany apartments scattered over its estate. All accommodations emanate a homely allure where romanticism thrives naturally. The comforts of the indoors are perfectly in tune with the poetry of the cornice in which the castle rests. The vast gardens and woodlands on the property offer long romantic walks. Go to the hilltop of the castle to see a unique view over the walled city of Siena in the background. The sunset hour lights the sky over the city with red and violet hues, a scenery you will remember for years to come.
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Lastly, Locanda Ilune closes this review of small romantic hotels in Tuscany. The town of Pitigliano, perched over a rock in the Maremma territory, houses the Locanda. This b&b conjugates the antique and the modern with great taste, not without a masterful sprinkle of romantic accents in each unique bedroom. The owners have the ability to make you feel at home. Relax massages are also offered on location, while you can have reduced fares to spend more intimate moments at nearby thermal spas. The dining experience here is excellent, the food is mainly organic and all recipes are local. The best time to be at the Locanda is the fall and winter months, when snuggling up in your fluffy bed during the occasional snowfall, or warming up in front of the large fireplace after a walk in the spectacular olive grove are pleasures best enjoyed with your other half of the apple.
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These romantic holiday retreats are open all year long. Their Tuscany apartments and rooms are going to be your unforgettable nest in Italy.
This guest post was written by Matt, who lives in Tuscany and travels extensively to experience first-hand Tuscany apartments and hotels.
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