Tuscany is one of the most popular destinations in Italy and around the world given its beauty and tradition of hospitality. This has led to a wide range of choice as far as accommodation goes, from hotels to B&Bs to apartments for self-catering holidays.
In larger cities such as Florence, Siena and Pisa, hotels are often the main choice for anyone visiting the city. However, bed and breakfasts have become more popular as they often offer a more economical solution as well as offering more interaction with your local host, one that can offer you advice on where to eat, where to find what you need and so on. If you prefer the independence of an apartment, you won't have trouble finding one that suits your needs, especially in the historical centers.
The Tuscan countryside is dotted with farmhouses and cottages converted into holiday homes, perfect for anyone who wants to combine the charm of country life with close proximity to the "art" cities. Just remember that having a car available, in this case, is crucial. Villas, castles and resorts, often quite luxurious and full of history, offer larger rooms to host events or simply enjoy a luxury getaway.
Book directly with the owner?
Once you have chosen the perfect accommodation, which is the preferable method to book? Using one of the major online booking sites or directly with the owners through their official website?
There are pros and cons with each of these choices and it is ultimately a personal choice, but especially for vacation rentals, B&Bs and villas, we recommend you also contact the owner directly because you can often receive a personalized offer that turns out to be more advantageous than the offers on the major portals.
Take a look at our recommendations below to get started on your search for the perfect lodging for your vacation in Tuscany!