Top 10 Romantic Spots in Tuscany
What is your type of Romance in Tuscany?
Selecting the top ten romantic places in Tuscany gave us a bit of a flutter, how can you chose only 10 out of the many wonderful and extravagant possibilities? Therefore, we gave ourselves a few guidelines. We have defined romantic in this selection of top ten as places that have bedrooms with a whimsical decor or furnished with prestige. Spacious bathrooms and most definitely modern amenities. We looked for B&B’s with a slow and leisurely breakfast, apartments in a panoramic position where sunsets were guaranteed and villas where there were abundant quiet corners in the garden for a bit of private time. We also searched out places that offered top class restaurants, helpful yet discreet services and those places where you can indulge in the fun of being in love, enjoying thermal water spas, long walks and small Tuscan towns.
Take a look at the ones we’ve selected!
1. Villa il Poggiale - San Casciano in V.P., Florence
Surrounded by the essence of Tuscany with olive groves, cypress trees and the characteristic soft rolling hills, the bed and breakfast accommodations Villa il Poggiale guarantees a romantic setting for your holidays. We love a relaxing massage, a soak in the jacuzzi and then a glass of bubbly while lazing by the pool. The “de Charme” decor is just the perfect touch for honeymooners, destination wedding events or simply a romantic getaway in Tuscany.
2. Hotel Ilio - Elba Island
Combine the beauty of Tuscany, the warm waters of the Mediterranean with a beautiful boutique hotel and you have a romantic dream come true. The newly furnished rooms at Hotel Ilio are modern, sexy and suggestive. We especially enjoyed being close to the beach and the way the rooms where nestled in a lush green garden. You can lounge in the shade, splash about on the beach or stay in your room and listen to the waves as the lap up on the sandy coast.
3. Il Cellese - Castellina in Chianti
Besides being situated in the romantic setting of Chianti with its vineyards and cantinas, Il Cellese perfectly blends the typical Tuscan country style with the famous Italian flair for innovative design. We particularly loved the idea of cuddling up in front of the fireplace with someone special while sipping a glass of the latest Chianti Classico found on the adventure of the day.
4. Relais il Chiostro di Pienza - Pienza
This deluxe relais in the city center of Pienza presents an idyllic atmosphere for a romantic interlude, destination wedding or renewal of vows. The prestigious gardens, romantic decor and detail to attention create an unforgettable ambience. We can’t help but admire the frescos on the arches and small murals in many of the rooms. They are just the perfect delightful touch, recalling yesteryear and the age of romance at Relais il Chiostro di Pienza. The colors, the intimacy and the views just captured our romantic whimsy.
5. San Giovanni in Poggio - Monteroni D’Arbia, Siena
If you are one to get excited by your scenic vistas and sunset views, then you will fall immediately in love with San Giovanni in Poggio. This classical Tuscan farmhouse turned vacation rental apartments is located in the heart of Val d’Orcia, complete with the Siena hills and classical cypress tree lined vias. We adored the viewing area that Francesco created with a bench especially placed to catch the last glimmer of sunlight.
6. Villa Arnilù - San Gimignano
This is a sensorial adventure near San Gimignano with perfect views, enchanting bedrooms and a delicious restaurant which will tempt you with decadence. ThoughVilla Arnilù definitely covers the aesthetics of romance, our attention was drawn to the on site restaurant with candle lit dinners and visits to the characteristic “cantina.” For those who associate Tuscan with good food, they will have found their romantic match here near the tower town of San Gimignano.
7. Il Sole del Sodo - Cortona
A fairy tale destination for lovers of all ages. Il Sole del Sodo offers a charming example of country chic, with a whimsical garden area for sunning, romancing and stolen kisses. Not only did we delight in finding our own secret corner in the meticulously maintained garden but we savoured each and every meal made fresh by the family. Close to everything, even a walk into town, this bed and breakfast, located to the south of Arezzo, is everything we dreamed about in Tuscany.
8. Il Bottaccio - Campiglia Marittima, Livorno
The picturesque vacation rental apartments at Il Bottaccio are just the right distance from the coast at to make this a vacation of sun, romance and a bit of culture. Enjoy delicious meals, olive groves and the sound of the Tuscan silence for your romantic getaway. We totally enjoyed the setting which gave us space to picnic in the garden after a day of exploring the nearby small hamlets which are off the beaten track of mainstream tourism. We lived our Tuscan daydream.
9. Villa Il Palazzino - Bibbona
Set along the Tuscan coast, this restored villa from the mid 1800's is a combination of B&B styled suites and independent villas for two. All the rooms boast panoramic views, air conditioning and daily cleaning. Offer the best of sandy beaches and the Tuscan hills, Villa il Palazzino opens an on site restaurant from June to Septemver featuring creative menus. Within walking distance of the tranquil hamlet called Bibbona, guests can enjoy an evening stroll and the quiet life of a small town.
10. Taverna di Bibbiano - Colle Val d'Elsa
A bouquet of colors, fragrances and stunning landscapes make the B&B-styled agriturismo Taverna di Bibbiano a haven for romantic interludes, fairytale proposals, and destination weddings. Set in the Tuscany countryside with private bath and air conditioning, they claim a breath taking position overlooking the iconic skyline of San Gimignano.