Where to start? This 14th-century Tuscan villa is serenely lovely. Breathe in the scent of old-fashioned roses from a seat on the Renaissance loggia. Wander through olive trees to the pool. Retreat to the house for some 1800s elegance.
Rooms are big, beautiful, full of light, and everything has been kept as it was, with a superb attention to detail. Bedrooms are all different, all striking. Some have frescoes and silk curtains, others have fabrics commissioned from a small Tuscan workshop.
Breakfast is a generous buffet of homemade cakes, cheeses, cold cuts, locally made jams and honey. Dinner is equally delicious, with a nightly-changing menu, showstopping classic Tuscan recipes and an impressive wine list. If you’re still peckish the next day, tour the best cured meats and pecorino cheese producers nearby– just ask the lovely staff for an itinerary.