Charming Tuscany Hotels
Tuscany, thanks to its vast amount of cultural sites, beautiful natural environments, and enjoyable lifestyle, remains one of the preferred destinations among travelers worldwide. Another important aspect making a vacation in this beautiful region of Italy very desirable is the beauty and charm of its accommodations.
In time, the love of Tuscany for their homes has created a warm and inviting decoration style that many seek to recreate in their own homes abroad. However, it is hard to reproduce the exact feel you get when you enter inside a charming Tuscan home. There are many reasons for this, but the foremost is that it is impossible to recreate the romantic look that time has stamped over century-old farmhouses and villas.
Love for the territory and its traditions are a strong character that can be found in any typical Tuscan accommodation. Beside Tuscan villas and farmhouses, one of the most successful kind of holiday stays are boutique hotels. This type of hotel is usually one where design, style, painstaking attention to details and great services are the prime concern. At these hotels in Tuscany quality always prevails over quantity.
The distinguishing characteristic of a charming boutique hotel in Tuscany are the small number of rooms, which usually accounts to no more than 12. The service is commonly established as bed and breakfast, but a quality, intimate restaurant may often be available to guests. Tuscan boutique hotels can be located both in the city and the countryside, but rural locations are undoubtedly more enjoyable, since they often include a perfectly groomed garden with swimming pool. Some properties were carved out rural farmhouses, while others used to be sharecropping landlord mansions, now converted into charming stays. The latter often have an original, or loyal to the original, Italian garden, with box hedges mazes, fountains and classic marble statues.
City hotels almost always lack a private garden for obvious reasons, although in some rare occasions a 16th century villa may include an enclosed park right in the heart of the city.
The interiors of small charming hotels vary greatly from one another. While some pivot their charm on the contrast between the rural surroundings and ultra modern interiors, others welcome the outdoors inside, bringing in each room natural materials like trees and stones. By wisely using these elements, owners are able to create a unique and functional design. It is the case of Hotelito Lupaia, near Montepulciano, a cozy bed and breakfast capable of taking its guests into another dimension. Each one of the six rooms are centered around a color theme, with clever intuitions that create an ultra-comfortable stay.
On the other hand, Villa Sassolini is an example where modern furnishings and architectural design can seamlessly spouse traditional Tuscan elements resulting in a balanced and relaxing stay of great charm.
Boutique hotels are more expensive than the average hotel price, but are really worth the extra expense. At these small hotels every detail is taken care of for you, and your extra requests are gladly satisfied. The personal, yet classy, touch with which they are managed gives you the tangible feeling of being pampered and taken care of at all times.
Finally, if you would like to find the charming appeal of small hotels in self catering properties in Tuscany, villas for private rentals and Tuscany apartments may be the perfect compromise between a romantic stay and the privacy of a private vacation home.
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