What We Love About Tuscany
On The Destination
- Florence: Shopping the leather stalls of the San Lorenzo market or the fashion boutiques around Via Tornabuoni, especially the luxurious linens of Loretta Caponi and the monk-made cosmetics and liqueurs of the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella—both in frescoed palazzi.
There’s a type of traveler who, on the subject of Tuscany, offers up the party line: “It may be beautiful, but it’s too discovered,” which happens to be the best way to elicit discerning smiles from those who truly know the area—the chic Romans and Milanese... More
Florence “Robert Mapplethorpe: Perfection in Form” at the Galleria dell’Accademia (through January 10, 2010). The 20th-century photographer, who died 20 years ago, was known both for his obsession with a particular idealization of the human body and sculptural play of light. In an... More
“When I was growing up, we always traveled to a rambling farmhouse in Tuscany. My dad [John Mortimer] was obsessed with Italy—in fact, he wrote a book called Summer’s Lease inspired by renting the house all those years. But within a few days of being there, we’d all be going... More
How better to become immersed in the wonders of this storied region than with a stay at one of the many stunning Tuscany luxury hotels? Like the Amalfi Coast and Sicily and iconic cities like Rome, the region of Tuscany is one of Italy's most sought-after destinations, and features some of the continent's most lavish 5-star hotels and luxury resorts.
A land of majestic hills and bountiful vineyards, Tuscany is rich with possibilities for things to do and filled with some of top attractions in Italy so visitors will find no shortage of activities on their luxury vacation. Follow in the footsteps of Renaissance nobility with a stay in a converted 16th-century castle, opt for a 5-star seaside resort near exquisite wineries or retreat to a luxury hotel in the midst of storied Sienna, home to the Sienna Cathedral, thought to be among Europe's architectural masterpieces, beautifully preserved centuries-old mansions and delightful cafes. Marvel at art masterpieces like Michelangelo's David and spectacular churches like the Duomo in the landmark city of Florence, one of the most storied cities in Europe. For incredible views of Florence and the surrounding olive groves and vineyards, the hilltop Basilica di San Minato al Monte is unrivaled. Take part in regional wine tours that bring you to storybook towns like Pienza, whose town square is a gorgeous world heritage site.
Whether it's the romance of history, sumptuous cuisine, world-class art and architecture, or sumptuous wines, Tuscany has all the makings of a dream luxury vacation. Choose from an exclusive selection of Tuscany hotel deals only on Luxury Link.