The Italian region of Toscana is tailor-made for romance, so it’s no wonder it was the muse for films ranging from Under the Tuscan Sun to Stealing Beauty. A 'nation within a nation', its vibrant culture gave birth to the Italian Renaissance, the dazzling city of Florence, and museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. As if that wasn’t enough, it also has more churches, palaces, galleries, museums, villages, piazzas and scenic villas than you could possibly visit in one lifetime.

With a fairly mild climate along the Tyrrhenian Sea, its rainier interior provides lush soil ideal for growing wines such as Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and Brunello di Montalcino. The perfect pairing with haute-rustic cuisine and falling in love with a mysterious stranger.

FOLLONICO B&B is a romantic, boutique guesthouse in Montefollonico, Tuscany
Tuscany, Italy


A restoration den of raw genius – a weathered Tuscan house that has been allowed to expose her weathered elements and complemented with chic salvaged interiors. An imaginative retreat of utter, rustic romance.

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Tuscany, Italy

La Bandita Townhouse

An aged former Convent, the history and heritage of this house has been lovingly exposed to play host to modern furnishings and a chilled vibe right in the heart of old town Pienza.

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La Bandita Countryhouse, Tuscany, Pienza, Italy
Tuscany, Italy

La Bandita Countryhouse

An old farmhouse conversion that is brimming with smoothness and urban vibes. Original stonework is forged with pastel eggshell tones, modern furnishings and fresh tonal whites. The perfect frame to those alluring Tuscan vales and the puffball sheep grazing all around.

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Agriturismo Biologico Sant'Egle, eco farmhouse in Tuscany, organic farm
Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Biologico Sant'Egle

There is something truly wonderful about discovering a place to stay that goes beyond the norm, and this rural eco retreat in southern Tuscany is just such a place created with love, passion, patience and respect – this is the fabulous Agriturismo Biologico Sant’Egle. A fully certified organic farmstead, this eco boutique guesthouse had managed to weave comfort and style with sustainability and dollops of originality.

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A Scottish landscape of rural nature, in Kingussie, near Killiehuntly boutique Hotel

Top 10 small design hotels lost in Mother Nature

Be prepared to put your visual settings on WOW – each of these little style nuggets has a location that will remain in your thoughts for an eternity (well, until you return home that is...)

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