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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

Dreamiest Honeymoon Hotels in Tuscany

With its poetic landscapes, world-class art, and superb cuisine, the Tuscan experience has a symbiotic relationship with the land. Tuscany seduces. The Romans stocked their grain silos here; Christians traversed it as a medieval pilgrimage route, and Napoleon plundered the art. Florence's historic churches and monuments are an essential stop for British aristocrats on grand tours. European escapes don't get more alluring than a villa in the Tuscan countryside. Snuggle up with your better half amidst unspoiled villa vineyards that offer just the right amount of romance and relaxation. These are the dreamiest honeymoon hotels in Tuscany.

Hidden away on a sprawling estate (one of the most extensive private landholdings in Italy), Belmond is a historic hideaway that can trace its roots back 5,000 years. Traces of its aristocratic past remain. Classic suites decorated with wood-beamed ceilings and farming artifacts recall the property's rich agricultural heritage. Staying at Belmond isn't just about sleeping in a lovingly restored 10th-century castle; there is a distinctly modern feel to the resort.

Monteverdi isn't just a hotel; it offers cobbled medieval streets, an ancient church, and a tranquil pool. Flowers bloom in the sprawling gardens, where guests loll by the bank. The resort offers superb farm-to-table cuisine; spices, herbs, and vegetables plucked straight from the garden. You will also find the ruins of a 12th-century castle.

Do you have a penchant for luxury? You will want to flock to Rosewood in the renowned Brunello di Montalcino wine-making region. Enclosed within the grandeur of Val d'Orcia Natural Park, it's an elite honeymoon harbor where movie-worthy landscapes, magical ambiance, and priceless views combine. What do you get for your money at Rosewood? Complete and utter flawlessness. The facilities are nothing short of sensational, and the service matches that—no request goes unanswered.

Immerse yourselves in romance in the Tuscan hills, a few miles outside the historic center of Florence. The Eden Rock provides panoramic views across Florence and the Tuscan slopes. It offers elegant, spacious suites, and its garden features a swimming pool. The exposed stones pair with the thriving surrounding nature, suggesting the idea of a refined haven elegantly furnished.

There's something so alluring about drawing up to the 16th-century country house encircled by olive groves and vineyards. It's even better when the country house lies near some of the best wineries in the heart of Chianti. It's inconceivable not to get swept up in the romance of Villa Bordoni, which is the ideal spot for couples dreaming of a refined Tuscan getaway with a genuine ambiance and loads of charm. The Montefioralle suite—known as the "honeymoon room"—features a clawfoot tub and walk-in shower big enough for two people. Run a warm bath, pop a bottle of wine, and soak in the landscapes.

Seeking something away from the hustle and bustle but not ready to commit to rural living? A15th-century palazzo in the hills of Fiesole, Il Salviatino is far enough from the city to be relaxing, though not so far that to keep you from going to Florence for dinner. Gorgeous vistas of the rooftops and Duomo are a given. Spend your days strolling through Florence's superb museums, and spend your evenings lazing by the pool or alfresco picnics.

Sitting on 1,700 acres in the picturesque Serchio Valley, the Renaissance is a great launch point for exploring Pisa, Lucca, and the thermal springs of Bagni di Lucca. Get the authentic Tuscan culinary experience by joining a chef on a market tour, and learn to prepare a gourmet, romantic dinner for two. Would you'd rather sit back and let someone else handle the meal prep? Head to La Veranda for delicious Italian fare.

A hidden gem set inside fragrant olive groves, Locanda Rossa, has all the necessities of an authentic Tuscan farm stay. Its secluded setting allows you to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and to reconnect as a couple. The vibe is a rustic ranch with a smidge of an upmarket resort. Every tasty meal at the osteria is a mouth-watering variety showcasing seasonal ingredients grown on-site. A multitude of hiking and biking trails will bring you closer to the land.

Il Castelfalfi affords couples an authentic taste of Tuscany in an elite and scenic environment; you will have access to all the facilities available at Toscana Resort Castelfalfi. There are wine tastings and pizza-making classes in the cellar. At the same time, relaxation awaits at the stellar spa, which offers a bio sauna and sensory showers.

Endlessly charming and steeped in pastoral splendor, Relais La Corte Dei Papi is a peaceful retreat that puts a premium on wellness. Unwinding comes in many forms. For the ultimate in pampering, upgrade to a deluxe spa suite. Not only do these spacious 915-square-foot sanctuaries flaunt saunas, jacuzzis, Turkish baths, multi-sensory showers, relaxation areas, and private gardens, but guests can book in-room treatment to alleviate any lingering wedding-related stress.

Nestled in a glorious hillside location, Borgo Santo Pietro was a rest stop for weary wanders on the long pilgrimage from Canterbury. Though the guests different (now, it's honeymooners), the oasis sensibility and warm hospitality exist centuries later. Agrestic, viticulture and culinary customs continue to thrive. Today, the extensive estate contains: working sheep farm and flourishing vineyards. Michelin-starred Meo Modo, driven by a field-to-fork philosophy, lures couples with its seasonally inspired fishes.

Tuscany is timelessly familiar with the iconic cathedral dome, misty covered hills, and sculptural cypress lanes. But then, this region in central Italy is worthy of postcards. These are the dreamiest honeymoon hotels in Tuscany.

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