In the outskirts of Siena, the Borgo San Pietro Relais is an eleventh-century hamlet turned into a country house overflowing with charm, furnished by the owner, a Danish designer. Surrounded by a lush garden, Borgo San Pietro has three lounge areas where you can relax and perhaps sip a cocktail by its lovely pool. Luxurious.
Kick back physically and mentally at the La Cerreta farm holiday in Sassetta, Livorno. Once you’ve chosen your farmhouse, set in seventy green hectares, go ahead and try the 49-degree Celsius thermal swimming pool, holistic massages and organic cosmetic treatments. Relaxing.
For environmentalists, near Grosseto is Sant’Egle, which WWF named the best farm holiday in Italy for its sustainability and protection of biodiversity. The farming is organic and all its energy comes from renewable sources. The stone farmhouse dates back to the seventeenth century and was once a custom house. Green.
Among the Val D’Orcia hills, on the top of a green hill overlooking Montepuciano, you’ll find Hotelito Lupaia, a small luxury farmhouse featuring unique rooms, each with its own character. Its long swimming pool has a water massage area and affords a view of the surrounding hills. Romantic.