About Tuscany and Florence
Florence, capital of Tuscany, is a simply breathtaking city. With countless beautiful piazzas, museums, hidden courtyards, fresco ceilinged shops, gelaterias and the infamous Ponte Vecchio to discover, a couple of days here won’t be enough. There are many lovely hotels in the city: in town, townhouse hotel JK Place is our favourite. Alternatively, just on the outskirts of town with a spectacular view down onto the city, Hotel Il Salviatino is worth exploring. Set on the hillside of Fiesole, this handsome 15th century villa offers a very unique experience and exceptional service.
Tuscany is the birthplace of the Italian language as well as some of history’s most important characters such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dante and Galileo. The area is renowned for its jaw dropping scenery, simple yet divine cuisine, and its wines - which are the most highly regarded in Italy. Many visitors choose to rent villas here, (especially when travelling with children), but there are also some absolutely gorgeous hotels to choose from throughout the region. Picking an area to stay is no easy task, as there are so many beautiful options. We particularly love the Chianti region, and the areas around Montepulciano and Siena, but overall it’s hard to go wrong here.