With its hills and forested slopes in the north and rolling hills and verdant valleys in the south, the sundrenched landscapes of rural Tuscany are a true celebration of the glory of the Italian countryside. Add to the mix, its delicious flavors – wine and Pecorino cheese in particular – making it a delight for the senses! Not as touristy as the region’s more popular cities such as Florence and Siena, its lure lies in its rustic-chic vibe best explored on self-driving trips as well as staycation on its farms, part of the agri-tourism movement in the region. There are delightful quaint villages as well as ancient, walled cities such as Pienza, Montalcino perched on hills to explore and a wealth of award-winning vineyards, wineries and restaurants to experience and savor. And then you have the hot springs of spa town Montecatini Terme, the beach life along the Versilia Coast, Etruscan tombs at Pitigliano, marble quarries, underground lakes and caves, hiking trails and more!
Badia a Coltibuono is an elegant agriturismo resort nestled amid lush vineyards and olive groves in the scenic Chianti wine-growing country of Tuscany. Discover its ancient architectural heritage evident in atmospheric cloisters, long corridors, and expansive salons.