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Versilia is named after its river, but it is a destination that has the sea at its heart. Celebrities have been lured to its beaches since Shelley and Byron first donned bathing suits and dipped their toes in Tuscan waters. Bewilderingly, Versilia seems unaware of its own beauty: though the landscape makes for an intoxicating natural cocktail and the spirit is refreshingly relaxed. Locals travel everywhere by bike and the coastal glitz is tempered by a surprising amount of culture, history and hospitality.
Castello di Potentino
Dating from the mid-11th Century, Castello di Potentino is an ancient castle built on an Etruscan site. It lies in a secret valley in one of the last undiscovered corners of Tuscany – Monte Amiata. The medieval building is surrounded by u...
Fattoria San Martino
Sitting at the end of a track surrounded by wild roses, lavender and birds, Fattoria San Martino is soft ochre-hued fattoria (farmhouse), restored with earth-tone pigments and wrapped around by an enchanting garden with a lily pond pool in ...
Il Battistero Siena
Steeped in history and impossibly well located in the epicentre of the gemlike, medieval hill town of Siena, this narrow, elegant four-storey palazzo on Piazza San Giovanni sits right by the gothic Baptistery. Local owners, Giovanni and his moth...
Built on a hilltop, steeped in history and synonymous with elegance, Cortona is a dream destination with a glorious past. The legendary de' Medici family ruled Cortona in the 15th Century and it was during this Renaissance period that&n...