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Boreham House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The South East | Downs & Channel CoastBoreham House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The South East | Downs & Channel Coast
Capheaton Hall | Exclusive Wedding Venue | UK | England | NorthumbriaCapheaton Hall | Exclusive Wedding Venue | UK | England | Northumbria
Capheaton Hall | Exclusive Homestay | UK | England | NorthumbriaCapheaton Hall | Exclusive Homestay | UK | England | Northumbria
Casa Colleverde | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | LiguriaCasa Colleverde | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Liguria
Castel Porziano Rome | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Lazio | RomeCastel Porziano Rome | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Lazio | Rome
Castello di Potentino | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | TuscanyCastello di Potentino | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Tuscany
Catsheys | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The West Country | Devon & CornwallCatsheys | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The West Country | Devon & Cornwall
Cider House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The West Country | Devon & CornwallCider House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The West Country | Devon & Cornwall
Dolffanog Fawr | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | Wales | North WalesDolffanog Fawr | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | Wales | North Wales
Easby Hall | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | Yorkshire & the Humber | Yorkshire DalesEasby Hall | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | Yorkshire & the Humber | Yorkshire Dales
Easby Hall | Exclusive Wedding Venue | UK | Yorkshire & the Humber | Yorkshire DalesEasby Hall | Exclusive Wedding Venue | UK | Yorkshire & the Humber | Yorkshire Dales
Fattoria San Martino | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | TuscanyFattoria San Martino | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Tuscany
Field End House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | CotswoldsField End House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | Cotswolds
Godwick Hall | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | England | East AngliaGodwick Hall | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | England | East Anglia
Hesleyside | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | England | NorthumbriaHesleyside | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | England | Northumbria
Il Battistero Siena | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | TuscanyIl Battistero Siena | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Tuscany
L'Atelier du Renard Argenté | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | France | The South of France | Provence & the Côte d'AzurL'Atelier du Renard Argenté | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | France | The South of France | Provence & the Côte d'Azur
Lemon House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | SicilyLemon House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Sicily
Maison Lambot | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | France | The South of France | Provence & the Côte d'AzurMaison Lambot | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | France | The South of France | Provence & the Côte d'Azur
North Wing at Combermere Abbey | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | West MidlandsNorth Wing at Combermere Abbey | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | West Midlands
Number 5ifty 8ight Tavistock | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The West Country | Devon & CornwallNumber 5ifty 8ight Tavistock | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The West Country | Devon & Cornwall
Old Whyly | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The South East | Downs & Channel CoastOld Whyly | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The South East | Downs & Channel Coast
Palazzo Tommasi | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | TuscanyPalazzo Tommasi | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Tuscany
The Church House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The South East | Downs & Channel CoastThe Church House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The South East | Downs & Channel Coast
The Coach House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | East MidlandsThe Coach House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | East Midlands
The Glove House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | CotswoldsThe Glove House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | Cotswolds
The Old Manor House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | CotswoldsThe Old Manor House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | Cotswolds
The Old Post Office | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | CotswoldsThe Old Post Office | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | Cotswolds
The Piggery | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | CotswoldsThe Piggery | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | Cotswolds
Trinity House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | CotswoldsTrinity House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | Cotswolds
Villa L'Aimée | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | France | The South of France | Provence & the Côte d'AzurVilla L'Aimée | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | France | The South of France | Provence & the Côte d'Azur

Dreamy New Destinations in Two of Tuscany's Most Beautiful Medieval Towns

In our continuing quest to bring you some of the loveliest luxury bed and breakfasts in truly beautiful places in Europe, we have unearthed two perfect gems, a palazzo in the romantic centre of Siena and a breathtaking farmhouse mnutes' walk from the centre of dreamy Montepulciano.  Take a look.....................

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 mother, Cinzia, passionate and knowledgeable about all things Sienese, have restored this beautiful building to perfection with just enough hints of modernity contrasting with the extraordinary history of the building and its location. Among others, a famous Pope (Alessandro VII) and two world-known architects (Francesco di Giorgio Martini and Le Corbusier) have set foot in this marvellous building, notified by the Minister of Fine Arts and Unesco Heritage site. There is even an underground secret passageway which once led to the Cathedral - you can still visit today, a real window to medieval life.

Piazza San Giovanni is unanimously recognized as one of the most beautiful sites in Siena, the divinest of beauties. Critics say that this square is city's parlour. 

 

Siena

In its heyday, Siena was a capital to rival Florence and is Italy's prettiest medieval town, endowed with the grandeur of its 13th and 14th Century peak. Any exploration of Siena should start with its historic centre, the Piazza del Campo and the surrounding maze of medieval alleys.

 

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 which to cool off.  Inside is special. Expect limewash, wood, beeswax and stone; feast on the simplicity, indulge the senses. The feel is rustic, creative, eclectic, inventive. Bedrooms  all have with sweeping views of the surrounding landscape and electric current disjoiners that come into play as soon as the last light is turned off. Beds are positioned according to electromagnetic fields to ensure the deepest slumber.

Fattoria San Martino is not just a place for an overnight stay. It’s a place to discover, to experience, to taste. It is strongly linked to nature and to the senses and therefore it is very different from the classic hotel experience. It does not offer hotel services but its very own, individual hospitality that comes from the heart.

 

Montepulciano

Standing high atop a hill in southern Tuscany not too far from Siena and famed for its wonderful red wine, Montepulciano is a medieval town of rare beauty highly recommended visiting in Tuscany. The city, full of elegant Renaissance palaces, ancient churches, charming squares and hidden corners, boasts vast panoramas all over the wonderful Val d'Orcia and Val di Chiana valleys that surround it.

Montepulciano's strategic position makes it a perfect base from which to explore this beautiful corner of Tuscany; from here, you can reach the charming Pienza, the thermal village of Bagno Vignoni, the famous Montalcino and a lot of other enchanting villages in a very short time.

 

 

2nd May 2017 14:02:00

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