Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Tuscany, ItalyMany visitors on holiday in Tuscany don't realise that Bed and Breakfast vacation accommodation is not confined to the "art cities" of Florence, Sienna, Lucca and Pisa. There are also many beautiful B&B rooms and apartments offered in the smaller towns, villages and vineyards of Tuscany, particularly in the Chianti Classico wine zone that lies between Florence and Siena. Bed & Breakfast accommodations in Tuscany usually offer rooms with attached bathrooms, but there are also small apartments where a hearty breakfast is included in the price or, more often, offered as an extra.
Bed & Breakfasts in Tuscany can be roughly divided into the following groups:
• B&B rooms in or within easy walking distance of villages served by public transport. These B&Bs are ideal for visitors without a car who therefore need access to the provincial bus routes as well as supermarkets and restaurants. Usually these Bed & Breakfast rooms don't offer access to a swimming pool but sometimes they are air conditioned. These B&B are almost always accessed via sealed roads. Here are some recommended examples:
Bed and Breakfast Rooms B&B in Greve in Chianti "Nella Piazza".
Bed und Breakfast B&B accommodations in Tuscany - Mamma Cristina.
Corte di Valle
is not near a village but has a SITA bus stop right across the road and offers huge, air conditioned Bed and Breakfast rooms
in a classic Tuscan villa: Corte di Valle Bed and Breakfast rooms, vacation apartments in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
• Farmhouse ("agriturismo") B&Bs
are located in the country and a car is recommended although of course these accommodations are also suitable for hiking and cycling parties. An agriturismo B&B is much more likely to provide access to a swimming pool. A true agritourism establishment is required by law to be on a working farm, which in Tuscany almost always means a winery and/or producer of olive oil. However, former farmhouses without an attached farm are also often loosely referred to as agriturismi. These B&Bs are invariably housed in attractive structures with beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and Tuscan country-style furniture. Very often, they command spectacular views since both villages and isolated farmhouses in Tuscany are characteristically situated on hillsides and hilltops. The higher up the agriturismo is, the cooler it will be during summer. Note that farmhouses in Tuscany are often accessed by a least some distance of dirt road. These "strade bianche" are part of the charm of Chianti and other parts of Tuscany. Here are some recommended examples of Bed and Breakfast establishments in or near villages:Podere Torre Tuscan farm house accommodation
. Bed and Breakfast Bio "Il Cielo". Le Cetinelle Agriturismo
• A very few self-catering vacation apartment rentals
also offer breakfast as an extra. Usually but not always they offer a selection of rooms or holiday apartments. Here are some recommended examples:Agriturismo Biologico B&B Dondoli
.Le Cetinelle Agriturismo
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