Fortunately, Tuscany is blessed with some of the most interesting accommodation choices in Italy. These range from the country palazzos of Florentine princes to old inns in hilltop towns. Among them are three of our favorites.
Villa La Massa sits on the banks of the river Arno, just five miles from the center of Florence. It was built in the 16th century by the Landini family, and has since been the residence of numerous aristocratic Italian, English and Russian families. In 1948, it was transformed into a luxury hotel, frequented by the likes of Winston Churchill, Clark Gable, and Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Purchased in 1998 by the Villa d’Este Group, the entire property was