When visiting Italy the list of things to do, see, eat and experience is endless.

We won’t tell you what to do with your time while in Rome. Nor will we tell you what you might fancy about the Tuscan countryside.

What we will share are two of our favourite places to stay that are sure to take your breath away.

So if you are dreaming of an Italian escape we have two locals you just have to check out!


Stay at a 5-star 15th Century Villa / Il Salviatino – Florence, Italy

Originally built as a humble farmhouse then refurbished by some of Florence’s elite families over the years, Il Salviatino is a luxuriously refurbished Renaissance villa set within the sloping hills of Fiesole.

Surrounded by a lush private park, the hotel was built in the 15th century and was used as a cultural gathering place for artists, performers, and intellectuals.

Now a 45-room luxury hotel boasting some of the most stunning views of the Tuscan capital.


In a Tuscan Hideaway Overlooking the Serchio Valley

Nestled on the hill of an expansive two-mile estate in the heart of Italy’s most beloved region, Tuscany, the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa overlooks the mountainous Serchio Valley, one of the most unexplored areas of Italy.

Here guests can discover nearby unexplored medieval villages, Barga and Lucca.

Guests can also travel to neighbouring city favorites Florence, Pisa, and Cinque Terre.

Featuring 180 luxurious rooms, this property also offers a full-service spa, two restaurants, two swimming pools, a health club, and so much more.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be sitting by the pool at a villa in Tuscany……….well in my mind at least.



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Mark Munroe is the Creator and EIC of ADDICTED. He's ADDICTED to great travel, amazing food, better grooming & probably a whole lot more!