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When you experience Relais & Châteaux, you experience a whole array of sensations. Each of our properties offers the opportunity to enjoy an unparalleled range of sensory experiences, where the beauty of a particular place, the warmth of the hospitality and the quality of the cuisine are in perfect harmony. Scents and tastes, landscapes and colours make every stay a rare and intense experience.
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Gallia Palace Hotel Hotel and restaurant on the seafront This elegant property was the first Italian hotel to join the Relais & Châteaux Association in 1973, and the Gallia-Ansaldi family has been welcoming guests here for three generations. Fall in love with the private, fine sandy beach in front of the island of Elba, where La Pagoda restaurant reigns supreme, thanks to its unique architecture and spectacular sea views. Completely relax in the Turkish baths, pool or wellness centre and gym. Golfers will enjoy the 18-hole golf course, set in a pine forest that is over hundred years old. A private yacht awaits for memorable excursions to the Tuscan archipelago. ...Read more Italy, Punta Ala, Grosseto
Relais Il Falconiere & Spa Hotel and restaurant in the country Silvia and Riccardo Baracchi’s superb 17th century family residence, set amongst the vineyards and olive trees that surround the small Etruscan city of Cortona, is a true delight. The guest rooms, located around the main residence, have all the elegant simplicity of a Tuscan villa. The terraces of the former winter garden, with their heady aromas of rose, offer superb vistas over the neighbouring countryside. A sophisticated restaurant serves richly flavoured cuisine, reflecting the flavours and fragrances of the local terroir. The Thesan Etruscan spa offers exclusive, luxury rituals in a tranquil, welcoming ambiance. Riccardo Baracchi is delighted to show you his cellar and welcome you to the cookery classes organised by Silvia – an introduction to the magical culture of this region and the foretaste of a truly memorable stay. ...Read more Italy, Cortona (Arezzo)
Ristorante Enoteca Pinchiorri Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux in town Grand Chef Annie Féolde serves innovative cuisine created from all top-quality Italian ingredients. The fine wines selected by sommelier Giorgio Pinchiorri, her companion of more forty years, are the perfect accompaniment to her creative, sophisticated cuisine. Enoteca is located in a Renaissance palazzo in the heart of Florence, as is Relais Santa Croce Hotel. On the menu: gratin of scallops, morels and asparagus salad; ‘spaghetti alla chitarra‘ and cream of mushroom and langoustines; ‘mora romagnola‘ suckling pig with marinated vegetables; peach and hazelnut, verbena, cinnamon and pistachio. Impeccable service and a warm welcome add the finishing touches to a truly memorable meal. ...Read more Italy, Florence
Relais Santa Croce Hotel and restaurant in town The former Ciofi Jacometti Palace in the heart of Florence, restored in a manner that faithfully respects its architecture and original frescoes, is home to the Relais Santa Croce. It is an ideal setting, both charming and intimate, just a stone’s throw from the city’s main attractions. The magnificent rooms and suites with views of the rooftops and Basilica combine period furniture with contemporary design, elegant details and a sumptuous finish. The attentive, impeccable service gives the impression of being welcomed into a private residence. The restaurant Guelfi e Ghibellini offers a seasonal menu that skilfully combines tradition and innovation. ...Read more Italy, Florence
Relais Borgo Santo Pietro Hotel and restaurant in the country A large stone-built house at the end of a drive lined with Cypress trees, rolling hills for as far as the eye can see, a garden stocked with different species and fragrances – this is the Tuscany of our dreams. It is sheer delight to stroll between the flower beds and explore the nooks and crannies of the grounds, and the attractive-curved infinity pool offers stunning views over the valley. The stone walls, that once housed a staging post for pilgrims, have retained all their peacefulness , but the décor has been enlivened by antique furniture and murals, which gleam in the light of crystal chandeliers. As in the past, the kitchen garden provides aromatic herbs and vegetables for the restaurant and the bees offer honey fragranced with the perfume of the flowers from the grounds. ...Read more Italy, Chiusdino
Arnolfo Ristorante Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux in the country Grand Chef Gaetano Trovato trained with the very best chefs in Europe and has returned to his native Tuscany to prepare cuisine using organic produce, imbuing the authentic flavours of the Crete Senesi with a contemporary spirit. “Territory and Quest” and “Contemporary Moments” are two seasonal menu suggestions. The menu features fresh pasta of the day, milk-fed veal and other products from animals raised in the hills of Siena, as well as langoustines, prawns and fish from the Tyrrhenian coast, followed by the “Grand dessert”, which is a feast for the eyes and the palate. Expert sommelier Giovanni Trovato will guide you through a wine list featuring 600 vintages from Tuscany and further afield. ...Read more Italy, Colle di Val d’Elsa Siena
Hotel Cala del Porto Hotel and restaurant on the seafront Mediterranean maquis, pines, white sand beach, deep blue sea and superb golf course are all part of the landscape at Punta Ala, a natural gem of the Maremma inTuscany. The Hotel Cala del Porto enjoys a unique location with stunning views over the Tuscan archipelago, notably the island of Elba, Capraia, and just across from it, on a clear day, Corsica. A pool with views over the marina, a wellness centre, a private beach with its own restaurant, a singularly beautiful golf course and a poolside restaurant await you and guarantee total relaxation and pleasure. If you fancy an excursion, Bolgheri, the cradle of Italy’s finest wines, is just a thirty-minute drive away, as is the tiny medieval city of Massa Marittima; a two-hour drive at most will take you to Lucca, Pisa, Sienna and Florence. ...Read more Italy, Punta Ala
Il Bottaccio Hotel and restaurant in a village Il Bottaccio, an 18th century mill converted into an elegant country house, nestles at the foot of the lush green slopes of Forte dei Marmi. Its exclusive suites offer the epitome of art, beauty and perfect harmony. If you are fond of unusual places to visit, why not try the Carrara marble quarries where Michelangelo sought the ‘perfect stone’ and also the cities of Florence, Pisa and Lucca, famous for their art and mediaeval ambiance. The Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago and the ‘Love Walk’, a romantic trail close to the Cinque Terre National Park, are also worth a visit. Portofino and Forte dei Marmi, with their magnificent golden beaches and sparkling nightlife, will add a touch of glamour to your stay. Il Bottaccio boasts a magical space where aromatherapy and chiropractic combine to offer a unique wellness circuit which starts with a Turkish bath and ends with outstanding Ayurdevic and shiatsu treatments. Finally, there is the captivating restaurant with its Mediterranean cuisine, where the flavours of seafood mingle delightfully with the fragrances of the forests of the Apuan Alps. ...Read more Italy, Montignoso
Villa Cora Hotel and restaurant in town This 19th century palace, just a stone's throw from Boboli Gardens, offers the opportunity to embark on a journey into the heart of neoclassical Florence. Step inside and you will find a profusion of architectural treasures: the Mirrors Room, reputed to be the finest ballroom in Florence , the Moorish Room with its magnificent Oriental touches, and the Faïence Room which is home today to the Long bar. The two restaurants, one located in the bright winter garden next to the pool, and the other inside the main residence, serve sophisticated cuisine with a blend of traditional and contemporary influences. After a day spent exploring the town, the spa and pool, with their views over the magnificent grounds, offer a haven of peace and tranquility. ...Read more Italy, Firenze
Caino Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux and hotel in the country Childhood friends Maurizio Menichetti and Grand Chef Valeria Piccini opened this restaurant in 1987 on the very same premises where Maurizio’s parents once had a trattoria. Valeria’s outstanding cuisine quickly became one of the most renowned in the country, due to dishes that sing the praises of the region. Caino, with its nine tables for only eighteen covers, has the intimate atmosphere of an authentic Tuscan restaurant. In an Italy where female chefs are increasingly prominent, this unique gourmet spot is an absolute must. ...Read more Italy, Montemerano
Il Borro Hotel and restaurant in a village In this superb 700 hectare Tuscan estate, time would appear to have stood still. This magnificently restored property belonging to the Ferragamo family is an oasis of charm in the image of a mediaeval village with its 19th century villa, farm and farm buildings. Wines and olive oil are produced here by traditional methods – they are an integral part of the characteristic landscape of the area and create a peaceful and harmonious environment. Whether you are strolling through the narrow streets of the village, relaxing at the edge of one of the pools, enjoying the expert treatment at “La Corte” spa or the traditional cuisine at Osteria del Borro with its local ingredients, you will experience the same pleasure: that of a particular art of living imbued with calm and elegance. ...Read more Italy, San Giustino Valdarno
Hotel Borgo San Felice Hotel and restaurant in the country Located in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, Borgo San Felice combines all of the pleasures of la dolce vita. The property is made up of an entire medieval hamlet including its old chapel, large pool, cellars and its vineyard surrounding it. Infinite pleasures can be discovered through the authentic Mediterranean cuisine and exceptional wine cellar, as well as in the wellness centre. A delightful bike excursion to explore the surrounding area will enhance the enjoyment of an unforgettable stay in this medieval hamlet. Amongst other things, the beauty of the picturesque villages of Chianti, just a few kilometres away, will guarantee an eternal attachment to this property and this region of Italy which is overflowing with light and magic. ...Read more Italy, Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI)