Torrita di Siena, Italy
What it is
17th century stone stables reborn as a 12-room boutique hotel, with an open kitchen restaurant and modern pool overlooking the rolling Tuscan countryside.
What it isn't
Italy as usual. The carefully curated guest experiences here include private wine tastings, cooking classes, truffle hunting excursions and so much more.
What we think
Perhaps your dream trip to Tuscany involves sipping amaro by an open fire; steeping in a hot tub surrounded by fragrant rosemary and lavender; or setting off into the wild green yonder on an e-bike, the wind in your hair…as your guide just tries to keep up. Whatever you envision, it’s very likely just a typical day here in paradise—and that’s just how the hotelier couple behind this exquisite retreat planned it. After rejecting some 60 other potential properties, they stumbled on what would become Lupaia: a collection of storied stone walled stables built circa 1622. The farmers who once toiled here wouldn’t recognize their ultra-luxurious former homes here, even though their original charm abounds. Every room is individually designed to comfort and wow simultaneously, with details like brick archways, exposed beams and mosaic tile. Among our favorites is the Suite San Biago, which has its own lush garden plus herringbone brick floors and a clawfoot tub within the 484 square foot expanse.
You're here because
The food is as local as it comes (including eggs gathered from the property’s own flock, housemade croissants and figs and even olive oil from the hotel’s trees), and you love that they offer a gratis afternoon coffee and tea hour with cakes fresh from the oven.
You were told that Chef Andrea’s gnocchi would be the best you’d ever tasted, but tonight—popping one pillowy cloud into your mouth after another as the wood fire flickers behind you—it’s not just the best gnocchi, but the best meal.
Restaurants & Bars
Restaurant - The restaurant with its beautiful open kitchen is located in the main building of the estate, dating back to 1622. It truly is the heart of the hotel and welcomes guests from the early morning until late at night.
A delightfully rural parcel of Tuscany that’s just over an hour and a half drive from Florence. Don’t miss stopping by the nearby 13th century Fortezza di Montalcino to wander carefully manicured boxwood gardens.