Tuscany, Italy

Locanda in Tuscany

Rates per night from$157.24

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR142.62), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.


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Home in the hills

Hidden away from the typical Tuscan stops, Locanda in Tuscany is a nine-room country charmer tucked into the rolling hills of the Val d’Orcia. Run by a Milanese couple, the hotel embraces its setting, with a relaxed pace and rooms positioned to take advantage of the bucolic views. Locanda’s secluded location doesn’t mean it’s isolated from Tuscany’s charms. Staff offer trail maps and itineraries for aspiring hikers, cyclists and architecture buffs. Nearby towns are renowned for wine and cheese, and the hotel restaurant takes full advantage with classic Tuscan dishes prepared with local bounty and paired with wines from down the road.

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Need to know


Nine, including four suites.


Flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.


Double rooms from £146.73 (€174), including tax at 22 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.00 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates include buffet breakfast.


Invent your own scene from a Fellini film with a throwback self-guided Tuscany tour in the hotel's vintage Fiat 500, available for daily rental.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar and Tuscan bath products.

Our favourite rooms

The first-floor Suite has a bath tub with views over the Val d’Orcia to help set the mood.


The 20-metre unheated outdoor swimming pool is flanked by double sunbeds for a swim with views of the Tuscan hills.


In-room spa treatments are available for guests staying in rooms with a freestanding tub.

Packing tips

Bring along biking gear: the hills are world-renowned for cyclists, and the staff have maps of top routes.


The owners take sleep seriously, and offer guests a choice of cotton or linen sheets. The wood beds were commissioned from local artists and are metal free, which the owners requested to eliminate electromagnetic pollution that could compromise sleep.


Dogs are welcome at no additional charge. See more pet-friendly hotels in Tuscany.


Children of all ages are welcome, though there are no dedicated activities for children. The hotel can provide high chairs, books and puzzles, and arrange for babysitting.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Take a table beneath the bougainvillea trellis for hillside views at twilight.

Dress Code

Relaxed linen dresses and sport coats in natural hues.

Hotel restaurant

Set in an old stable, the Taverna di Mozart showcases the best of traditional Tuscan cuisine. The chefs source local ingredients for a menu that changes seasonally, but typically includes 10 dishes, prepared using old-world techniques. Sit beneath an archway in the dining room, or take a table on the terrace, beneath a bougainvillea trellis.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 8:30am to 10:30am each morning, and dinner is served from 7:30 to 9pm each night.


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Locanda in Tuscany
Podere Moro Fiacchi, 13
Castiglione d'Orcia

Locanda in Tuscany is in the Val d'Orcia, in southeast Tuscany, near Montalcino.


Florence is the closest airport, 160km away. It's served by Alitalia and other European carriers, and welcomes flights from Paris, Copenhagen, Brussels and Madrid. The largest airport in the region is Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) International Airport (www.rome-airport.info) in Rome, which is 215km south on most international airlines. Contact Smith24 for transfers from either airport.


Chiusi is the closest main station, a 40-minute drive away, served by Eurostar, with connections to Florence, Pisa, Rome and Milan.


The beautiful hills of Tuscany are best seen by car, and the roads are fairly easy to navigate. The hotel is within an easy drive of Montalcino and some of the more scenic towns, including Siena, a 50-minute drive from the hotel. The hotel has plenty of free on-site parking.

Worth getting out of bed for

The Unesco-recognised Val d’Orcia around Locanda in Tuscany attracts visitors from around the world. Its grassy hills and verdant valleys are ideal for hiking and biking, and its trove of top-tier wineries have vintages to soothe the sorest of muscles. The region is renowned for Brunello di Montalcino, perhaps the most coveted wine in Italy, and ideal with giant slabs of medium-rare bistecca alla Fiorentina. For a taste of some of the best, arrange for visits to Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona and the historic Biondi Santi. For more stellar pairings, travel a bit further for Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti Classico and Carmignano. With wine in hand, head for Pienza, a 20-kilometre drive from the hotel, to take in Renaissance architecture and sample the town’s Pecorino cheeses, which are regarded as some of the best in 'the boot'. The sotto cenere version is rubbed in ash to seal in the aromatics as it ages. While in Pienza, drop by Palazzo Piccolomini, thought to be the first Renaissance building, with gorgeous marble and rows of arches. For those keen to motor around the region for nature-peeping and strolling the small towns, bring a swimsuit, too, and head for the free natural hot springs at Bagno Vignoni.

For more things to do in Tuscany, check-out our private, insider-led SideStory experiences.

Local restaurants

Southern Tuscany is renowned for its exceptional food. Osteria Perillà, in the mediaeval town of Castiglione d'Orcia, earned a Michelin star for its modern takes on Tuscan cuisine, relying on local produce for combinations like spaghettone with anchovies and fennel, and suckling pig with turnips. A short stroll from the hot springs in Bagno Vignoni, Osteria del Leone serves classic regional dishes, including tripe with local saffron and maccheroni carbonara, all in a gorgeous historic stone building. For the ultimate steak dinner, head to Osteria Acquacheta in Montepulciano, where wood-fired bistecca Fiorentina is served in 100-gram increments, with a generous BYO policy for any bottles diners pick up visiting nearby wineries.


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The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Locanda in Tuscany’s Guestbook below.

We loved

We loved the setting, a complete rural getaway with amazing 360 views of the Tuscan countryside. A very comfortable room and poolside area. Great food and wine, with extremely attentive staff.

Don’t expect

Lively nights. We had the cheapest room, but at €170 it was not cheap and we were the only room without outside seating. Well, there were two painted pallets but it stood out in comparison to all the other rooms with loungers and tables and chairs. It would have made it a little more comfortable.


Stayed on 10 Sep 2019

We loved

The setting is just incredible – the most incredible open views of farmland and rolling hills. Breakfast is great and dinner is highly recommended. The rooms are well furnished and comfortable.

Don’t expect

Party nights – this is peace personified.


Stayed on 30 Aug 2019

We loved

Everything about this place: the room was absolutely stunning, the view, the pool… the food and the service was excellent. It was hard to leave this place.


Stayed on 8 Jul 2019

We loved

We loved the size of this hotel – the number of guests meant you almost felt like no one else was there. The staff were very attentive but discreet. We loved the views and quietness of the location. The food was superb and we couldn't recommended the private dining highly enough.

Don’t expect

Late night drinking  there is no bar at the hotel. 


Stayed on 3 Jun 2019

We loved

We loved waking early to take a dip in the pool and then having a great Italian breakfast. We loved the friendly staff. We loved that there is always a village to discover nearby, a renowned Italian garden to visit, and wine or cheese to taste. We loved the good food and wines at the restaurant. We loved watching the sun set over Val dOrca. We loved our stay.

Don’t expect

Dont expect bling, dont expect loud music around the pool, dont expect not to go back next year...


Stayed on 3 Jun 2019

We loved

We absolutely loved the setting of Locanda in Tuscany. The valley is absolutely stunning - you can happily spend hours by the pool and totally de-stress! The rooms are immaculately clean and the staff were also super helpful/generously gifted us a bottle of bubbles to celebrate our anniversary.

Don’t expect

Wild nights.


Stayed on 4 May 2019

We loved

Incredibly beautiful. Amazing staff. Loved the region, a little more under the radar than Tuscany proper. Will be going back for sure. Amazing wine.

Don’t expect

Late night parties.


Stayed on 14 Aug 2018

We loved

We loved everything about Locanda in Tuscany, a very special hotel in a very special location. The setting is amazing, a beautiful set of rooms and suites in the middle of rolling hills and farm paths, all in easy reach of stunning Tuscan villages. The thing that really makes it such a special stay however are the staff - they all have a background in high-end hotel management and it really shows, nothing is too much trouble, they make you feel looked-after and loved from the moment you arrive. We put the plan for our days in their hands from lunch and dinner and reservations to winery tours. The food, the pool, the room, the peace and quiet, the stars, the early morning and early evening views, the staff and the love you feel – wow what a place.


Stayed on 2 Aug 2018

We loved

The tranquility and the service. This is a perfect location for a decompression holiday. Away from any kind of hotspots. A car is essential. The hotel is a serene converted farmhouse. The suite is the height of rural luxury. The sunbeds by the swimming pool overlook fields of wheat on rolling Tuscan hills, usually bathed in gorgeous sunshine. There is a circular farm trail through these hills that is great for a 5km jog. The food and wine at the restaurant is out of this world (the charcuterie board is to die for): everything is local and organic. The location is near the main attractions of the area such as Pienza, and you are well placed to make some visits farther afield. The service is an education: not invasive, but always there for your every whim. Ask them for restaurant recommendations (and vineyard tours, vegetables from the local market to take home, or frankly anything else) and you will not be let down. All in all, one of my favourite hotels in the world and a secret hidden gem.

Don’t expect

Don't expect to be in the thick of it. You will be in a very secluded location, a (short) drive away from almost everything else.


Stayed on 26 Jun 2018

We loved

The gorgeous setting! The views were stunning from outside our room and by the pool - just breathtaking. It was very quiet and peaceful during our stay although it looked like people were arriving for a wedding as we were leaving! (It is a beautiful location for a wedding.) The staff were lovely and gave us some great recommendations for places to visit and booked us restaurants in nearby towns and the food was fantastic.

Don’t expect

It was perfect for us as we wanted a quiet week of relaxing by the pool, but this isn't the place to come to for heavy partying! A car is definitely required if you want to go out and see some of the other scenic towns nearby.


Stayed on 17 Jun 2018