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Tenuta San Pietro

near Lucca, Tuscany

Contemporary gastro-hideaway surrounded by olive trees and vineyards in a lesser visited part of Tuscany

Tenuta San Pietro is everything a Tuscan hotel should be: intimate, with a mouthwateringly fantastic restaurant and wine cellar, surrounded by olive groves and close to historic and cultural towns. Add to that a dash of modern design, a divine infinity pool and views of the Garfagnana mountains and you’ve got something a little bit special.

Nestling in the hills outside the gorgeous town of Lucca, it's a bit of a hidden gem, much like the region itself. This is Tuscany without the tourists, but you're still only a half-hour drive from Pisa, and 45 minutes from Florence.

Tenuta San Pietro is owned by a Norwegian family, so the heavy fabrics and Baroque gilding found in so many Tuscan hotels have given way to a more minimalist, Scandinavian-influenced sensibility in this 10-roomed hotel. We loved the wooden floorboards, exposed brickwork and design details like an iconic scarlet lip sofa in reception.

Food is another real highlight – the hotel’s restaurant draws diners from miles around and is regularly booked out in the summer months. As well as a restaurant, there’s a wine cellar with 350 bottles, a tasting room (you can also sample their own olive oil), a lounge and terrace overlooking the olive tree-studded grounds.

Guest Ratings

Room:
88%
Food:
97%
Service:
92%
Value:
90%
Overall:
92%

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Highs

  • The food. The New York Times called this region the best in Italy, and guests rave about the cuisine here
  • Italian manager Gastone is full of energy and enthusiasm and, being married to an Englishwoman, his English is impeccable
  • Wine buffs will love the huge range of local and national vintages, and there are some excellent fattorie nearby for tasting tours
  • The view from the infinity pool of the Tuscan countryside is exactly what you come here for
  • It's a stylish modern hotel and a breath of fresh air in a region crammed with grand Baroque palaces

Lows

  • You ideally need a car and Sat Nav - it's not that easy to find - though they do offer a free shuttle into Lucca
  • It's an intimate hotel and sound travels between rooms
  • There isn't a shower in all bathrooms - some just have a shower attachment on the jacuzzi bath
  • The hotel is right on the road (which can get a bit busy in summer) so the rooms next to it may be noisy

A restored 16th century country house a 20-minute drive outside of Lucca...        

Conde Nast Traveller (UK)Tenuta San Pietro:  Read more press reviews
Save to favouritesPrintMailTenuta San PietroTenuta San Pietro is everything a Tuscan hotel should be: intimate, with a mouthwateringly fantastic restaurant and wine cellar, surrounded by olive groves and close to historic and cultural towns. Add to that a dash of modern design, a divine infinity pool and views of the Garfagnana mountains and you’ve got something a little bit special. Nestling in the hills outside the gorgeous town of Lucca, it's a bit of a hidden gem, much like the region itself. This is Tuscany without the tourists, but you're still only a half-hour drive from Pisa, and 45 minutes from Florence. Tenuta San Pietro is owned by a Norwegian family, so the heavy fabrics and Baroque gilding found in so many Tuscan hotels have given way to a more minimalist, Scandinavian-influenced sensibility in this 10-roomed hotel. We loved the wooden floorboards, exposed brickwork and design details like an iconic scarlet lip sofa in reception. Food is another real highlight – the hotel’s restaurant draws diners from miles around and is regularly booked out in the summer months. As well as a restaurant, there’s a wine cellar with 350 bottles, a tasting room (you can also sample their own olive oil), a lounge and terrace overlooking the olive tree-studded grounds.

Book this hotelfrom 170EUR

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a bottle of olive oil made on the estate, and a room upgrade if available upon arrival

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