I recommend two types of residence to dive deeply into Tuscan life: Apartments in the midst of a vineyard or owner led boutique hotels. Both types make sure you are an integral part of local way of living.
Holidays at Brancaia
Waking up in the surrounding of a wine-growing estate, with view on the vineyards will stimulate your senses on its own. Barbara, Swiss born owner of the winery, is a lady with an admirable sense for design, groove and spiritedness.
I am a big fan of the Culinary Academy of Giancarla, Chef of Monteverdi Tuscany. Her approach of “hands on learning” for the guests of the Rooms & Private Village Houses suits so perfect to Heidi*s concept. Monteverdi will reopen on July 1, 2021. In the meantime, follow chef_giancarla on Instagram.