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LOCANDA IN TUSCANY is a labor of love for owners Luca and Claudia Bernetti, who upon deciding to open a hotel asked themselves: “What is the luxury world missing today?” They knew a magnificent property with breathtaking views would not be enough. The Bernettis wanted their guests to fall in love. Locanda was the place where that could happen, where they could offer visitors a gift to carry in their hearts forever. Located in the scenic Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Center and the embodiment of Tuscan culture, the Locanda is not just a place to stay. Instead, the Bernettis and their staff have created an intimate and immersive experience of the beauty and vitality of life in the region, with a focus on sustainable and organic principles, from the paints used throughout the property to the mini-bar selections to the food and wine offerings. There are only nine rooms, each one an oasis crafted from traditional elements like brick floors, wood-beam ceilings, exposed stone walls, harmonious colors, and antique furnishings.

To ensure a restful night’s sleep, the all-wooden beds handcrafted by local artisans are outfitted with your choice of linen, satin, or cotton sheets. Rest and relaxation is also on the menu for daytime, when you can lounge by the panoramic pool or recharge with an Ayurvedic-based therapy, beauty treatment, or massage, all of which are available at the onsite wellness suite, Kama, or in the privacy of your room. The Bernettis are well acquainted with everything the area has to offer, and delight in helping their guests plan a hiking, biking, or running excursion in the surrounding countryside or introducing them to the culinary treasures hidden away in the surrounding vineyards and farms. Their hospitality extends to the very end of the day with a meal at the Taverna di Mozart, which showcases traditional Tuscan fare accompanied by the best local wines in an intimate atmosphere. After an evening sharing good food, good wine, and good conversation with your fellow travelers, the love affair will be complete.

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