Once upon a time, you were sitting in your office cubicle daydreaming about what it would be like to be a king or queen. But today, you can turn that fairytale reverie into reality, thanks to Italy, the land of great food, gorgeous landscapes and rich history. The boot-shaped country is also home to some of the most spectacular castles-turned-hotels in the world. To help you get a taste of the finer life, we’ve compiled a list of eight Italian castle hotels that merit the word “wow.”
A castle hotel might trigger fantasies of lavish chandeliers and ornate tapestries, but this medieval Tuscan property swaps opulence for an inviting, intimate stay. The family-run bed-and-breakfast, which is a short drive (or 45-minute walk) from Siena, houses only three guest rooms, including an apartment and two-story tower room with a spiral staircase. There’s not much to do here in the way of activities, but that just gives you more time to admire the Italian countryside setting.
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