In the hills of the Maremma, Tuscany, is Locanda Rossa; a charming, renovated farmhouse which has been transformed into a luxury boutique hotel. Complete with pool, dedicated play area for young children, spa and organic restaurant this countryside gem is the ideal escape for couples, friends and families who can choose between rooms, suites and apartments.
The spa at Locanda Rossa uses the exclusive Maria Galland products for their treatments which include the famous Modelling Mask or Phial Power. Re-energise through water therapy in the thermal pool, breathe in the therapeutic vapours in the hammam or relax in the heat of the sauna. Deep tissue massages, bio-energy massages and sea salt baths are just some of the treatments on offer. Take a day trip and explore the nearby Etruscan sites and medieval villages or enjoy a day on the water and book a boat trip between the islands. Do visit the island of Giglio; still relatively unspoilt, it is surrounded by crystal clear waters and some lovely coves. Golf courses are within easy reach and wine tours and wine tastings can be arranged. Of course nothing beats a day by the pool soaking up the sun and the Tuscan views. Spend a day on the beach, hire a lounger and umbrella and enjoy a plate of fresh seafood at one of the beach restaurants.
Feast on homemade pastries, cakes, local cheeses, honeys and hams from the Maremma for breakfast and head to Osteria Locanda Rossa for traditional, tasty lunches and a la carte dinners made from local organic produce. Oils, honey, jams and sauces can all be bought from Locanda Rossa's online shop or take some home when you leave.