Discover the Italian countryside and get the best hotel for your stay

The best country hotels in Italy.

22 Apr 2019

Italy is a beautiful destination all year round, but in spring, its natural beauty really comes into its own. With Gruppo UNA hotels in different Italian regions including Tuscany, Puglia and Lombardy it couldn't be easier to combine a nature escape in Italy with the country's traditional warm welcome and hospitality that all of our guests receive.

And, at the end of a day exploring the Italian countryside, you can return to a rural hotel to enjoy delicious local food produced by top-class chefs or, maybe, indulge yourself with some pampering beauty treatments in luxurious spa facilities.

Tuscany in Spring.

Tuscany is vibrant with colour in the spring; fields turn a green that is almost electric while meadow flowers provide a beautiful carpet of gorgeous shades. Spring is also a good time to visit the outdoor thermal baths such as those at Saturnia and Petriolo. The air temperature is pleasantly warm, but the summer crowds haven't yet arrived. Whether you choose to walk, hike or cycle, spring is the perfect time to visit a Gruppo UNA hotel with nature on the doorstep.

Tuscany countryside hotels - Villa le Maschere | UNA Esperienze.

We believe that the Villa le Maschere | UNA Esperienze is one of the best country house hotels in Italy. Built in the 16th century and set in the Tuscan hills, the Villa le Maschere was once one of the region's best countryside residences. Now it is a place where our guests can relax in the comfort of the villa's carefully restored interiors. Not only is it the perfect hotel for exploring nature in Italy, but it is also within easy reach of Florence's cultural delights.

Rural retreats in Italy - Fattoria Santo Stefano.

Another of our luxury hotels in the Tuscan countryside is the Fattoria Santo Stefano near Montaione. Charming, secluded and definitely rustic, the Fattoria Santo Stefano is a nature hotel and resort where you can enjoy your own Tuscan countryside cottage. Each cottage or villa on the estate has its own private swimming pool and a truly personalised choice of services including a private chef. As well as being deep within the Tuscan countryside, the Fattoria Santo Stefano is close enough to Florence, Pisa and Siena should you want a touch of culture during your nature escape in Italy.


Puglia - where spring comes early.

Located deep in the south of Italy is the province of Puglia -- where spring arrives early. The hilly central area of the Apulian region is ideal for a gentle walk or a more serious day's hiking. As you meander through the Apulian villages that dot the countryside, look out for white-washed trullo, the distinctive cone-shaped houses of the region. Why not stay in a Gruppo UNA hotel near Bari, the capital town of the province, for easy transport links and the countryside on your doorstep?

A nature hotel in Puglia - UNAHOTELS Regina Bari.

Blending perfectly into its surroundings, the UNAHOTELS Regina Bari is a new hotel that looks traditionally Apulian. Staying here puts both the vibrant city of Bari and the southern Italian countryside at your fingertips. After a day's sightseeing or rural activities, return to your hotel to enjoy the gastronomy and hospitality of the noted Noha restaurant. Here you can make the most of spring evenings by dining al fresco. Other hotel facilities designed to enhance your rural retreat in Italy are swimming pools, a fitness suite and a wellness spa.

The lakes of Varese.

Tucked up near the Swiss border is Varese in the Lombardy region of Italy. This is an area of lakes, mountains and forested countryside, ideal for an energetic holiday of outdoor activities or a leisurely walk around the shores of Lake Maggiore or through the Campo dei Fiori Regional Park. The UNAHOTELS Varese provides a nature escape in Italy combined with contemporary style and local hospitality. The Lombardy countryside is on the doorstep while during your stay you can enjoy a restaurant serving local cuisine, an outdoor pool and, if you're travelling with your family, children's play activities.

If the delights of warmer weather and a blossoming countryside have turned your thoughts to country hotels in Italy, then now is the time to book your Gruppo UNA spring holiday. Stay at our country spots in Italy to explore beautiful countryside while enjoying fine dining and the warm welcome of Italian hospitality.