The vast area of Tuscany contains many of Italy's most famous monuments and is known for its beautiful landscapes and its global artistic heritage. There are many ways to do a Tuscan vacation; For some, it means being part of a group trip that stops in all major Tuscan cities. However, if you want a true Tuscan experience, it's far more satisfying to leave the bus and immerse yourself in the culture of some of the smaller centers.
For tourists, especially those who are not fluent in Italian, this approach may be scary first. However, with the selection of Hotel Italia hotels available in the smaller Tuscan centers, visitors can be convinced that they want comfortable, welcoming, helpful and affordable accommodations from which to base their travels.
There are several Hotel Italia options, but two in the Tuscan region, highly recommended by previous guests, Hotel Italia Siena and Hotel Italia Cortona are. Both are three-star hotels, offering clean and comfortable rooms, multilingual staff and easy access to the towns, after which they are named. They are economic accommodation opportunities for travelers who wish to have longer stays in each city or who want to have a base from which they can make day trips.
Hotel Italia Siena is just outside the city walls and only a short walk (fifteen or twenty minutes) to the city center. It offers free access to an outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts in the summer months, parking for hotel guests, wireless internet with a small hourly rate and a wide range of breakfast options. Hotel Italia Cortona also offers a high quality breakfast service (with a breakfast room overlooking the city's beautiful rooftops) and even equipped with on-site massage treatments. The location is ideal, in Cortona's main piazza and city center.
Although Sienna and Cortona are two of the smaller cities in Tuscany, they each have their own unique charm. By choosing to book one of the above-mentioned Hotel Italia establishments, guests will be able to see the many ancient city monuments, including buildings famous worldwide for their architecture and special design features, learn about age old traditions that are specific to each region, enchanted by the narrow city streets and experience the old world's hospitality, extended to all tourists.