Relais Palazzo del Capitano

San Quirico d’Orcia, Italy

This small hotel, a beautifully restored 15th century building with old world charm, is a nice surprise in the heart of the unspoiled village of San Quirico. Guest rooms are decorated in Tuscan style, with wooden-beamed ceilings, antiques, and terracotta floors. Relax at the end of the day in the walled garden of olive trees, grape arbors, and fruit trees, then head out for dinner at one of the town’s many restaurants or at Al Vecchio Forno, the hotel’s own restaurant, renowned for its superb Tuscan specialties.