Tuscany, Italy

In the low golden light of its much-praised sun,
Tuscany offers olives in its trees, truffles under its earth, incomparable wines from its grapevines and many wineries, and glorious seclusion in its villas.

Nearby cities are walkable medieval-Renaissance artifacts,

but the greatest joy of a Tuscan vacation is retreating into the earthy countryside life offered between them. Naturally, luxury hotels worldwide have made it easy to sink into the splendid landscape without getting your hands dirty—or at least any dirtier than you’d like.