Laqua Vineyard Hotel

Casanova, Italy

Tuscan vineyards frame the scene at this restaurant with rooms. It’s the brainchild of notable Italian chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo, who’s tacked on six elegant suites to his Michelin-starred dining room. Each channels a unique character while sharing design tropes simpatico to the surrounds. There are two doubles and four generous two-bedroom abodes, with the Narcissus Suite straddling two storeys. Featuring a kitchen, lounge and terrace space, they offer a chance to immerse yourself in an authentic taste of Italy. And that’s before you dine at the restaurant – a stunning space that’s home to modern plays on Tuscan fare – think rabbit cappelletti with carrot and eucalyptus, or pigeon with rhubarb chutney and potato salad. Experiences on offer cover hot air balloon flights over the vines, horse riding, Vespa rides through arty villages, wine tastings and truffle hunting with the hotel’s own pooch. A 45-minute drive from Pisa, it’s a superb jumping-off point for exploring.

Doubles from £193 including breakfast. 00 39 0587 346782,

Words by Blossom Green.

This review was taken from the October 2023 issue of Food and Travel. To subscribe today, click here.

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