Tuscany is calling your name and many others these days. Italy is the home to the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa, an extremely impressive hotel and spa.

A pal of mine just visited this lovely location last week and told me this property is absolutely stunning and truly in the heart of authentic Italy. I feel that is what vacations should be about these days.  An avenue to explore things authentically.  Yes I did spend a ton of time in the Italy section of Epcot, but really unless you have a stroller and kids in tow, it is definitely time to go see the real thing.

How does medieval towns sound?  The resort is located right between medieval towns and the nearest major town – Lucca. I have never been to Italy, but have been thinking about it.  Where else could I get the best of two of my faves – espresso & pasta!

The property recently unveiled a great Spa Romance Package. Remember everyone, there is always times for Romance.

With rates beginning at $187/night for two people, the package includes the following:
Accommodation in a Classic Room with daily breakfast
A Mini-Spa Treatment (for two)
A romantic three-course candle-lit dinner for two (beverages excluded)

To book, travelers can visit www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lcvbr-renaissance-tuscany-il-ciocco-resort-and-spa/ or call (800)-228-9290 and use the promotional code SPA.

A big plus is that this is a Marriott property.  This is the chain that I am the most loyal to when I travel.  Most all of my own personal and business travel is at a Marriott property.  I would not mine visiting the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa myself soon!

Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa

Nestled on the hill of an expansive two-mile estate in the heart of Italy’s most beloved region, Tuscany, the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa overlooks the mountainous Serchio Valley, one of the most unexplored areas of Italy.  Here guests can discover nearby unexplored medieval villages, Barga and Lucca, or travel within one or two hours to well-known city favorites, like Florence, Pisa, and Cinque Terre.  Featuring 180 luxurious rooms and suites, as well as over 18,000 square feet of event space and the ability to accommodate up to 1,000 people, the property also offers a full-service spa, two restaurants serving local cuisine, a bar and lounge, two swimming pools, a health club, on-site cooking lessons, and varied excursions within the surrounding area.