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A forested retreated in the Tuscan Appenines

This new resort is far from the Tuscan crowds

A forested retreated in the Tuscan Appenines

September 02 2010
Maria Shollenbarger

Tuscany, often decried as too busy or too “done”, is neither when the right areas are visited at the right times – the lower Tuscan Appennines, say, in late autumn, when Val di Luce (www.valdilucesparesort.it; from €162) will begin accepting guests. This Alpine-style spa-cum-ski resort is set amid pine and birch forests, just 100m from its own ski-lift and a short drive from other modestly sized ski resorts – though the light-suffused suites, billiards and games rooms, indoor and outdoor pools and saunas may deter you from many excursions.