Castello Banfi

5 nights
TYPOLOGIES

Self Drive Holidays

Settings

Countryside, Vineyards

Activities/Interests

Food and Wine, Luxury, Romance, Sightseeing

£ 1690 per person - 5 nights

Highlights

A medieval castle that is at the same time a luxury hotel, a wine cellar, a wine shop, a museum.

Enjoy a stay worthy of kings and queens

Learn about Tuscany's food and wine

Rooms:

9 double and 5 suites

From

from £ 1690 per person

Including

5 nights sharing a Deluxe double room

Daily breakfast

Fully comprehensive car hire arranged at the airport

Travel planning

We can help you with

International flights

Food and Wine tours

Bike tours and Vintage car rental

Overview

For beautiful wine, history, luxury, and large helping of fairy-tale magic, there is no better place to visit than Castello Banfi in the quiet countryside of Montalcino, in the Province of Siena.

 

Their estate of vineyards, olive groves and 7 artificial lakes spanning a whopping 3,000 hectares stretching out as far as the eye can see, can be admired from their hospitality and accommodation, which, not like any old hotel, is in fact located in a 12th Century castle, and has suites in the neighbouring medieval hamlet buildings, which is apt, because Banfi is a veritable village of delights.

 

There’s a swimming pool, multiple terraces for reading and relaxation (our favourite was the peaceful and picturesque rose garden often used for parties and wedding receptions), an elegant reading room, balsameria, onsite enoteca (wine shop), and even a wine museum with artefacts found in the castle. And of course, a stay at Banfi wouldn’t be complete without a tour around the estate’s winery, which produces exquisite wine (one of their top products being the Brunello di Montalcino) on an industrial scale.

 

Here you will be able to see wine being produced with top of the range, innovative technology, a cellar that houses 7000 barriques, and the largest Italian wine barrels you’ve ever seen, which are transported between underground and over ground in, again, the largest lift you’ve ever seen!

Rooms

In the charming, old hamlet buildings adjoining the castle, the suites at Castello Banfi are luxurious, yet elegantly minimal.

 

The crème de la crème is the Suite Poggio all’Oro, with elegant white hues, traditional Tuscan style furniture, and two bathrooms featuring a luscious walk in rainfall shower. Or, if you don’t need so much space, why not book into one of the Junior suites.

 

All differently furnished, yet all boasting stunning views over the Tuscan countryside, these charming residences ooze comfort and refinement.

Dining

There are plenty of dining options at Castello Banfi, as with two restaurants on site, La Taverna (for lunch) and Sala di Grappoli (for dinner), you’re spoilt for choice.

 

In Sala di Grappoli, dishes range from Melanzane alla Parmigiana to duck ravioli washed down with a glass of your favourite Banfi wine, which can also be bought at the perfectly appointed wine shop – though it’s difficult to pick when Banfi produce around 30 sumptuous labels.

Facilities

Hotel

✓ Vineyard and cellar tour

✓ 2 x restaurant

✓ Swimming pool

✓ 24hr Concierge

✓ Air conditioning

✓ Wi-Fi

Room

✓ Exclusive welcome selection of three half bottles of Banfi wines

✓ One winetasting of three Sangiovese wines

✓ Access to “The Giovanni F. Mariani museum of glass”

✓ Complimentary soft drinks mini-bar

✓ Nespresso coffee machine

✓ Wi-Fi connection

✓ Luxury toiletries

Location

In between the Val d'Orcia and the Maremma Toscana, among vineyards and olive groves of great beauty, Castello Banfi is the ideal starting point to combine Tuscany's heritage with its coastal towns.