Castello del Nero

7 nights
TYPOLOGIES

5 star hotels

Settings

Countryside

Activities/Interests

Food & Wine, Luxury, Tennis, Wellness

Highlights

Beautiful Tuscan spa hotel, located on a 12-century castle estate in the Chianti region between Florence and Siena

Michelin-starred dining, plus more casual on-site eating options, and a tasting room for the estate’s own wine, olive oil and honey

Highly regarded spa with extensive wellness facilities, including yoga, pilates, gym, tennis courts, hiking trails and swimming pools.

Rooms:

50 rooms and suites

From

from £ 3850 per person

Including

7 nights sharing an Estate double room

Daily breakfast

Fully comprehensive car hire arranged at the airport

Travel planning

We can help you with

Skip-the-line Museum tickets and private tours

Out-of-town excursions and cruises to Venice along the River Brenta

Overview

The epitome of Tuscan luxury, this elegant 50-room spa hotel is set in a 12th-century castle on a sprawling estate. One of Tuscany’s most sophisticated places to stay, this five-star hotel is in the Chianti wine-growing region, midway between Florence and Siena. You can reach each city within half an hour, and the hotel puts on a complimentary shuttle to each, making this a great base for exploring the region - hit the tasting rooms one day, and do a city tour the next.

 

Tennis courts, swimming pool, hiking and biking trails are all in the gardens and grounds, so there’s plenty to do without leaving the estate. Plus the spa is the first European outpost of the highly regarded Como Shambhala group, renowned for the high quality of its treatments. The spa’s facilities include an ice fountain, sauna, steam room, heated pool and a relaxation area with panoramic views over vineyards and olive groves. Yoga classes, pilates, a fitness room, massages, facials and a wide variety of other wellness treatments are available.

 

Other activities you’ll want to try at the hotel include truffle hunting, cooking and cocktail-making classes and tastings of the estate’s own wine, honey and olive oil. Nearby, you can see the work of local artisans, who you can commission to design a pair of shoes for you or who will you create your own Tuscan ceramics to take back home.

Rooms

This luxury Tuscan hotel’s 50 rooms are set in the main castle and adjacent buildings, most with views (Tavernelle) over the vine-covered hills, but some (Estate) overlooking the courtyard or gardens. All are designed in soothing pale greys and creams, many with original terracotta floors and white-painted wood-beamed ceilings.

 

For a real indulgence, book one of the three heritage suites, located in the main castle building, with 18th-century frescoes, fireplace in the living room, and two-person freestanding bathtub and separate shower in the bathroom.

Dining

Food-lovers are spoiled for choice here, with three restaurants and a tasting room. Set in the original 12th-century kitchen, La Taverna serves classic Italian fare and a wide variety of cocktails and drinks for all-day dining. The hotel’s summer-only restaurant, Pavilion, is an al fresco option, with tables outside under the Tuscan sun and with views of the Chianti hills.

 

But you cannot leave without treating yourself to a meal at La Torre, a Michelin-starred restaurant renowned for its inventive Italian cuisine, made with fruit, vegetables, herbs, truffles and meat from the estate’s own grounds.

Facilities

Hotel

✓ 24-hour room service

✓ 24-hour concierge

✓Complimentary shuttle service to and from Florence or Siena

✓ Wi-Fi in public area

✓Car and Vespa rental

✓ Outdoor private parking

✓ Complimentary overnight shoe polishing

✓ 10 treatment rooms

✓ Gym

✓ 25m heated outdoor swimming pool (open only during summer)

✓ Two tennis courts

✓ Complimentary yoga on set days

Room

✓ Queen-size or twin beds

✓ Egyptian Cotton Bedding

✓ Down pillows

✓ Hypoallergenic pillows

✓ Cotton towels with bathrobes and bedroom slippers

✓ High-Speed Wi-Fi

✓ Private bar

✓ COMO Shambhala amenities

✓ Individual Climate control

✓ Hairdryer

✓ Safe

Location

The village of Barberino Tavarnelle is in a serene position halfway between Florence and Siena. We are in the heart of Chianti, not far from Florence, but in a not too crowded Tuscany and full of hidden corners and charm.

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