Castello Banfi

5 nights
TYPOLOGIES

Self Drive Holidays

Settings

Countryside, Vineyards

Activities/Interests

Food and Wine, Luxury, Romance, Sightseeing

£ 1690 pp

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.

Map

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.




 

Facilities

Hotel

Vineyard and cellar tour

2 x restaurant

Swimming pool

24hr Concierge

Air conditioning

Wi-Fi

Rooms

Exclusive welcome selection of three half bottles of Banfi wines

Castello Banfi winery tour with the sommelier

One winetasting of three Sangiovese wines

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

Soft drinks mini-bar, Nespresso coffee machine, Pay-per-view TV, Wi-Fi connection

15% discount on all the wine purchases made at the Enoteca - Wine Shop

Luxury toiletries

julie frenchman
julie frenchman
09:16 09 Jul 19
This is the third occasion that Antonio has organised an Italian holiday for me. As it was a Birthday celebration involving a party of 10, the arrangements were complex, involving a villa, guides and attendance at the Palio on July 2nd. Without exception everything went exactly as planned. The recommended villa on the Montestigliano Estate, south west of Siena, was wonderful. Our guide made sure we had a full understanding of the history and culture of the Palio which meant that, with a spectacular view over the Campo from the apartment booked by Antonio, we were able to appreciate the event that much more. We shall certainly be going back to Italy with Expertoitaly.read more
Kay James
Kay James
12:08 03 May 19
We had an amazing trip organised by Antonio, we visited Naples for a few days then stayed in Sant’ Agata. Both hotels had fabulous amenities and restaurants. The trip was effortless and everything was meticulously arranged. Antonio was also on had for anything we needed during the trip. I would definitely recommend Expert to Italy and we will definitely use this company again in the futureread more
Grant Stupart
Grant Stupart
18:31 16 Aug 18
Antonio with his meticulous planning and caring service has been solely responsible for the best Italian holidays we have had. His ability to offer excellent hotel accommodation which provides for every need and requirement is second to none . Hotels that are not main stream , that provide high quality of service in excellent locations are one of Antonio’s strength. It’s great to have a provider that know and understands his market. Grant B Stupartread more
Jonathan May
Jonathan May
18:06 01 Aug 18
July 2018 _________________________________ Have just completed another 10 day holiday arranged by Antonio at Expert to Italy. We went with Antonio's suggestion and spent 2 days at Matera and then the remainder in Pisciotta in the Cilento. Matera was amazing and felt completely different to anywhere else we have been in Italy. We loved Pisciotta and the hotel was wonderful with lovely owners who were great at suggesting things to do. We visited a buffalo farm, a vinyard and tooks boats to isolated coves with lovely clear water. All arrangements were absolutely faultless. We would never have found such lovely places without Antonio! 2016 _________________________________ We have just returned from a fantastic holiday suggested no arranged by ExpertTo Italy. Once again the organisation by Antonio was flawless and everything worked perfectly. We spent 5 nights by lake Maggiore and 3 in Cogne in the Italian Alps. Both hotels and locations were fantastic - particularly the Bellvue in Cogne. Please see trip advisor if interested in the hotels as I will give a more specific review there - I'm not a fanatic reviewer but both really deserve it. We have used this company for the past 5 years and Antonio seems to have a real gift for finding fantastic hotels and matching locations to his clients. I would not usually put the level of trust in anyone to arrange holidays for me that I have with Antonio but he has delivered every time and I can unreservedly recommend his services. Italy is a beautiful country with huge variety - if you describe what you like to Antonio and let him make suggestions then you will not be disappointed. Very definitely 5 stars from me. So - Antonio and team, please keep it up! Jonread more
Amanda Chapman
Amanda Chapman
22:28 25 Aug 17
Antonio delivered more than expected! Our family of four stayed at two beautiful villa's on the Amalfi Coast. Both of the locations were top class. Antonio provided excellent service and was always available if we had questions about the details of our trip. He was easy to work with and we would recommend his services to others traveling to Italy.read more
Susan Davidson
Susan Davidson
09:04 19 Jun 17
This was our second holiday with ExpertoItaly, and it was just as good as the first! Antonio provided us with fast, efficient and personal attention. His choice of hotels was first class. Real attention to detail means that you get a holiday that really suits your personal requirements. Brilliant!read more
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