Aerial view of Castello del Nero
COMO Castello del Nero
At a Glance
Castello del Nero is perfectly located right in the Chianti, a stone's throw away from Florence, Siena and Pisa
Michelin-starred restaurant, La Torre showcases the best of Italian and Tuscan gastronomy
The clever blending of 12th century castle and modern comforts are an unbeatable combination
The Castello del Nero wine estate produces some excellent red wine which you can sample
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The Mediterranean climate makes Tuscany a year round destination. It is important to remember that the main tourism season stretches from mid-April to the end of September with July and August being peak months. The best time to visit Tuscany is in the quieter part of the season, from April to June and from September to October when weather is usually good, prices lower and there are "fewer" tourists. Many have also discovered the advantages of visiting during the "low season" (winter and early spring) as rates are lower and the reduced number of tourists is visible. Castello del Nero is closed during January and February.
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The beautifully converted 12th century COMO Castello del Nero is nestled in the undulating hills of the Chianti region of Tuscany. Siena, Florence and Pisa are just a stone's throw away and you can take your pick from superb local Chianti wineries.
COMO Castello del Nero boasts an enviable location within easy reach of Florence, Siena and Pisa, as well as benefiting from a setting within 650 acres of prime Tuscan countryside. This destination is a veritable Tuscan retreat.
A sojourn at COMO Castello del Nero is like a journey back in time. Many of the 12th-century features of the castle are still evident with vivid frescoes, adornments bearing the family crest, charming vaulted ceilings and original furnishings. A selection of sumptuously decorated rooms and suites skilfully combine old and new décor ensuring comfort and luxury are key without compromising on charm.
Outside the castle, your eye will be drawn to the incredible panoramic vistas of olive groves and vineyards. Day trips to Siena, Florence and Pisa can be planned as well as wine tasting, horse riding excursions and cookery classes. You can even go truffle hunting in season.
COMO Castello del Nero is home to COMO Shambhala Retreat, an elegant, cocooning sanctuary for therapeutic treatments including massage, yoga and Guinot facials.
The hotel features the La Torre Gourmand Restaurant, awarded with 1 Michelin Star. La Torre offers diners a unique gastronomic experience; guests are pampered by attentive and discreet service while savouring the signature dishes of our Executive Chef. The cuisine is all based on authentic Italian flavours, using home-grown ingredients and local produce. A sumptuous breakfast is provided each morning offering a vast array of fruits, cereals, cheeses and homemade pastries, as well as an a la carte selection.
La Taverna, which offers typical Tuscan recipes, is open for lunch and dinner. During the warm summer months, guests may enjoy meals al fresco at “La Taverna by the pool” and enjoy the beautiful landscape views while dining.
A complimentary shuttle bus operates on alternate days to Florence and Siena with a morning departure and evening return, perfect for exploring both of these stunning cities.
Just 50 rooms combine to make COMO Castello del Nero a small, intimate destination. The rooms are all designed by Paola Navone.
Children are very welcome to come and stay at COMO Castello del Nero. There are some interconnecting rooms available to comfortably accommodate families.
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Group yoga classes on set days and four hiking paths and VITA Parcours
Three restaurants including a Michelin-starred restaurant called La Torre and two informal restaurants, La Taverna and the Pavilion, as well as a wine cellar, which dates back to the twelfth century.
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COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Castello Del Nero, Tuscany, is an elegant, cocooning sanctuary for therapeutic treatments including massage, yoga and Guinot facials.
A gym, 25 metre heated outdoor swimming pool (open only during summer) and two tennis courts.
Chianti and Tuscany are a positive hub of things to do and places to see and explore. Wine tasting, cookery classes, day trips to marvel at Renaissance architecture and priceless art in Florence, Pisa and Siena. There are ample opportunities for the golfing and tennis enthusiast as well as more unusual excursions such as truffle hunting, picnicking by the lake, horse riding and biking though the Tuscan countryside. Not to mention hot air ballooning over the hills of Chianti and the famous Palio horse race in Siena.
Harriet Haworth (Staff)
With a breathtakingly stunning view of the surrounding vineyards and lush olive groves, Castello del Nero has a magnificent location in the beautiful Tuscan countryside yet within close proximity to some of Italy's most captivating cities - Florence, Siena and Pisa.
Anyone with a love of good food and wine will adore it here. Castello del Nero is in the heart of the Chianti region and boasts its own Michelin-starred restaurant, La Torre, as well as a well-stocked wine cellar and the production of its own olive oil and wine.
Castello del Nero offers a truly Tuscan experience with outstanding service, state of the art ESPA spa, beautiful accommodation and unbeatable location.
Cordelia Nicholls (Staff)
The hotel is such a nice place to spend a couple of days, or even a week if you really want to relax. It's location is superb for exploring Siena and Florence and its setting - surrounded by beautiful Tuscan countryside makes for the perfect place to enjoy the nice weather and their fantastic pool. The Spa is really excellent, the staff are incredibly helpful and there is just a really lovely and relaxed atmosphere.
Jules Maury (Staff)
This is a wonderfully elegant hotel overlooking rolling hills, verdant olive groves and the lush countryside of Tuscany. The estate produces its own red wine and extra virgin olive oil which simply must be tasted on a visit to this gastronomic sanctuary, along with a meal at La Torre Restaurant which has delicious Tuscan specialties served either in their beautiful dining room or al fresco on the terrace. The hotel offers complimentary day shuttles to Siena and Florence so you can explore these jewels of the Italian Renaissance. A perfect combination of good food, culture and a chance to just relax by their pool or enjoy their fantastic ESPA Spa, whichever is your wish. This is a perfect destination for a week's holiday exploring the region or a long weekend.
Castello del Nero was an inspired suggestion by our Travel Consultant Sarah Byrne. As regulars to Tuscany we were looking for something different and are hard to please. But the hotel was brilliant and we cannot recommend it highly enough.
Sarah Byrne (Staff)
Castello del Nero is a superb new addition to the Scott Dunn Tuscan portfolio.
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26 March 2021 to 02 January 2022
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Location & directions
Castello del Nero is situated in the town of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, in the heart of the Chianti wine region in Tuscany.
How to get there
British Airways and Air France fly direct from London City to Florence, while Vueling fly direct from London Gatwick to Florence with a flight time of around two hours. Castello del Nero is then a 35-minute drive from Florence airport.
Alternatively there are direct flights from London Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted to Pisa airport, which is a one hour drive from Castello del Nero.
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