Aerial view of Castello del Nero
Castello del Nero
based on 7 nights
per person for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing an Deluxe double room, on a bed and breakfast basis, including return airport transfers.
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
Castello del Nero features a state of the art ESPA spa
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 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.
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, complete with a state of the art ESPA spa.
A sojourn at 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 skillfully 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.
Castello del Nero is home to Tuscany's first destination spa. ESPA branded, the spa offers a range of signature treatments featuring unique hot and cold spa experiences.
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 flavors, 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 Castello del Nero a small, intimate destination. Of the 50, there are 5 luxurious suites decorated by the Italian Fine Art Commission.
Children are very welcome to come and stay at Castello del Nero. There are some interconnecting rooms available to comfortably accommodate families.
The hotel boasts a 1000sq.m ESPA spa and an Olympic sized outdoor heated swimming pool. Wine tasting, cooking classes and truffle hunting are all arranged by the hotel too.
ESPA at Castello Del Nero is an all singing all dancing hotel spa offering a myriad selection of treatments and facilities. The hotel's Michelin-starred La Torre Gourmand Restaurant offers dinners a unique gastronomic experience while La Taverna serves traditional Tuscan fare. Relax after supper on the terrace or retire to the hotel bar nestled in the castle's former kitchens. Sip a digestif while perusing the vast wine list, the contents of which are stored safely in the castle's original wine cellar.
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 vacation 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.
Chianti Classico wine tour
Delight in the renowned flavors of Chianti Classico as you take part in this specialized wine tour. Discover the wine production process and savour the tastings, enriching both your mind and palate.
Classic Walking Tour of Florence
Explore the city's most famous landmarks with your private guide who will be able to bring these well known sights to life. Highlights include Cathedral Square and the iconic Duomo, the Accademia Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio.
Florence by boat and on foot
Discover Florence from a new perspective - aboard a Florentine gondola cruising along the Arno River. After a walking tour of the city's highlights, sit back and relax on the boat as you watch the sun set over the rooftops of Florence.
Gelato making workshop
Discover the traditional art of gelato making with a workshop in one of Florence's gelaterias. Get creative as you combine fresh ingredients to make your favorite ice cream, with guidance from the experts!
Il Palio di Siena
Immerse yourself in the middle of the action at the world famous Palio di Siena horse race. Watch as the horses and their jockeys speed around the Piazza del Campo and join in the celebrations afterwards.
Tour the Uffizi Gallery
Discover some of the most famous artworks and step back into Renaissance Florence; the epicenter of art and culture. Visiting the Uffizi Gallery is a must do, offering a chance to see the beautiful works of Botticelli and Michelangelo.
Walk the Duomo Roof Terraces
The magnificent Renaissance dome of Florence's cathedral is an iconic masterpiece overlooking the city. This exclusive walking tour of the Duomo's roof terraces will give you an inside look into some of the cathedral's most fascinating areas.
Highlights of Italy
Florence, Tuscany & Rome
from $4900 pp 9 nights
- Learn about the fascinating history of Italy with guided tours in Florence and Rome
- Get to grips with local cuisine in a gelato making masterclass
- Admire the spectacular scenery of Tuscany, where medieval villages are dotted among the rolling hills
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.