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Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa

Castello del Nero

Tuscany, Italy

This beautifully converted 12th century castle 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.

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

Couples, Culture, Food & wine, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Hosted by the hotel’s Sommelier, wine tasting in the cellar is a must for all wine lovers.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Learn to cook with Executive Chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro and enjoy your dishes for lunch.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

A must for a meal out is a stop at both La Toppa and Antica Scuderia, two tiny local restaurants serving up traditional Tuscan dishes.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Enjoy excellent and beautifully prepared Tuscan cuisine on the terrace of La Torre Restaurant with a stunning background of the surrounding hills and rolling countryside. Dine during the summer by the pool on freshly grilled fish and meat dishes washed down with their delicious white local wine.

Jules Maury

Insider's View

The property dates back to the 9th Century and has the original Borgo community buildings (school, chapel etc.)

Charlotte Austin

Insider's View

The hotel is a 10 minute walk to the local village of Tavarnelle which offers a local trattorias and pizzerias.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

The view of the Tuscan countryside if you sit outside at breakfast is one of the best I've seen!

Cordelia Nicholls

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Castello del Nero

Description

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 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.

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 dinners 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 many home grown produce. A sumptuous breakfast each morning offering a vast array of fruits, cereals, cheeses and homemade pastries as well as breakfast cooked to order. La Taverna which offers typical Tuscan recipes and grill and is open for lunch and dinner. Located in the former castle’s kitchen or during warm month’s guests may sit outside at “La Taverna by the pool” and enjoy the beautiful landscape 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.

Accommodation

Just 50 rooms combine to make Castello del Nero a small, intimate destination. Of the 50, there are 18 luxurious suites decorated by the Italian Fine Art Commission.

Classic Room Courtyard View

Comfortable room in tasteful Tuscan style with queen bed or two twin beds, courtyard or garden view, some with separated shower and bathtub.

From 25 to 33 sqm (From 269 to 355 sqFt).

Complimentary WiFi in rooms and public areas, TV on demand, daily newspaper in room, Shuttle to/from Florence or Siena city center according to day and schedule, use of our outdoor heated swimming pool (during summer), of our Fitness Suite and Tennis Courts.

Two Bedroom Suite

Ideal for families, this spacious Suite has a queen bedroom with bathroom with separated shower and bathtub, a twin bedroom, living-room and an additional bathroom with a bathtub with fixed combined shower. Located in the outbuilding “Belvedere” with an independent entrance this Suite has a huge shared terrace with an astonishing panoramic view over the enchanting Chianti hills and the lakes. Possibility of adding baby cots or extra beds by reservation. Special Suite amenities, complimentary soft drinks in Minibar and daily access to Spa Heat Experiences.

Complimentary WiFi in rooms and public areas, TV on demand, daily newspaper in room, Shuttle to/from Florence or Siena city center according to day and schedule, use of our outdoor heated swimming pool (during summer), of our Fitness Suite and Tennis Courts.

Executive Room Hills View

Alluring room decorated in Tuscan style with queen bed or two twin beds, with views over the hills or the gardens, bathtub with fixed combined shower. From 30 to 38 sqm (From 323 to 409 sqFt).

Complimentary WiFi in rooms and public areas, TV on demand, daily newspaper in room, Shuttle to/from Florence or Siena city center according to day and schedule, use of our outdoor heated swimming pool (during summer), of our Fitness Suite and Tennis Courts.

Deluxe Room with Panoramic View

Tastefully decorated spacious room with queen bed or two twin beds, with a panoramic views over the hills, some with separate shower and bathtub. Possibility of adding a baby cot or an extra bed by reservation. From 36 to 50 sqm (From 388 to 539 sqFt).

Complimentary WiFi in rooms and public areas, TV on demand, daily newspaper in room, Shuttle to/from Florence or Siena city center according to day and schedule, use of our outdoor heated swimming pool (during summer), of our Fitness Suite and Tennis Courts.

Classic Suite Courtyard View

Charming Suite in typical Tuscan style with a spacious living-room separated from the queen bedroom (180x200), courtyard or garden view, some with separate shower and bathtub. Possibility of adding baby cots or extra beds by reservation. Special Suite amenities, complimentary soft drinks in Minibar and daily access to Spa Heat Experiences.

Complimentary WiFi in rooms and public areas, TV on demand, daily newspaper in room, Shuttle to/from Florence or Siena city center according to day and schedule, use of our outdoor heated swimming pool (during summer), of our Fitness Suite and Tennis Courts.

Duplex Suite with Loft Level

Very spacious Suite on two levels with living-room on the ground floor and queen bedroom in the loft, decorated in authentic Tuscan style, with views over the gardens or the lakes, separated shower and bathtub. Possibility of adding baby cots or extra beds by reservation. Special Suite amenities, complimentary soft drinks in Minibar and daily access to Spa Heat Experiences.

Complimentary WiFi in rooms and public areas, TV on demand, daily newspaper in room, Shuttle to/from Florence or Siena city center according to day and schedule, use of our outdoor heated swimming pool (during summer), of our Fitness Suite and Tennis Courts.

Executive Suite Panoramic View

Elegant Suite with separate living-room and bedroom with queen bed (180x200cm), breathtaking panoramic views over the magnificent Chianti hills, tastefully decorated, separated shower and bathtub. Possibility of adding baby cots or extra beds by reservation. Special Suite amenities, complimentary soft drinks in Minibar and daily access to Spa Heat Experiences.

Complimentary WiFi in rooms and public areas, TV on demand, daily newspaper in room, Shuttle to/from Florence or Siena city center according to day and schedule, use of our outdoor heated swimming pool (during summer), of our Fitness Suite and Tennis Courts.

Deluxe Frescoed Suite with Panoramic View

Outstanding historical Suite with original frescoed walls and ceiling located on the first floor of the main building. King or Queen (180x200cm) bedroom with living area and original fireplace, stunning views, separated shower and bathtub. Possibility of adding baby cots or extra beds by reservation. Special Suite amenities, complimentary soft drinks in Minibar and daily access to Spa Heat Experiences.

Complimentary WiFi in rooms and public areas, TV on demand, daily newspaper in room, Shuttle to/from Florence or Siena city center according to day and schedule, use of our outdoor heated swimming pool (during summer), of our Fitness Suite and Tennis Courts.

Deluxe Suite

Distinguished Suite with queen or king bedroom and separate living-room, some enriched with original frescoes, other with a stunning views over the enchanting Chianti hills and the lakes, with separate shower and bathtub. Possibility of adding baby cots or extra beds by reservation. From 48-89 sqm (516-985 sq ft).

Special Suite amenities, complimentary soft drinks in Minibar and daily access to Spa Heat Experiences. Complimentary WiFi in rooms and public areas, TV on demand, daily newspaper in room

Royal Galway Suite and Private Terrace

Our most luxurious Suite with King bedroom, a separate living-room, separate shower and bathtub and a 50 sqm (538 sqFt) private terrace with a stunning 180° views over the enchanting Chianti hills and garden. Possibility of adding baby cots or extra beds by reservation. Special Suite amenities, complimentary soft drinks in Minibar and daily access to Spa Heat Experiences.

Complimentary WiFi in rooms and public areas, TV on demand, daily newspaper in room, Shuttle to/from Florence or Siena city center according to day and schedule, use of our outdoor heated swimming pool (during summer), of our Fitness Suite and Tennis Courts.

Childcare

Children are very welcome to come and stay at Castello del Nero. There are some interconnecting rooms available to comfortably accommodate families.

Facilities

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.

Activities

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.

Services

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.

Location & Directions

Tuscany, Italy

Castello del Nero is situated in the town of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, in the heart of the Chianti wine region in Tuscany.

When to go

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.

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