Aerial view of Castello del Nero

COMO Castello del Nero

Tuscany, Italy

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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

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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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Insider's View

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to COMO Castello del Nero or take a look at our itineraries to Tuscany


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 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.

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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.



Yoga & Hiking

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.

COMO Shambhala Retreat

COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Castello Del Nero, Tuscany, is an elegant, cocooning sanctuary for therapeutic treatments including massage, yoga and Guinot facials.

Fitness Facilities

A gym, 25 meter 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 vacation exploring the region or a long weekend.


Robson (Guest)

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.


  • 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.

  • Explore Pienza and the Val d'Orcia

    Located in the Val d'Orcia, Pienza is a charming town boasting a wealth of beautiful Renaissance architecture. Explore the town with your private guide and enjoy incredible views across the Tuscan countryside.

  • Private tour of Siena and San Gimignano

    Explore Siena and San Gimignano, two of Tuscany's most picturesque cities, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites packed with beautiful medieval architecture and fascinating history.

  • Wine tasting in Chianti

    Travel through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to discover the wines of Chianti, the area's most celebrated wine region. Visit two wineries to taste the local produce and enjoy a delicious lunch.

  • Wine tasting in Montalcino and Montepulciano

    Spend a day discovering the delights of Tuscan wine as you explore the charming towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano, both renowned worldwide for their wine production.

Vacation Ideas

  • Highlights of Italy

    Florence, Tuscany & Rome

    from $5100 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

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.

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Aerial view of Castello del Nero