Set among the Siena hilltops in the heart of the National Reserve of the Val dOrcia, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Castello di Velona is a luxury spa hotel and winery in Tuscany. Originally a military fortress which dates back to the 11th-century, today the most ancient part (once the scene of fights between the Republic of Siena and Florence) of luxury Italian boutique hotel Castello di Velona still dates back to the 12th-century and the main porch is from the Renaissance period. For years, the castle was left to ruin before it was bought by an entrepreneur who commissioned a total renovation that sensitively transformed the property into the luxury Italian boutique hotel it is today. In 2011, after the discovery of mineral volcanic hot springs, it re-opened its doors and now, it features 46 rooms and suites, the Abbazia restaurant and a spa, which combine to make Castello di Velona a magical escape for anyone interested in art, history, beauty, gastronomy, wine or pure relaxation.
The spa at Castello di Velona is a truly relaxing oasis set among the verdant, lush landscape of olive groves and vineyards. It has 2 outdoor and 2 indoor pools (plus 2 jacuzzis), all with mineral water from the underground hot springs at Castello di Velona, plus a steam bath and sauna. There are also 5 individual treatment rooms and a couples treatment room where guests can book in for a range of facials, body massages and scrubs.
Castello di Velona is just 12km from the town of Montalcino and is also within easy reach of towns such as Florence, Siena and Montepulciano. Visit important artistic and historical landmarks such as the extraordinary Sant Antimo Abbey and Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey. Near Castello di Velona, many Etruscan archaeologicalfinds were discovered and these can be viewed in the Montalcino Museum.
At Castello di Velona, youll be spoilt for choice when it comes to mealtimes. The ancient cloister at the heart of the hotel, which is sheltered by an elegant crystal cupola, is an idyllic spot for a drink under a starry night sky. Theres the pool bar where you can order drinks and light snacks throughout the day and the Taverna al Vignone, a casually rustic restaurant for breakfast or lunch where Tuscan dishes are served up in the dining room, the shade of the gazebo or on the panoramic terrace. For gourmet food with panoramic views of the west side of Val dOrcia, go to Abbazia in the newer spa wing of the property and tuck into delicious Tuscan specialties and regional Italian cuisine.
Understandably, the wine is just as important as the food at Castello di Velona and the wine list is centred around Brunello di Montalcino, which is produced in the hotels own 32-hectare winery. Castello di Velona is also renowned for its olive oil, which is made using traditional pressing methods.
The rooms at Castello di Velona combine history, antique furniture and sumptuous textiles with modern comforts. There are 27 castle rooms in the historic part of the building with oak-beamed, vaulted roofs and wide decorative fireplaces; the 19 spa rooms in the newer wing are more contemporary. These rooms also come with spacious bathrooms (the tub can be filled with mineral water from the hot springs) and private outside patios, where guests can watch the sunset. Every single room faces the magnificent landscape of the Val dOrcia and the vineyards that surround this luxury Italian spa resort and winery
72-hour cancellation policy applies with first night penalty charge for every room reserved. No-shows and early departure 100% penalty charge. Non refundable prepayment in case of promotions or special offers.
€30 per day
Extra Bed (from 13 to 99 years) €120.00 per night Half Board (adults) €65.00 per person, per day Full Board (adults) €120.00 per person, per day HB & FB Children 50% of the adult's rate.
Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is EUR.
Rates at Castello di Velona are per room, per day, inclusive of daily buffet breakfast, outdoor swimming pool and SPA access. Service and 10% VAT included Tourist tax € 3,50 per person, per night (only for the first four nights) is excluded
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