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Nestled within sprawling parkland within the Tuscan countryside, Monsignor Della Casa is a boutique country hotel with a lot of charm. The hotel itself is set in a restored historic hamlet, home to a Renaissance castle that was the birthplace of Monsignor Giovanni della Casa, author of the famous 16th-century etiquette manual, the Galateo. Whether losing yourself in the grounds of the extensive estate, or relaxing with a treatment at the hotel’s spa, your stay at Monsignor Della Casa will be one of tranquility amidst the stunning Tuscan countryside.
Restaurant & Wine Bar L’Enoteca del Monsignore serves dishes using seasonal products, truffles hunted in the nearby woods, fresh homemade pasta and delicious game dishes. Many of the organic fruits and vegetables come straight from the estate's kitchen garden. Light lunches under the olive trees can be enjoyed during the warmer months between May and the end of September and dinner is served in the country style dining room complete with a large working fireplace. Parents will be pleased to hear that there is also a children's menu ensuring one big happy family!
Bedrooms are spacious, furnished in a traditional Tuscan style with terracotta floors and evocative exposed wooden beams. Each have an individual character, with charming touches such as a little terrace, original fireplaces, or four-poster beds.
Lounge beside the two unheated swimming pools, open during the summer months. One is reserved exclusively for adults for ultimate tranquility. If you fancy pampering yourself, the hotel’s spa includes a sauna, hammam and jacuzzi, as well as a range of treatments and massages to indulge in. Those of an active disposition will enjoy roaming the estate and nearby Giogo-Casaglia Park on foot or mountain-bike, or sweating it out on the hotel’s tennis and volleyball court. Golfers will be pleased to know that the renowned Poggio dei Medici Golf Club is just a short distance away, while petrol heads will want to visit the Mugello Racetrack, home to many Formula 1 events.
There are plenty of organised activities on offer to bring you closer to Tuscan culture. Learn the secrets behind Tuscan cuisine at the hotel’s cooking classes, where you’ll find out how to make hand-made pasta, a meaty main course, and a delicious Tiramisù. There is truffle hunting during the season.
How to get there
Borgo San Lorenzo train station is a 10-minute drive from the hotel (5.2km)
To best explore Tuscany, we recommend hiring a car
Florence Airport is a 50-minute drive from the hotel (50km)
Pisa Airport is a 1-hour drive from the hotel (80km)
Bologna Airport is a 1-hour drive from the hotel (96km)