Traditional meets luxe among emblematic Italian vineyards
City | Food & wine | History & culture | Self-drive | Short break | Spa
The 5-star Castello del Nero lies among acres of rolling green hills that are the archetype of Chianti countryside, where undulating olive groves, gentle verdant hills and wineries abound. You’re just moments away from the splendours of Florence and Siena with their art and Reinassance architecture, reached with a complimentary shuttle from the hotel, while closer to home, the charming commune of Tarnvarnelle val di Pesa with its churches, vineyards and cathedrals is just a ten minute walk away.
Castello del Nero retains a charming sense of history paired with the technology and comforts of a modern age. Rooms are spectacular even at the most basic level, where fresh colour palettes are inspired by different seasons, all rustic charm and terracotta tiles. Most deluxe are the suites comprised of two 18 century-frescoed rooms and a vast private living room, with an enormous hearth, elegant antiques and panoramic garden views over the estate.
Michelin-starred dinners await in La Torre, where exquisite Italian cuisine is paired with fine wines. Enjoy summer’s fresh seafood and autumn’s truffles, served overlooking the forest-fringed olive groves and vineyards of the Chianti countryside or in front of the period fireplace that dominates the room. Or, a typical Tuscan dinner awaits at La Taverna, offering Tuscan hand-made pasta, pici con pomodorini, with tomatoes and basil grown from the kitchen gardens enjoyed in the balmy air of a charming al fresco setting. The indoor and outdoor simply-named The Bar is all dark wood alongside exposed brick and a roaring fire, perfect for an aperitif – the cucumber, gin and mint spritz is particularly noteworthy.
The hotel's amenities are extensive, with historic architecture in the family chapel from the 1700s lying alongside a tennis court and swimming pool, but it’s the spectacular surrounds that really impress. Go horse riding through the sprawling Tuscan hills, walk along olive grove-lined forests, or learn about the fine wines of the region in the hotel’s 12th century wine cellar. Or, walk into the nearby village of Tavarnelle before enjoying a massage in the luxury ESPA, a leading Tuscan spa back at the hotel, before stargazing on the nearby Astronomical Observatory of Chianti’s panoramic terrace.
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Any element of this accommodation can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
Early booking discount - must book 30 days in advance: Save up to £215 pp.
Book by: 30 April 2018
from £1,075 pp. incl. flights
from £2,350 pp. incl. flights
from £1,740 pp. incl. flights
- Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
- Return flights between UK and Pisa
- 6 days car hire (based on Economy 4 door)
- 5 nights accommodation in a Superior Room on a B&B basis
During your stay your can enjoy a wine tour and tasting at Antinori wine cellars in Badia a Passignano and lunch or dinner in their Osteria di Passignano Michelin star restaurant, or relax in the hotel Spa
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Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
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