This upscale wine country castle spoils guests with designer accommodations and spa services.
Authentically Tuscan in style and temperament, Castello del Nero provides guests with a pampering escape in the vibrant Chianti wine country. Housed on a 300-hectare estate, this converted, 12th century castle is well-positioned for exploring nearby Florence, Siena and the gorgeous surrounding countryside — that is, if you can tear yourself away from the scenic olive groves and vineyards on-site.
The hotel showcases original architectural details, which include lovely frescoes. The 50 guest rooms and suites are bright and fresh with hand-painted ceilings and country-contemporary furnishings. All come with goose-down duvets, cashmere blankets, marble-clad bathrooms and views across the stunning estate. La Taverna Restaurant serves haute Tuscan cuisine paired with regional wines, and the more formal La Torre offers a garden-centric Italian menu within the transformed setting of the castle's former stables. At the full-service ESPA at Castello del Nero, guests can relax with holistic massages, facials, body therapies and hydrotherapy services. Equally relaxing: Unwind with a glass of local red in the hotel bar in the castle’s original kitchen. Meeting and event spaces include the wine cellar and executive rooms with handsome stone pillars and arched ceilings.