If you’ve ever dreamt of being free to get lost in the wild Maremma countryside, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, then a stay at Castello di Vicarello could be the perfect stay for you.
Located in the heart of Tuscany, between the ancient Italian cities of Florence and Rome, this 900-year-old Castello offers guests the opportunity to enjoy all the luxuries of a five-star hotel with the feel of a private residence.
Castello di Vicarello has nine luxury suites available, as well as two infinity pools. Though this property dates back to the 11th century, its charming architecture has been given modern updates such as surround sound in all communal and private areas, Wi-Fi throughout, air conditioning and heating.
Despite modern amenities, you will feel like you’ve stepped back in time, with many period features having been preserved to give visitors an authentic Tuscan experience.
Guests can get a taste of the Tuscan country lifestyle by hiking around the private estate, learning about the award-winning wine produced on site, enjoying a massage at the al-fresco spa, or taking a cooking class in the Castello’s kitchen under the tutelage of Aurora Baccheschi Berti and her team of chefs. There are also opportunities to help with the grape and olive harvests for those who prefer to get their hands dirty.
If the slower pace of rural life gets a little too relaxing, the city of Siena and the coastal town of Porto Santo Stefano are both around 90 minutes away by car.
After a day of absorbing the breathtaking surroundings, or simply relaxing by the pool, experience the delightful menu choices created using ingredients from the estate farm. The Ristorante La Terrazza offers al fresco dining and cocktails at the top of the castle, providing an idyllic end to the day.
Partial villa rentals start at €4,200 per day, while exclusive villa rental starts at €10,000 per day. Both require a minimum stay of two nights. More details at Castello di Vicarello.