Tuscany has long beckoned travelers eager to experience an Italian holiday filled with natural beauty, intriguing history, comforting cuisine and world-renowned wines. Cascading hills, peaceful valleys and rolling vineyards dominated the Tuscan landscape. Nestled in the heart of it, in Chianti, a western Italian region known for its dark, rich wines, lies Castello di Spaltenna, a boutique luxury hotel. Once a medieval castle and monastery, the recorded history of these buildings date back to the 11th century.
Luxury Guest Quarters
Castello di Spaltenna offers guests charming rooms and suites from which to choose during their vacation. Centuries ago, these rooms were once the monk’s quarters. Today, they maintain a simple decor that, while seamlessly blending with the Tuscan countryside, provides a luxurious spin on their once austere roots. These quaint rooms are ideal for short getaways.
For those looking to spend a week or more on their Italian holiday, one of the two spa apartments would be perfect! Less than a mile from the main castle, these apartments sit in the medieval town of Vertine. Stone walls and ancient terracotta floors contribute to the Tuscan country decor. Though equipped with kitchens, guests staying in the spa apartments are welcome to indulge in the hotel services and amenities. Able to accommodate three people, these quaint quarters make for a lovely home base on any getaway.
Unforgettable Italian Holiday
Aside from the rooms, suites and villas, Castello di Spaltenna has two luxury villas that will make your Italian holiday extraordinary. To increase the level of privacy, neither of these deluxe accommodations sit on hotel grounds. Near Gaiole, Le Caciaie consists of two buildings. Recently renovated, the farmhouse has four bedrooms, a kitchen, sitting room and study. The neighboring annex has an additional two bedrooms. Perfect for families, Le Caciaie also has a large garden and outdoor pool.
Within the walled village of Vertine, we find La Canonica. Stepping into this large luxury villa is like stepping back in time. Wooden beams and ancient terracotta floors create a cozy atmosphere. Moreover, classic frescoes adorn the rooms. Aside from the spacious kitchen, common areas in La Canonica include a sitting room, dining room and reception room. Outdoors, enjoy the covered terrace and heated water jet pool. Four bedrooms make this luxury villa an ideal choice for families and group getaways.
And while both Le Caciaie and La Canonica are separate from the main property, guests staying in the villas can still partake in the amenities of the luxury hotel including the pool and wellness area. A discount also applies at Il Pievano and La Terrazza.
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This luxury hotel has one main restaurant, Il Pievano. Located in a historic hall in the castle, Michelin-starred Il Pievano specializes in a modern reimagining of the traditional Italian dishes we all love. Moreover, Chef Selios Sakalis brings his experience from working throughout Europe to each item on the menu.
Open only for lunch, La Terrazza serves light fare with the favorites of Tuscany. Located on a terrace, La Terrazza makes the most of the vineyard views. Moreover, from June to September, under a pergola neighboring the terrace, enjoy fresh, artisanal pizza.
Of course, an Italian holiday to Chianti would be incomplete without wine! The wine cellar at this luxury hotel features six exclusive labels produced from the surrounding vineyards. Aside from tastings, these private labels can be enjoyed at Castello di Spaltenna’s restaurants.
Rest & Relaxation
Even the spa at this boutique luxury hotel embraces the Tuscan surrounds. As olives and Sangiovese grapes form much of Chianti’s reputation, treatments at La Pieve Spa pay homage to these humble ingredients. The spa menu includes exfoliation services, facials and massages. Lounge in the sauna, Turkish bath or one of the dedicated relaxation gardens.
And for guests wanting to maintain their fitness regime during their stay, swim in Chianti’s only heated swimming pool on the hotel’s grounds. Engage in a rousing game of tennis or workout in the well-equipped fitness center.
Indeed, nothing says “fairytale” like a destination wedding in a castle in Chianti! And Castello di Spaltenna will not disappoint. The luxury hotel is able to accommodate ceremonies up to 100 guests. Moreover, for an intimate and private affair, reserving the entire property is possible. With exquisite cuisine and a backdrop of beautiful Tuscany, your nuptials will be a destination wedding not soon forgotten!
Escape to Tuscany. Your enchanting Italian holiday awaits at Castello di Spaltenna.