• Stay in a restored Tuscan castle
  • Wander through vineyards and olive groves
  • Indulge with spa treatments

Reached by a grand cypress-tree-lined lane, this historic castle is quintessential Tuscany, ringed by vineyards, orchards and olive groves. Over its millennium-old history, it’s enjoyed a rich life as an aristocratic country manor, something brought forward today by luxury rooms, an excellent spa and a full menu of dining experiences.

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The focal point of the 4,000-acre estate is, of course, the 10th-century castle. Immaculately restored using traditional construction techniques, it’s a storybook of stone walls and exposed wooden beams, found across both the castle suites and contemporary wing. Throughout, you can expect spectacular views of its privileged setting.

Of course, the dining is here is excellent. Be sure to make full use of the balmy evenings to take your meals al fresco, perhaps tucking into an aperitivo as the sun dips below the horizon. You’ll also have a choice of dining options, with the signature Tosca restaurant offering fine-dining tasting menus of local organic produce, while the more informal Cip’s Club serves up Venetian classics. Think tender carpaccio and tagliolini verdi. It’s all paired with some of the region’s finest wines and brought to life on cooking lessons

The indulgence doesn’t stop with the dining, however. Although the spa is excellent, host to steam rooms and a full menu of treatments, the pool terrace is perfect for unwinding, offering gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside. Then, alongside the state-of-the-art gym, you’ll want to get active and explore. Taste your way through the local wineries, go truffle hunting and discover the local wildlife with the resident gamekeeper. Indeed, to keep active, there’s everything from hiking and biking to watercolour lessons and tours of the local history.


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