Tuscany, Italy

Castel Monastero

An entire renovated village

An incredible delve into fine wines and Italian history

Embedded in Tuscany‘s Chianti wine region, rolling corn fields and chestnut forests sits the Castle Monastero. The property is a beautifully and sympathetically restored mediaeval village and monastery. 

Within its thousand year walls guests are treated to a true Tuscan retreat which exudes a feeling of simple refinement and pure elegance complete with 74 rooms and suites and one large villa. All the accommodations are designed with contemporary comfort and rustic chic in mind. 

The hotel boasts two restaurants: the gourmet restaurant ‘Contrada’ where guests can enjoy a sophisticated gastronomic experience tasting Tuscan cuisine. There is also the remarkable ‘La Cantina’, sitting in the centuries-old cellar. It holds some of the best Tuscan and Chianti wines and guests can taste gastronomic local delicacies to compliment their wines. For anyone looking to relax, the iconic spa is a must-visit. The sap here is equipped with a jacuzzi, hammam, two saunas, sensorial showers and kneipp therapy.


Wine tasting and cellar

Two restaurants

Large outdoor swimming pool


Outdoor social area

Wellness and spa area

Cooking classes

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Palazzo Margherita
The Palazzo Margherita, built in 1892 in the hilltop town of Bernalda, is a true 19th century palazzo. The town was the birthplace and home to Agostino Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola’s grandfather, who set about restoring the grand building into a small, luxurious Italian boutique hotel so that he could introduce visitors to this stunning and still undiscovered region. The palazzo has been completely restored with the help of acclaimed French designer Jacques Grange, creating an authentically Italian experience that ushers guests into a private world of sheer comfort, surrounded by baroque gardens and a courtyard, all just steps from a small, bustling town where tourists are a rarity and welcomed as friends. Restored frescos, original marble floors and countless historic details retain their patina and compliment tasteful new additions such as a cinema and swimming pool. There are just nine unique suites, including one designed Sofia Coppola with a spacious bathroom with a hammam and chromatherapy shower, while others enjoy terraces, balconies or doors opening into the gardens. All are spacious with a full range of modern amenities – such as a gratis bar and modern entertainment system with a digital movie collection specializing in Italian Cinema. While there is no formal restaurant here, guests can dine at the eat-in kitchen, in the courtyard, garden or in any of the bars. Naturally, food is locally sourced, simply and incredible. There’s also the Cinecittà Bar, a traditional café and pizzeria that spills out onto Bernalda’s main street and looks onto the town square. There’s plenty to do here, whether borrowing a bike to explore the local area, taking culinary classes or taking the complimentary shuttle to the Palazzo Margherita’s private beach club on the cobalt-blue shores of the Ionian Sea. Local historic sites abound, wine tastings are a delight and visits to local artisans can be arranged.