Hilltop castle steeped in history and grandeur

Facilities & services
  • 46 rooms
  • Two restaurants
  • Pool bar
  • Spa

Play king or queen of the castle at Castello di Velona, a magnificent 11th century fortress that has been lovingly restored while staying true to its Tuscan roots.

Proudly overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Val d’Orcia, the hotel is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. Each of its 46 rooms pays homage to Tuscan tradition with antique furnishings, terracotta tiles, decorative fireplaces and vaulted ceilings. Sunset rooms feature your very own outdoor space from which to enjoy the fiery glow of the evening sky.

Soothe your soul at the hotel’s spa which uses spring water from the earth beneath nearby volcano, Monte Amiata. Relax in the outdoor and indoor swimming pools, Jacuzzi, Turkish baths and sauna, and indulge in a treatment using local olive oil, grapes and natural products.

Italians live and breathe fine food and drink and the hotel’s two restaurants serve creative dishes inspired by the rich gastronomic history of the region. A passion for seasonal produce shines through, and wine and olive oil is produced on the estate. For those moments when you want to simply stand back and appreciate your surroundings, head to the terrace and sip an aperitif while enjoying the panoramic views.

Tuscany is rich in history and there is plenty to explore nearby, including Siena, Montepulcia and the beautiful Sant’Antimo and Monte Oliveto Maggiore abbeys.

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