Castello Del Nero Hotel & Spa
Strada Spicciano 7
Tavarnelle Val Di Pesa, FI 50028 Italy
Located between Florence and Siena (Tuscany Chianti)

Distance from hotel to Leonardo Da Vinci (Fiumicino) International Airport (FCO), 300 kms (186 miles). Distance from hotel to Galileo Galilei Tower of Pisa, 100 kms (62 miles). Distance from hotel to Firenze/Peretola Airport (FLR), 45 kms (28 miles).  

From its privileged position in the verdant Tuscan country- side, this hotel accommodation is a magnificent 12th century castle commanding stunning views of the rolling local hills, ancient vineyards and lush olive groves whilst enjoying close proximity to some of Italy's most mesmerizing cities - Florence, Siena and Pisa.  

Following meticulous restoration the castle is a treasure trove of original features that have been lovingly brought back to their former glory and is now one of the top luxury hotels in Chianti. Centuries-old frescoes, family crests and enchanting vaulted ceilings bring to life the grandeur of this region's rich historic past.  

The Tuscan hotel - a combination of luxury rooms and lavish suites - is a captivating mix of understated glamour, historical charm and contemporary comfort with cleverly installed state-of-the-art technology that is completely at one with its surroundings.  

This countryside resort offers complete sanctuary and utter indulgence in one of Tuscany's most exclusive destination spas. ESPA at Castello Del Nero features Experience Showers, Gentle Saunas, Aromatic Turkish Baths, Ice Fountains, heated Vitality Pool, Tranquillity Lounge, Fitness Suite and offers a fusion of advanced techniques and ancient therapies to soothe, relax and revitalize.  

Castello del Nero is also renowned for the exceptional standards of its fine dining at the La Torre restaurant. Once the castle's stables, the elegant dining room allows guests to dine by the historical fireplace or eat al fresco on the Garden Terrace overlooking the Chianti valley. The Executive Chef uses local, organic produce to create sublime Tuscan cuisine and some exquisite signature dishes, making everything, including the bread, pastries and pasta, by hand.  

In short, Castello Del Nero is a masterpiece of flawless, five-star opulence and stunning attention to detail which justifies its place as one of the top luxury hotels in Chianti.  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Accommodations for Physically Challenged Guests
  • Activities
  • Activities Desk
  • Babysitting Services (on request) ($)
  • Ballroom (on request) ($)
  • Banquet Room
  • Bars
  • Bicycle Rentals ($)
  • Breakfast Room
  • Business Center
  • Business Services
  • Car Rental Desk ($)
  • Concierge
  • Conference Rooms
  • Cooking (classes) ($)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Doctor (on call) ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • Elevators
  • Entertainment
  • Exercise Classes ($)
  • Fitness Room
  • Floors
  • Front Desk (24-hour)
  • Golf (nearby) ($)
  • Health Club
  • Hiking
  • Hospitality Desk
  • Internet Access (high speed, wireless)
  • Laundry Service ($)
  • Massage Services ($)
  • Meeting Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Pool (children's)
  • Pool (heated)
  • Pool (outdoor)
  • Poolside Beverage Service
  • Poolside Grill
  • Poolside Meal Service
  • Porters
  • Restaurants
  • Rooms (50)
  • Sauna
  • Secretarial Services ($)
  • Security
  • Snack Bar
  • Spa
  • Suites
  • Tennis Court (lighted)
  • Tennis Instructor ($)
  • Tours & Excursions ($)
  • Towels (pool)
  • Trail (hiking)
  • Trail/Track (jogging)
  • Turndown Service
  • Umbrellas (pool)
  • Wedding Coordinator
  • Wedding Site
  • Wine Tastings
Daily free shuttle bus to and from Florence or Siena according to schedule. Spa 1000 square meter branded ESPA Parking (free of charge) Air Conditioning (rooms and public areas) Safe Deposit Boxes (in room and at front desk) ($) Denotes a fee may be charged. Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Markets (back to top)

Family Friendly, Honeymoon, Wedding, Romance, Spa and Pet Friendly.  

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions (back to top)

Arrival/Departure Time:  

• Check-in-time: 2:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 pm  

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.  

Children Policy:  

• Children's age break is 11 years old.  

Maximum Occupancy:  

2017:  

• Please review the 2018 maximum occupancy provided below, the maximum occupancy for 2017 was not changed for 2018.  

2018:  

• Superior Room - 2 adults.  

• Deluxe - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.  

• Duplex Suite - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.  

• Superior Suite - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.  

• Deluxe Suite - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.  

• Two Bedroom Suite - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Royal Suite - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.  

 

Superior Room, Comfortable and alluring room in tasteful Tuscan style with queen bed (180x200cm) or two twin beds, courtyard or garden view, some with partial view over the Chianti hills, some with separated shower and bathtub.  

Complimentary WiFi in rooms and public areas, TV on demand, daily newspaper, Shuttle to/from Florence or Siena city center according to day and schedule, use of the outdoor heated swimming pool (open during summer), use of the Fitness Suite and Tennis Courts.  

Deluxe, Tastefully decorated spacious room with queen bed or two twin beds, with a panoramic views over the hills, some with separate shower and bathtub. Possibility of adding a baby cot or an extra bed by reservation.  

Complimentary WiFi in rooms and public areas, TV on demand, daily newspaper, Shuttle to/from Florence or Siena city center according to day and schedule, use of the outdoor heated swimming pool (open during summer), use of the Fitness Suite and Tennis Courts.  

Duplex Suite(*), Very spacious Suite on two levels with living- room on the ground floor and queen bedroom in the loft, decorated in authentic Tuscan style, with views over the gardens or the lakes, separated shower and bathtub. Possibility of adding baby cots or extra beds by reservation.  

• Special Suite amenities, complimentary soft drinks in Mini- bar and daily access to Spa Heat Experiences.  

Complimentary WiFi in rooms and public areas, TV on demand, daily newspaper, Shuttle to/from Florence or Siena city center according to day and schedule, use of the outdoor heated swimming pool (open during summer), use of the Fitness Suite and Tennis Courts.  

Adding baby cots or extra beds by reservation. Special Suite amenities, complimentary soft drinks in Minibar and daily access to Spa Heat Experiences.  

Superior Suite, Charming and elegant Suite in typical Tuscan style with a spacious living-room separated from the queen bedroom (180x200), courtyard or garden view, some with panoramic view on the Chianti Hills, some with separate shower and bathtub. Possibility of adding baby cots or extra beds by reservation. Special Suite amenities, complimentary soft drinks in Minibar and daily access to Spa Heat Experiences.  

Complimentary WiFi in rooms and public areas, TV on demand, daily newspaper, Shuttle to/from Florence or Siena city center according to day and schedule, use of the outdoor heated swimming pool (open during summer), use of the Fitness Suite and Tennis Courts.  

Deluxe Suite, Outstanding historical Suite with original frescoed walls and ceiling located on the first floor of the main building. King or Queen (180x200cm) bedroom with living area and original fireplace, stunning views, separated shower and bathtub. Possibility of adding baby cots or extra beds by reservation. Special Suite amenities, complimentary soft drinks in Minibar and daily access to Spa Heat Experiences.  

Complimentary WiFi in rooms and public areas, TV on demand, daily newspaper, Shuttle to/from Florence or Siena city center according to day and schedule, use of the outdoor heated swimming pool (open during summer), use of the Fitness Suite and Tennis Courts.  

Two Bedroom Suite, Ideal for families, this spacious Suite has a queen bedroom with bathroom with separated shower and bathtub, a twin bedroom, living-room and an additional bath- room with a bathtub with fixed combined shower. Located in the outbuilding "Belvedere" with an independent entrance this Suite has a huge shared terrace with an astonishing panoramic view over the enchanting Chianti hills and the lakes. Possibility of adding baby cots or extra beds by reservation. Special Suite amenities, complimentary soft drinks in Minibar and daily access to Spa Heat Experiences.  

Complimentary WiFi in rooms and public areas, TV on demand, daily newspaper, Shuttle to/from Florence or Siena city center according to day and schedule, use of the outdoor heated swimming pool (open during summer), use of the Fitness Suite and Tennis Courts  

Royal Suite, The most luxurious Suite with King bedroom, a separate living-room, separate shower and bathtub and a 50 square meters (538 square feet) private terrace with a stunning 180 degree views over the enchanting Chianti hills and garden. Possibility of adding baby cots or extra beds by reservation. Special Suite amenities, complimentary soft drinks in Minibar and daily access to Spa Heat Experiences.  

Complimentary WiFi in rooms and public areas, TV on demand, daily newspaper, Shuttle to/from Florence or Siena city center according to day and schedule, use of the outdoor heated swimming pool (open during summer), use of the Fitness Suite and Tennis Courts.  

Please Note:  

• Suite Benefits:  

• All Suites independent of length of stay: complimentary soft drinks in minibar, free access to internet in room, one complimentary entrance per person to the Heat Experience of the Spa.  

(*) Denotes on request basis only, no allotment given.  

All accommodations include: crib (on request): ($), , desk, turndown service, hairdryer, wake-up calls, , in room movies: ($), internet access (high speed, wireless), maid service, mini-bar: ($), non-smoking accommodations (available on request), accommodations (for physically challenged guests), rollaway bed (on request): ($), air conditioning, room service (24-hour): ($), alarm clock, safe (in accommodation), bathrobes, , bathroom (ensuite), smoke detector, bathtub (private), telephone (with voicemail), blackout drapes and trouser press.  

($) Denotes a fee may be charged.  

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.  

Food and Beverage Outlets (back to top)

The Bar, in this Chianti hotel is located in what was formerly the Castello del Nero's kitchen a series of high ceilinged rooms featuring the original wooden beams, attractive stone walls and terracotta tiled floors. The interconnected spaces of The Bar are the perfect setting to relax and soak up the history and heritage of the castle's past. Sipping on one of the hotel's many reserve cognacs it is easy to imagine oneself as a Baron of the past enjoying the fruits of this magnificent Tuscan wine estate. The Bar menu also includes a fine selection of both Tuscan and international wines as well as beers, grappa, whiskey and cocktails, or ask the experienced bar staff to recommend something to match your mood. Light lunches and snacks are served all day and during the warmer months guests can enjoy service whilst relaxing on the panoramic terrace or in the garden surrounding the hotel's heated swimming pool. During the winter, the enormous open fireplace dominates the central room giving cosy warmth to the comfortable arrangement of stylish tables and chairs. The Champagneria "La Dolce Vita" is the place where you can taste a wide and carefully selected variety of Champagne and Sparkling Italian wines that will accompany your aperitifs while at Castello del Nero. A wide selection of sparkling wine by the glass, accompanied by small delicacies prepared by our Chef, who adds new and prestigious brands daily, without forgetting the small independent productions, less known but of high-quality as well. The wine list offers a fine selection of 800 labels of the best Tuscan, Italian and world producers, also including rare and exclusive wines such as those of the great Chteaux. The offer is designed to meet the most sophisticated demand, in order to enhance the taste of the cuisine of the gourmet restaurant La Torre (1 Michelin Star) and the typical Tuscan restaurant La Taverna, creating an unforgettable moment! The Bar also features complimentary WIFI so you can keep up- to-date with your business and social life during your stay in Chianti.  

La Taverna Restaurant, Located in the former kitchens of the Castle, La Taverna Restaurant proposes genuine and typical dishes from the Tuscan tradition, for both lunch and dinner. This dining room is located on the ground floor close to the bar, and offers a rustic and cozy venue next to original fireplace, where guests can try local dishes paired with a good red wine produced in the Castello del Nero Estate.  

• During the summer months the entire dining service moves to the external garden (weather permitting) nearby the swimming pool and only a few steps from the Organic Garden that Executive Chef Di Pirro cares for with devotion. La Taverna by the Pool is an informal venue where guests can sit and relax by the poolside and taste a light lunch and enjoy their meals, by choosing from a wide selection of meat, vegetables and fish to be grilled, while on the BBQ, while admiring a breathtaking panoramic view on the Tuscan hills. This estate produces two labels of red wine and extra virgin olive oil which simply must be tasted on a visit to this gastronomic sanctuary. For those who want to explore Tuscan cuisine in more detail Executive Chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro arranges cooking lessons during your stay, subject to availability.  

• Please inform the team of any special dietary requirements, allergies or intolerance at least 24 hours in advance and The Executive Chef and his team will be delighted to assist.  

La Torre Restaurant, Located in the former stables of Castello del Nero, the one Michelin Star La Torre Restaurant, showcases a meticulously researched menu, designed to deliver the best of Italian and Tuscan Traditions. This is thanks to the fresh and genuine ingredients bought from local farmers, or from the herbs taken directly from the Castellos organic garden, carefully tended by Chef himself. The innovative a la carte menu offers a large range of dishes elaborated by the Executive Chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro and based on the Tuscan flavours, and created by using these fresh local products. Bespoke service is at the heart of the guest experience in La Torre Restaurant and the staff - in the restaurant led by Maitre d' Tiziano Siggillino as well as in the kitchen - are experts in local ingredients and Italian cooking techniques. Di Pirro explained how attention to detail underpins the dining experience: Each dish we present is very much imbued with a sense of place and is served with flair and pride. Provenance is extremely important to us and we have spent many years building strong relationships with farmers and suppliers in Italy and Tuscany and beyond to ensure we have only the finest and the freshest ingredients. The central feature of the elegant dining room is the exquisitely decorated fireplace which complements the high arched ceilings and terracotta tiled floors. This restaurant in Tuscany boasts spectacular views through its large French windows which overlook the panoramic terrace and the breath- taking landscape of the Castello del Nero estate, which produces its own red wine and extra virgin olive oil available in the restaurant and for sale. During summer, service at La Torre Restaurant moves to the Garden Terrace on which guests can dine al fresco and enjoy a magnificent view over the Tuscan hills. These charming venues are open in good weather for buffet breakfast, which features a wide range of fruits, cereals, cheeses and homemade breads and pastries, as well as a la carte cooked items.  

Wine Cellar, As you descend the ancient stairway to Castello del Nero's Tuscan wine cellar you know you are about to experience something very special. Dating from the 12th century, these two brick and stone rooms have been beautifully restored and put to their original use.  

• Whether you have organised a private celebration or simply arranged an impromptu Tuscan wine tasting session with one of the highly experienced sommeliers, you will find this enchanting space provides the perfect ambience for your gathering. Chianti is one of the oldest wines in existence and still enjoys prominence on the world stage. People have been tending vineyards in this region since Etruscan times, 700 years B.C., and many local grape farmers still produce Tuscany's premier wine the ruby red Chianti Classico. From lavish receptions to informal olive oil and wine tasting in Chianti, this intimate and refined Tuscan winery locale is available for your enjoyment.  

Add-On Package (Honeymoon/Anniversary 2017) (back to top)

HONEYMOON/ANNIVERSARY PACKAGE 2017  

Booking Dates: 08/04/2016 - 01/07/2018 Travel Dates: 03/23/2017 - 01/07/2018  

Package Inclusions:  

• Welcome fruit basket  

• Flowers  

• Complimentary bottle of Italian Spumante  

Package Minimum Stay: 3-nights  

Package inclusions are subject to change.  

Miscellaneous Information (back to top)

 

General  

• Daily buffet breakfast is included.  

• This is a seasonal hotel.  

• Passengers are responsible for paying the Florence city tax to the hotel upon check-out. The tax is charged per person, per day.  

Local Attractions (back to top)

Tourist Attractions Nearby:  

• Passignano Convent : 1 mile(2 kms)  

• San Gimignano Cathedral : 20 kilometers(12 miles) 20 minutes  

• Citerna Palace : 9.5 miles(15 kms)  

• Pretoria Palace : 7.5 miles(12 kms)  

• Siena : 35 kilometers(22 miles) 40 minutes  

• Florence (Firenze) : 25 kilometers(16 miles) 30 minutes  

• Pisa: 90 kilometers(56 miles) 60 minutes  

• Tavarnelle Val Di Pesa: 1 kilometer(1 mile) 5 minutes  

• Badia A Passignano (The Abbey of Passignano): 7 kilometers(4 miles) 15 minutes  

• Barberino Val D'Elsa: 3 kilometers(2 miles) 10 minutes  

• Greve In Chianti: 15 kilometers(9 miles) 20 minutes  

• Castellina In Chianti: 15 kilometers(9 miles) 20 minutes  

• Lucca: 100 kilometers(62 miles) 80 minutes  

• Sacred Art Museum : 1 mile(2 kms)