Nestled in the rolling hills of Florence, in the prosperous region of the Chianti Classico, Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa is in an ideal location for exploring the beautiful Tuscany. Just a few kilometres from the picturesque town of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa and only 20 minutes from the centre of Florence and Siena. The nearest airports are those of Florence (can be reached in about forty minutes) and Pisa (can be reached in about forty 1 hour and thirty minutes).
A typical example of a manor house in the Tuscan countryside of the twelfth century, Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa is surrounded by an estate of 700 hectares, a nature refuge to pheasants and wild boars. Transformed into a temple to luxury, the restoration has preserved and highlighted its ancient splendour, with terracotta floors, antique fireplaces, original frescoes and impressive vaulted ceilings; in the property there is a chapel still used to celebrate wedding rites and several locations for wedding receptions. The residence is now under the protection of the Monuments and Fine Arts Department.
The whole Castello del Nero is non-smoking.
The visitor can choose among 50 rooms and suites renovated with the full respect of the antiquity and prestige of this historic mansion, but with all the modern amenities essential to modern traveller: air conditioning, Wi-Fi connection, on demand TV free of charge.
The rooms difer in design, style and furniture and feature wooden beam ceilings and marble bathrooms. Each room is unique and its style is inspired by people who lived there in ancient times. Some of them present warmly coloured walls which successfully matched with the original frescos and family crests. A stay in the suite is a dip in a bygone era with all the modern conveniences.
Even the spa is up to the luxury standards of the hotel, with natural wood furnishings, smooth glass and slate. Thousand square feet of space dedicated to mental and physical wellbeing, in a perfect blend of ancient techniques and modern treatments: in fact Castello del Nero boasts the first ESPA in the area that will astonish the guests with the use of products rich in plant extracts, botanical essential oils and marine ingredients for a successful outcome guaranteed. Revitalise in the magnificent outdoor Vitality Pool, and enjoy the luxurious range of heat and cooling experiences which cleanse body and skin, relax and soothe aching muscles and prepare your body and mind for the treatment experience to follow.
SPA special offer available, valid with a stay of at least two overnights... contact us now for more information!
The restaurant "La Torre Essenza" has been awarded with 1 Michelin Star with the Executive Chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro and it is the first and only Resort with a starred restaurant in the Chianti. It is located in the old stable, offers a wide variety of dishes derived from the Tuscan tradition, rigorously prepared with organic, wholesome, high quality products. Pasta, bread and homemade pastries, highly selected local wines. In summer time you can have breakfast and dine on the enchanting "Garden Terrace", which offers a relaxing view of the olive groves and vineyards.
The restaurant "La Taverna" offers for lunch and dinner Tuscan specialties, based on the local gastronomic tradition and the authenticity of the ingredients. During the warmer months the restaurant service is shift by the pool area.
The bar, located in the ancient kitchen of the castle, with its inner rooms is the perfect place to take a break to sip a drink or taste the best local Tuscan wines. Also the bar service is shifted by the pool area during the summer months.
The refined Tuscan winery locale is available for your enjoyment, from lavish receptions to informal olive oil and wine tasting in Chianti.
Services & Activities
For art lovers, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to the centre of Florence or Siena at scheduled days and times. Those who wish to engage in sports, may use the fitness centre, the tennis courts, the outdoor heated pool, or get information on nearby golf courses, on excursions, trekking; also available in the area: hot-air balloon rides, vineyards visits, wine tasting, cooking classes.
Distances – approx. 30 mins. from Siena, Florence, San Gimignano
Rooms – 50
Check-in from 2 pm
Check-out within 11 am
Breakfast – 7.30 am to 10.30 am
Lunch – 12 noon to 6 pm
Dinner – 6 to 10 pm at the Tuscan restaurant La Taverna; from 7.30 to 10 pm at La Torre restaurant, there is no specific dress code, but it is suggested the jacket for men.
Shuttle to Florence or Siena, fixe timetable, to be booked the previous day, Wi-Fi connection available onboard
Various excursions, hiking, biking, horseback riding
Cooking class, wine tasting
Hot-air balloon ride