Immerse yourself in the Maremman countryside at one of the region’s most beautiful and secluded hotels, Castello di Vicarello.
This luxury ‘castle’ affords the amenities of a luxury hotel with the private feel of a residence. Nine suites, 40 hectares of grounds and attentive staff make this historic estate the perfect setting for a family reunion, a once-in-a-lifetime holiday with friends or an intimate destination for a small group of friends to re-group.
When hiring the hotel exclusivly, your stay includes daily breakfast, beverages, restaurant service, a cocktail bar, housekeeping and a various range of activities. Spend your days getting a taste of the Tuscan country lifestyle by hiking around the private land, learning about the award-winning wine produced on the estate, enjoying a massage at the al-fresco spa or a cooking class in the famous kitchen of Castello di Vicarello with the estate owners mama. The kitchen serves local specialties from the two kitchens or from the barbecue in the al-fresco dining area. Dine under the stars or while watching the sunset from the rooftop terrace. Stretch out on a lounger by one of the two pools and simply unwind—the choice is yours.
Though this property dates back to the 11th century, its charming architecture has been given modern updates such as surround sound in all communal and private areas, Wi-Fi throughout, air conditioning and heating. Despite modern amenities, you will feel like you’ve stepped back in time, eating in dining rooms with exposed wood ceiling beams, stone walls and cosy leather club chairs.
Castello di Vicarello has five bedrooms in its main house and four in its garden. Suites can be rented in two different blocks – each block with its own private infinity pool; all nine have en-suite bathrooms and several have features like private entrances, lounge areas, kitchenettes and terraces. In the main house, there are four bedrooms with king beds and one with a queen bed. The garden suites have four bedrooms with king beds.
The estate itself offers the opportunity to learn about local produce in the kitchen gardens, take a course in the medieval kitchen or even help with the grape and olive harvests, giving you a sense of the rhythm of Tuscan life. If you can’t get enough of the region, it’s a 90-minute drive or less to the city of Siena and several beaches on the Mediterranean shore.
Partial villa rental at a starting price of €4,200 per day with minimum stay of two nights. Exclusive villa rental at a starting price of €10,000 per day with minimum stay of two nights. For more information, visit: Castello di Vicarello.
Mark Bibby Jackson
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