Castel Monastero is set in the Tuscan countryside and is surrounded by stunning landscapes of Chianti vineyards, chestnuts forests, and long rows of cypress trees; Just 23 km from Siena and within easy reach of charming Tuscan villages. Once an XI century monastery and village, Castel Monastero has been beautifully restored to a refined Tuscan Retreat and SPA. All guestrooms and interiors have been elegantly designed to enhance the ancient walls' rustic charm, adding elements of contemporary design, respecting its local culture and environment. The resort is set in unspoiled green surroundings, providing spectacular views of the vineyards, the Piazza, and the gardens from every angle. The villa enjoys spectacular views of the medieval village.
Since the eleventh century, Castel Monastero has shone forth amongst the Chianti region's most beautiful hills. Today, this small medieval village is dedicated to the art of Italian hospitality. Located in a strategic position, just 23 km from Siena and 90 km from Florence, the perfectly preserved hotel offers the pleasure of discovering and experiencing Tuscany's authentic taste. This historic noble residence, divided into “contrade,” house 74 rooms and suites of various sizes and an independent villa. Each ambiance, inspired by an elegant and rustic Tuscan style, is enhanced by a magnificent view of the village square (piazza di Castel Monastero) and the surrounding fields and vineyards. Peace and relaxation are omnipresent.
Castel Monastero offers its guests a wide range of open-air activities such as its own tennis court, located immediately outside the village, or the swimming pools in front of the Spa. For those who wish to explore the territory, there are excursions around the surrounding area by bike, on horseback along trekking paths, or in a hot air balloon eve, to enjoy the fantastic view of the Tuscan countryside Sienese hills from above.
True well-being has distant origins. It’s the memory of beauty. It’s the SPA of Castel Monastero, where you can find harmony and balance again. Nothing could be easier when the eyes and the heart are lit up with the same peace. There are two beautiful old buildings, emblematic of rural Tuscan architecture. Within their fine walls and enormous windows that open onto the beauty of all of Castel Monastero, a spa has been opened that is unique in all of Italy. A thousand square meters where you can discover innovative and effective treatments to recover your ideal body weight as well as detoxify and re-balance, created for you by experts of Urban Retreats, Europe’s largest and most renowned wellness salon, which boasts among its centers the prestigious spa at Harrods. A winning combination, to offer you in exclusive the world’s best treatments and product lines.
Culture, emotion, memory, these are all found in fine Tuscan cuisine and its wines. They are also found in Castel Monastero and its gourmet restaurants, “Contrada” and “La Cantina.” In charge of the menu is Gordon Ramsay, a leading personality in European cuisine, with a personal collection of 10 Michelin stars and an absolute passion for Tuscany. Working alongside him, the executive chef of Castel Monastero Nello Cassese. Completing the pleasure of a day at Castel Monastero is the tearoom at the spa. Its infusions of aromatic herbs grown on the estate and a wine bar in which the best aperitifs and Tuscan wines' most famous labels may be sampled.
The Rooms & Villas, back in the 11th century it was a monastery surrounded by the peace of the hills near Siena. It then became a castle and the country residence of the noble Chigi family, and later a romantic hamlet in the Tuscan countryside. The glorious past of Castel Monastero, today a luxury resort just a few kilometers from Siena, can be seen all around. To see it for yourself, all you have to do is pass through the walls that protect the ancient hamlet and stand in the square lined with splendid buildings. Then step into any of the rooms or suites, or the wonderful detached villa, and revel in the charm, colors, and real Tuscany style. You are in the heart of Chiantishire. Look out of the window. Stretching out before your eyes are vineyards, woods, and fields straight from a Medieval fresco and a splendid square, with its café, restaurant, and even a little church. You’ll soon realize you’re not just in a spectacular room; you're in the heart of the most beautiful part of Italy.