Hidden among Tuscany's rolling hills lies COMO Castello Del Nero, Tuscany, in easy driving distance from Florence and Siena's Renaissance cities. At the heart of this historic 740-acre estate is a twelfth-century castle layered with Renaissance frescoes and contemporary design, with interiors by Paola Navone. The resort offers Michelin-starred dining experiences with estate-to-table Tuscan produce, as well as meaningful wellness therapies at COMO Shambhala Retreat.COMO Castello Del Nero is situated among Tuscany's rolling hills, in the world-famous Chianti wine region. A 12th-century castle with layers of Renaissance frescoes and light-toned contemporary design by Paola Navone. The resort is a 30-minute drive from Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola, Florence's International airport.
Whether traveling as a couple, with friends, or with the whole family, there are facilities for everyone to enjoy, from the 25m outdoor heated swimming pool (open only during summer), to COMO Shambhala Retreat offering therapeutic massages, yoga, and fitness classes. There is also a range of facilities to complement Tuscany's cultural heritage, including the Michelin-starred La Torre restaurant.
Rooms & Suites - There are 50 rooms and suites at COMO Castello Del Nero, each designed by Paola Navone to reflect an airy, pared-back aesthetic. Interiors are spacious and cool-toned, with 19 Estate Rooms, 13 Tavarnelle Rooms, 10 Tavarnelle Suites, and three Heritage Suites, many of which overlook the surrounding hills and lakes. The COMO Suite and COMO Terrace Suite offer the ultimate Tuscan accommodation, with extensive living space, rare 18th-century frescoes, and panoramic views.
Dining & Cuisine - There are three dining venues at COMO Castello Del Nero, ranging from the Michelin-starred La Torre to the casually informal La Taverna. Each dining venue uses carefully sourced produce from around the Tuscan region to produce nourishing and flavorsome cuisine. ''La Torre'' - Is a Michelin-starred restaurant overseen by Executive Chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro. Dishes are made with the finest Tuscan ingredients, sourced from local farmers or directly from the estate's organic garden. The cuisine showcases inventive Italian and seasonal inspiration, with an ever-changing menu ranging through spring's crisp greens and fragrant herbs, to autumn's rich truffles and wild boar. In summer, diners can choose to eat al fresco on the terrace, overlooking the verdant landscape and spectacular sunsets of Chianti. Reservations are required.
''La Taverna'' - Is situated in the castle's original kitchen, dating back 900 years, when a small army of servants would have labored to serve magnificent feasts to the noble Del Nero family. Now, the atmosphere is comfortable and family-friendly, with a large, open fire giving the room a cozy glow in the winter months. The restaurant offers a selection of Tuscan signature dishes made with fresh, local ingredients and an emphasis on simple dishes with excellent flavor. The expert mixologists can prepare a range of enticing cocktails, whilst Champagne, reserve cognacs, grappas, and whiskies are also available from the drinks menu. "Pavilion'' - Is open throughout the summer and offers all-day dining overlooking the spectacular hills, vineyards, and olive groves that characterize Tuscany. Menus feature Mediterranean cuisine as well as international favorites and COMO's signature dishes.
"The Wine Cellar''- Wine tasting in Chianti is something of a rite of passage when visiting Tuscany. The region's vineyards have existed for around 2,500 years and remain strong contenders for some of Italy's best wines. Guests at COMO Castello Del Nero can enjoy a wine tasting for up to eight guests, sampling an internationally recognized wine list in the two atmospheric stone cellars, part of the original 12th-century castle. The sommelier will guide you through wine production history, with tastings drawing out Tuscany's authentic flavors. Olive oil tastings are also hosted in the cellars, where guests can sample a range of Italy's finest extra virgin olive oil, including COMO Castello Del Nero's own estate-made oil.
Wellness By COMO Shambhala - COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Castello Del Nero, Tuscany, is an elegant, cocooning sanctuary for treatments including massage, yoga, and Guinot facials. Thermal suites offer a revitalizing experience, with an invigorating ice fountain, gentle sauna, aromatic steam room, and heated vitality pool. A 25-meter heated outdoor pool (open only during summer) is ideal for gentle exercise, while the gym provides a space for targeted workouts. A spacious relaxation area offers far-reaching views across the Tuscan umber and greens of the surrounding hillsides.
''Body & Mind'' - COMO Shambhala offers various classes and activities daily, including yoga, Pilates, and fitness sessions. In-house guests are welcome to join any of these classes. The internationally accredited teachers are also available upon request for personal training and private sessions. Please refer to the COMO Shambhala Schedule of Activities or approach the wellness reception team to make your reservation. "Wellness Paths'' - The wellness paths have been designed to maximize your experience of COMO Shambhala's holistic approach to wellness. The experts help you proactively improve and sustain good health and relax your mind, body, and soul. "Massage Therapy'' - COMO Shambhala offers a wide range of massage therapies. The experts are trained in a variety of techniques ranging from relaxing to invigorating.
Experiences - COMO Castello Del Nero is set deep in the rolling hills of Chianti, equidistant from the jewel cities of Florence and Siena, where you can discover some of the world's best galleries, architecture, and shopping. Tuscany is also world-renowned for its vineyards and enchanting hillside towns, easily explored from an accessible location. In addition to cultural tours and excursions around Tuscany, you will be able to immerse yourself in Tuscan culture with a range of experiences that take place at the hotel - from cooking classes and truffle hunting to stargazing and wine tastings. As a guest of COMO Castello Del Nero, you will benefit from a concierge team who can arrange activities and provide you with expert knowledge.