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Castillo del Nero, Tuscany

Enveloped by the rich, rural beauty of Tuscany, this elegant historic estate is the perfect base from which to immerse yourself in the charms of the region.

Castillo del Nero enjoys a truly picturesque location nestled in amongst rolling hills, wheat fields, olive groves and vineyards. The property itself, and the extensive grounds, dates back to the 12th century when it housed Florentine noble families. Wonderfully restored and luxuriously appointed, the guestrooms maintain their traditional heritage with wood-beam ceilings and terracotta floors. The interiors are more up-to-date, boasting modern amenities like air conditioning and flat-screen TVs. 

From the beautiful outdoor swimming pool to the natural ESPA spa, it’s hard to choose the most impressive feature of this sophisticated hotel. The restaurants, La Torre and La Taverna, serve delicious gourmet cuisine complemented by award-winning wines produced from the surrounding vineyards. Activities here include tennis, golf, art and architecture tours, wine and olive oil tastings and endless walking opportunities through the extensive grounds. The property can also organise day trips to nearby cities such as Florence.  

Castillo del Nero, at a glance

  • Distinguished, five-star hotel set on a 740-acre estate at the heart of Tuscany
  • 900-year old history and extensive grounds made up of forests, olive groves and vineyards
  • 50 rooms and suites spread throughout the manor house, stables and farm buildings
  • In-room amenities include TVs, Wi-Fi and air conditioning
  • Tasteful décor and many original features intact, such as the 18th century frescos
  • Gorgeous views across the verdant landscape 
  • Enjoy authentic Tuscan cuisine and views over the lush Chianti countryside at La Taverna and Michelin-starred La Torre
  • Free shuttle to Florence and Siena
  • Member of the Leading Hotels of the World

For leisure and pleasure 

  • Stunning ESPA spa with hydro-therapy rooms and outdoor pools
  • 25 metre outdoor swimming pool
  • Explore the surrounding countryside in a Fiat 500, Vespa or a chauffeur driven vintage car
  • Horseback riding 
  • Wine and olive oil tastings in 12th century cellars
  • Tour local wineries
  • Cooking class with the hotel’s executive chef
  • Tennis courts, fitness centre and nearby golf course
  • Stargazing opportunities
  • Explore the art and architecture of Tuscany alongside knowledgeable guides 
  • Enjoy walking through the estate’s forests, vineyards and olive groves  

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  • We have travelled with TUTC six times, the most recent was to New Zealand last year. The trip was very well organised as usual, with excellent accommodation and a wide variety of experiences. We had booked to go to Australia with them this year but due to Covid this was cancelled, Ultimate handled the situation very professionally and promptly refunded the whole of our deposit without any quibble.

    DN, August 2020