Castello Banfi

Castello Banfi


Perched atop a gentle hill clad in fragrant cypress trees, the venerated and imposing Castello Banfi stands as a symbol for Tuscan tradition and style. It is a picture postcard setting at only a few kilometers distance from Siena.


Moreover, the Castello Banfi is not only an ancient stronghold but also has a long history as a highly traditional vineyard. The Castello Banfi is the perfect choice for some quiet days in a remote setting accompanied by a fine glass of local wine.


The romantic flair read more » automatically transports you back to the days of old. And quite certainly, the Medieval stronghold still preserves plenty of its original style. Another reference to history is the glass museum.


The Enoteca is a facility invented in Italy that wonderfully combines a sophisticated wine boutique with deli and gourmet restaurant. Settle down and sample the many wines produced on site with some nourishing local delicacies on the side. Your favourite bottled treasures are wrapped up for you to take home or shipped on your request.


The Taverna Banfi is yet another option for fine eating. It boasts a casual ambience and traditional Tuscan treats. The Ristorante Castello Banfi is dedicated to supreme gourmet specialities. Just a year after its inauguration it had already won its first Michelin star.


The Castello Banfi is a family venture. Connoisseurs argue that the family’s fanatic dedication to producing fine wine becomes apparent in every variety’s individual character. Allow INTOSOL to introduce you to this charming Mecca of fine wine and luxurious living!


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Reside in fine style like the royal society that once frequented the Castello Banfi’s venerated halls. The Castello Banfi’s luxurious accommodation units, the so called Il Borgo, take you on a journey read more » back through time.


Back in the 17th and 18th century, small stone cottages were erected along the ancient defensive walls. Today, the units accommodate fourteen luxurious rooms and suites.


The Castello Banfi caters only for a small number of guests. A quiet setting and utmost privacy are thus guaranteed at all times. And despite their advanced age, the stone cottages leave nothing to be desired where comfort and facilities are concerned.


The Castello Banfi has wonderfully mastered the challenge to preserve the original architecture and Tuscan style while at the same time introducing modern creature comforts.


A short path leads to each of the units, all of which have been individually designed and decorated with great attention for details. A knowledgeable observer quickly discerns Federico Forquet’s signature style – one of the most celebrated Italian designers.


No two rooms are alike. Shape, size and interior design vary greatly. However, there are a number of common features: All of the rooms have been equipped with select furniture and quality textiles.


Entertainment is provided by a flatscreen television, a radio and high-speed internet. Some of the units even boast a separate dressing room. A safe protects your valuables and the bathrooms excite even the most seasoned travelers with such extravagant details like heatable towel racks.


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The Castello Banfi is a wonderful destination not only for those that come for the distinguished house’s superb wines, which are naturally available for tasting. The owners take great pride in their read more » produce and are equally well versed in gourmet cuisine.


Those that take an active interest in the Tuscan cuisine may also take a stab at stirring: The Castello Banfi offers highly acclaimed cooking courses. And later in the day, tie up your hiking boots and wander out into the rolling vineyards.


The wonderfully scenic landscape may also be explored with a bicycle. Or just kick back and relax: Take a book out into the blossoming gardens or settle down in the Castello’s reading room.


A spot of sweet idleness may also be enjoyed by the elegant swimming pool. A refreshing splash every now and then takes the edge out of the Italian hot summer. Incidentally, at night, the pool is the best spot to observe the startlingly beautiful sunset!


Balance the rich Tuscan cuisine with a visit to the gym and, having worked up a sweat, allow the caring hands at the spa to rub all tension from your muscles. The range of professional treatments involves a beauty product line that, as you might have guessed, is produced from grapes.


The massages and therapies may also be applied in the comfort of your room. It is a pleasure for the concierge to make arrangements for you. Last but not least, a special recommendation: Board a hot-air balloon for a different, magnificent perspective of Tuscany’s incomparable beauty!


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