Castello del Nero

Castello del Nero


A picture postcard scene: fragrant pine tree forests, gentle, undulating hills, neat rows of ancient vineyards interspersed with olive trees. Of course, it is a Tuscan scene that just calls for long and leisurely walks.


Tuscany is a blessed land that does not only boast breathtakingly beautiful landscapes. The most frequent, and most accurate, associations include Mediterranean lust for life, a diverse culture, arts and culinary delights.


Lodged at the stately boutique hotel Castello de Nero read more » you may look forward to an experience that involves all five senses. It is not without reason that the Castello de Nero has won one of the sought-after memberships with “The Small Leading Hotels of the World”.


Located between the two most famous Tuscan cities Florence and Siena in the picturesque village Tavarnella Val di Pesa, the Castello de Nero offers refined accommodation for the discerning globetrotter in a quiet setting.


The venerated estate dates back as far as the 12th century. Certainly, the house’s long and colourful history is almost palpable and adds to the quaint but elegant flair.


It is the most romantic setting to marry your loved one. The old chapel is richly decorated with frescos and set amidst a lush, wonderfully kept garden. A memorable day is guaranteed!


Of course, the centuries have brought quite a few changes: The estate’s former kitchen nowadays accommodates the bar. Sample the select grappas and Tuscan wines and it becomes easy to picture yourself in the position of the noble folk that used to tread these halls.


The old stables have been most charmingly converted into the gourmet temple La Torre. It is a matter of honour for the dedicated chefs that every piece of bread, pastry and pasta is homemade.


Indulge in the tantalising treats on the terrace, eyes feasting on the Chianti Valley panorama or, on a cold night, in all comfort in front of the fireplace in the restaurant. Buon appetito!


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The Castello del Nero nestles amidst lush olive orchards, cypresses and extensive vineyards that recall the gentle elegance of long past, regal days. The quaint charm extends itself to the fifty rooms read more » and suites that betray the hand of the Belgian interior designer Alain Mertens.


All of the units are not only generously large and cosy but also command a view of the olive orchards, where you may spot wild pigs, deer and pheasants. The supremely graceful eighteen suites sport the original frescos and ceiling paintings.


Indeed, the Italian Fine Arts Commission became involved when the Castello del Nero was last renovated. The Commission provided advice on how best to conserve the cultural treasures for generations to come.


Certainly, the fine style and preserved art is what first strikes the eye. Modern creature comforts complete the ambience and pleasantly surprise even the most seasoned traveller.


No two suites are alike. The free-standing bathtub invites you to indulge in a regal, foam-topped soak. Moreover, marble washbasins and luxurious showers set the tone.


Entertainment is provided by the flat-screen TV and the high-speed internet connects you to the rest of the world. On a hot day, the air-conditioning system promises quick relief.


The thirty two rooms have also been designed on an individual basis. The gently sloping ceiling is supported by elegant beams. Every unit is unique but sorted into one of three categories: Classic, Executive and Deluxe.


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Nature and art – the Tuscany boasts an abundance of both. Those that cherish a well balanced combination of Mother Nature’s and mankind’s greatest works have certainly chosen the right destination.


Explore read more » the rolling hills and lush valleys. And on a different day, visit the many art galleries and museums. Especially Florence exhibits legendary works that carry famous signatures: Botticelli, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci have all left their artistic footprints in Florence.


Boccaccio wrote the Decameron in Florence and Dante the Devine Comedy. Michelangelo’s David may well be the world’s most famous statue. And generation upon generation has gazed in wonder upon da Vinci’s Baptism of Christ.


It is more than convenient that the luxurious Castello del Nero offers a daily shuttle that runs between Florence and the hotel. And having explored Florence to your heart’s content there is still Siena to be discovered.


With just a little luck on your side, you may witness the Palio, the legendary Italian horse races. Returning to the Castello del Nero at night, after a long day filled with arts, culture or hiking, why not treat yourself to a supremely relaxing massage at the hotel’s first-class spa?


The spa is the perfect place to realign body, mind and soul. Surrender yourself to caring, professional hands. And then, there are the region’s many delightful delicacies!


The excellent Tuscan vineyards do not only charm the palates of connoisseurs. A little wine tasting is just as enjoyable for the connoisseur as it is for the interested amateur.


Your palate will also receive sensational stimulation from the Tuscan’s culinary treasures. The most dedicated may enlist for a cooking course that will unravel the secrets of the Italian cuisine.


The options are next to endless. Allow INTOSOL to take you on an unforgettable journey to Tuscany. Fine wine and food, plenty of cultural sights and history, all set amidst stunning nature and, of course, the charming Catello del Nero! Welcome!


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