Superbly situated amongst the Chianti vines within one of the most beautiful stretches of Tuscan countryside, the majestic Ombrone valley, this delightful hotel is a former 11th century medieval village now lovingly restored and refurbished as a stunning countryside retreat.
Castel Monastero boasts a superb wine cellar, where guests can sample the very best of the wines produced in the surrounding vineyards. A variety of sophisticated gastronomic experiences and cooking courses can also be enjoyed, with Tuscan cuisine interpreted by Chef Fabrizio Peruzzi in combination with Gordon Ramsay.
Elsewhere, the superb 1000 square metre spa offers exclusive product lines and a wide range of revitalising treatments, while the gym and three swimming pools are great for working out or relaxing. Other activities in the vicinity include guided tours of Tuscany and Chianti, polo at the nearby Villa Sesta Polo Club, golf at the magnificent 18-hole Golf Club Ugolino, and black and white truffle hunting in autumn. A holiday at Castel Monastero really is indulgent, beautiful and relaxing!
Castel Monastero comprises 74 rooms and suites, as well as one villa with three bedrooms. All rooms have been designed to enhance the rustic charm of this ancient retreat, boasting spectacular views of the vineyards and gardens.
When you’re not eating, spend your days watching polo matches at the Villa Sesta Polo Club, which is located just a few kilometres away. For golf enthusiasts, a fantastic 18-hole golf club is also just an hour’s drive away. Back at the hotel take advantage of the magnificent spa, gym and three swimming pools -
We highly recommend making the most of your stay in this stunning part of the world by embarking on a guided tour of Tuscany and Chianti. A variety of tailor-made bicycle excursions will take guests of all abilities to the fabulous Rapale, Podere Marocco and Castelnuovo Berardenga. Alternatively, experience Tuscany from the air with an unforgettable hot air balloon trip. Soak up the unbelievable views of sweeping vineyards, wheat fields, farms and picturesque villages. In the autumn you’ll also be able to go black and white truffle hunting in the Tuscan countryside. This is a brilliant trip if you’re looking for an authentic adventure and some beautiful views.
The two restaurants, Contrada and La Cantina, at Castel Monastero bring together the passionate, traditional flavours of Tuscany and a sumptuous, creative menu devised by Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay.
Gourmet restaurant Contrada focuses on serving fresh, local products that are directly selected by the chefs. Facing the piazza, this elegant eatery is divided into two lounges and also offers regular wine, oil and cheese tasting events.
La Cantina is perfect for a quick lunch or a casual dinner. Set in the property’s medieval wine cellars, this delightful Tuscan restaurant boasts high vaulted ceilings and visible stone walls, not to mention sensuous cuisine and an exceptional wine list.
The culinary portfolio is completed with the tearoom at the spa, and the wine bar featuring the most famous labels of Tuscan wines.
Don’t miss out on one of the fabulous cooking courses with renowned Italian chefs and wine waiters who are really keen to showcase the best of Tuscan flavours. The ‘Tuscan Retreat Cookery Program’ is a particular highlight, teaching guests how to recreate some of the dishes at Castel Monastero in their own homes – the perfect souvenir!
Monastero d'Ombrone, 90 minutes transfer from Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport.