Castello di Velona


Sitting in a spring pool on top of a hill with 360 degree views of Val d’Orcia is stunning day and night. There is a saying, the real luxury is to heighten your senses beneath a quiet starry sky.

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Castello di Velona is simply breathtaking, built on a 12th century fortress, witness of Etruscan and Roman civilizations. The rooms are very elegant, with antique furniture, embroiled fabrics, vaulted ceilings, terracotta tile floors. You feel that history charm blends with modern design and comfort.


This place is the peak of travel, leisure, culture, history, gastronomy. A luxury gateaway with an authentic appeal and an earthy feel to it.

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The wellness centre includes a sauna, a Turkish bath, and both indoor and outdoor pools. The indoor pool is a thermal pool and is a great way to relax after a day of exploration of the surrounding region.
The regional cuisine in Castello di Velona is excellent, accompanied by two of the best wines in the region, Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino. For diversity, you can have lunch and a tour at the Poggio Antico vineyard. The food here is incredible. You can book a private winery tour at Sestadispora where you can taste some of the most wonderful Brunello wine. As activities, you can horse riding through this beautiful countryside or visit the medieval village of San Gimignano with its striking towers, or nearby Siena.

Best Brunello di Montalcino wine list

The concierge can be extremely helpful in arranging a cooking class as well as providing information about the various wineries in the area.
This hotel exceeds one’s expectations! I rate it as one of the top favorite hotel experiences in the world!
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Montalcino landscape

This hotel is a member of Small Luxury Hotels (SLH).


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