Among the hills of Siena, in the heart of Val d’Orcia Natural Park, the Tuscan tradition is defined by history and nature, by art and flavour. This is where it lives, constructed as a medieval fortress in the year 1000 and reborn in patrician grace during the Renaissance as the Castello di Velona – Tuscan Resort & Spa.
A luxury castle in the heart of Renaissance Tuscany: an open window on history’s landscape. The castle was a medieval fortress built in the 11th Century and the oldest part still in existence is the 12th Century watchtower, which was the scene of clashes between the republics of Siena and Florence. The main loggia is from the high Renaissance, an era during which the castle was converted into a residential villa. During the same era, the Castle was depicted in the maps painted on frescoes by Ignazio Danti in the Vatican. Records of this are kept in the castle’s library. The rear was built in later times according to neo-medieval design. A courtyard open to artistic itineraries.
In 2011, the Castello di Velona – Tuscan Resort & Spa will reopen its doors to the public after an extensive expansion project that has lasted three years, involving a total of 46 rooms and suites, a new restaurant with panoramic terrace and a 1500 square metre thermal spa. It has become a magical and unique place for relaxation and wellbeing, for arts enthusiasts and for connoisseurs of great wines.
– 24-hour front desk
– Rooms/facilities for disabled guests
– Safety deposit box
– Air conditioning
– Spa & Wellness centre
– Horse riding
– Outdoor swimming pool
– Indoor swimming pool
– Room service
– Babysitting/child services
– Bikes available (free of charge)
– Wi-Fi is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge
– Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed)
Inviting and refined rooms where history’s charm blends with modern design and comfort.The Castello di Velona – Tuscan Resort & Spa offers 46 rooms, divided between the “Castello” area and the “Spa” area. All 46 rooms and suites are elegantly appointed with period furniture, antiques and prized fabrics and materials.
The style of the “castle” rooms is warm and cosy with exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, terracotta tile floors and large decorative fireplaces. In each room, hand-made decorative motifs and paintings of different colour shades combine with the warm hues of fabrics and furnishings.
The 19 new rooms and suites of the castle’s new wing are characterised by a linear and contemporary design and by valuable materials such as travertine. Designer furnishings and large, hot spring baths complete the comfort of this luxury accommodation.
All of the rooms provide a stunning panoramic view of the Val d’Orcia and the vineyards that surround the Castello di Velona – Tuscan Resort & Spa.