One of the most beautiful stretches of countryside in Italy lies among Chianti vines, corn fields, chestnut forests and long rows of cypress trees: this is the Tuscany of the Ombrone Valley - a land blessed with masterpieces of painting and food and the greatest, unparalleled art of knowing how to live life. Castel Monastero, a fantastic Country House Resort, stands in this unique corner of the world, just 23 km from Siena. A small but intact medieval village called Monastero dell'Ombrone survives from the 11th century and is recorded in the archives of the era.
Today, within these thousand-year-old walls, 76 guestrooms and suites and a villa of pure elegance radiates. You can sense the glorious past of this village in the air, among the 4 hectares of unspoilt greenery and at a hair's breadth away in the luxury of the most exquisite Italian hospitality. In keeping with the fascination of the hotel, there is a gourmet restaurant, a cellar where guests can sample the best Tuscan wines and a SPA where guests can relax and feel at peace.
This is a wonderfully enticing corner for a holiday in which to discover Italian culture, for a romantic honeymoon or for a wedding in the intimate little church within the walls of the resort.
Castel Monastero is the ideal starting point for a holiday of art and wine tasting in Tuscany.
True masterpieces of Italian painting and cuisine can be found a few kilometres from our hotel. Every day, a different, exciting itinerary is available, based on relaxation, culture and pleasure. You will be enchanted by the beauty of Siena and the energy of the Palio, as well as San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Pienza, Sovana, Pitigliano and Volterra.
Then there are the magnificent frescoes of Simone Martini, Ambrogio Lorenzetti and Piero della Francesca, as well as the traditions of high Tuscan gastronomy, which may be discovered in Castellina in Chianti, Radda and Greve in Chianti, and Montalcino.
Since the eleventh century, Castel Monastero has shone forth amongst the most beautiful hills of the Chianti region.
Today, this small medieval village is dedicated to the art of Italian hospitality. Located in a strategic position, just 23 km from Siena and 90 km from Florence, our perfectly preserved hotel offers the pleasure of discovering and experiencing an authentic taste of Tuscany.
The buildings of this historic noble residence, divided into "contrade", house 75 rooms and suites of various sizes, as well as an independent villa.
Each ambience, inspired by an elegant and rustic Tuscan style, is enhanced by a magnificent view of the village square (piazza di Castel Monastero) and of the surrounding fields and vineyards. Peace and relaxation are omnipresent.
While painters are born, travellers are made and no land has aroused the curiosity, the enthusiasm and the culture of entire generations more than Tuscany. Certainly, not all of them have had the luck to begin their journey in the enchantment of Castel Monastero. In fact a few kilometres from our village, along roads of pure delight, can be found masterpieces of art and of the highest culinary tradition.
Every day, a discovery. Every day a different itinerary passing through unspoiled scenery. Every day, on your return, a massage and a candle-lit dinner. And together, over a romantic meal for two or with your friends, you will recall the frescoes of Piero della Francesca and the perfect walls of Monteriggioni, the Renaissance utopia of Pienza and the gastronomic glory of Castellina in Chianti. And again, to surprise you, there'll be a sunset over Pitigliano and a stroll around the Etruscan necropolises of Sovana.