Castello di Velona Tuscany - Italy

Castello di Velona Tuscany - Italy

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A thousand years of history in a union of Art, Nature, Beauty, Good Taste and Style. Standing above the old Via Clodia, which connected southern Etruria to Rome, Velona Castle was built as a medieval fortress in the 11th century.

The Watchtower remains intact from the 12th century, a reminder of the old rivalry between Siena and Florence. The rear part of the Castle is from the late medieval period.

In the Renaissance, a period which gave us the Main Loggia, the Castle was turned into a residential villa; “Velona” is represented in frescoed maps in the Vatican by the famous cosmographer, geographer and mathematician from Perugia Ignazio Danti.

Darkness fell over the Castle for many centuries, until 1997, when it was resurrected from the ruins and turned into a luxury relais, thanks to restructuring work that retained the original structure of the residence. The company Podere Castello 1997 srl, which purchased the property in 2003, undertook renovation and extension works, supervised by Ing. Fabiani, the result being the modern-day Castello di Velona Resort, Thermal SPA & Winery.

Looking onto the unforgettable Val d’Orcia sunsets and the estate’s vineyards, the 46 bedrooms and suites of Castello di Velona Resort, Thermal SPA & Winery, divided into two types, Castle and Sunset, are luxurious settings dedicated to wellness, nature, colours and the history of Tuscan tradition.

The Castle’s old cloister, now sheltered by a crystal dome, is the beating heart of the hotel.

Breakfast is served here in the morning, a rich buffet of sweet and savoury delicacies, all “homemade”.

Throughout the day guests may use the old-fashioned Lounge to eat quick snacks as well as delicious lunchtime dishes, from our à la carte menu, or relax reading a book, sample the imaginative cocktails prepared by our barman and, after dinner, sip fine liqueurs beneath the stars.

Next to the cloister, in a rustic and comfortable setting, dominated by a great fireplace, is the BAR, endowed with a large panoramic terrace where, in the summer months, breakfast is also served in the shade of the gazebo.

Located in the new wing of the Castle, the elegant gourmet restaurant Settimo Senso can accommodate up to 120 diners. It has a west-pointing panoramic terrace offering a great view of the Val d’Orcia. At sunset the panorama is unique, a natural backdrop for romantic dinners and special events.

The Chef proposes a sensory journey through dishes that are sophisticated but inspired by Tuscan culinary traditions, expertly and creatively re-interpreting the old flavours of this land.

Each dish is accompanied by fine wines, in particular the Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino produced by the Castello di Velona estate on its 5 hectares of vineyards, under its own name.

Situated in the swimming pool and wellness area, throughout the day guests can go to the Pool Bar for a break, with tasty light snacks and refreshing drinks on offer.

Tuscany’s hottest spa water spurts forth from the earth beneath Monte Amiata and penetrates this oasis of relaxation, creating a perfect mix of nature and wellness.

The spa water spring that gushes from Monte Amiata is the dominant natural element of Oli SPA, a structure covering 1,500 m2 and part of the Castello di Velona Resort, Thermal SPA & Winery.

It is here that we have created the most complete mix of wellbeing treatments and natural elements: the landscape, natural products and silence of the Val d’Orcia.

The perfection of the travertine marble is the dominant element of the wellness area. The use of this prestigious material, a Tuscan tradition, is also a reference to the mineral contained in the spa waters, which spurt forth in the two outdoor swimming pools and in the two indoor pools with Jacuzzi, all boasting a fine view of the Val d’Orcia, a Unesco world heritage site.

The five treatment cabins, two Turkish baths, sauna and ‘emotional showers’, just as all the treatments on offer, from body and face massages to scrubs and packs, are designed to offer sensory delights and total relaxation. Grapes and olive oil, local products, and other natural products, are used to give guests the body sensation of a perfect union between the territory, water and man.

Oli Spa offers couples the possibility of sharing in a private cabin a moment of relaxation and wellbeing, as well as the possibility of staying in one of the Hotel’s Spa Suites, where spa water is supplied directly to the tubs in the bedrooms, also fitted with private cabins for treatments enjoyed in the privacy of one’s own room.

  • Castle Junior Suite

    Aproximate Surface Area 40 sq. m.

    Max. 2 persons

    King Size Bed 

    Elegant rooms, stylish furnishings and a large lounge area for the utmost comfort during ones stay. Situated in the old part of the Castle, the Castle Junior Suites enhance the architectural features of the original structure, such as terracotta tiled floors, vault ceilings and exposed beams, with the addition of stylish elements and modern touches for complete comfort. These rooms are endowed with a large, elegantly furnished day zone, making them ideal for longer stays. The marble-covered bathrooms are fitted with tub or shower and a single washbasin, and some offer a spectacular view of the Val dOrcia.

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  • Castle Balcony Suite

    Aproximate Surface Area 50 sq. m.

    Max. 2 persons

    King Size Bed

    A private balcony looking onto the Val dOrcia for exclusive moments of relaxation. Elegant and sophisticated, the Castle Balcony Suites have stylish rooms marked by antique furnishings, terracotta tile floors, vault ceilings and exposed beams. Endowed with all modern comforts, these spacious suites have a separate day zone and a private balcony with furniture, in order to enjoy unforgettable moments of peace and relaxation. The marble-covered bathrooms are fitted with tub or shower and a single washbasin, and some offer a spectacular view of the Val dOrcia.

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  • Castle Room

    Aproximate Surface Area 35 sq. m.

    Max. 2 persons

    King Size Bed

    Comfortable and elegant rooms looking onto the uncontaminated Val D'Orcia countryside. Situated in the original castle area, the Castle Rooms retain features of Tuscan tradition, with the typical exposed beams and vault ceilings. The bathrooms are marble-covered, fitted with tub and shower, and have a single washbasin. Some look onto the valley. The Castle Rooms are Velona Castles simplest offer, but they provide the same comfort and warm and relaxing atmosphere as that found elsewhere in the hotel.

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  • Sunset Junior Suite

    Aproximate Surface Area 42 sq. m.

    Max. 2 persons

    King Size Bed

    The luxury of a real spa bath and large lounge area for the utmost comfort. Situated in the new wing of the castle, the Sunset Junior Suites offer absolute comfort and wellbeing. Large and comfortable, they are elegantly decorated in a linear and contemporary style, with delicate and warm colours of Tuscan tradition, and equipped with all modern conveniences. These suites have a large lounge area for the utmost relaxation, even during long stays, as well as an outdoor space with furniture looking onto the Val dOrcia. The large travertine-covered bathrooms have bath tubs with spa water and shower, twin washbasins and separate lavatory.

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  • Castle Family Suite

    Aproximate Surface Area 60/80 sq. m.

    Max. 4 persons

    King Size Beds 

    Ideal for families, they have two bedrooms and large, refined rooms. The Family Suites have two bedrooms, a large lounge area and one or two bathrooms. These suites are the ideal solution for families, and can easily accommodate up to 4 persons. Elegantly furnished with antique furniture and features typical of Tuscan tradition, such as exposed beams, vault ceilings, terracotta tile floors and large decorative fireplaces. Some of these suites are on two storeys. The marble-covered bathrooms are fitted with tub or shower and a single washbasin, and some boast a fine view. Each apartment offers an enchanting view of the Val dOrcia and the vineyards that surround the castle.

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  • Castle Terrace Suite

    Aproximate Surface Area 65 sq. m.

    Max. 3 persons

    King Size Beds

    A private terrace looking onto the Val dOrcia, equipped with a large spa water tub for an unforgettable stay. The Castle Terrace Suite is one of a kind: it opens onto a large private terrace, and is endowed with a large outdoor spa water tub, from which a remarkable view of the Val d'Orcia can be enjoyed.

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  • Sunset Spa Junior Suite

    Aproximate Surface Area 50 sq. m.

    Max. 2 persons

    King Size Bed

    Absolute comfort and wellbeing in complete privacy. Large and comfortable suites situated in the new wing of the castle, the Sunset Spa Junior Suites look westwards where, every evening, the beautiful sunset can be admired, painting the Val DOrcia a thousand colours.

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  • Sunset Suite

    Aproximate Surface Area 50 sq. m.

    Max. 3 persons

    King Size Beds

    Elegant and spacious solutions, with a separate lounge area, spa bath and private patio. The Sunset Suites are in the new wing of the castle, and provide the luxury of a real spa bath. The rooms, divided into day zone and night zone, are decorated with delicate and warm colours, and have a linear and contemporary style, inspired by Tuscan tradition.

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  • Sunset Spa Suite

    Aproximate Surface Area 72 sq. m.

    Max. 3 persons

    King Size Beds

    The luxury of a private SPA in the privacy of ones own suite. Situated in the new wing of the castle and looking onto the Val dOrcia, these suites look westwards, affording views of the uncontaminated countryside and unforgettable sunsets that paint the sky a thousand different colours every evening.

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  • Sunset Room

    Aproximate Surface Area 35 sq. m.

    Max. 2 persons

    King Size Bed

    Relaxation and wellbeing are guaranteed in these elegant rooms, decorated in a contemporary style and supplied with spa water in the bathroom. There is also an outdoor space with furniture. Situated in the new wing of the Castle, these rooms are furnished in a contemporary style, with top-quality design elements and materials such as travertine marble and Corian.

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  • Wellness Break - Castello di Velona - Italy

    Treat yourself to a stay of well-being and relaxation in a setting of extraordinary beauty.

    One night wellness stay...

    Rates from USD 828
    Per room and per night
  • Tuscan Wellness Cuddle Package - Castello di Velona - Italy

    Breakfast and Dinner included.

    Dedicate time and care to your well-being totally lost in the peaceful Tuscan hills.

    Rates from USD 767
    Per room and per night
  • Velona Fall in Love - Castello di Velona - Italy

    Breakfast and Dinner included.

    Dedicate time and care to your well-being totally lost in the peaceful Tuscan hills.

    Rates from USD 835
    Per room and per night
  • Advance Purchase Offer - Castello di Velona - Italy

    Book at least 7 days before arrival and save 15%.

    Rates from USD 440
    Per room and per night
  • Long Stay Offer - Castello di Velona - Italy

    Stay at least 3 nights and save 20%.

    Rates from USD 440
    Per room and per night
Rooms46
Swimming PoolYES
Full BoardYES
Air conditionerYES
RestaurantYES
Central heatingYES
WI-FIYES
Tennis CourtNO
Credit CardYES
PetsYES
KidsYES
Concierge ServiceYES
Personalized PackagesYES
Private ChefYES
ButlerNO

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Castello di Velona

Castello di Velona

A thousand years of history in a union of Art, Nature, Beauty, Good Taste and Style. Standing above the old Via Clodia, which connected southern Etruria to Rome, Velona Castle was built as a medieval fortress in the 11th century.