At Castello di Vicarello history lives on each path, in each stone, and every wall sings a song of the ancient past. We invite you to share an experience of a lifetime.
-Aurora and Carlo Baccheschi Berti
2012 101 Best Hotels in the World Tatler
2011 Best Spas in the world Traveller UK
2009 101 Best Hotels in the World Tatler
2008 Award – best Maison d’Hotels Hotel & Lodge
2007 Andrew Harper Grand Award Winner
2005 Hot List – 60 new best hotel in the world GQ Japan
2005 Hot List – 60 new best hotel in the world Traveller UK
2005 Hot List – 60 new best hotel in the world Traveller USA
2004 25 New best hotels in Italy Travel & Leisure
Sensitively restored and elegantly decorated the guest suites feature original stone and brick walls and a tasteful mélange of antique and modern furniture, with an oriental touch testifying many years spent in Indonesia.
Four suites overlook the castle courtyard, paved with ancient flagstones, while three more occupy outbuildings in the midst of a verdant garden of white roses, lavender and ancient olive trees.
Castello di Vicarello is a destination for all seasons.
In the spring, the fragrance of flowers remains in the air.
In summer you can relax at the edge of the 2 pools and the breeze coming from the sea cools the evenings.
Autumn is the time of harvest of grapes, olives, mushrooms and the forest is cloaked in autumn colors.
Always open to guests, central to the castle’s intimate house- party spirit, this stone clad realm of good aromas and taste sensations is an irresistible draw. Here are taking place the cooking classes held by Aurora.
Come to swap recipes while chopping the parsley, take an impromptu course in homemade pasta or simply watch the action over a glass of robust red wine, produce of Carlos’s vineyard. And then, at lunch or dinner, sample the results: a light, creative Tuscan cuisine, based on herbs and vegetables from the Castle’s own kitchen garden.
Even if Vicarello’s Castle vineyard is pretty young, the three red wines that produces (two of them are organic) have already received appreciations and prices.
Wine lovers are welcome to follow the various stages of production in these magnificent vineyards planted sapling, from early winter pruning to the harvest in September and to discover the secrets of taking part in a wine tasting held personally by Carlo in the most picturesque location.
Seated in a perfect position between the mountains and the coast, Castello di Vicarello makes one of Tuscany’s most sought-after-extra-virgin olive oils.
Come for the November harvest, and follow the pressing of the tangy, translucent, golden-green new oil , then sample it the way the connoisseurs do, drizzled over a wedge of Tuscan bread with a dusting of salt.
Our wellness center integrates perfectly with the surrounding landscape.
After a long day, relax in our Sauna and steam bath, be gently pampered by choosing one of our massages
Enjoy a glass of “bollicine” at sunset looking at the view from our outdoor Jacuzzi.