“This go-slow retreat might just be the most romantic hotel in Italy”.
Conde Nast Traveller

“This go-slow retreat might just be the most romantic hotel in Italy”.
Conde Nast Traveller

THE HOTEL
Castello di Vicarello

This 12th century castle in Tuscany has been transformed into a luxurious 9-suite retreat. The owners, who purchased the property in the 1970s, still treat it as their family’s country home, which makes a stay at Vicarello a completely personal and utterly spoiling experience. There’s nowhere more exquisite to immerse yourself in the slow, Tuscan way of life and you’ll be plotting ways
to join the family so you can come back to the bucolic views again and again.

THE HOTEL
Castello di Vicarello

This 12th century castle in Tuscany has been transformed into a luxurious 9-suite retreat. The owners, who purchased the property in the 1970s, still treat it as their family’s country home, which makes a stay at Vicarello a completely personal and utterly spoiling experience. There’s nowhere more exquisite to immerse yourself in the slow, Tuscan way of life and you’ll be plotting ways to join the family so you can come back to the bucolic views again and again.

THE EXPERIENCE
Maremma, Tuscany
With 40 hectares of private vineyards, olive groves, farmland and forests, Castello di Vicarello is a Tuscan natural treasure.

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Soak up sensational views over the rolling hills from one of the scene-stealing infinity pools or saddle-up and explore the grounds with a four-legged friend on horseback. When it’s time to refuel, make the most of fresh farm-to-table cuisine with a traditional Italian cooking lesson in the castle’s 11th century kitchen. With food taken care of, it’d be rude not to taste the fruits of the vineyards… just some of the authentic Tuscan experiences to be had in your new home-from-home.

Re-energised and keen to venture further? Hike from Vicarello’s own land into the woods of Macchia Mediterranea, then down to the Ombrone river – or drive to 1,700m Monte Amiata, which hides secret valleys and well-marked trails. Otherwise, take a bike and enjoy miles of hilly but mostly quiet roads; Vicarello can arrange a picnic to accompany your adventure. Golfers can play a round at Punta Ala or Pelagone course (55-minute drive). For more of a thrill, visit Valle di Buriano, a private wild boar hunting reserve offering 400 hectares of wilderness: the perfect setting for a Tuscan hunting weekend.

For an immersion in Italian history, explore Tuscan towns such as Montalcino (famous for its Brunello wines!), Castiglione d’Orcia (well-known for its fortified rocca), and beautiful Siena, which is just half an hour drive away.

For beaches, head to the Argentario coast (Porto Ercole, for instance) which is one hour and thirty minutes away. Stop by Capalbio and uncover brightly painted sculptures between the trees at artist Niki de Saint Phalle’s Tarot Garden in Capalbio. Have lunch at exclusive yet unassuming beach clubs such as La Dogana or La Macchia. The sea can also be enjoyed by cruising on the family’s own boat: an Itama 38 Andros Yacht.

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THE EXPERIENCE
Maremma, Tuscany
With 40 hectares of private vineyards, olive groves, farmland and forests, Castello di Vicarello is a Tuscan natural treasure.

READ MORE

Soak up sensational views over the rolling hills from one of the scene-stealing infinity pools or saddle-up and explore the grounds with a four-legged friend on horseback. When it’s time to refuel, make the most of fresh farm-to-table cuisine with a traditional Italian cooking lesson in the castle’s 11th century kitchen. With food taken care of, it’d be rude not to taste the fruits of the vineyards… just some of the authentic Tuscan experiences to be had in your new home-from-home.

Re-energised and keen to venture further? Hike from Vicarello’s own land into the woods of Macchia Mediterranea, then down to the Ombrone river – or drive to 1,700m Monte Amiata, which hides secret valleys and well-marked trails. Otherwise, take a bike and enjoy miles of hilly but mostly quiet roads; Vicarello can arrange a picnic to accompany your adventure. Golfers can play a round at Punta Ala or Pelagone course (55-minute drive). For more of a thrill, visit Valle di Buriano, a private wild boar hunting reserve offering 400 hectares of wilderness: the perfect setting for a Tuscan hunting weekend.

For an immersion in Italian history, explore Tuscan towns such as Montalcino (famous for its Brunello wines!), Castiglione d’Orcia (well-known for its fortified rocca), and beautiful Siena, which is just half an hour drive away.

For beaches, head to the Argentario coast (Porto Ercole, for instance) which is one hour and thirty minutes away. Stop by Capalbio and uncover brightly painted sculptures between the trees at artist Niki de Saint Phalle’s Tarot Garden in Capalbio. Have lunch at exclusive yet unassuming beach clubs such as La Dogana or La Macchia. The sea can also be enjoyed by cruising on the family’s own boat: an Itama 38 Andros Yacht.

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Evelina Conti services for luxury boutique hotels include sales and business development, partnerships, brand management, PR, communications & content strategy.