A charming castle surrounded by the Tuscan countryside which offers the ultimate luxury in a timeless manner
Boasting panoramic views of the Tuscan hills which spread towards the Maremma coast, Castello di Vicarello is a beautifully-restored castle and estate built by the Republic of Siena over 900 years ago. The castle is surrounded by 40 hectares of private land with stunning sea views to the west, and rolling green hills and dense forests bordering the property, it is an idyllic and secluded retreat.
The estate’s expansive grounds boast ancient olive groves, an organic vegetable garden, bee hives, and farmland where children will love collecting fresh eggs from the henhouse for breakfast. Surrounding the estate are seven hectares of organically-grown vineyards, producing award-winning wines. The romantic gardens are ideal for hosting elegant events or fairytale wedding receptions.
Guests can take a refreshing dip in one of two swimming pools, enjoy a drink at the poolside bar, or relax in the outdoor lounge or on one of the many terraces and patios throughout the estate. Ideal for al fresco meals, there is a grassy terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. During warmer months, candlelit tables can be set up on the roof terrace, for a truly memorable meal.
Indoors, the castle’s buildings have been sensitively restored, preserving their original architectural features including exposed stone walls, stone and terracotta fireplaces, terracotta floors, and impressive vaulted ceilings. The atmosphere created is that of relaxed elegance, with each space carefully decorated with antique furnishings and ancient Italian ceramics, complemented by contemporary artworks.
Guests can socialise in the spacious lounge, or enjoy a fireside side drink in the cosy snug. The spacious Tuscan kitchen is ideal for cooking up Italian feasts, or enjoying a cooking class with the chef. Off the kitchen is the romantic glass-enclosed veranda, with beautiful garden views.
Nine well-appointed guest suites are spread throughout the castle and grounds. Each suite has been beautifully decorated with a tasteful mix of modern and antique furniture, and a unique Balinese touch, inspired by the owners’ years spent in Indonesia. On the top floor of the castle is the master suite, two suites are located in separate buildings in the garden – one of which boasts a private sauna, steam room and outdoor Jacuzzi – four suites overlook the courtyard, and two are located beside one of the pools. Each suite boasts en-suite facilities, and most have sitting areas and terraces or patios.
Castello di Vicarello is a haven for those who seek design-led properties which have preserved their character and authenticity.
MAIN VILLA – TOP FLOORSuite Torre (Master) - King-size bed, sitting area with fireplace, en-suite bathroom with bathtub (no shower), and private terrace with panoramic castle/valley views
GARDEN SUITESThe Spa Suite – King-size bed, two en-suite bathrooms with rain shower, sauna & steam rooms, and private terrace Jacuzzi, and valley & sea viewsDeluxe Grotta – 2 x queen-size beds, en-suite bathroom with rain shower, and private patio with castle/valley viewsCOURTYARD SUITESSuite Vicario – King-size bed, sitting area with antique daybed and fireplace, en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate shower, and courtyard/valley viewsSuite Giardino Segreto – King-size bed, sitting room with fireplace, en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate shower, private garden terrace, and courtyard/valley viewsSuite Sprone – King-size bed, living room with day bed and fireplace, en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate rain shower, and courtyard/valley viewsSuite Levante – King-size bed, living room/study with sofa bed, en-suite bathroom with rain shower, and courtyard/valley viewsPOOL SUITESSuite Villa Chiesna – King-size bed, living room with 2 x sofa beds, private wine cellar, en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate shower, and private patio with castle & valley viewsSuite Sassi – King-size bed, sitting area, en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate rain-shower, direct garden access, and valley views
Castello di Vicarello is located in the Maremma region in the South West of Tuscany, a stone’s throw from the charming village of Poggi del Sasso.
This authentic castle offers a plethora of activities and experiences centered on nature, food, wine and wellbeing. Guests can enjoy everything from yoga, hiking, horse riding and cycling, to truffle hunting, mushroom picking, and olive or grape harvesting, to wine tasting, cooking classes, and leather-working courses.
Within an easy drive are plenty of Tuscan towns and cities to explore including Montalcino, Grosseto, Siena, Florence, and Pisa. Guests can make the most of the proximity to the hot springs such as Terme di Saturnia, Terme di Petriolo, and Bagni San Filippo.
Distances (approx.)Poggi del Sasso – 15 minutes’ driveMontalcino – 45 minutes’ driveGrosseto – 45 minutes’ driveSiena – 1 hour’s driveFlorence – 2 hours, 20 minutes’ drivePisa – 2 hours, 20 minutes’ drive
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.
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