- Majestically located in the heart of Val d’Orcia, Castello di Velona is a historical XIth century fortress, renovated into an exclusive Five Star Relais, featuring a Thermal SPA and Winery, producing two of the most renowned wines worldwide: Rosso and Brunello di Montacino.
- In one of Tuscany’s most famous wine regions, just outside Montalcino, this renovated castle perches high above some of the area’s best Brunello vineyards and the exquisite Franciscan abbey of Sant’ Antimo. The hotel’s wellness facilities are particularly good, encompassing natural thermal baths and an excellent spa.
- Situated only 8 km away from the village of Montalcino, the castle overlooks the peaceful Val d’Orcia, a landscape of olive trees and vineyards, which produce the world-famous, wine Brunello di Montalcino.
- The Castello di Velona’s 26 Castle suites, with their traditional furnishings, are reminiscent of a magical castle, while the 19 new Sunset rooms and suites feature contemporary styles.
- Enjoy the best gourmet Italian cuisine at our SETTIMO SENSO Restaurant or the Tuscan tradition at our BRUNELLO Restaurant. Taste the Brunello di Montalcino wine, produced by the hotel, or visit Montalcino.
- The OLISPA is a true oasis of wellness and relaxation where one can fully regenerate its body, mind and spirit. Distributed over an area of 1500 sq. the OLISPA comprises five elegant treatment rooms with view of the Val d’Orcia, Wet Area with two Turkish baths, a panoramic sauna, ice fountain and the emotional showers that stimulate all senses through aromatherapy and chromo therapy.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
This tour is the ideal way to keep the youngsters busy, along with an educational activity highlighting the important steps in grapes’ growth.
Interactive activities, bubbles, fun and colorful magic shows with stories and
During the guided tour of the farm, you can see with your own eyes what it means to live a pleasant life today here in the Orcia Valley. We show you daily life from the barn to the dairy. Get to know local animals from donkeys to sheep while we will explain their role here on the farm. After that, we take you with us to the dairy where you can learn more about our cheeses, which you will then try during a cheese tasting.
Set on a hilltop in the southern tip of Montalcino in Tuscany, the thousand-year-old castle of Castello di Velona awaits your arrival. The castle offers spectacular 360-degree views of Brunello vineyards in Val d’Orcia and boasts its own thermal hot spring on site. Located 8 km from Montalcino, the castle overlooks the peaceful Val d’Orcia, a landscape of olive trees and vineyards, which produce the world-famous, wine Brunello of Montalcino. From the Castello di Velona, you will be able to visit the famous towns of Siena, Pienza, Montepulciano, San Quirico d’Orcia, Bagno Vignoni as well as the extraordinary beautiful Abbeys of Sant’Antimo and Monte Oliveto Maggiore.
Enjoy local Mediterranean specialties and indulge in exceptional Brunello di Montalcino wine that is produced directly on the estate exclusively for guests. The expansive travertine SPA offers adjoined indoor and outdoor natural thermal water pools, sauna, steam baths, ice falls, and sensory showers for wellness aficionados. History and innovation blend throughout the property. The Castle Wing’s classic rooms reflect the property’s original appearance and the UNESCO Wing is a contemporary concept that features thermal water-equipped travertine bathtubs and panoramic sunset views.
Rooms are divided between the castle property where antiques, wood-beamed ceilings, frescoes and fireplaces give them a more traditional feeling. The more contemporary spa rooms come with private patios, and bathtubs use water from the thermal water that is naturally produced under the property.
Some Superior Rooms have characteristic architectural elements of the original structure such as terracotta floors, table, armchair and chairs, wrought iron bed, to which are added elements of style and modernity for total comfort such as, for example, comfortable Simmons mattresses. The marble bathroom features a shower in the bathtub or only a shower and single or double washbasin.
Comfortable and finely furnished Deluxe Room with breath-taking view over the Val D’Orcia Landscape. Located in the original area of the Middle Age Fortress, our Deluxe Room have been renewd in an elegant and warm Tuscan style with oaked exposed beams or vaulted ceilings, some with fireplace, guaranteed comfort with Simmons mattresses.
Located in the historic area of the Castle, the Suites enhance the architectural elements characteristic of the original structure of the Castle: terracotta floors and ceilings with exposed beams and style elements. These rooms, with comfortable Simmons mattresses, equipped with a living room separated from the sleeping area, all with a sofa and comfortable seating, many of which have a fireplace, are elegantly furnished and ideal for long stays. Most with a spectacular view of the Val D’Orcia vineyards.
Balcony Junior Suite
Elegant and refined, some Balcony Junior Suites feature stylish interiors characterized by period furnishings, terracotta floors and vaulted ceilings or exposed beams, others, more modern in style, have King-size beds and comfortable Simmons mattresses. Each Junior Suite offers a wonderful view of the Val d’Orcia and the Brunello di Montalcino vineyards that surround the Castle. Equipped with every modern comfort, these spacious suites have a private furnished balcony, where you can enjoy unforgettable moments of peace and relaxation.
Arranged on two levels, The Family Suites, between 80 square meters. and 150 square meters, are the only types with two bedrooms, a large living area and a large area with bathrooms. Elegantly furnished with antique furniture and elements that recall the Tuscan tradition such as exposed beams, terracotta floors and large decorative fireplaces. Each apartment offers a spectacular view of the Val d’Orcia and the Brunello di Montalcino vineyards surrounding the Castle.
UNESCO View terrace Junior Suite
Located inside the Monumental part of the Castle walls, the UNESCO View Junior Suite, are characterized by contemporary design and offer absolute comfort, with King-size bed and Simmons matresses, in the name of well-being with bathtubs with the same thermal water that feeds the pools of the spa. All with a private patio/garden equipped with table, chairs and sunbeds and a large umbrella for comfort in absolute privacy where you can admire a wonderful landscape on the vineyards and on the World Heritage Site and you can enjoy unforgettable sunsets over the Val d’Orcia.
UNESCO View Terrace Suite
From the large private patio / garden, equipped with table chairs and sun loungers and a large umbrella, you can admire a wonderful landscape over the vineyards and the heritage of Humanity with unforgettable sunsets over the Val d’Orcia and our Brunello di Montalcino vineyards. Elegant and spacious (55 square meters), the Suites with panoramic terrace have a separate bedroom from the living room with a large sofa bed, desk, table and chairs and furnishings with a linear and contemporary style with warm references to the Tuscan tradition, with a comfortable king size bed and Simmons mattresses.
UNESCO View Terrace Royal Suite
Elegant and spacious (80 sqm.), the Unesco View Terrace Royal Suite, has a spacious bedroom with king-sized bed and Simmons mattress, with a beautiful view of the vineyards of Brunello of Montalcino and on the Val D’Orcia, separated from the living room by a comfortable sofa, armchairs, desk, table and chairs furnished with soft colors and a linear and contemporary style, with warm references to Tuscan tradition and French windows overlooking the Val D’Orcia, terrace and big private garden overlooking Brunello of Montalcino’s wineyards.
Pool Terrace Suite
Located in the Ancient South Tower of the Castle with a large private terrace of 150 square meters, (equipped with: gazebo, large stone table and chairs, 2 comfortable sun loungers and umbrella) overlooking the vineyards of Brunello of Montalcino and on Val d’Orcia and equipped with a large pool of pure hot thermal water for unforgettable moments both in summer and winter with the best 180 ° view of Tuscany. The elegant interiors are divided between the sleeping area with a comfortable Queen-sized bed and Simmons mattress and the large living room.
Pool Terrace Apartment
2 connecting rooms for a total of 310 sqm.: Pool Terrace Suite + Family Suite joined by a staircase with exclusive private entrance. The Pool Terrace Suite, 80 square meters, is equipped with all the comforts to ensure you an incredible stay. Located on the ground floor of the Ancient South Tower of the Castle with a large private terrace. Our Family Suite, 95 square meters, located on the upper floor connected with a private internal staircase, it has two bedrooms: one with a double bed, the other with two separate beds and comfortable Simmons mattresses, plus a large living area and a large separate bathroom with two sinks, whirlpool tub and separate shower stall.
UNESCO View Terrace Royal Apartment
2 Connecting rooms: 1 UNESCO View Terrace Royal Suite + 1 UNESCO Family Junior Suite (for a total of 120 sqm.), joined by a private corridor with an exclusive entrance to this apartment. The UNESCO View Terrace Royal Suite (80sqm), has a spacious bedroom with King-sized bed and Simmons mattress with a beautiful view of the vineyards of Brunello of Montalcino and the Val D’Orcia, separated from the living room by a large sofa, armchairs, desk, table and chairs furnished with soft colors and a linear and contemporary style, with warm references to Tuscan tradition and French window overlooking the Val D’Orcia.
With the aromas of the herbs and spices and typical colours of the tuscan countryside, the vineyards and olive groves surrounding the castle, the hotel’s wine and food offer fully satisfies the body and soul, both in the rustic Il Brunello in the historical part of the castle, and in the modern setting of the Settimo Senso Restaurant, created in the new wing. The rooms inside look onto the val d’orcia thanks to the panoramic terraces of the Castle’s two restaurants, one to the east, exposed to the first rays of the sun, the other to the west, pointing towards the sunset. Here guests experience complete sensory emotions, immersed in the silence and romance of the landscape, sampling fine wines and the olive oil produced by the castle estate, and tasting the specialities of regional tuscan and mediterranean italian cuisine, a blend of creativity in the kitchen and respect for the seasons and for genuine ingredients.
The chef also accepts special requests, preparing the menu directly with the guest, in order to create a unique gourmet experience. Brunello di Montalcino, produced in the 5 hectares of vineyards on the estate, is top of the wine list, to be tasted in the internal cloister, the veritable hub of Velona Castle, enclosed overhead by a glass dome. There is also the Dolce Vita Pool Restaurant, in the swimming pool and wellness area, where at any time of day it is possible to find a refreshing drink, aperitif, barbecue, pizza and other tasty dishes.
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.
Settimo Senso Restaurant
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 Val d’Orcia. At sunset the panorama is unique, a natural backdrop for romantic dinners and special events.
Da Caino 2 Michelin Restaurant
It was 1971 when Angela and Carisio, known as Caino, opened a wine shop where they could keep cold meats, cheeses and some cold preparations. Since then, much has been done and is today among the best in Italy, renowned at home as well as abroad. The seasons with their colors, scents and flavors, their shapes, are the protagonists of Valeria Piccini’s cuisine, an immediate cuisine with strong tastes typical of Maremma. From this magical land and from this food and wine experience you can be tempted and that’s why the same oil served at the tables coming from the family production can be purchased at the wine shop along with other specialties.
Il Silene 1 Michelin Restaurant
Ristorante Silene has over a hundred years of history. It started out as a tavern, later becoming a restaurant; in the last twenty years it has completed its natural course by way of gourmet cuisine. I show attention to the nature of the land and its products in the way I experiment with foods that come from the Tuscan rural tradition.
Dolce Vita Pool Restaurant
Situated in the swimming pool and wellness area, throughout the day guests can go to the Pool Restaurant for a break, with tasty light snacks or typical Tuscan and Mediterranean cuisine with barbecue, fresh fish and pizza and refreshing drinks on offer. Once a week the Dolce Vita Restaurant go live with a special Dinner Menu (available also for Guests of Half Board and Full Board) and a marvelous evening pool side, in the magnificent scenery of the sunset over val d’Orcia and Brunello vineyards.
Walter’s cuisine is based on the use of the best local products combined with the freedom of processing and assembly that fantasy suggests him. Patience and refinement are peculiarities of his work. His inspirations come from the best that seasonality of nature has to offer. He likes to immerse himself in fruit and vegetable stalls or personally visit local producers.
Castello di Velona provides a launch pad to lots of esteemed wineries and hill towns, but one can also choose to partake in treatments and stay poolside, or else make use of the extensive set of natural thermal baths (inside and out), plus an excellent spa with sauna, steam baths, ice falls, and sensory showers.
The outdoor pools overlooking the Val d’Orcia, offeri a stunning view of the surrounding countryside and the vineyards of the castle. The indoor and outdoor pools, all thermal, are also connected by a passage in the pool, in the water. Here the view sweeps 360° degrees around on the rolling Tuscan hills with the feeling of being magically suspended on the landscape. The water games and hydro massage beds in each of the pools, tickle with an energetic, yet relaxing massage that stimulates circulation and eases tension. A large area is dedicated to the solarium with large awnings that provide shade, king size gazebos and comfortable chaise longue to ensure a total relaxation and a pure wellness experience.
Inside the Spa, guests will find a very private bath with Jacuzzi in the wet area, and a larger circular pool connected by a small tunnel to the outdoor pools, to comfortably swim outside in the water embrace. The OLISPA is a true oasis of wellness and relaxation where one can fully regenerate its body, mind and spirit. In all the areas of the spa dominates the Travertine, a prestigious Tuscan marble, which conveys a fine and linear design to this wellness paradise. Every corner of the OLISPA is designed to provide a complete sensory experience: the wet area, with a Jacuzzi, a large panoramic sauna with two windows, two Turkish baths, emotional showers and an ice waterfall, a relax room with fruit and herbal teas and a warm circular pool with thermal water.
At guests’ disposal there are six elegant treatment cabins, some of which are double rooms for couples massages, where you can rely on expert hands for massages and complete beauty treatments. And to relax after a balneotherapy session and refresh yourself with a drink or snack between treatments, just take advantage of the relaxation area and our Pool Bar.
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