- A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, Como Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa in the heart of Chianti is ideally located close to the historic cities of Florence and Siena.
- Surrounded by 740 acres of rolling Tuscan hills, this is the first luxury hotel in the Chianti area to offer an exclusive destination spa. Como Shambhala Retreat is an elegant, cocooning sanctuary for therapeutic treatments including massage, yoga and Guinot facials.
- Picture-perfect landscapes, with olive groves and vineyards, provide a memorable backdrop for this 12th century castle located in Tuscany.
- The grandeur of the past can still be felt through the frescoes, family crests and vaulted ceilings that adorn many of the rooms and, in the midst of it all, our attentive staff offer you unparalleled indulgence at every turn.
- Each of our 50 rooms and suites has quintessentially Tuscan views of the estate, which is inhabited by pheasant, deer and wild boar and includes olive groves and vineyards.
- A standout among restaurants in Chianti, the 1-Michelin starred La Torre Restaurant uses only the freshest local produce to create Italian gourmet dishes.
- In addition to cultural tours and excursions around Tuscany, you will be able to immerse yourself in Tuscan culture with a range of experiences that take place at the hotel — from cooking classes and truffle hunting to stargazing and wine tastings.
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.
Learn to cook even the simplest ingredients with Italian flair, Executive Chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro has planned engaging and rewarding classes in Tuscan cuisine. Classes can be exclusive or for up to six guests, and can be tailored for families with children from nine years old. Gelato Classes by the Master Gelato Maker Sergio Dondoli in the enchanting Piazza della Cisterna in San Gimignano.
Guests descend an ancient staircase to our 12th century cellars, to taste Italian and Tuscan finest wines and olive oils, including extra virgin olive oil from our estate harvest. Tastings are conducted over a convivial one and half hours in the afternoon. Private events can also be arranged tackling any wine subject you are especially interested in exploring.
Bar classes are designed by our Head Barman sharing all his outstanding knowledge and passion for the world of cocktails, paired with delicious finger food.The programme includes commodity bases, an international cocktails review and a mixology practice of four cocktails.
The countryside surrounding Castello del Nero is typical of Tuscany’s rolling beauty, and guests are free to explore the estate at their leisure. There are four walks indicated, through the forests, between the rows of vines and olive groves and around lakes.
Castello del Nero has teamed up with the Astronomical Observatory of Chianti and is glad to offer you the exclusive possibility to meet with a professional telling you about the galaxies far away to give you an experience to remember.
Tour the beautiful hill towns in a FIAT 500 or Vespa, admire the enchanting Tuscan views from above on a helicopter or a hot balloon ride; or for an alternative option take advantage of our scheduled shuttle to visit Siena and Florence.
See Tuscany through the eyes of a professional guide, who will reveal history, culture, and local traditions.
Gioielleria Vettori, Castello del Nero Partner, offers its guests the possibility to buy the ideal jewel at the castle.
Visit the historic Ateliers of local artisans where you can take part in ceramic classes or perhaps design your dream pair of shoes.
The thrill of Siena’s Palio, the truffle trail and local celebrations of the Chianti wine harvest.
Capture the emotions of your holiday and bring back home the best souvenir ever. Live an experience that will remain forever among your memories.
COMO Castello Del Nero is set deep in the rolling hills of Chianti, equidistant from the jewel cities of Florence and Siena where you can discover some of the world’s best galleries, architecture and shopping. Tuscany is also world-renowned for its vineyards and enchanting hillside towns which can be easily explored from our accessible location. Picture-perfect landscapes, with olive groves and vineyards, provide a memorable backdrop for this 12th century castle located in Tuscany. The former home of two Italian noble families, COMO Castello Del Nero is now a luxury hotel with a 10,000-square-foot COMO Shambhala Retreat for a truly caring experience. Memorable details include restored original frescoes, fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, “cotto” floors, and a gorgeous collection of antique furniture.
Most of the rooms and suites boast an amazing view of the surrounding private estate. The Michelin-starred La Torre restaurant offers gourmet dinner, a selection of 1,200 wine labels, superb service, and breathtaking views over the Chianti region, while La Taverna restaurant serves typical Tuscan food by the pool in summer. The property provides daily shuttle service to Florence and Siena, each a 30-minute drive away, but most guests prefer lounging by the pool, exploring the 740-acre property, and daydreaming of starting life over in Tuscany. In addition to cultural tours and excursions around Tuscany, you will be able to immerse yourself in Tuscan culture with a range of experiences that take place at the hotel — from cooking classes and truffle hunting to stargazing and wine tastings
There are 50 rooms and suites at COMO Castello Del Nero, each designed by Paola Navone to reflect an airy, pared-back aesthetic. Interiors are spacious and cool-toned, with 19 Estate Rooms, 13 Tavarnelle Rooms, 10 Tavarnelle Suites, and three Heritage Suites, many of which overlook the surrounding hills and lakes. The COMO Suite and COMO Terrace Suite offer the ultimate in Tuscan accommodation, with extensive living space, rare 18th-century frescoes, and panoramic views.
These airy 25 – 38sq m/ 269–409sq ft rooms are full of Tuscan charm, with original terracotta floors and high ceilings. Queen-size or twin beds are draped in Egyptian cotton, while the furnishings create a gentle counterpoint to the sunlight spilling through the windows. Views overlook the peaceful courtyard, dating back to the twelfth century, or formal Italian gardens.
These spacious 36 – 50sq m/388 – 539sq ft rooms overlook Tuscany’s rolling hills and feature queen-size or twin beds draped in Egyptian cotton. Cream furnishings give these rooms a soothing ambience, whilst the castle’s twelfth century origins are reflected in exposed wooden beams. The seating area is flooded with sunlight, spilling through double windows onto red terracotta tiles.
These ample 40 – 70sq m/ 430 – 646sq ft suites overlook the sun-drenched courtyard, Italian formal gardens, or rolling Tuscan hills. A separate living area with soft furnishings gives an elegant, pared-back space in which to unwind. The master bedroom is a cool-toned haven, with Egyptian cotton linens and an abundance of authentic Tuscan details. An airy bathroom is fitted with a shower and every modern convenience, including cotton bathrobes and COMO Shambhala’s award-winning amenities.
These outstanding 70 – 77sq m/ 753 – 829sq ft suites are filled with a sense of the castle’s centuries-old history alongside contemporary comfort. Carefully preserved 18th-century frescoes line the walls and vaulted ceilings, rising high above the king- or queen-size bed, which is draped in finest Egyptian cotton. An original fireplace forms the centrepiece of the generous living room, where red terracotta flooring is offset by furniture in cool-tones. A large bathroom is replete with a freestanding bathtub, doubly vanity, and separate shower.
This spacious, 90sq m/ 968sq ft suite is located in the historic Belvedere section of the castle, with its magnificent entrance overlooking the Chianti hills and lakes. A master bedroom and second twin bedroom are complemented by a large living room. An abundance of natural light spills through large windows, whilst a shared terrace gives a more secluded area in which to enjoy uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom configuration makes this an ideal choice for families.
Como Terrace Suite
This expansive 90sq m/ 968sq ft suite represents the pinnacle of contemporary accommodation combined with a deep sense of history. Red terracotta tiles still bear traces of historic footfall, whilst pitched ceilings with exposed wooden beams rise high over the airy master bedroom and spacious separate living room. Muted, cool-toned furnishings provide a cocooning counterpoint to the abundance of natural light, whilst the suite’s size makes this feel more like a private apartment than hotel room. An enormous terrace overlooks the surrounding countryside, offering panoramic views of the rolling hilltops and the estate’s Tuscan lakes.
There are three dining venues at COMO Castello Del Nero, ranging from the Michelin-starred La Torre, to the casually informal La Taverna. Each dining venue uses carefully sourced produce from around the Tuscan region to produce nourishing and flavoursome cuisine.
La Torre is a Michelin-starred restaurant overseen by Executive Chef, Giovanni Luca Di Pirro. Dishes are made with the finest Tuscan ingredients, sourced from local farmers, or directly from the estate’s organic garden. The cuisine showcases inventive Italian and seasonal inspiration, with an ever-changing menu ranging through spring’s crisp greens and fragrant herbs, to autumn’s rich truffles and wild boar. In summer, diners can choose to eat al fresco on the terrace, overlooking the verdant landscape and spectacular sunsets of Chianti. Reservations are required.
La Taverna is situated in the castle’s original kitchen, dating back 900 years, when a small army of servants would have laboured to serve magnificent feasts to the noble Del Nero family. Now, the atmosphere is comfortable and family-friendly, with a large, open fire giving the room a cosy glow in the winter months. The restaurant offers a selection of Tuscan signature dishes and pizzas made with fresh, local ingredients and an emphasis on simple dishes with excellent flavour. Our expert mixologists can prepare a range of enticing cocktails, whilst Champagne, reserve cognacs, grappas and whiskies are also available from the drinks menu in the lounge and bar.
The Pavilion is open throughout the summer and offers all-day dining overlooking the spectacular hills, vineyards and olive groves that characterise Tuscany. Menus feature Mediterranean cuisine as well as international favourites and COMO’s signature dishes.
Wine tasting in Chianti is something of a rite of passage when visiting Tuscany. The region’s vineyards have existed for around 2,500 years, and remain strong contenders for some of Italy’s best wines. Guests at COMO Castello Del Nero can enjoy a wine tasting for up to eight guests, sampling an internationally recognised wine list in our two atmospheric stone cellars, part of the original 12th-century castle. Our sommelier will guide you through the history of wine production, with complimentary tastings drawing out the authentic flavours of Tuscany. Olive oil tastings are also hosted in the cellars, where guests can sample a range of Italy’s finest extra virgin olive oil, including COMO Castello Del Nero’s own estate-made oil.
COMO Shambhala Retreat is an elegant, cocooning sanctuary for therapeutic treatments including massage, yoga and Guinot facials. Thermal suites offer a revitalizing experience, with an invigorating ice fountain, gentle sauna, aromatic steam room and heated vitality pool. A 25-meter heated outdoor pool open in summer is ideal for gentle exercise, while our gym provides a space for targeted workouts. A spacious relaxation area offers far-reaching views across the Tuscan umbers and greens of the surrounding hillsides.
Tuscany boasts many fine golf courses; some situated on the coast, while others are set in gently rolling hills. The prestigious Ugolino Golf Club, established in 1889, is the oldest in Tuscany and located south-east of Florence. Its 18-hole course features vineyards, olive groves and tall pine trees which must be navigated with skill. Our cycling tours are another option for those who wish to explore the local hillside towns. These can be tailored according to your fitness level. If you do not wish to leave the estate, then our 25m pool offers views over the surrounding vineyards and olive groves is the perfect way to keep fit during your stay. It is open throughout the summer months. Alternatively, we can arrange professional tennis coaching if you want to practice your tennis. Our two courts can be floodlit in the evening and we provide you with rackets and tennis balls.
COMO Shambhala Retreat
COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Castello Del Nero, Tuscany, is an elegant, cocooning sanctuary for therapeutic treatments including massage, yoga and Guinot facials. Thermal suites offer a revitalising experience, with an invigorating ice fountain, gentle sauna, aromatic steam room and heated vitality pool. A 25-metre heated outdoor pool (open only during summer) is ideal for gentle exercise, while our gym provides a space for targeted workouts. A spacious relaxation area offers far-reaching views across the Tuscan umbers and greens of the surrounding hillsides.
Gym & Tennis Courts
Keep fit during your stay by making the most of our gym, cycle routes and tennis courts.