The alchemy with history and the surrounding “terroir”, infuses Castello di Spaltenna with an authenticity that especially in the Chianti area, has become a rare commodity. The centuries-old echoes from the ancient monastery and restored complex, date back to the Middle Ages offering a deep connection with Tuscany’s feudal past and Romanic style ecclesiastical architecture. Bygone memories, also resonate within the magical cloister where during summer months, the Michelin-starred restaurant Il Pievano performs its en plein air candle light service. At arrival, guests are greeted by a row of iconic cypress trees and by the millenary profile of Pieve (church) dedicated to Santa Maria in Spaltenna. Inside its stone walls, the castle offers a synthesis of discreet elegance and calmness through charming rooms decorated with period furniture, lush gardens and a spa area with open air swimming pool overlooking vineyards, woods and hills.
Amidst Chianti’s landscapes in a green, secluded area between the delightful villages of Vertine and Gaiole. The centuries-old estate is completely immersed in nature while being thirty minutes or so away from celebrated Tuscan destinations such as Siena and Montalcino.
The magnificent Chianti roads and the gentle routes adorned with soaring cypresses towards “crete senesi” and val d’Orcia, are literally just outside the castle’s gates. Secure parking is on premise. on the road su vetture classiche in direzione crete senesi e val d’Orcia.
Address Via Spaltenna, 13, 53013 Gaiole In Chianti
Nearest city: Siena or Florence
Architecture: Medieval with Renaissance effiges amidst stone walls, and an enchanting monastic cloister.
The sense of serenity; an excellent balance between quality, services, location and prices. The audacious cuisine of Stelios Sakalis artfully mixing hellenic traditions with Tuscan recipes, is not to be missed.