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Castello Del Nero Hotel & Spa, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa

STRADA SPICCIANO, 7, Tavarnelle Val Di Pesa , Chianti Wine Region, Tuscany , Italy


Castello Del Nero Hotel & Spa, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa


Insider Tip

The unique wine cellar is housed in the castle's oldest part and it is the perfect location for wine and extra virgin olive oil tastings.

Hotel Overview

12th century castle
Opened in June 2006, this restored 12th-century castle is set in a private estate of 740 acres at the Tuscan hills of the Chianti wine region. Midway between Florence and Siena (30 minutes driving time).
Tuscan views
50 comfortable guestrooms and suites feature views of the gardens or Chianti Hills. Amenities include air conditioning, minibars, WIFI, TV on demand, daily newspaper and shuttle service to Florence or Siena. Complimentary daily buffet breakfast are available at the restaurant.
Holistic wellness
Guests can play tennis, swim in an outdoor pool, hike in the private paths or reserve the olive oil and lavender signature treatment at the stylish ESPA center.
Fine dining
The hotel's main restaurant is La Torre, a 1 Michelin Star and offers a unique gourmet experience. At La Taverna restaurant, guests can enjoy typical Tuscan flavors and dining by the pool during the summer.

Amenity highlights:

The SPA branded ESPA is over 1000 square metres and offers personalized treatments, heat experience, vitality pool, relaxation area and a fitness suite. During the summer, the outdoor heated swimming pool and La Taverna by the pool restaurant boasts a magnificent view of the valley and lakes below. This is the perfect place to enjoy your Tuscan stay. There are complimentary shuttle bus services to and from the centre of Florence or Siena at scheduled times and are available all year round.

What to expect:

Castello del Nero is a XII century castle, and 5 star luxury hotel located in the heart of the Chianti wine region. About 20 minutes from Florence, Siena and San Gimignano. The hotel is in the perfect spot for exploring Tuscany. Easily accessible from airports and city, this hotel is perfect for travelers that are in search for a relaxing and peaceful venue with multiple activities for couples, families, food, wine and spa enthusiasts.


STRADA SPICCIANO, 7, Tavarnelle Val Di Pesa , Chianti Wine Region, Tuscany , Italy


FLR - Florence Peretola Airport
PSA - Pisa Airport



The 32 luxury hotel rooms and 18 lavish suites, are sophisticated in style and offer contemporary comfort. Historic frescoes, slanted wooden beam ceilings, “cotto” floors, marble and mosaic bathrooms blend modern facilities that create an enchanting dwelling to all who visit this heart of Tuscany luxury hotel. Complimentary guest service for all rooms and suites include: WiFi in rooms and public areas, TV on demand, daily newspaper in room, shuttle to/from Florence or Siena City Center according to the day and schedule, use of an outdoor heated swimming pool (during summer), fitness suite, hiking paths and tennis courts. Guests will also be offered a sanitized pillow service to all rooms and before any stay, complimentary movies, suite categories complimentary soft drinks in minibar, and suite categories complimentary daily access to the ESPA facilities.


  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom scale
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Bathroom TV
  • Bidet
  • Blackout drapes
  • Bottled water in room (complimentary)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Child care (in room, surcharge)
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Designer toiletries
  • Desk
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Extra towels, linens, bedding
  • Hair dryer
  • Handheld shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - high speed
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Makeup mirror
  • Massage - available in room
  • Minibar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pay movies
  • Premium bedding
  • Premium TV channel(s)
  • Remote lighting/drapery control
  • Rollaway beds
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service
  • Umbrella
  • Wake-up calls
  • Welcome amenities
  • Window opens


Property Amenities

This authentic 12th century castle, is set in a 740-acres estate of vineyards and olive groves, 25 km south of Florence and 35 km north of Siena. The 2006 renovation has preserved original frescoes, vaulted ceilings and fireplaces located in common areas and guest rooms alike, exuding the charm and history of the noble estate it used to be. The hotel's main restaurant, La Torre (1 Michelin Star) offers a unique gourmet experience where guests are pampered by attentive and discreet service while savoring the signature dishes of our Executive Chef, Giovanni Luca Di Pirro. At La Taverna restaurant, guests can enjoy typical Tuscan flavors and during the summer guests can dine by the pool. Those wishing to explore Tuscany can book the hotel's complimentary shuttle service to Florence or Siena City Centers and are available at scheduled times. The SPA branded ESPA is over 1000 square metres and offers extra virgin olive oil and lavender signature treatments, heat experiences and vitality pool. Cooking classes and wine tasting are also available on the property.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Business services
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Room service

Number of floors: 2

Number of suites: 18

Number of rooms: 32


  • Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
  • Children from 0 to 5 years of age stay free and share parent’s room.
  • Children from 6 to 11 years have 50% discount on extra bed.
  • Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
  • Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit is required at check-in for incidental charges.
  • Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in, cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


Complimentary daily buffet breakfast at the restaurant.
La Torre Restaurant
The hotel features the Michelin starred La Torre restaurant, located in the ancient stables of the castle and offers a unique gastronomic experience. Guests are pampered by attentive and discreet service while savoring the signature dishes of our Chef, all based on typical Italian and Mediterranean flavors. The restaurant is open for dinner only and relocates during the summer near the Garden Terrace, which boast magnificent views of the countryside.
La Taverna and La Taverna by the pool Restaurant
At La Taverna restaurant, located at the former castle’s kitchen, guests can taste typical Tuscan dishes, light meals and pizzas surrounded by an enchanting atmosphere. During the summer, all service lunch and dinner are held by the pool overlooking the vineyards and next to the Chef’s vegetable garden.
The Bar
The Bar located inside the castle, offers various rooms where guests may sip on one of our many reserve cognacs, grappa, whiskies and champagne selection in front of the magnificent ancient heart. During the summer, guests may choose to sit outside on the terrace or by the pool.


The hotel features two tennis courts, surrounded by olive trees and light for night play, along with an outdoor heated pool with expansive views of the valley. Guests also have access to a network of hiking and biking trails, where sightings of pheasants, rabbits, and other indigenous wildlife are common. The hotel features the largest spa branded ESPA center in Italy, a fully equipped Gym. A complimentary shuttle service to Florence and Siena are available at scheduled time. Castello Del Nero Hotel & Spa also offers wine and extra virgin olive oil tastings, cooking classes, hot air ballooning, truffle hunting, artisanal tours, helicopter tours, FIAT 500 vintage rentals, museums, vespa/scooter rentals and wine tours/tasting. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel, fees may apply.
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Bird watching
  • Golfing
  • Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Scooter/Moped Rentals
  • Tennis
  • Yoga classes/instruction