Located in the Maremma region of southwest Tuscany close to Siena and Grosseto, with 360 degree views over the rolling Tuscan country side of olive groves and vineyards , this traditional stone castle turned luxury retreat, feels remote and yet is easily accessible. The careful restoration of the castle incorporated red brick and old stone work, the original wood beams and terra cotta tiling to their best effect, while the interior’s furnishing is born out of a marriage between antique furniture and frescoes, modern design and decorative elements. The Wellness point at Vicarello is constructed entirely in wood and glass and is a refined example of modern architecture that blend with its surroundings: an elegant structure enjoying a breathtaking panorama. The Wellness centre itself offers a range of massages from the stimulating and invigorating to the relaxing, as well as an exterior wooden tub, plantar reflexology and shiatsu. The cuisine uses local and seasonal products , the vegetables and herbs are from Vicarello’s organic vegetable garden
Sensitively restored and elegantly decorated the guest suites feature original stone and brick walls and a tasteful mélange of antique and modern furniture, with an oriental touch testifying many years spent in Indonesia. Four suites overlook the castle courtyard, paved with ancient flagstones, while three more occupy outbuildings in the midst of a verdant garden of white roses, lavender and ancient olive trees.
Rates start at EUR 520 per day.
RECOMMENDATION & AWARDS
TripAdvisor.com honored Castello di Vicarello with the ‘Certificate of Excellence 2014’. It has also been listed in the ‘101 Best Hotels in the world’ in 2012 by TATLER.