Castel Monastero: enchanting 11th century luxury hotel retreat in Tuscany

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Monastero is part of Eleganzia Hotels & Spas, a new exclusive Italian brand of luxury hotels, which transformed the fortified 11th century medieval hamlet of Monastero d’Ombrone in Tuscany, into an enchanting retreat. It encompasses rooms, suites and villas, gourmet restaurants, swimming pools and a spa.

Located just 23 km from Siena and 90 km from Florence, this well preserved hotel offers the pleasure of discovering and experiencing an authentic taste of Tuscany in a small medieval village dedicated to the art of Italian hospitality.

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All suites and rooms are inspired by the elegant yet rustic Tuscan style. Guests enjoy a magnificent view of the village square, piazza di Castel Monastero, along with the surrounding fields and vineyards. Castel Monastero offers activities to make your holiday in Tuscany unforgettable — from cooking classes to truffle hunting excursions.

The wellness center and spa help guests restore balance in their lives with innovative and effective treatments created by Urban Retreats, Europe’s largest and most renown wellness salon. Dr. Mosaraf Ali, personal doctor to Prince Charles and other celebrities, has developed a special detox program for Castel Monastero guests, as well as slimming and energy boosting fitness regimes.

The restaurants, Contrada and La Cantina, evoke culture, emotion, memory with a menu created by Gordon Ramsay, a chef who has amassed 10 Michelin stars and expresses his passion for Tuscany cuisine by creating innovative dishes at Castel Monastero.

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Siena is an atmospheric hill town, best known for the palio, a medieval horse race that takes place twice a year in the Piazza del Campo. Around it are the fabled hills and vineyards of Tuscany, ancient hill towns, ruined castles and churches. If you like hiking, you will find walking paths criss-crossing the countryside, taking you from one village to another. Cyclists will find the winding roads ideal for long bike rides.

Castel Monastero
Monastero d’Ombrone
Siena, Italy
+39 0577 570570

About Megha Patel

Megha Patel is a travel writer based in Los Angeles, California. She writes hotel reviews and travel guides.