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  • This amazing luxury hotel, member of the Small Luxury Hotels collection is a unique former 11th century military fortress now converted in a beautiful hotel.
  • Overlooking the Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO heritage site, it is in a prime position to enjoy the best of Tuscany’s food, wine and wonderful countryside views.
  • Choose from three glorious room types - Castle Junior Suite, a Sunset Double Room or a Castle Suite - and enjoy exclusive spa and dining benefits!

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Your Destination

Tuscany has a timeless familiarity with its iconic Florentine cathedral dome, gently rolling hills dipped in soft morning mist and sculptural cypress alleys. Admire golden wheat fields, silver olive groves and pea-green vineyards marching in sharp terraced rows on hillsides that form a graceful prelude to soul-soaring medieval hilltop villages, mountain ranges and fecund forests in the north, and a garland of bijou islands beaded along the coastal south.

The Etruscans indulged their fondness for a classy send-off with exquisite funerary objects, and the Romans left their usual legacy of monumental sculptures. But it was during the medieval and Renaissance periods that Tuscany really struck gold with painters, sculptors and architects creating world-class masterpieces. Squirrelled away and safeguarded today in churches, museums and galleries all over the region, art in Tuscany is truly unmatched.

Tuscany is also the gourmet destination for foodies, where locals spend an inordinate amount of time thinking, talking and consuming food and wine. Sourced locally - Tuscans share an enormous pride in the quality of their produce and culinary tradition.

So add car hire & enjoy!

Nearby attractions:

  • Siena: 1hr 30min / 55km drive
  • Cortona: 1hr 30min / 78km drive
  • San Gimignano: 1hr 40min / 91km drive

All times and distances are approximate

Castello di Velona Resort 5*

Standing above the old Via Clodia, which connected southern Etruria to Rome, Velona Castle was built as a medieval fortress in the 11th century.

The Watchtower remains intact from the 12th century, a reminder of the old rivalry between Siena and Florence. The rear part of the Castle is from the late medieval period.

Situated between Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO world heritage site in the heart of Tuscany, and Mount Amiata, Castello di Velona Resort, Thermal SPA & Winery is a centuries-old residence that offers its guests unique a sensory experience.

Recently renovated, every space has been designed in relation to the position of the sun, in order to give guests the possibility of appreciating every inch of this place through the changes in light during the day: the entrance from the North Tower, the breakfast terrace to the east, the SPA zone, the swimming pools and, finally, at the end of the day, the panoramic restaurant terrace, and the bedrooms, to the west, from which wonderful sunsets can be admired.

In one of Tuscany’s most famous wine regions, just outside Montalcino, this renovated castle perches high above some of the area’s best Brunello vineyards and the exquisite Franciscan abbey of Sant’ Antimo. The hotel's wellness facilities are particularly good, encompassing natural thermal baths and an excellent spa.

Ondine Cohane
Travel Writer, The Telegraph

  • 46 Rooms
  • Terrace
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Wi-fi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.

Your Room

This offer is based on a Castle Junior Suite, a Sunset Double Room or a Castle Suite

Castle Junior Suite sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
1 Infant

Sunset Double Room sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
1 Infant
Castle Junior Suite
Measuring out to 25-32 sqm, the well-appointed and beautifully designed Junior Suites gaze out to the Val D'Orcia scenery. Set in the original area of the Middle Age Fortress, the suites have been restored with elegant and warm Tuscan design, boasting oaked exposed beams or vaulted ceilings and marble bathrooms. 
Sunset Double Room
Situated in the modern wing, the Sunset Double Room measure out to around 29 sqm and boast stunning views over the Val d’Orcia and the castle's vineyard. Furnished in a contemporary style with vibrant tones and modern materials, the Sunset Double Room also enjoys an outdoor space with a table, chairs and sunbeds. 

Castle Suite sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
Adults Adults
2 Adults
1 Child
Castle Suite
The elegant Castle Suites boast fine furnishings and feature a spacious living area separate from the bedroom. Some gaze out to beautiful views over the Val d’Orcia and fireplace. The rooms measure out from 26 sq. to 42 sq. and are situated in the old part of the Castle, resulting in original architectural features such as terracotta tiled floors, vault ceilings and exposed beams alongside contemporary and modern elements. The marble bathrooms are equipped with a bathtub or shower and a single basin.
Sunset Junior Suite
The Sunset Junior Suites are situated in the modern wing and ensure total privacy and relaxation with its very own private patio. The outdoor space features a table, chairs and sunbeds that gaze out to amazing views over the Val d’Orcia and the vineyard, further enhanced by a daily sunset. The Sunset Junior Suites measure between 36 sq. and 43 sq. and are designed with contemporary flair, with designer furniture and materials including a large window overlooking the Val d’Orcia. The large travertine bathroom features a bathtub with thermal water, a separate shower and double basins.

Your Board Basis

This offer is based on a Bed and Breakfast stay.
Just for you: 50€ gift voucher at the restaurant per room per stay (minimum value of the dinner 150€)

Velona Lounge Bar
The Castle’s old cloister, now sheltered by a crystal dome, is the beating heart of the hotel. Breakfast is served here in the morning: a rich buffet of sweet and savoury delicacies, all homemade.

Throughout the day guests may use the old-fashioned Lounge to eat quick snacks as well as delicious lunchtime dishes from the à la carte menu, or relax reading a book, sample the imaginative cocktails prepared by the barman and, after dinner, sip fine liqueurs beneath the stars.

Next to the cloister, in a rustic and comfortable setting, dominated by a great fireplace, is the Bar, endowed with a large panoramic terrace where, in the summer months, breakfast is also served in the shade of the gazebo.

Settimo Senso

Located in the new wing of the Castle, the elegant gourmet restaurant Settimo Senso can accommodate up to 120 diners. It has a west-pointing panoramic terrace offering a great view of the Val d’Orcia. At sunset the panorama is unique, a natural backdrop for romantic dinners and special events.

The Chef proposes a sensory journey through dishes that are sophisticated and inspired by Tuscan culinary traditions, expertly and creatively re-interpreting the old flavours of this land.

Each dish is accompanied by fine wines, in particular the Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino produced by the Castello di Velona estate on its 5 hectares of vineyards, under its own name.

Your Time

Just for you: 
- Complimentary access to the Thermal OLI SPA
- 50€ gift voucher for a spa treatment per room per stay (minimum value of the treatment 150€)

The OLISPA is a true oasis of wellness and relaxation where one can fully regenerate their body, mind and spirit. The spa space is bedecked in Travertine, a celebrated Tuscan marble, which conveys a fine and linear design to this wellness paradise. Every corner of the 1500sqm OLISPA is designed to provide a complete sensory experience, with 5 elegant treatment rooms, two Turkish baths, a panoramic sauna, ice fountain and emotional showers. 

Your Journey to Castello di Velona Resort 5*

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Car Hire: Car Hire can be added at the next stage of booking process for an additional fee (flight inclusive offers only).

Distance from Pisa Airport to Castello di Velona Resort: 206km / 2h 24 mins


Località La Velona, 53024
Pisa, Italy

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Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.

The minimum age for driving a hire car in Italy is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year. You must present a full valid driving licence on collection of the vehicle and in some cases a credit card or cash deposit.

Please ensure that you check your car hire documents carefully once received as this will advise if there are any taxes/charges to be paid locally as well as potential mileage restrictions.

Travel Documents

Flight Inclusive Offers
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents. You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

If you have booked transfers, Meet & Greet, car hire or airport lounges, you will receive a separate voucher for each of these services. Please note that transfer vouchers are sent directly from the transfer supplier.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at

Accommodation Only
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Important Information

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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