We only stayed here for one night but by the time we left we felt we had made new friends. Nothing was too much trouble for Renee and Pier Giovanni and their staff. We genuinely felt as if we were friends of the family rather than guests in a hotel. The Castello is delightful, as are the owners. If you are looking for a bland, sterile experience this is not the place for you and you are not the person for it. However, if you appreciate good taste, good food and the patina of the centuries during which this house has been in existence, then you will surely love it and it will linger in the memory. There are lower priced and more centrally situated options available but Castello Val di Colle is something special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The castle was built over 1,000 years ago by hand, by local artisans and artists of the trades. All of the floors are adorned in original woods and terra cotta, indigenous to the Tuscan region. The castle is furnished in genuine, traditional, antique Tuscan faire and each piece has been hand selected over the years to compliment its captivating surroundings. The hauntingly beautiful walls of each room are decorated with hand selected original art works from artists that span the globe and the realm of time. No two rooms are quite alike. Amongst the ancient splendor of this magnificent castle one will also find all the modern comforts and conveniences of the 21st century, blended seamlessly into the ancient architecture. Every room is equipped with its own flat screen television, dvd player, and satellite tv. The castle has central heat and air conditioning and private en suite facilities for each room. ... more less