Castello di Velona offers a wide range of memorable experiences and activities to choose from during your stay.
Relax, explore, taste and experience, practice every sport and live in contact with nature, discover and learn local ancient traditions for a fulfilling vacation in every season.
Located just 12 km from Montalcino, Castello di Velona dominates the Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO world heritage site, with its pristine landscape, dotted with olive groves and famous vineyards that produce the famous Brunello di Montalcino. An ideal base for an enriching vacation to discover Tuscany, its history, its culture and its traditions.
ARTS & HISTORY
Discover the beauty of the Val d'Orcia, the medieval villages of Siena, Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Bagno Vignoni, San Gimignano, Volterra, the Abbeys of Sant'Antimo and Monte Oliveto full of arts and history. All major sites are within a short drive from Castello di Velona. A plunge into the ancient history of this land to the discovery of artistic and cultural treasures of inestimable value.
SPORTS & NATURE
Practice your favorite sport from horseback riding, golfing, hiking on the Mount Amiata Volcano, Nordic walking, cycling, yoga, hot air ballooning or just stroll through the vineyards to experience the unspoiled nature that surrounds the castle.
WELLNESS & RELAX
Our 1500 sq, OLI SPA awaits you for a unique wellness experience. Treat yourself with a day of peaceful relaxation swimming in the pools and get pampered by our therapists trying our unique Aromatherapy treatments.
FOOD & WINE
Discover the ancient Tuscan culinary traditions, go truffle hunting, olive oil and cheese tasting. Take a walk into our vineyards guided by an agronomist and indulge in a wine tasting of our Brunello di Montalcino masterly conducted by our sommelier.
ITALIAN “DOLCE VITA”
Experience the Italian Lifestyle driving through the gentle Val d'Orcia hills with a Ferrari, or enjoy a pick-nick in the countryside riding a Vespa bike or a vintage Fiat 500. When in Italy.do as Italians do!
CULTURE & TRADITION
Learn the secrets of homemade "pici" in our Chef's cooking classes and wine-making with our enologist; unleash your talent following a painting lesson by local artists, discover the art of falconry and be amazed by the star gazing experience lead by an astronomy professor.
FASHION & LUXURY OUTLETS
Fashion lovers will truly enjoy spending a day at THE MALL, PRADA and VAL DI CHIANA outlets, the best luxury outlet in Tuscany featuring all top designers brands and the best of Made in Italy. An unforgettable shopping experience, just 1,5 Hr drive from Castello di Velona.
A DAY AT THE BEACH
From the countryside to the beautiful Tuscan Coastline in just 1 Hr. Spend a full day at the beach, discover the flourishing Maremma, the Etruscan Coast, the Argentario peninsula, Porto Santo Stefano, Porto Ercole, Punta Ala, Talamone, Castiglione della Pescaia and much more.