History

A thousand years of history in a union of Art, Nature, Beauty, Good Taste and Style.

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.

In the Renaissance, a period which gave us the Main Loggia, the Castle was turned into a residential villa; “Velona” is represented in frescoed maps in the Vatican by the famous cosmographer, geographer and mathematician from Perugia Ignazio Danti.

Darkness fell over the Castle for many centuries, until 1997, when it was resurrected from the ruins and turned into a luxury relais, thanks to restructuring work that retained the original structure of the residence. The company Podere Castello 1997 srl, which purchased the property in 2003, undertook renovation and extension works, supervised by Ing. Fabiani, the result being the modern-day Castello di Velona Resort.

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Discover our Castle Suite

Situated in the old part of the Castle, with a panoramic view of the Val d’Orcia and the surrounding vineyards, the 24 “Castle” rooms and suites contain within their walls a past going back hundreds of years.
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Our amazing Restaurants

The Hotel’s wine and food offer fully satisfies the body and soul, both in the rustic Il Brunello in the historical part of the Castle, and in the modern setting of the Settimo Senso Restaurant, created in the new wing.

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The Hotel’s wine and food offer fully satisfies the body and soul.

The OLISPA at Castello di Velona is a wellness paradise immersed in nature.

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