The only Thermal Castle with its own Brunello di Montalcino wine and olive oil from Organic Agriculture



The Italian castle that stole my heart


This historical venue which is under UNESCO has been around for centuries and is an exceptional location.

Boasting a traditional and a contemporary look with 46 Rooms and at any point you see the sun setting and rising. You know and feel that you are secluded but with it’s hospitality and passion for the guest you truly feel you are at a resort.

Thermal waters ... lavender growing everywhere ... vineyards spreading out as far as your eyes can reach ... it is definitely a romantic getaway but can also serve as a friends getaway ...

Definitely coming back

Aida A.

June 2018

F L A W L E S S ! ! !


This hotel is gorgeous! It’s views are beyond spectacular. Everywhere you look is absolutely stunning, it’s inspiring, it’s peaceful, it’s enchanting, it’s mesmerizing, it fills you with gratitud and happiness! It’s perfect for a writer to get inspiration! It’s an artists muse! I loved every inch of it- The rooms are spacious and very nicely decorated, my favorite part was the bed sheets and the bathroom as it has a tub where you can bathe with the thermal water. The indoor/outdoor thermal pools... amazing! The outdoor gym? Fabulous! The restaurants offer exquisite food... its Brunello wine? To die for... I loved everything about my experience there and completely recommend it a billion percent

Resort Guest

November 2018



My husband and I just stayed at the Castello di Velona for a few days. What a spectacular place to be! The hotel itself is especially beautiful and Tuscan views can’t be beat. The service is phenomenal, and the entire staff from the valet up through the general manager are kind, polite, friendly and professional. They really go all out to make sure you are happy and content. The rooms are well-appointed. We stayed in a castle room but one day hope to splurge on the new World Heritage UNESCO rooms with in-room thermal spas. Don’t miss the thermal pools and spa area. And be sure to catch the sunset. Two things are a bit of a drawback— only one very expensive restaurant open on property right now and It has a limited menu. They do, however, go out of their way to try to accommodate your food desires and dietary restrictions. The other drawback is you are about 20 minutes fro the small town of Montalcino itself. We would totally stay at this property again

Brenda G.

April 2019

birthday celebration


Our 2 night stay was truly amazing. The staff were exceptionally attentive with no request being too much regardless of time of day (or night). We were 4 couple celebrating and despite other guests staying at the hotel we get that it was our “home” during our stay. The chateau is beautiful and amenities outstanding. We would love to go back again

C. Kjeldbjerg

October 2019

Best honeymoon location! Perfection!


Castello de Velona was truly a remarkable experience. From the moment we drove through the grand gates, to the moment we checked out - everything was absolute perfection. My husband and I came here for our honeymoon and were treated like royalty.
Our room was absolutely SPECTACULAR. We were upgraded to a UNESCO sunset room. We didn’t want to leave!! The bathroom was like a spa and taking a shower had never been so enjoyable. On our next trip to Tuscany we will definitely be back here.
Do not hesitate or get swayed by the complaints of this place being expensive... it’s worth every penny if you want luxury and pampering. Stay here!!!!

Keri Boucher

July 2019



Castello di Velona is truly exceptional in every way! The views are spectacular, the accommodations delightful, and the staff are so welcoming and hospitable. We had a wonderful stay and look forward to returning soon.

Hotel guest



Castello di Velona was incredible - the staff, the rooms, the views, the lobby, the pool - it far exceeded any of our expectations! Highly recommend - only sorry that we could not stay longer.

Amy Burden



The experience was as close to perfect as you can get. The pictures cannot do justice to the panorama of views you get from every spot of the property. The thermal pools are an amazing experience as well. We have been to italy many times and will return here. The baked goods were among the best we have tasted anywhere in Europe. The one hope we have is that the gourmet restaurant at the property improves a bit in service and experience for the price as we always like to have some of our dinners at the property we are staying.

Hotel guest



We had a wonderful visit and the staff was exceptional

Hotel guest



Fantastic stay! Thanks!

James Grubbs



I really enjoyed the personal attention. Would definitely like to come back, and would also recommend to friends/family who might be staying in the area.

Matthew Myers



From the instant we arrived, we knew we had made the right choice...Castello di Velona is a dream come true...the place you always wished you could experience... The staff, the ambiance, the views, the aromas, the food, the spa, the pools, the rooms...everything is simply superb. Elegant and yet relaxed; luxurious and yet homely. So many beautiful terraces, so many magical sites from which to admire the magnificent landscape... We shall return...

Antonio Bonnet



A luxurious stay in a castle. The castle is upscale and our room was spacious. A beautiful view of the Tuscan hillside from every direction. The hotel staff was so accommodating and attentive in every way. The breakfast buffet was really sumptuous and so varied that I had a tough time deciding what to eat. We will definitely be back.

Hotel guest

Very good


The hotel and staff were lovely.

Hotel guest



My wife and I stayed here a few weeks ago with our son and his wife. We knew this was a 5 star hotel but our experience far exceeded these expectations. Every aspect of our experience was memorable. The views from the hill top setting are spectacular. You can experience both the tuscan sunrise and sunset from the grounds and various outdoor terraces. The thermal spring which feeds the pools and spa are a wonderful interlude to a day of wine tasting and touring or just to spend a relaxing peaceful day. All The staff are wonderful especially Fabio who treats you as family. The food experience is exceptional as well and their wines and olive oil are superb! We also appreciated the owner who is there daily interacting with quests. Hands down one of our all time best places to stay. We can't wait to return. Grazie mille!! Jeff and Trudy Grillo

Gertrude K Grillo



I stayed here at Castello di Velona for four nights in a Junior suite. It was kept as a surprise for the other half and well, it delivered beyond my expectations. I was expecting a nice room, yet still manages to exceed on what you’re to expect form this standard of room. An enormous bathroom which hosted a thermal bath. Meaning the water was from the natural springs which is what you will find in the castle spa and outside pool. I was sceptical when looking at reviews from over a year ago where the staff were constantly criticised for the lack of caring, I can honestly say, it is clear as day that the staff have since changed. Having a 3 hour cooking class with the head chef Bacciottini Riccardo, He made it clear that new staff and a new attitude towards how guests should be treated. The attention to detail with food and service was fantastic. Riccardo has experience working at the worlds number 1 restaurant in Copenhagen, Noma. If you know your food, can certainly expect great food dining here. If you are going to stay here i would recommend hiring a car, there isn’t much around other than spectacular views. Montalcino is 15 minutes drive away, beautiful town. It may come across as bias reading this, I’m sitting here trying to think of any negatives about this place and I just can’t. Ok 1 thing, the price of bottled water, pricey to say the least. But you can not stay here and expect a cheap get away. Could not recommend this place enough! Thank you to all the staff for making this trip unforgettable.

Adam Shinners



My husband and I spent 3 nights at Castello di Velona. From the moment we checked in we knew this was going to be special. We had the terrace suite - which features a private patio with a thermal hot tub and views that were simply incredible. The hotel is perched on the top of a hill, and is surrounded by vineyards and rolling hills. We could watch both the sunrise and sunset from the hot tub, and those images are the first that come to mind whenever I think about our trip to Italy. Food is very good - I had read previous reviews that were a bit mixed but our meals were excellent, as was the wine. Yes it is pricey - but no more than a nice dinner in NYC. And speaking of wine, we did the wine and cheese tasting which was absolutely the highlight of our stay. Our sommelier was both knowledgeable and entertaining - clearly she loved what she does! We did the spa one day - steam room, sauna, scented showers, and a massage. All high end and such a treat after 4 days of running around being busy tourists. And the outdoor pools are quite nice as well. There is not much to do nearby if you don't have a car. One day we walked about a 1.5 miles to a small nearby town for lunch, just for a change of pace, and found a casual restaurant where the food was more reasonably priced but still quite good. You can arrange for car service into Montalcino but it was fairly expensive and we were so comfortable that we decided to just stay put and relax. Overall we had a lovely stay and will remember our time there fondly. Thank you to the staff for taking such good care of us!

Molly Loftus



Simplemente Perfecto

Gustavo Estevez



Amazing location in very good condition and friendly staff!

Hotel guest



you have an amazing property and staff. We had such a great time. The only little thing that bothered me was that I had to pay for water. A place like yours should not be gouging people for 8E water. Other then that I would stay and recommend your place to any one. Thank you

Hotel guest



We enjoyed two nights in April surrounded by glorious views, luxurious accommodations, delicious meals and wine, warm and friendly atmosphere, and healing mineral pools. The bed was so comfortable and the linens were divine. The staff were exceptional and welcoming. I plan to return.

Heidi Hughey




Peter Elzendoorn



Wonderful experience. We will be back

Vivek Upadhyay

Stunning Hotel and friendly staff


Just returned from a lovely stay in a sunset room at Castello di Velona. The hotel is stunning, on a hill top overlooking the hills of Montalcino, and the castle has been restored with historical integrity with modern amenities and beautiful rooms, and public spaces. We ate at the hotel two nights and the food was fantastic as well as their own Brunello wine and local olive oil produced at the winery. The General Manager was wonderful and very accessible during our stay, as well as the staff who were very attentive, while remaining discreet - we never saw a housekeeping cart or staff in the hallways once, but our rooms were impeccably kept. The thermal spas are a wonderful way to refresh after touring the area during the day. The views are amazing from everywhere in the hotel - you feel as if you are staying in a friend's luxury home!


November 2018