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Castle in the heart of Tuscany Jul 25, 2005
CASTELLO DI VELONA
Castello di Velona is the most amazing hotel I have ever had the pleasure to stay.
The converted 12th century castle sits above Val d'Orcia in the heart of Tuscany. From here, you can see for miles in every direction.
Some of the world's best grapes and olives are harvested in the valley below. In the distance, you can view Mt. Amiata, Italy's highest extinct volcano and Tuscany's highest mountain peak.
Its prime location made it an important watch tower during the Middle Ages. It was restored into a luxury boutique hotel in 1997 with 24 distinct suites and rooms.
Because I visited Castello di Velona during the off-season, I was able to purchase a package from luxurylink.com at considerable savings. Even with a healthy discount, the cost still made me gulp. However, to me, this experience was worth the price.
EVERYTHING concerning my stay met or exceeded my expectations. There was nothing that the wonderful hotel or restaurant staff could have done to make my stay any better.
I can't think of a more romantic place to spend a special occassion in terrific Tuscany than this one-of-a-kind accomodation in a 900 year-old fortress :-D
Part of the Florence, Italy (Siena, Montalcino) - July 2005 travel blog
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Castello di Velona Overview
High on a gentle hillock overlooking the peaceful Val d' Orcia and the distant 5,700 ft. summit of Tuscany's highest mountain peak, Mt. Amiata, is the site of the newly reconstructed luxury boutique hotel, Castello di Velona. An 11th century fortress and once the villa of famous Sienese families, the Castello di Velona is today an exclusive relais where history blends with art, viniculture and gastronomy. The hotel consists of 22 suites, and 2 double-rooms all equipped with all modern comforts. Each of the 24 accommodations is slightly different from the other and decorated in a different colour (blue, green and dark red are the typical colours of the Castle). All rooms have fireplaces, antiques furniture and broad views of the Tuscan countryside. All suites are equipped with centralized air-conditioning (adjustable from the room), 2 phones, satellite TV, full stocked mini-bar and safes for valuables. Embroidered linen, feather and latex pillows and down duvet for all seasons ensure complete comfort to guests.
Lovers of fine food and wines will be delighted to taste the typical regional Italian cuisine, served in summertime under the olive and cypress trees, and in winter in the castle's restaurant Le Colonne, before the massive roaring log fireplace. A stay at the Castello di Velona is a perfect time to relax and practice your favorite sports & activities. Take a refreshing swim in the panoramic outdoor pool with hydromassage, stroll along the walkways beside the gentle River Orcia, bicycle over the shaded country roads, travel cross-country on horseback or just relax reading a book in the peaceful terrace and enjoy the unmatched views of the Val d'Orcia.
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