Escape to the vineyards and rolling hills of rural Tuscany to stay at the stately former castle turned detox spa retreat. You will enjoy marvellous views of the countryside from the luxurious rooms of the beautifully restored building. The sumptuous spa offers complete comfort with an array of facilities and soothing treatments to help you relax. Both cuisine from the spa menu and gourmet restaurant will delight your tastebuds because the dishes were thoughtfully created by famed chef, Gordon Ramsay. Whether your prefer to focus on your fitness or flit around on excursions through the culturally and historically rich area, you can enjoy life at your own pace at Castel Monastero.
The accommodation at Castel Monastero have outstanding views of the Tuscan countryside, the antique courtyard or the gardens. Rooms vary in size and all offer the finest details of Tuscan tradition with a contemporary style and comfort. In all the rooms guests will find beautiful details of the best furnishings Made in Italy, from fabrics to sofas. Many rooms have Terracotta floors and wood beams on the ceilings.
The rooms and suites at Castel Monastero come with free Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen LCD television and a mini-bar.
The sumptuous spa at Castel Monastero is the ideal place to find your balance with a wide array of treatments as you relax in one of two elegant and traditional Tuscan villas. Spa facilities include sauna, Hammam, emotional showers (that offer different pressures, temperatures and scents) and two indoor pools. The staff here specialise in slimming, detox and anti-ageing treatments – in addition to watsu, which takes place in a high saline density sea oil pool created by Thalasso del Forte. Another specialty of the Castel Monastero spa is post-operative recovery for both men and women who have undergone aesthetic surgery for re-shaping and revitalisation.
Medical beauty treatments, acupuncture, osteopathy sessions and somato-emotional release techniques have also been added to the spa menu, and you may continue your spiritual journey in a yoga session. You may also learn to change your mental habits during a positive thinking session or designated weekend, and women can enjoy a specialised programme to address aesthetic and emotional aspects of their lives. However, the spa is not only for single spa-goers. Couples rituals, such as the Berber ritual and Diamond Rose ritual, will help you to intimately connect with your partner as your body is pampered.
The cuisine at Castel Monastero has been carefully developed by the internationally renowned chef, Gordon Ramsay. He not only designed the dietary menus in the programme, he also created the menu for the on-site Contrada restaurant. Guests on a special programme will have a reserved seating area for meals, away from dishes that are consumed by guests that are not following treatments. Your servers will be able to care for you and help you to consume the required nutrients necessary for your treatment.
During your stay at Castel Monastero, take advantage of three swimming pools and a fully equipped gym cater for your fitness needs. Guided yoga sessions are also available. You can indulge in the comforting spa facilities that will relax your body as you use the sauna, Hammam and emotional showers.
Nearby, you can play a game of golf on a beautiful 18-hole course. Culture vultures will want to visit the medieval towns of San Gimignano and Monteriggioni or spend some time in Sovana, Pitigliano and Volterra. Arrange to see work from master painters or treat your tastebuds with a trip to famous wine cellars. You can even enjoy a wonderful front row seat for the Palio horse race in Siena.
Other activities that can be arranged include cooking courses, guided area tours by bicycle or hot air balloon, truffle hunting in autumn and polo.
- Two Restaurants: gourmet restaurant “Contrada”, with outdoor dining during summer; “La Cantina”, Tuscan restaurant in the XIII century vaulted cellar
- Tennis court
- Fully equipped gym
- Spa (sauna, Hammam, emotional showers, 8 treatment rooms, two indoor pools)
- Three outdoor pools
- Babysitting on request
- Room service
- Concierge services
- Car rental with satellite navigation and guide for excursions
Castel Monastero resides in one of the loveliest stretches of Italian countryside, among Chianti vines, corn fields, chestnut forests and long rows of cypress trees. This Tuscan land in the Ombrone Valley is blessed with a lifestyle that values art, food and and appreciating life.
Castel Monastero can easily be reached from two airports in Tuscany: 100 km from Florence airport (FLR) and 170 km from Pisa airport (PSA). Both airports are linked to major Italian and European cities. The drive from Florence will take about one and a quarter hours, while the drive from Pisa will last approximately two hours.
- If you would like a special way to relax and bond with your partner, try the Berber Couple Ritual.
- Try the emotional shower in the spa for a unique treatment that combines varying pressures, temperatures and aromas.