Castello di Velona

Montalcino, Italy

A stunning castle in the heart of the Tuscan hills

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At a glance

46 rooms

Set high on a hilltop in the hills of Siena, Castello di Velona Hotel was once an 11th-century fortress which fell into ruins and has been beautifully restored to produce a magnificent hotel. Overlooking the Val d’Orcia, it is in a prime position to enjoy the best of Tuscany’s food, wine and wonderful countryside views.


Montalcino, Siena. Thermal springs in Bagno Vignoni and Montalcino are nearby. 120 kms from Florence Peretola Airport.


Things to enjoy

Swimming pool with hydromassage, jogging, panoramic terrace and library, wine cellar.

Number of floors: 3
Number of lifts: 1

In detail

With its magical setting, the views from Castello di Velona Hotel’s 22 suites and 2 double rooms are breathtaking. All the rooms have a fireplace, antique furniture and each one is individually decorated with an emphasis on blue, green and dark red throughout the castle.

Take a walk along the Orcia River near Castello di Velona Hotel or a bike ride through the shaded country roads. There are plenty of opportunities to go horse riding through this beautiful countryside or head to the medieval village of San Gimignano with its striking towers, or to nearby Siena.


Inviting and refined rooms where history’s charm blends with modern design and comfort. The Castello di Velona - Tuscan Resort & Spa offers 46 rooms, divided between the “Castello” area and the “Spa” area. All 46 rooms and suites are elegantly appointed with period furniture, antiques and prized fabrics and materials. The style of the “castle” rooms is warm and cosy with exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, terracotta tile floors and large decorative fireplaces. In each room, hand-made decorative motifs and paintings of different colour shades combine with the warm hues of fabrics and furnishings. The 19 new rooms and suites of the castle’s new wing are characterised by a linear and contemporary design and by valuable materials such as travertine. Designer furnishings and large, marble baths complete the comfort of this luxury accommodation. All of the rooms provide a stunning panoramic view of the Val d’Orcia and the vineyards that surround the Castello di Velona – Tuscan Resort & Spa.

Castle Deluxe Room

Charming romantic rooms with Double (165x195 cm) or Twin sized bed with private bathroom,terra cotta floors, wooden oak beams or vaulted ceiling, antique furniture and broad view of the countryside .Approx Size 35 sqm

Spa Deluxe Room

Spa Deluxe Room with king or a twin bed, 35sqm, countryside view, Italian marble bath.

Spa Exclusive Room

Spa Exclusive Room with king or twin bed, 38sqm, marble bath. The rooms offer terrific views towards the countryside.

Castle Junior Suite

Large rooms with Double Bed (165x195 cm), private bathroom, comfortable sitting area in room. They are decorated with warm colours, antique furniture, wooden oak beams and terra cotta floors with a decorative fireplace and valley view. Approx. Size 42 Sqm

Spa Junior Suite

Spa Junior Suite 42sqm,king bed, Italian marble bath, offering spledind views to the countryside.

Castle Exclusive Suite

Exclusive Suites are large one bedroom suites with one double bed (165x195 cm) with a separate living room. They are all uniquely decorated with precious antique furnitures, warm colors, wooden oak beams, terra cotta floors, and a decorative fireplace. Approx. Size 45 sqm.

Spa Suite

Spa Suite featuring a king size bed featuring Italian marble bath,offering terrific views to the countryside. Approx. Size 50sqm.


Castello di Velona is an exclusive 5 star hotel with 46 rooms and suites, all air-conditioned. This is the confluence of art, viniculture and gastronomy. Siena is but a half-hour drive; you can listen to the Gregorian chant of monks in Sant' Antimo a short walk away; go wine tasting; relax in the library or frescoed chapel; cool off by the pool and, later, dine in the hotel's gourmet restaurant on the finest Tuscan cuisine sipping world-renowned wines of the region.

Directory of services

  • Daily maid service
  • Disabled Access
  • Exclusive Use
  • Laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets Allowed at a charge
  • Shoe shine service
  • WI-FI in public areas
  • WI-FI in guest rooms

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian


The flavours of Tuscany’s traditional recipes and of the most refined regional Italian cuisine are innovatively revisited by our young chef; during summer they are served in the magnificent terraces of our restaurants, which offer a unique view over the Val d’Orcia; during the winter, they are served in the elegant dining rooms. For lovers of fine wine, the Castello di Velona – Tuscan Resort & Spa provides a significant wine menu featuring Brunello di Montalcino, produced under a label bearing the same name as the resort, which, with its 32 hectares of terrain, also produce a prestigious olive oil.

The Inn "Il Vignone"

The inn “Il Vignone” [“The large Vineyard”] provides a comfortable country atmosphere in which to appreciate the best recipes of the traditional Tuscan cuisine, skilfully reinterpreted by our young chef. The restaurant includes an interior dining hall seating 80 people and a panoramic terrace where morning breakfast is served in the shade of the gazebo. Our à la carte menu offers tasty and varied dinner dishes.

Restaurant details
Type: Traditional Tuscan Cuisine
Dress Code: Informal
Opening Hours: Open from 12.30 to 14.30
Smoking: No (Non-Smoking)

The Restaurant "L'abbazia"

The gourmet restaurant “L’Abbazia” (The Abbey), located in the castle’s new wing, can seat 120 guests and has a panoramic terrace overlooking the Val d’Orcia. From here, at sunset, you can enjoy a unique scenery, providing a natural backdrop to romantic dinners and special events. The restaurant L’Abbazia offers a refined cuisine, which is, however, always inspired by traditional Tuscan food.

Restaurant details
Type: Traditional Cuisine
Dress Code: casual chic
Opening Hours: Open from 19.30 to 22.30

Smoking: No (Non-Smoking)


Unique among peers, the spa of the Castello di Velona - Tuscan Resort & Spa is the jewel in the crown of our resort, and guarantees guests a one-of-a-kind wellbeing experience. The SPA, set over an area of over 1000 m2, is equipped with two outdoor Spa pools (one of them is always equipped with hydromassage), five treatment rooms, one room for couples treatment, a Turkish bath, a sauna and sensory showers. To complete its range of options, the TERME DI MONTALCINO offers a choice of wellbeing treatments (face and body) carried out utilising natural preparations made from local products, based on grapes and olive oil.

Terme Di Montalcino

Spa Treatments
  • Aromatherapy


Florence 80 km. Siena 40 km. Montalcino 11 km.


  • Bike Riding
  • Big Game Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hairdresser
  • Horse Racing
  • Horse Riding
  • Jacuzzi
  • Jogging Track
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Tennis

Meetings and Business

Fax Service and copies. Meeting room basic technical equipment(slide projector, overhead projector, video projector, screen).. All other audio-video services on request.

Getting there

Hotel Address

Castello di Velona
Località la Velona
53024 - Castelnuovo Dell'Abate - Montalcino
Tuscany. Italy Castelnuovo dell'Abate - Montalcino53024Italy


. International Airport: Florence Peretola - 130 km/115 miles. Galileo Galilei Pisa - 180 km/165 miles. Local Airport: Siena 40 km/25 miles. Train station: Buonconvento 20 km/10 miles. Bus or Coach: Montalcino 11,5 km/ 1 miles. Car rental: Siena 40 km/25 miles. Motorway: Chiusi 75 km/60 miles. Shuttle bus available: yes. Taxi fare - airport: € 200,00. Pick up service: yes free. Helipad: yes free


Nearest international airport: Florence (More than 50 Km.)
Nearest local airport: n/a (More than 50 Km.)


International Peretola Airport in Florence: 2 hours driving, direction Siena (motorway A1) then Cassia Road till Buonconvento, direction Montalcino following direction to Mt. Amiata.

Near Castello di Velona

Horse riding, cycling, wine and olive oil tasting, trekking, theatres, concerts, museums, Sant’Antimo Abbey, Siena, hot-air balloon excursions over the Val d’Orcia.


  • Assisi
  • Cortona
  • Florence
  • Montalcino
  • Montepulciano
  • Pienza
  • Saint Antimo Abbey
  • San Gimignano
  • Siena

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