If you’ve been reading my blog for long enough, you’ll know that I absolutely LOVE Italy and one area I’m particularly enamoured with is Tuscany. In September 2014, I threw the wedding of all weddings in the Tuscan region of Gaiole in Chianti. Not content with just the one castle, I actually celebrated my wedding at two different castles 😂 and despite exchanging vows at Castello di Spaltenna, Mr O’T and I never actually stayed here. Instead we opted to reside at nearby Castello di Meleto where our wedding breakfast took place. On a recent trip to Tuscany, Mr O’T and I put our wrongs to right and spent two wonderful nights at Castello di Spaltenna, reliving the moment that we became husband and wife.
Castello di Spaltenna is a 5* star luxury resort & spa set in the heart of the Chianti wine region. Overlooking the Tuscan hills and nearby vineyards, this Castle takes the meaning of ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ to a whole new level.
The grounds are immaculate and are perfect for strolling and if you’re a fan of Cypress trees, then you’ll be in garden heaven!
The rooms are in keeping with Tuscan tradition with the decor simple yet understated. The beds are made from wrought iron and the writing desks and trunks date back to the 18th century. There is no extravagance here, it’s simple rustic chic.
The outdoor swimming pool could not be located in a more picturesque setting. You’re quite literally at one with the world. Take it from me when I say, you have to experience it for yourself to truly appreciate how peaceful having down time here really is.
La Terraza which is the setting for breakfast, lunch and aperitivo hour could literally not be anymore idyllic! It’s my favourite view associated with Tuscany and I’m sure you can appreciate why.
A generous buffet breakfast is served every morning and I guarantee, you won’t be eating breakfast in a hurry with views like this.
Castello di Spaltenna is also home to Il Pievano, a One Michelin star restaurant. The creations of Head Chef Vincenzo Guarino are a twist on traditional Tuscan cuisine and are unlike any type of cuisine I’ve tried in the area before. As well as meat options, the menu features an excellent selection of fish.
If Michelin Star dining isn’t your thing then you can enjoy dinner at the more casual Osteria restaurant. This is medieval in feel and serves more traditional Tuscan cuisine.
Castello di Spaltenna also produce their own wine which you can purchase onsite at the Castle’s shop. You can also request a bottle of their in-house wine with your meal.
Castello di Spaltenna is the perfect choice if you’re looking for Tuscan luxury in a peaceful and idyllic setting. The location is ideal if you’re looking to explore the local area, and perfect for indulging in wine tasting in Chianti. Lastly, if you’re planning on walking down the aisle in the near future, then here are 5 Fantastic Reasons To Plan A Wedding in Italy!
Have you visited Castello di Spaltenna before or stayed in the Chianti wine region?