Built 1000 years ago, Castello di Santa Maria Novella stands proud on the highest point between Florence and Sienna amidst the rolling hills and verdant valleys of the Chianti Region. An extraordinary vacation now awaits overlooking the famous Chianti Toscana wine-growing region, a place of beauty and harmony since the Renaissance. Medieval towns and villages, hilltop castles and ancient farmsteads dot the landscape and await your discovery in this temperate, welcoming climate. Tuscany is the ideal starting point from which to explore Italy.

EXPERIENCE

Visit the must-see towns of Florence, Siena, and San Gimignano. Enjoy pastoral gems like ancient Volterra, brimming with its many fascinating Etruscan and Roman Artifacts and ruins. No trip to Tuscany is complete without spending a day in the vineyards of Chianti.

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When you rent the castello for your event it becomes your home and you are the host.

The unique architecture of the castello with it’s central courtyard fosters an ease of closeness amongst guests and creates an ideal environment for coming together.
The main conference/banquet room can accommodate up to 60 people, as can the former wine cellar which can be used as a dining room or activity room.
There are various common lounges scattered throughout the castello for smaller groups and informal meals. The interior courtyard, the panoramic terrace, and the lawn are ideal scenic settings for gatherings, outdoor dining and special events.

During your stay the following will be at your disposal:

  • Nineteen twin/double bedrooms and suites with private baths and daily housekeeping services.
  • Breakfast (lunch and dinner service with open bar and the Chianti certified castello wine can be arranged at additional cost).
  • Reception area, meeting rooms, communal lounges, dining rooms and cellar.
  • Outdoor panoramic swimming pool and terrace.
  • The property’s 200 hectares for hiking and walks through olive groves, vineyards and woods. Resident manager on duty at all times for round-the-clock assistance.

LESSONS OF TUSCANY

Join optional classes such as cooking and wine appreciation, ceramic painting, photography at sunrise and sunset, conversational Italian, and more. Or, just relax in the library, by the pool or a patio over-looking vineyards, olive groves and distant castles.

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SUGGESTED VACATION INCLUDES:

• 7 Nights in a spacious, private Tuscan Castle
• Arrival and departure transfers from Florence airport or train station
• Fresh breakfast each morning
• 4 Lunches
• 7 Multi-course dinners including wine at local, family-owned restaurants

Daily tours include:
• Florence – The Heart of the Renaissance
• Siena – Tuscany’s Jewel
• San Gimignano & Volterra- Medieval Wonders
• Chianti Wine Country & Vineyard Tastings
• Deluxe air-conditioned transportation to all off-site events
• All taxes and services

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When do you ever get a chance to stay in a Medieval Castle?
Looking forward to welcoming you to Castello di Santa Maria Novella.
A setting that delights the eye and raises the spirit!
Arrivederci!