Castello di Velona – The Leading Hotels of the World Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Siena, Italy

Castle overview

A 5-star castle hotel in the Tuscan countryside with luxury accommodation and award-winning restaurants.

Located on a hilltop, Castello di Velona overlooks the picturesque Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO site with vineyards and olive groves. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this 5-star hotel offers a luxurious stay in an idyllic countryside setting. It is conveniently located within easy reach from various destinations in the Tuscan countryside: Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, Bagno Vignoni, and San Quirico d’Orcia.

The hotel is set in a historical fortress dating back to the 10th-century. The rooms are designed in two concepts: the Monumental Rooms feature original castle-style furnishing; while the UNESCO View Rooms feature a contemporary style with a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape.

The castle hotel is also a popular culinary destination. It offers several restaurants and bars, including four Michelin-awarded restaurants. The property also has vineyards and wineries that produce exceptionally elegant wines. A true oasis of wellness and relaxation, the hotel features a spa and thermal waters. With its elegant spaces, wonderful views, and historic setting, the hotel is an ideal venue for weddings and events.

Castle Highlights




1 / Design

While the historical fortress has been renovated, it has retained its authentic elegance and character. The interiors and rooms feature a mix of traditional Castle Tuscan-style design and contemporary aesthetics.

2 / Dining

A unique gourmet experience awaits you at the castle hotel. With award-winning chefs at the helm, the restaurants and bars offer a memorable dining experience. The estate has a total of 11 restaurants, 4 of which are awarded with the prestigious Michelin Star.

3 / Location

Located 8 km from Montalcino, the castle hotel is perched atop a hill overlooking the Tuscan countryside, including the majestic UNESCO site Val d’Orcia. It is easily accessible from towns like Siena and Montepulciano. It is merely 4.4 km from Abbey of Sant’Antimo, a popular tourist attraction in the area.




  • Award-Winning Dining
  • Meetings & Events
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Wedding Venue

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Castello di Velona – The Leading Hotels of the World

Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Siena, Italy

services & amenities

Bracali Restaurant

One of the Michelin-awarded restaurants at the estate is the Bracali Restaurant. With a two Michelin-starred Chef at the helm, the restaurant offers a unique dining experience. They serve appetizing and refined cuisine, showcasing modern and creative interpretations of Tuscan and Italian cuisine. An exceptional wine list from the castle cellar best accompanies the rich and sophisticated dishes of the restaurant. Lunch is served from 1:00 to 2:30 pm; while dinner is available from 8:00 to 10:00 pm.

Il Brunello

Enjoy traditional Tuscan cuisine inside the castle’s historic original dining room. Il Brunello serves a rich buffet of sweet and savoury delicacies for breakfast. There is an old-fashioned lounge where snacks, a la carte lunch, and cocktails are served. There is also a bar with a rustic and comfortable setting by the fireplace.

The Olispa

Indulge in pure relaxation and wellness at The Olispa. The spa features five elegant treatment rooms with panoramic views. There is also a Wet Area with emotional showers, ice fountain, sauna, private bath with jacuzzi, and two Turkish baths; as well as a special cabin for couples treatments. There is also ’s an indoor circular pool which is connected by a small tunnel to the outdoor pools. On top of these, the hotel also has a fitness center with modern gym equipment.

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