Castello di Vicarello, Tuscany

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Perfectly capturing the essence of contemporary luxury, Castello di Vicarello boasts total seclusion, award-winning accommodation and exceptional cuisine in a region that flaunts divine tranquillity and undefiled natural beauty.

The stunning Castello di Vicarello, situated in the heart of Tuscany’s wild Maremma countryside, is idyllically located between Rome and Florence and is surrounded by 40 hectares of organic vineyards, olive groves, and farmland.

Castello di Vicarello, a castle erected by the Republic of Siena more than 900 years ago, provides an exceptional ambience in Tuscany's most renowned region. Perfectly capturing the essence of contemporary luxury – Castello di Vicarello boasts total seclusion, award-winning accommodation and exceptional cuisine.

Situated 350 meters above sea level, within the quaint village of Poggi del Sasso, you will find a sanctuary where divine tranquillity and undefiled nature meet in perfect harmony. To the west, spectacular views of the Tyrrhenian Sea provide cool late-spring and summer winds, while the dense forests and fast-flowing Ombrone river create dramatic contrasts in temperature all year round.

With an emphasis on nature, food, wine and wellbeing, experiences are tailored to the seasons and designed to allow guests to immerse themselves in the natural rhythms of Tuscan life.

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Highlights:

  • 900 Year Old Castle
  • Infinity pool
  • Organic Spa That Uses Ingredients From The Castle Gardens.
  • Fitness Centre For Yoga & Workouts.
  • Organic Gardens, Farms & Olive Groves
  • Stunning Vineyards That Produce Award-Winning Wines

Sustainability:

The Castello di Vicarello estate is has been organic since the beginning – not a trend, but a way of life that respects sustainability and Tuscan traditions. Boasting over seven hectares of organic wine vineyards, organic farms, vegetable gardens, and olive groves, Castello di Vicarello is a true testament to sustainable living.

Organic Fine Dining:

The garden supplies the estate with the highest quality selection of fresh, seasonal produce. The chefs use these organic ingredients to create delicious farm to table meals that incorporate the flavours of rustic, Tuscan cuisine

Spa:

The on-site therapists offer wellbeing and massage treatments using organic oils and ingredients from the castle gardens.Treatments may be taken in the seclusion of your room or amid the beautiful gardens encircled by the heady scents of lavender and jasmine.

Fitness & Wellness:

Relax and revive with a private yoga class set amidst our tranquil country estate, walk through the countryside via a guided path to the Ombrone River, or book onto a private training session designed around your fitness regime.

Pools:

Take in the stunning views of the surrounded valley will swimming in the infinity pool, or seek total isolation at the second pool set amongst an olive grove.

A Little Extra:

Try and buy the estate wines from their private vineyards. All purchases can be shipped by normal freight (mostly DHL) to all countries within the EU.

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The Estate:

The Castello di Vicarello estate has been organic since the beginning – not a trend, but a way of life - that respects sustainability and Tuscan traditions. Boasting over seven hectares of organic wine vineyards, organic farms, vegetable gardens, and olive groves, Castello di Vicarello is a true testament to sustainable living.

Due to its rich lands and warm climate, Castello di Vicarello is in the perfect position to produce rich, complex and intense wines. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot were each chosen to honour the classic wines of Tuscany. Sangiovese, a staple of Tuscan winemaking is blended with Merlot to create an alternative interpretation of the Maremma.

On the farms, organic ingredients, whether grown on-site or sourced from local farmers, are nurtured in the Italian kitchen gardens and harvested when at their most flavoursome. Cultivating over 50 varieties of vegetables and 30 aromatic herbs, the garden supplies the estate with a selection of the highest quality fresh, seasonal produce. As a result, the chefs use these organic ingredients to create delicious farm to table meals that incorporate the flavours of rustic, Tuscan cuisine.

Suite Torre:

Boasting stunning, 360-degree panoramic views of Vicarello, Suite Torre is most prestigious suite and occupies an entire floor at the highest point of the castle.

Guests are spoiled by unique art pieces, a spacious living area with a fireplace, a traditional Tuscan roof, a large bathroom featuring an Italian marble bathtub, and a private outdoor terrace overlooking the central courtyard (110 sq. m)

Note: Please keep in mind that this suite does not include a shower, only a huge bathtub. Due to the fact that it is only accessible by a steep staircase, it is not suitable for elderly or disabled people.

Size: 1184 square feet

Beds

1x King Sized Bed

Views

Castle / Valley View

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-Suite Bathroom With Large Italian Marble Bath

The Spa Suite:

Made from local woods and glass the heavenly suite boasts an incredible private steam room, sauna, and an outdoor jacuzzi converted from an oak wine barrel.

An idyllic, private retreat with a 70 sqm terrace facing the Mediterranean coastline; perfect for sunsets, private yoga sessions, or simply soaking up the fresh Tuscan air. This is the estates most modern suite. (80 sq. m)

Size: 861 square feet

Beds

1x King Sized Bed

Views

Stunning Valley With Views Of The Vineyards & Sea

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-Suite With Two Wooden Bathrooms With Walk-In Rain Shower, Sauna & Steam Rooms

Suite Villa Chiesina:

Perched on a cliffside surrounded by lush vegetation and trees, this private villa features olive wood floorboards and traditional Tuscan design.

Two floors of spacious interiors, a pergola with outside seating, a private terrace with breathtaking views of the countryside and the estates infinity pool, a separate cantina (wine cellar), a large bathroom with shower and freestanding bathtub, and a stunning collection of contemporary art (150 sq. m).

Size: 1615 square feet

Beds

1x King Sized Bed

Views

Castle and Valley View

Occupancy

Maximum of 4 Guests (2x Extra Beds on Requests)

Bathroom

En-Suite Bathroom With Freestanding Bathtub & Walk-In Shower

Something Unique

Garden Setting Next To The Infinity Pool

Suite Sassi:

With sumptuous interiors and a magnificent bathroom constructed from rare Marmo Giallo di Siena, this elegant room is full of flair. A stunning backdrop of the countryside and sea can be seen from the balcony (120 sq. m).

Size: 1292 Square Feet

Beds

1x King Sized Bed

Views

Stunning Views Of Our Valley Out Towards The Sea

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-Suite Red Marble Bathroom With Bathtub & Walk-In Rain Shower

Something Unique

Standalone Villa Above The Infinity Pool

Suite Vicario:

This exquisite, spacious suite has a stone fireplace, antique daybed, and freestanding copper bath.

This is a historical suite where the general of the castle once resided – from members of the Piccolomini family to the Knights Templar. (100 sq. m).

Size: 1076 Square Feet

Beds

1x King Sized Bed

Views

Castle courtyard / Valley view

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-Suite Bathroom With Freestanding Bathtub With Walk-In Shower

Something Unique

Castle Courtyard

Suite Giardino Segreto:

A beautiful and spacious split-level apartment with a Tuscan terracotta fire place and a king-size bed.

Enjoy the secret garden terrace with outdoor seating overlooking the Maremma valley (75 sq. m)

Size: 807 Square Feet

Beds

1x European King Size Bed

Views

Castle courtyard / Valley view

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-Suite Bathroom With Bathtub & Walk-In Rain Shower

Something Unique

Castle courtyard next to Suite Sprone

Suite Sprone:

Split over two levels, this beautifully appointed suite is situated in the castle’s courtyard and features a romantic living room with fireplace, daybed and valley views from the bathtub on level two. (75 sq. m.)

Size: 807 Square Feet

Beds

1x King Size Bed

Views

Castle courtyard / Valley view

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-Suite Bathroom With Bathtub & Walk-In Rainforest Shower

Something Unique

Castle courtyard next to Suite Giardino Segreto

Deluxe Grotta:

This Venetian inspired suite enjoys a king size bed, an opulent white marble bathroom, private garden, secluded balcony and shared infinity pool. (48 sq. m.)

Size: 517 Square Feet

Beds

1x King Size Bed

Views

Castle / Valley view

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-Suite White Marble Bathroom With Walk-In Rainforest Shower

Suite Levante:

Set within the castle’s romantic courtyard with views of ancient forests and beyond, this intimate yet opulent split-level suite features a magnificent green marble bathroom and private studio. . (45 sq. m.)

Size: 485 Square Feet

Beds

1x King Size Bed

Views

Castle courtyard / Valley view

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-Suite Green Marble Bathroom With Walk-In Rain Shower

Fine Dining:

On the farms, organic ingredients, whether grown on-site or sourced from local farmers, are nurtured in the Italian kitchen gardens and harvested when at their most flavoursome. Cultivating over 50 varieties of vegetables and 30 aromatic herbs, the garden supplies the estate with a selection of the highest quality fresh, seasonal produce. As a result, the chefs use these organic ingredients to create delicious farm to table meals that incorporate the flavours of rustic, Tuscan cuisine..

Each day, a special, organic breakfast using ingredients from the gardens, chickens, and bees is served. Enjoy a fulfilling start to your day in either the charming courtyard, under the grape pergola, on the indoor glass verandah or in your room.

During your stay, you are encouraged to visit the hen house and collect fresh eggs for your cooking class or next day’s breakfast.

As the sun sets, enjoy candle lit dinners on our grassy terrace with 360 degree views of the Maremma, or dine inside the castle in the romantic glass verandah next to the family kitchen.

Wine Tastings

Sample award winning wines from organic grapes grown and harvested on the estate. Carlo Baccheschi Berti and his oldest son, Brando, have established a highly successful vineyard on the slopes around the castle.

Cooking Classes:

Discover the distinct tastes of Tuscany and learn the age-old secrets of traditional Tuscan cooking with Aurora Baccheschi Berti and her chefs, who share a devotion to natural, home-grown ingredients.

You'll become a pro at preparing family favourites from Aurora's published cookbook, such as papa al pomodoro, ravioli maremmani, and tiramisu.

Please contact us to book this before your arrival.

Hiking & Biking:

Take a trip or go on a bike ride through almond, chestnut, pine forest, meadow, and olive grove to see the splendour of the magnificent Maremma region.

Discover the deep valleys and high hills on a guided excursion, or go it alone using our marked routes.

Truffle Hunting:

Learn the art of truffle hunting with an experienced truffle hunter and his dogs. Seek out this gourmet ingredient and savour the seasonal flavours of this Tuscan delicacy.

Leather Workshop:

Era Balestrieri, a renowned leather designer whose story was featured in the NY Times Style Magazine, will teach you how to create a handcrafted leather belt or leather purses during this two-hour session.

Grape Harvest:

Are you interested in learning about the process of wine making? There is no better place to begin than in the heart of our vineyards, where you will learn how to properly harvest the grapes.

Olive Harvest:

In the autumn, take a trip to the olive grove. Experience the joys of traditional olive harvesting and discover the traditional methods of olive picking. Here you will be able to sample freshly pressed organic oils.

Horse Riding:

What better way to discover the beauty of the Tuscan countryside than by riding through the Maremma hills or coastline? Our skilled guides lead both individual and smaller group treks, with horse riding available for both experienced and novice riders

Essential Information

Visas:

At the time of writing, you do not need a Visa to visit Italy if you are from the UK or US for less than 90 days. However, please check the full guidelines on the embassy website before you travel. For UK citizens this is the Foreign Travel Advice section of https://www.gov.uk

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is an important part of any booking. We recommend everyone who travels with us has taken out adequate travel insurance which includes cover for the full value of your holiday with us.

If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine Direct for a quote. GoKo Travels is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd who are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority .

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Covid-19:

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Travel With Confidence:

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the safety and wellbeing of all of our travellers, leaders, suppliers and staff remains our top priority. Not only have we updated our booking policies so you can flexibly amend booking arrangements before departure and get the most out of your holidays while away, we have also introduced new measures and safety guidelines so you can travel with GoKo Travels safely and securely.

What does this new booking policy mean for me?:

Fully Flexible bookings for peace of mind - We understand that sometimes plans change. That’s why GoKo Travels have updated our booking policies, so you now have full flexibility to change your travel plans if needed.

Our flexible booking policy includes:

(a) Free date changes up to 45days prior to departure - with no interest or added fees

(b) Full refund giving if you have to cancel the trip due to any COVID-19 related issues or international restrictions.

(c) You can now lock in your trip with a small refundable deposit and then pay the rest in instalments whenever you like, with no interest or fees.

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As part of our commitment to preserving planet earth, we donate 3% of our profits to GoKo Travel's registered non-for-profit, "The GoKo Earth Preservation".

The GoKo Earth Preservation has been set up to protect and preserve the natural habitats of our planet and to conserve and enhance the biodiversity of threatened environments and endangered species around the globe. This is achieved through rewilding, reforestation and marine conservation projects, alongside local community support.

Rainforest canopy viewed from above with river in the centre

Securing A Rainforest Reserve

Support the purchase of our very own GoKo Rainforest reserve - preserving biodiversity and protecting endangered species in the world's most important habitat.

Giant sea turtle swimming under water

Assisting Marine Conservation

With your help, we can buy boats to support marine conservation; securing the future for our fragile oceans and the wonderful beings that inhabit them.

Jaguar big cat looking at the camera

Creating New National Parks

By helping with the creation of new parks, we can support local economies, empower native communities and put healthy landscapes into permanent protection.

Carbon Offsetting as Standard

Although all of our GoKo holidays promise to warm your hearts, we don’t want it to contribute to warming the planet.

For every trip booked with us, we support a 3-step carbon offset scheme to calculate and neutralise your holiday footprint, allowing you to travel conscious free. This covers every step of the journey where you travel with us, from international flights to hotel heating, transport, food and more.

The GoKo Carbon Offsetting scheme does not focus on just planting trees, but rather the purchasing, persevering and protecting standing forests from deforestation and degradation - helping revive forests back to full health and avoiding the release of stored carbon. This also enables the regeneration of degraded habitats, which gradually re-absorb atmospheric CO2.

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