Castello di Velona

Montalcino, Italy


The Essentials

  • pool, spa area, restaurant
  • Hotel Type: Spa, Romantic, Luxury, 5 star, Vineyard
  • Hotel size (number of rooms): 46
  • Check-in: 15:00 o'clock | Check-out: 12:00 o'clock
  • Spoken languages in the hotel: English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Romanian


  • Beautiful location with views over the Val d’Orcia and the Monte Amiata
  • Large spa with two panoramic swimming pools
  • Good kitchen with ingredients from organic farming
  • Vineyard with its own production

Good to know

  • Pets are allowed in the hotel
  • The nearest airport is 60 km away in Siena
  • Basic Wi-fi connection


Località Velona - Castelnuovo dell'Abate
53024 Montalcino
Tuscany, Italy
50 km (Chiusi-Chianciano)
train station
20 km (Buonconvento)
150 km (Florence)
nearest city
40 km (Siena)
nightlife district
12 km (Montalcino)
swimming bay
60 km (Marina di Grosseto)
34 km (Monte Amiata)
40 km (Siena)
historic district
12 km (Montalcino)
tourist sights
12 km (Montalcino)
city center
12 km (Montalcino)
60 km (Marina di Grosseto)
12 km (Montalcino)

Hotel description

In a quiet environment, the Castello di Velona Resort offers 46 luxury rooms and suites, from which views of the Val d’Orcia and the Vulkan Amiata appear before you. In the large spa, two panoramic swimming pools await. The hotel restaurant serves regional Italian cuisine made with organically grown ingredients and offers cooking lessons. A winery with its own production methods belongs to the estate of the Castello di Velona.
Historic Hotel: Restored castle from the 11th century
The Castello di Vellona was built in the 11th century by a Sienese noble family. Carefully restored, today it houses 46 elegant rooms and suites of which each is individually decorated with carefully selected luxury furniture and antiques. The design concept is dominated by the colours blue, green and dark red, giving the rooms a noble feel. The guests can choose between suites, junior suites and luxury rooms. All rooms are equipped with a cosy fireplace, air-conditioning and high-quality bed linen. From the large windows, you can enjoy impressive views of the Tuscan countryside.
Spa Hotel: Large wellness area with two panoramic swimming pools
The spa area of the Castello di Velona is available to hotel guests for free. Across 1500 m² it offers a panoramic indoor and outdoor swimming pool with hydromassage, where you can float and enjoy views of across the extinct volcano and the valley. A Finnish sauna and a steam bath invite you to relax in warm temperatures and a thermal pool offers bubbling spring water. Massages and various treatments can relax you or alternatively feel energised in the hotel gym.
Winery Hotel: Vineyard with its own production
Nestled between hills, oak forests, olive groves and vineyards the Castello di Velona enjoys calm and picturesque views. There is also a 5 acre estate with their own wine production which enriches the grounds of the castle. After exploring the villages and historical monuments in the surrounding area you can taste both young and old wines from the region, as a good selection of the wines produced here are served in the hotel restaurant.
Food & Drink: Enjoy regional Italian cuisine beneath the Cypress trees
The guests of the Castello di Velona can enjoy the breakfast buffet in the restaurant Le Colonne or in your own room on request. In the summer, the terrace of the restaurant opens, where you can enjoy the Italian cuisine under olive trees and cypresses. In the winter, an elegant room with fireplace invites you to dine in style. The kitchen of Le Colonne uses fresh ingredients from organic farming. There are also fish and meat dishes on the menu carefully arranged by the head chef. Those who wish to take a slice the Italian lifestyle home can take cooking courses and learn how to prepare the fresh herbs and products of Tuscany for themselves.
Sports & Leisure: Spa and reading or riding and cycling tours in the surroundings
In addition to the pool, relaxation and fitness facilities of the spa, the Castello di Velona offers a peaceful terrace giving you the opportunity to spend the afternoon with a book or just the soak up the views over the valley. Various riding and cycling routes meander by the river bank along which you can explore the area. The picturesque UNESCO World Heritage town of Pienza is located nearby the Montalcino, which is known for its valuable wines. There is also the Monte Amiata, a mountain of volcanic origin, which is well worth a day trip.
Location: in the Tuscan countryside overlooking the Val d’Orcia
Located in the heart of the province of Siena, the Castello di Velona looks over the Val d’Orcia. To reach Montalcino by car takes only a 10 minute drive, the airport of Siena is 60 km away.


wireless LAN
free of charge, WLAN in rooms, WLAN in lobby
air conditioning
in all rooms
night porter
non-smoking building
entire hotel incl. lobby
guarded parking, valet service, parking spaces
charging station for electric cars
breakfast served on terrace, nature views
laundry service
garden / outside area
sunbeds, deckchairs
tanning bed
restaurant L´Abbazia
restaurant Taverna il Vignone (Breakfast)
24 hour reception
tour and excursion bookings
events service
room service
sewing / ironing service
roof terrace
nature views
Free of charge
shuttle service
airport shuttle (For a fee)
jacuzzi, outdoor pool, indoor pool

Frequently asked questions

Yes, the hotel provides free parking facilities for its guests: Parking space

There is free Wi-Fi in all rooms.

The following pools are available onsite: whirlpool, outdoor pool and indoor pool

The hotel has the following restaurants: L´Abbazia and Taverna il Vignone (Breakfast)

The hotel has 46 rooms in total.

Check-in: 15:00 o'clock | Check-out: 12:00 o'clock

Yes, breakfast is offered: breakfast buffet and breakfast on the terrace

The hotel is suitable for the whole family and also offers activities for children. These include, for example a children’s play area, outdoor playground and child care

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