Graziella Arba appointed to General Manager for Castel Monastero after 12 years of successfull career in our enchanting property
5-star Luxury, Leading Hotel of the World
History & Story
The origins of Castel Monastero are lost in the history of Medieval Tuscany. The castle is mentioned for the first time, under the name of Sarna, in 1044. Afterwards, from 1050, it is cited more and more often with the name of Monastero, in connection with nearby Berardenga Abbey. It was besieged but without success by the Florentines in 1208 and conquered in 1270 by Guido di Montfort who used it as a an outpost against the city of Siena. Bought by the noble Sienese Chigi Saracini family and it became their country house.
The hotel has itself an iconic shape, and we aim to be in the world-renowned stars of the icons.
Winter 2022 refurbishment and restyling
Date Added Extansions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Nestled in a land of history, Castel Monastero was an 11th century monastery embraced by a century-old forest with lavish 1500 square meters SPA and location to die for.
Within a minute walking distance you can reach our truffle venue and forest for a fantastic porcini mushrooms hunting, truffle hunting, trekking in our marked trails, meditation walk, 3-castles guided walking tour, quad adventure, biking tour through a winery. We offer Cooking Class onsite, hot air ballooning, horseback riding and so on.
Immersed in the iconic Chiantishire region in Tuscany and 10 minutes far from the world-renowned Crete Senesi region, Castel Monastero is reachable from the main express way in Italy with no gravel roads, 20 minutes far from Siena.
Number of suites:
• 21 Number of Luxury rooms:
• 45 Number of rooms, (keys) in all:
One of our repeat guests even got a key for her favorite room with her name engraved on it!
Children and families are more than welcome on property with a dedicated pool and amazing activities for them.
Restaurants & Bars
• Contrada Restaurant – fine dining
• Cantina restaurant – traditional
• Snack bar by the pool
• Bar indoor
• 1500 sm of SPA with 8 treatment rooms, indoor pool, sauna, hammam, see oil pool
• 3 swimming pool outdoor naturally heated
• Tennis court