Rising from the Tuscan countryside, like a fairy tale, sits Castello di Vicarello, an 11th -century castle transformed into a luxurious hotel by owners Carlo and Aurora Baccheschi Berti.
The estate has 4 suites and one room, in addition to Villa Chiesina, a beautifully decorated outbuilding with two floors and two bedrooms. Each suite is unique, and decorated with furnishings and artwork from Carlo and Aurora’s travels abroad, as well as their time spent living in Bali.
Vicarello is their hotel, but it is also their home, and their presence enhances everything else that’s perfect about the place: the medieval stone walls surrounded by rosemary, lavender and rose bushes; the yoga classes at the spa pavilion beside one of the two infinity pools, and the estate’s acres of olive groves, gardens and vineyards.
Aurora. the author of My Tuscan Kitchen, oversees the kitchen and menu at Castello di Vicarello. She gives cooking classes in the vaulted kitchen, another area of this magical setting guests love to linger in, while Carlo is often seen mingling with guests in the courtyard, sometimes answering questions about the wines he produces—Terre di Vico, and a Cabernet blend Castello di Vicarello that enjoy international recognition.
Vicarello’s seclusion encourages some visitors to linger, doing very little, and others to venture out to explore the nearby towns or drive to the sea, 25 miles away. Wine tasting, Cooking Classes, Cycling, Hunting, Vintage car rentals, and even sailing, are just a few of the activities that can be arranged during a stay at this special place in the Tuscan countryside.
An experience staying at Castello di Vicarello can only be described as magical and memorable.
For more information, contact the Harlowe Group