Joining its Tuscan sister hotel, Belmond Villa San Michele in Florence, the storied castle hotel and grounds sit within an untouched nature reserve in the Tuscan hills between Siena and Florence.

A cypress tree lined private road ascends to the historical estate which is situated atop rolling hills with panoramic views of the surrounding villages and patchwork farmland, including olive groves and vineyards, producing the property’s own olive oil and ‘C’ private- label signature wines.  

Built in the year 998 and originally named Querceto Manor, the iconic property was restored by the aristocratic Bargagli family in the 20th century and sits within its own medieval village, featuring original Etruscan artifacts and architecture. 

Each of the castello’s 39 all-suite rooms capture the spirit of the region. Throughout the property, design features include original stone flooring, terracotta colours and traditional alabaster from the local region of Volterra, reflecting the estate’s rich history.

Suites located in the original 10th century medieval tower, feature original fireplaces and stone wall detailing.