Luxury under the Tuscan stars

Situated just half an hour in between Florence and Siena on a hillside with cascades of verdant greenery surrounds is the charming Castello del Nero. The 12th Century Tuscan castle are delighted to offer a hard-to-beat experience, launching in July. Under Castello del Nero Stars is an exclusive package that offers guests the opportunity to get starry-eyed with a loved one in the winding Chianti countryside. This short-break experience is idyllic for those seeking an uninterrupted, luxurious retreat.

With a three night stay in one of the Royal Suites, guests can take refuge in a decadent space with a private terrace that showcase sweeping views across the historic Marchesi Antinorie Estate where wine has been cultivates since 1395 ahead, and medieval villages of Barberino and San Donato to the side. To enhance this truly romantic scene, the suite has a number of original features from the beamed ceiling to the tiles that bare traces of paintings.

For guests also seeking an authentic taste of Tuscan cuisine, the Under Castello del Nero Stars package includes a private dinner with a dedicated waiter that can be served on the balcony of the Royal Suite or sitting room. This four-course menu will be created by Michelin starred Chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro from the hotel’s La Torre restaurant, and paired with wines exclusively chosen by the resident Sommelier.

Following this perfectly intimate meal, the star of the show is an incredible Astronomical observation from the suite itself with a member of the Astronomical Observatory of Chianti. From exploring the Solar System to the Milky Way, and star constellations, the possibilities are endless as guests drift in the night sky and all from the private terrace.

This dedicated evening is only a part of a truly special stay at Castello del Nero. The package also includes a complimentary pass for each guest to experience the ESPA heat experiences, from the refreshing ice foundation to the vitality pool and aromatic Turkish bath and more, with views that sweep across the vineyards and rows of olive groves. Dedicated in-room amenities are also included, as well as a daily newspaper and breakfast is served daily in the restaurant. Guests are also welcome to use the courtesy shuttle to and from Florence or Siena. Use of the two tennis courts, the fitness suite, the estate’s hiking paths and outdoor heated pool and warmly encouraged, and taking part in the yoga classes on a Tuesday or Thursday is highly recommend for a truly zen experience.

For a special occasion, a wildly romantic getaway to treat a loved one, or just to enjoy a short-haul experience that it out of this world, choose the ‘Under Castello del Nero Stars’ package for a break that will leave you starry-eyed.


The three night Tuscan Stars package for two people in September is priced at €6267 (approx £5770). Flights to Pisa start from £61 per person with Ryanair.