Photos courtesy of Castello di Potentino
Double rooms: 180–200 euros
Rates include taxes and breakfast.
Open: all year
Seggiano is located in the province of Grosseto, about 65 km (or an hour south) of Siena. The castle is about 1 km. west of SS323. The best way to enjoy the area is with a car.
On site: wine tastings; participation in farm’s activities; cooking classes; cheese making classes; wild swimming in gorge below (summer)
Nearby: Siena; Montalcino; Pienza; hiking; bicycling
Yes. Private chapel on site. Inquire hotel for details.
Nestled in a stunning valley in an off-the-beaten-track corner of Tuscany, this wonderful, Renaissance castle is part of an family-owned organic farm that produces prize-winning wines and extra-virgin olive oil.
Join in the cooking, taste the wine, or take part in the farm’s activities as much or as little as you wish for an authentic Tuscan experience. The peaceful and homey atmosphere here is ideal for relaxation and exploration of the surrounding region. Your hosts, the Greene family, can even arrange wine tastings and lunches at other estates.
Unique guest rooms can feature wood beams or painted frescoes on the ceiling. All are furnished with antiques. Double and triple bedrooms come with en suite bathrooms and four poster beds. A couple of self-contained apartments are available as well. If you’re on a bit of a budget, the castle offers single and double rooms with a shared bath.
Throughout the castle you’ll find sitting rooms filled with books and comfy couches. You are welcome to have a home-cooked meal with the family, self-cater, or dine at one of the nearby recommended restaurants. Wi-fi is free.
Family-run estate that produces award-winning wines and extra virgin olive oil
Through July 2017, two weekends a month are devoted to “Study of the Senses.” Classes and events will explore topics such as perfume making, wine, chocolate, and cheesemaking.