Castello di Vicarello

Charming, intimate, countryside retreat

Loc Vicarello 1 Poggi Del Sass, Cinigiano 58044

(39) 0564-990-718

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At a Glance

Tucked away in the southern Tuscan countryside, Castello di Vicarello captures the essence of a soulful yet contemporary rustic Tuscan retreat. Set in a 12th-century castle, the property is surrounded by acres of gorgeous manicured grounds that overlook the shimmering coastline of Maremma in the distance.

Indagare Loves

  • The family’s private collection of unique treasures from their travels throughout Indonesia.
  • The savory farm-to-table menu that changes seasonally.
  • Its spacious grounds spanning 100 acres with private vineyards, olive groves and gardens lined with rosemary and lavender bushes.


Hidden among the fragrant bushes of rosemary and lavender, this hotel is technically located in Maremma, but is an easy driving distance to Florence, Chianti and Porto Ercole. Castello di Vicarello is every bit the enchanted castle in the hills, overlooking the valleys of Maremma and, on a clear day, all the way to the shimmering line of the sea. Carlo and Aurora Baccheschi Berti, who is known for her Italian cookbooks, spent 11 years renovating this castle into their family home. The castle’s original stone walls and interior pebble-and-grass courtyard hail from the 12th-century, while interiors are adorned with various global treasures from the family's travels.

Now managed by Carlo and Aurora’s sons, Neri and Brando, the property has added a larger farm-to-table culinary program, and activities like cooking classes, horseback riding, wine tastings at the on-site vineyard and harvesting olives in the fall. For those seeking relaxation, there are multiple walking trails and two outdoor pools. While there is no standalone spa, the hotel offers a romantic Spa Suite featuring a sauna, a steam room and an outdoor jacuzzi overlooking the beautiful Tuscan countryside.

There are seven unique suites that mix elements like wooden beams and vaulted ceilings with Balinese daybeds, wicker chairs and bamboo dividers curated by Aurora on her travels in Indonesia. The two separate cottages situated within the hillside below offer more space for families.

The dining experience is a true highlight of the property, featuring seasonal menus with ingredients sourced from the property's garden. Meals are communally served in a vine-covered glass atrium with views of the rolling hills, and the homey, warm decor invokes coziness and familiarity.

Who Should Stay

Couples seeking a romantic and authentic rustic Tuscan countryside experience with a personal touch and history.

Written by Laura Fishman

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