Best hotels in Tuscany countryside 2021
Como Castello Del Nero Tuscany was the 5 star hotel we chose to stay at after lots of research, reading all of the Hotel Como Castello Del Nero reviews and many other reasons. We always do a ton of research and after decades of travel know what we like and what we don’t. When I was looking for a luxury Tuscany hotel one of my prerequisites was that I’d always wanted to stay in a castle and Tuscany seemed an idyllic place to do so. I wanted something romantic and that would give us an authentic feel of the region. We’d also ruled cities out to explore the wine regions and historic walled cities. Which narrowed our search down to 5* hotels, castles and the best hotels in the Tuscany countryside.
About Como Castello Del Nero Tuscany
Como Castello Del Nero is a twelfth-century castle layered with Renaissance frescoes and contemporary design. One of many reasons for choosing this Tuscany hotel is that it has a superb location just 30 minutes from the airport and Florence. It’s also easy to get to Pisa, Montalcino, and San Gimignano while having the most breathtaking views and a Michelin star restaurant and spa.
As soon as we pulled into the driveway of hotel Como Castello Del Nero I knew we’d made the right choice. We were greeted with a cool face cloth and glass of Prosecco while we checked in and started to get into vacation mode. I don’t normally like Prosecco but everything tastes better in Italy and on vacation.
Castello Del Nero nails the decor; while keeping its historic heritage it manages to be the right amount of modern and comfort.
Como Castello Del Nero | The Accommodation
Como Castello Del Nero Tuscany offers several different types of rooms to choose from. We stayed in the Tavarnelle Suite which was a peaceful oasis with it’s own private garden and separate living area. Which is great for when one of you wakes before the other or for ordering in room service or a post dinner drinks.
I made use of the private garden so I could jump around like a crazy woman doing my quick morning total body workouts. Relax in the elegant bath tub, make use of the large walk-in closet, and laze in the sumptuous bath robes on the couch over a bottle of red late at night. Some of the other 646 sq ft suites overlook the courtyard, Italian formal gardens, or rolling Tuscan hills.
Bring mosquito repellent though, they are out in force in the Tavarnalle Suite’s private garden especially in the early morning.
Como Castello Del Nero | COMO Terrace Suite
If you really want to splurge, book the COMO Terrace Suite 968 sq ft with exposed wooden beams rising high over the airy master bedroom and spacious separate living room. I’m totally in awe of its enormous terrace offering panoramic views of the Tuscan landscape and estate’s Tuscan lakes.
Hotel Dining at Como Castello Del Nero
No Como Castello Del Nero review would be complete without a restaurant review. Como Castello Del Nero has 2 restaurants. The first is La Torre Gourmand Restaurant, a Michelin* restaurant which is one of the best fine dining restaurants in Tuscany. Try to make a reservation to dine on the terrace with its beautiful views and not inside so you can experience the views.
Como Castello Del Nero’s other restaurant is La Taverna. A more casual dining option which serves estate-to-table authentic Tuscan lunch & dinner for a real taste of Tuscany. As well as drinks for when you’re poolside. They serve a mean Gin and Tonic perfect for cooling off in the afternoon.
It’s an intimate restaurant with very few tables so definitely try to make a reservation. It’s also a great spot for a night cap and overlooks the rolling hills. I have to mention Jacopo at La Taverna restaurant as his service was exceptional.
One of the highlights for me was that they serve white port which is hard to find at restaurants and I love, having lived in Porto for 10 months.
Como Castello Del Nero review | Breakfast
Don’t miss Como Castello Del Nero’s breakfast! A leisurely breakfast is served inside as well as on the raised terrace.
I definitely recommend their fresh scrambled eggs and prosciutto, as well as the chocolate croissants. They have a lot of variety from healthy to decadent both on the buffet and a la carte menu.
Hey, you’re in Italy, calories don’t count right?! Oh and for my caffeine loving friends, you can’t beat fresh black Italian coffee.
Como Castello Del Nero ESPA Spa
The massages at Como Castello Del Nero’s ESPA spa, while not in the most exceptional of facilities (lovely but not wow), my husband and I both agreed, were one of the best massages we’d had. We had the Como Shamabala massages. Get there early enough to use their jacuzzi and play with all of the jacuzzi buttons and areas.
The hotel also offers free wifi & parking.
Luxury Tuscany Sightseeing Experiences | A Taste of Tuscany
COMO offers various experiences that offer different tastes of Tuscany, whatever you’re looking for. From wine tasting to cooking classes, hiking to truffle hunting. Where better in the world to do a Truffle Hunting Experience than in Tuscany which was the highlight of our time there.
Best of Tuscany
If you’re looking for things to see and do, restaurant guides and travel tips, see the Best of Tuscany guide.
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