Situated above the Chianti town of Gaiole, offering splendid views of the densely wooded Gaiole valley and the surrounding vineyards, the old hamlet of Spaltenna offers a magical setting in the heart of Chianti. The hamlet dates back to the 11th century and consists of a basilican-style parish church with a large bell tower, the superb castle and a small group of farmhouses.
All 30 bedrooms and 8 suites in the castle and the out-house are fitted with modern comforts throughout, whilst retaining much of the Tuscan style with rustic furniture made by local artisans, terra-cotta flooring, beamed ceilings and pretty bathrooms; all have either lovely views of the Gaiole valley or of the charming cloisters.
The outdoor swimming pool and its surrounding gardens have a truly privileged position, offering a haven of peace and tranquility with captivating views of the Gaiole valley and woods; a walk into the wooded valley is only moments away from the hotel. In addition to the outdoor pool the hotel also benefits from having an indoor heated pool, tennis court, and billiards room.
The hotel's renowned restaurant, complimented by its wine cellar in the ancient underground vaults, cleverly combines exquisite classic Italian and regional cuisine; lunches and candle-lit dinners can be enjoyed in the summer months in the cloisters by the tower of the Parish Church.
The Castello di Spaltenna is a perfect retreat for people seeking a relaxing stay; while being in the midst of a region rich in castles and old abbeys, fortresses and mediaeval villages. Discover the Chianti Castles Route where Pieve di Spaltenna, Vertine, Uliveta and San Donato in Perano are worth to visit.