Molly McCorkle

Castello di Vicarello

Tuscany

by: Molly McCorkle

  • Why

    Pure indulgence.

  • When

    June

  • Who

    Moi

Highs + Lows

  • As someone who appreciates beautiful design, this was top notch…like stepping into an Architectural Digest spread. My room featured an original antique Chinese bed - although not entirely comfortable…it was a sacrifice I was willing to make.

  • The food. Fresh berry tart for breakfast (warm out of the oven), fresh pasta...fresh everything.

  • Views for days.

  • The service. When caught in a time pinch and unable to get a taxi, one of the staff drove me to the bus & helped me purchase my ticket. A real life saver when your Italian is rustic (or nonexistent).

  • This is it. I'm finally able to answer the "favorite hotel in the world" question.

    : 49/50
    • Design

    • Website

    • Life Changing

    • Environmental Consciousness

    • Overall Value

    • Night's Sleep

    • Service

    • Amenities

    • Stealable Stuff

    • Refer a Friend

    Important Bits

    • Type

      Country villa turned B&B.

    • Vibe

      Less like checking into a hotel, more like staying at your family's ultra-chic Tuscan estate.

    • Location

      Off the beaten track, as it should be when visiting Tuscany.

    • Rooms

      Six

    • Music

      Nope. Just pure tranquility.

    • Year Opened

      2003

    • Designed By

      Lovingly restored by owners Aurora and Carlo.

    • Pool/Gym

      Two pools...one of which is an infinity pool overlooking the rolling Tuscan Hills. A small gym with everything you need...although I opted for a run through the countryside - much more scenic.

    • Restaurant

      The food experience was the highlight of my stay (oink, oink). The kitchen is the real gathering place of the hotel and someone is always cooking up something freshly picked from the garden. Not in the mood for what’s offered on the menu for dinner that night? No problem, the chef is happy to whip up whatever you’re in the mood for.

    • Bar

      The hotel is set within a stunning vineyard & produces its own wine...it would be a sin not to indulge. This year the owner produced their first small batch of rosé for guests, which was a real treat to try.

    • Minibar

      A small selection of drinks + snacks.

    • Wifi

      Yes, and fast.

    • Children

      Best left for the big kids.

    • Price

      Worth every penny.

    In the Area

    Sit by the pool, sip wine & read a book. Go to sleep, wake up, repeat.

    RELAX.

    Via Cassia Per Siena 133 | Localita' Bargino, SR2, 50026, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy

    Sit by the pool, sip wine & read a book. Go to sleep, wake up, repeat.

    Like how to cook. The hotel offers classes with the master herself, Aurora.

    Learn something new

    Castello Di Vicarello, Via Vicarello, Poggi del Sasso, Province of Grosseto, Italy

    Like how to cook. The hotel offers classes with the master herself, Aurora.

    Should you drink Vicarello dry, head to one of the nearby vineyards and continue

    Wine Tasting


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    Should you drink Vicarello dry, head to one of the nearby vineyards and continue "tasting."

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