"Hillside retreat with luxury sporting facilities and world class views."

Need to know

    • 120 rooms inside the 5-star hotel Il Castelfalfi and 30 rooms in the 4-star hotel La Tabaccaia
    • Castelfalfi, Tuscany, Italy
    • Elegance and luxury among Tuscan vineyards with first class sporting and spa facilities
    • Check-out time: 11:00

We love

  • A beautiful world class 27 hole golf course with stunning views of the castle and rolling Tuscan hills
  • Visit the vineyards and winery to meet the wonderfully friendly and informative sommelier Vito who will teach you about the local grapes
  • Stunning views all round, but especially the sunset views from the Ecru lobby bar and at the La Rocca restaurant at the hilltop castle

An extra little something

Book with us today and we'll give you:

Book via World Boutique Hotel Awards to receive a complimentary bottle of wine or Prosecco waiting in your room on arrival.

Top Secret

Take a stroll along the network of hiking trails and you may encounter some local wild boars and their new born piglets in the nearby forest.

Origins

The rundown buildings and alleyways of Borgo Castelfalfi are being renovated since 2007, with the new 5-star Hotel Il Castelfalfi constructed in 2017 only a short stroll from the hilltop castle town, designed to blend in with the low key surroundings.

The Review

After a stunning drive through farms, sunflower fields and olive trees, we arrived at the hotel to be welcomed by a cold towel and refreshing glass of homemade lemonade by the friendly reception staff. After a casual lunch at the pool side cafe overlooking the Tuscan valley below, we were ushered to the winery to meet Vito the sommelier. He took us on a wine tasting journey that explained the natural flavours of the local Sangiovese grapes, accompanied with some excellent cured meat and cheese snacks.

La Rocca restaurant sits wrapped around the walls of the Castelfalfi castle, which provides a breathtaking view of the sunset over Tuscany’s beautiful countryside. With a distinctive misty light that changes colour as the sun moves beyond the horizon, it is a dinner setting to be remembered forever.

After a wonderful nights’ sleep with the windows’ open to appreciate the distinctive sounds of crickets chirping in the warm summer air, we settled down for a long and slow breakfast at outdoor tables of the hotel restaurant. Choosing between the wide array of breakfast options may briefly disturb you from your relaxed state of mind, but a proper Italian espresso overlooking the magnificent views will immediately restore your state of zen.

Spend the day challenging yourself at the beautiful Mountain View Golf Course, where the dramatic scenery if of lush green fairways winding between the olive trees, lakes and forests. Prepare yourself for the daunting but picturesque 9th hole, where a tiny green sits hundreds of feet below, engulfed by a daunting amount of water.

Alternatively, if you would rather relax, the spa has a huge array of relaxing treatments on offer, with excellent muscle working massages to help you recover from your sporting exertions.

After another evening enjoying the fantastic local wines with some classic Italian food, you will be well and truly initiated into the wonderful Tuscan daily routine, ready to sleep it all off and start again the next day.

Location

Toscana Resort Castelfalfi

  • Address: Località Castelfalfi, 50050 Montaione, Firenze, Italia
  • Travel info: Just a 1 hour drive from Pisa airport (PSA).

Key Features

  • Pool

  • Stunning Views

  • Weddings

  • Fitness Center/Gym

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Spa