VGhlIFNwYSBTdWl0ZS5qcGcCareful consideration for the local surroundings for the comfort of guests. (Photo: Castello di Vicarello)Castello di Vicarello, a luxury castle hotel situated between Rome and Florence in the untouched Maremma region of Tuscany’s rolling hills and Tyrrhenian Seaside, is opening for the season from 1 March 2019, with a variety of new offerings and a fresh look, for its guests

From a brand-new Spa Suite and a newly launched al fresco menu, to a renovated private villa with its own wine cellar, guests can expect a renewed take on this 12th Century Castello, whilst maintaining its charm and exquisite level of service, which the hotel has become renowned for; with the family living on the hotel grounds to ensure each request is met with a personal touch.

Castello di Vicarello attracts discerning travellers looking for an authentic Tuscan experience, whilst not compromising luxury. Eight exquisitely appointed suites comfortably sleep 22 guests in total, while the attentive, yet discreet staff are on hand to adhere to every whim. The head chef and team create wholesome Italian cuisine, using ingredients from the gardens and local farmers produce, and meals can be taken in any part of the estate.

At Castello di Vicarello, days are spent wondering the estate’s 40 ha, which have been organic farmland for 25 years, producing wine, with Carlo Baccheschi Berti and his eldest son Brando establishing a highly successful award-winning vineyard with wine tastings as well as produce that supplies the hotel’s kitchen, including olive oil and vegetables.

New spa suite and Al fresco spa treatments

New for 2019, spa seekers can revel in the hotel’s new one-bedroom Spa Suite, complete with a private steam room, sauna, outdoor shower set amongst a rosemary garden and hot tub for an idyllic wellness sanctuary. The contemporary chalet style suite allows the glorious Tuscan countryside to flood the space, whilst offering complete seclusion for its guests.

Oenophile retreat at the newly refurbished villa Chiesina

The hotel’s largest Suite, the Villa Chiesina, has undergone a renovation for the 2019 season that offers the perfect escape for oenophiles and celebrates the estate’s award-winning organic wines. A new space has been created in the villa exclusively for wine-tasting, guided by Brando Baccheschi Berti and a private wine cellar has been installed to house red and white wines available for guests of the villa to savour on the private patio with expansive views of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

New poolside and in-room small bites

Gourmands can revel in the hotel’s new small bites menu for 2019. The small dishes have been conceptualised by the hotel’s new kitchen team and features local delicacies and produce grown on the estate. The menu will be available at either of the hotel’s two infinity pools as well as in-room.