Italy is dotted with castles: impregnable medieval fortresses that tell our past and evoke incredible legends. Each castle is immersed in a natural scenery that leaves you breathless. The encounter between history and nature makes the atmosphere even more suggestive. Doesn’t it seem the perfect place to spend a dreamy weekend? We have selected for you 10 accommodations of unquestionable beauty, between apartments with castle views and real fortresses transformed into romantic ecobnb.
Your apartment in the Langhe with a castle view
In the territory of Langhe and Roero, in one of its oldest villages, there’s an eco-friendly apartment which, among the many services and comforts, also offers a panoramic terrace overlooking the superb castle of Monticello. It is one of the most impressive and best preserved medieval buildings in the area, and since 1372 it has been owned by the same family, the Roero di Monticello who have made it their habitual residence. The property also offers an intimate spa with whirlpool, emotional shower, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath and chromotherapy.
In the hills of Tuscany
La Dolce Vista is an eco-sustainable farmhouse with an organic garden and swimming pool, surrounded by a unique landscape. On one side you can admire the Counts Guidi castle and the medieval village of Poppi, on the other the green and delicate hills of the province of Arezzo. The accommodation consists of three independent apartments, a large rustic tavern with a comfortable kitchen, wood oven and fireplace from which you can admire the suggestive infinity pool.
Among the castles of Aosta Valley
The Hotel La Meridiana in Saint-Pierre offers charming rooms and a Swiss pine sauna a few kilometers from Aosta. Some rooms, characterized by a rustic decor, offer a view of the medieval castles surrounded by mountains, vineyards and fruit plantations. In this typically Aosta Valley accommodation, the day begins with a homemade breakfast, with cakes, natural jams and local produces.
A stay in a castle
Is a castle view not enough for you? In Umbria you can stay in a 14th century fortress transformed into a sustainable eco-friendly hotel. A fairytale B&B to go back in time, and live a unique experience, sleeping among the original beauty of the ancient buildings on which it develops: the old bank, the ancient town, the public oven and the Watchtower.
An ancient castle transformed into an eco-sustainable hotel
If you want to stay in a castle, you can also do it in Val D’Aosta! In the heart of Gran Paradiso National Park, there is the Château Royal, once a bishop’s seat, then residence of King Vittorio Emanuele II during hunting trips and today an eco-sustainable hotel in the historic center of Cogne.
Villa with a view
We stay in Val D’Aosta where you can spend a special weekend in an immense suite on the second floor of a villa. There is also a panoramic terrace overlooking the castles. The accommodation is an excellent starting point to visit the region and immerse yourself in landscapes of rare beauty.
A feudal castle in Pollino National Park
The ancient village of Laino Castello is a small jewel of Calabria. Recently it has started to pulse again thanks to the birth of an Albergo Diffuso. Its historic center is perched on the S. Teodoro hill, on whose top stands the “CastrumLayni” Feudal Castle, built by the Lombards as a place of defense against the Byzantine enemy. Staying here is like taking a journey through time.
A B&B to discover the wonderful Savoy Residences
Puntodivista is a welcoming ecological Bed & Breakfast on the hill of Chieri, a few kilometers from the magnificent Savoy Residences, including La Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, Reggia della Venaria Reale, Rivoli Castle, Racconigi Castle. The rooms are carefully furnished, have private bathroom, wi-fi, TV, minibar, independent entrance, air conditioning and terrace with table and chairs, overlooking the landscape of the hills of Chieri.
An Umbrian farmhouse overlooking a castle
Fattoria dei Comignoli is a farm that produces olives, where you can relive the tradition of the Umbrian countryside, taste exquisite organic produces, and admire the profile of Perugia and that of the San Martino castle in the hills.
A few steps from Ripa castle
Ripa Relais is the perfect place to relax in contact with the purest nature. In the restaurant you can enjoy the best local delicacies, in the SPA pamper yourself and then discover the surroundings, from the beautiful Assisi to Ripa castle. The rooms are arranged in the four old farmhouses, thoughtfully restored with the aim of saving the importance of the old days.