Castello di San Bartolomeo

Montalcino, Tuscany


Reasons to Love

Castello di San Bartolomeo

  • 14th-century charm, 21st-century facilities
  • Wine tasting from the estate's vineyards
  • 700 hectares, waiting to be explored

When you picture a Tuscan castle in your mind, it probably looks a lot like Castello di San Bartolomeo. Sweeping hilltop driveway, lined with serried cyprus trees; imposing early-Renaissance architecture, beautifully faded. It’s evocative stuff. And it’s all yours.

Yes, this eight-bedroom, seven-bathroom castle can be booked exclusively for up to 16 overnight guests. There’s stately splendour in every room; even the grande kitchen, with its classicist arch, which we love for relaxed dinners with friends. Magnifico.

This 14th-century 2,500 sqm property was given a new lease of life in 2018, bringing all of its historic charms to the fore. As part of the refurbishment, a gym, sauna and tennis courts were introduced. Its kidney-bean pool also now gleams anew.

You’ll be surrounded by the Orcia Valley, whose medieval castles and undulating landscapes have inspired countless Renaissance painters. We love how Il Castello di San Bartolomeo turns golden at sunset, evoking these artists’ finest works.But the castle’s greatest draw is vino (this is sangiovese country after all). Among the property’s 700 hectares are a number of vineyards, turning out quality DOCG expressions. Have the master winemaker join you for a tasting on the terrace. Delizioso.

Did you Know

Val D’Orcia is home to some of Italy’s most famous Italian wines – Brunello di Montalcino, among others. The property produces three of its very own expressions.


  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • Formal dining area
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Nespresso
  • Wi-Fi
  • Satellite television
  • Wood fireplace
  • Baby grand piano
  • Air conditioned bedrooms
  • Heating system
  • Chapel
  • Exercise room
  • Exercise equipment
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool - unheated
  • Sun loungers
  • Charcoal and Gas barbecue
  • Pizza oven
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Alfresco dining area with seating for 18
  • Garden
  • Gazebo
  • Foosball table
  • Trampoline
  • Parking - 10 spaces
  • Gated property
Staff & Services
  • Private chef (costs of meals excluded)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access to tennis court
  • Complementary breakfast
  • Linen change - on Tuesday and Saturday
Extra Cost (advance notice may be required):
  • Airport transfer
  • Concierge service
  • Housekeeping
  • Villa pre-stocking
  • Grocery shopping services
  • Activities and excursions
  • Massage therapist
  • Personal trainer
Points of Interest
  • 7 minute drive to Buonconvento local shops and restaurants
  • 18 km to Montalcino
  • 27 km La Bagnaia golf course
  • 116 km to Florence Airport (FLR)
  • 242 km to Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO)