Our travel designer, Robin, and CEO, Jennifer, stayed at the beautiful property of Castello Banfi in Montalcino while exploring properties across Tuscany for clients! Needless to say, they fell in love and we think you will too!
Continue reading to see some of their favorite parts of this authentic Tuscan stay!
What we loved:
There is so stinking much to love about this property! First impressions upon driving up to the villa was truly stunning. The grounds are clean and well kept and driving through the cypress trees to make your way up to the property set the stage for an incredible stay. Upon check in we were greeted with a flute of their own sparkling Brut… a touch we absolutely loved to enjoy while our luggage was being delivered to our room. Inside the rooms they also offered two complimentary bottles of Brut and a complimentary demi bottle of Brunello!
The rooms were spacious and so well decorated. The decor stayed true to the rustic and authentic Tuscan style, while still being updated and comfortable. The bathrooms and closets were huge! The rooms also came with USB plug in’s right next to the bed, which is very uncommon in villa stays in Tuscany.
Where to eat:
There are two restaurants on property. For lunch La Taverna, where tradition and authenticity come together under the ancient vaults, and for dinner, the elegant and refined Sala dei Grappoli. Sala dei Grappoli also offers an incredible tasting menu that allows you to truly experience the food and authentic wine all made fresh on property. If you are looking for a romantic alternative, private dinners can also be arranged in the rose garden with incredible views of the vines!
What you get with your stay:
Aside from 5-star service and swoon-worthy views, a stay at Castello Banfi comes with:
Complimentary wine and olive oil tastings on property
Access to a heated swimming pool overlooking the Tuscan hillside
Access to spa services either in your room or outside in the vineyard… Unreal!
Two dining options
Unlimited water bottles near the pool
Full service breakfast served on the terrace
Access to private dinners in the wine cellar, rose garden, or vineyard
Close proximity to Montalcino, Sienna, Brunello, and the Maremma coast
Activities including: horseback riding, private tours, chef’s table, painting classes, Ferrari ride, wine tours around the region, hot air balloon tours, and more! (Additional fees may apply)
Why we would recommend this property to our clients:
It is hard to fully describe the warmth and peace that exists in Castello Banfi. Walking on property feels like walking through the comforts of home… but with access to really good wine at all times! The staff is caring, attentive, and pays close attention to the details of your stay. The property is beautifully designed and holds true to the rustic authenticity that visitors crave when visiting Tuscany!