Castello Di Vicarello | A Slice Of Tuscan Paradise
Bask under the Tuscan Sun in Castello Di Vicarello with a contemporary twist this summer
It is rare to encounter a hotel that ticks off all the boxes in a perfect Italian vacation – but Castello Di Vicarello has hit the mark and exceeded. Situated in the rustic countryside of Tuscany Italy, Castello Di Vicarello, is the natural option for those looking for more than just a vacation – one might even go so far to say escape reality.
For a not-so-small family-owned business, the level of perfection in their craft is astounding. The conceptualisation and sheer dedication of choosing each piece of furniture, meal and wine that goes into each tailored experience could perhaps be derived from the first owners of Castello Di Vicarello who had a close affinity with Balinese influences and their wish to spread their passion for Eastern influences back in Italy.
The juxtaposition of Eastern and Western influences can be seen especially in the elegantly designed suites, all of which feature the original walls of Castello Di Vicarello. Antique and modern furnishings pepper the room, with books being a mainstay feature due to the owners’ love for book collecting. If you are lucky enough to get Suite Vicario, once a private residence of the priest of the court, be prepared to be swept away by the expansive views of the Tuscan countryside in the day, and breath-taking views of the Milky Way and Orion Belt if the stars align. An Indonesian-inspired four poster bed, traditional stone fireplace and industrial-inspired bathtub are just one of the many features of the suites that add character and a touch of eccentricity to Castello Di Vicarello.
The suites are not all that makes Castello Di Vicarello such an awe-inspiring place. One of the most interesting aspects about Castello Di Vicarello would be its open concept stone wall kitchen, which proudly features seasonal recipes by ‘My Tuscan Kitchen’, an Italian recipe book lovingly compiled by the owner of Castello Di Vicarello. The recipes all showcase locally sourced food and wine, some even picked from their own organic garden or hunted in a wild game reserve nearby! The farm-to-table concept and the support for small local businesses is something that Castello Di Vicarello firmly believes in, resulting in the creation of wondrous Italian comfort food with a touch of luxury.
Castello Di Vicarello lives up to its award-winning title and more – it is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life, for one to live a regal life with a contemporary twist.