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Luxury Castle Retreat, Castello di Vicarello, Italy

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This is the kind of stuff dreams are made of or where fairy-tales are set. It was the mysterious Etruscans who first discovered Maremma, and only after several centuries the Romans arrived and constructed a spa on the site of their ancient ruins, upon which in 1112, the present Castello di Vicarello was built.

The privately owned 12th-century medieval castle sits on a hilltop in the Maremma region of southwest TuscanyItaly. Guests feel like they are staying at someone’s house, and in this case, castle instead of a posh hotel. The chic retreat offers all the comforts you’d expect from a luxury hotel all set amidst breathtakingly beautiful landscapes.  Each of the 7 rooms and villas are individual, with hand-picked pieces from around the globe.

Vicarello is a place where the eye is continually lost in the undulating green of the countryside, all the way down to the blue Tuscan sea. Castello di Vicarello is a charming residence in which to discover time, silence, and history, as every path, every brick and every wall tells a story.

Owners Aurora and Carlo Baccheschi Berti pride themselves for using only organic and natural where possible. The food prepared uses local and seasonal products, the vegetables and herbs are from Vicarello’s organic vegetable garden.

The luxury castle offers harmony and balance – a multitude of scented flowers, centuries-old olive trees and lush lavender and jasmine complete the scenery, leaving space for two swimming pools and the exclusive SPA, sensitively integrated into the surroundings.

Castello di Vicarello is ideal for any individual, groups or couples searching for a blissful holiday, spa destination, cooking school or yoga retreat.

About

Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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July 25, 2011 | Italy Travel Tuscany | View comments

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