Castello di Velona, Montalcino, Tuscany
The only Thermal Castle with its own Brunello di Montalcino wine and olive oil from Organic Agriculture
What's So Special About Castello di Velona?
The Velona Castle, located on a “hill” overlooking the Val d’Orcia, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is a restored castle dating back to the 11th century.
Castello di Velona Thermal Spa & Winery is a 5* Luxury Hotel and Wedding Venue and the only thermal castle in the world. With 45 rooms (both in old tuscany style and contemporany style), a SPA, Pools with Thermal water and a pretty amazing sunset view over 360 degree views across millenary vineyards – this is a special place to celebrate a luxurious wedding in the heart of Tuscany.
You can hire exclusively for your wedding celebrations and have a Ceremony / Reception for up to 150 guests, and with 8 Restaurants to choose from (2 Michelin stars might we add), your wedding is sure to be quite the Italian feast.
The site also has its own in house production of Brunello di Montalcino Wine and Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, well worth a try.
Unique experiences for your guests staying a while: Blindfolded Wine tasting, Blindfolded Wine & Olive Oil Tasting, Cheese & Honey pairing, Balloon ride, Helicopter ride with wine-tasting experiences (in three prestigious wineries), Ferrari tours to medieval villages, truffle hunting, private lunch/dinner/picnics in the Castello vineyards, exclusive cooking classes, art wokshops on terracotta and more.
1hr 55 to the North, 2hrs 30 to the South.
Italian – French and English are also widely spoken and understood.
Italy has plenty of public transport, from the trains to the metro in cities like Milan. The roads (and Italian drivers) are notoriously terrifying for foreigners so it’s often better to take a taxi than hire a car.
Each town in Italy has it's own patron saint and shuts down to celebrate the saint’s day each year (e.g. Rome is Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29th). Alongside Christmas and Easter, the other big religious festivals are Epiphany (6th January) and All Saints Day (1st November). All of Italy celebrates Labour Day (1st May) and also Liberation Day (April 25th).
Good Time to Go
Late April - Mid October
good to know
June is recognised as the month of Juno, the Roman Goddess of Marriage.
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