Castle Hotels in Italy

Welcome to Historic UK’s hand-picked selection of some of the most stunning castle hotels in Italy. We came across these fabulous hotels and just had to share them with you!

Dip your toes into the swimming pool in the manicured grounds of an ancient Tuscan castle, or relax in the Turkish bath at your 5 star retreat, situated in a completely renovated medieval hamlet just 30km from Rome.

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Castello Di Velona

Castello Di Velona, Velona - Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy.

Commanding a hilltop location in the heart of the Val d’Orcia region, Castello di Velona Resort and Winery offers 46 spacious and luxuriously furnished rooms. Set in a restored 10th century castle, enjoy a swim in the pools filled with hot thermal waters.

  • 11th Century

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Castello Chiola Dimora Storica

Castello Chiola Dimora Storica, Loreto Aprutino, Abruzzo, Italy.

Set atop the hillside commanding the medieval town of Loreto Aprutino, this stately hotel is housed in an ancient castle. With its origins dating back to the mid-800s, it now offers sumptuously decorated rooms, a fine dining restaurant and swimming pool.

  • 11th Century

Castello di Cisterna

Gualdo Cattaneo, Umbria, Italy.

Featuring 10 rustic apartments complete with wood-beamed ceilings and stone walls, this 13th century castle enjoys stunning views across the Umbrian countryside. Situated in Gualdo Cattaneo, Castello Di Cisterna offers free WiFi and parking.

  • 13th Century

Castello di Spaltenna

Castello di Spaltenna Resort & Spa, Gaiole in Chianti, nr. Sienna, Tuscany, Italy.

This 12th century castle, which began life in the 10th century as a monastery, still retains many medieval touches. Transformed into an exclusive resort and spa, it now features 2 swimming pools, a restaurant, tennis court, gym and billiard room.

  • 12th Century

Castello Di Monterone

Castello Di Monterone, nr. Perugia, Umbia, Italy.

Built to protect the strategically important Perugia to Rome road, the 13th century Castello Di Monterone stands atop a hill overlooking the green valley below. With 18 luxurious rooms, the hotel’s spa features a sauna, Turkish bath and swimming pool.

  • 13th Century

Castello di Monteliscai

Siena, Tuscany, Italy.

Just a short drive from the city of Siena, the 11th century castle of Castello di Monteliscai offers 6 traditionally decorated en suite apartments complete with terracotta flooring and exposed beamed ceilings. A one hour drive from Florence Airport.

  • 11th Century

Castello di Gabiano

Gabiano, Piedmont, Italy.

Set amidst parkland and vineyards, the 3 elegant apartments at the medieval Castello di Gabiano are located in the castle grounds. With four-poster beds and free Wi-Fi, the property is just a 50 minute drive from Turin.

  • 12th Century

Relais Del Castello Di Oviglio

Relais Del Castello Di Oviglio, Oviglio, Piedmont, Italy.

This 14th century royal castle was once home to Queen Cristina of Savoia. Careful renovation has transformed this medieval stronghold into a sumptuous residence, offering 9 elegantly furnished rooms and a restaurant serving regional specialities.

  • 14th Century

Castello Di Pavone

Castello Di Pavone, Pavone Canavese, nr. Torino, Piedmont, Italy.

Although some of the buildings and structures date from the 800s, the castle itself was built in the 14th century. Now a luxury 4-star hotel, Castello Di Pavone offers classic rooms and an elegant candlelight restaurant with ancient frescos on the walls.

  • 14th Century

Relais Castello San Giuseppe

Relais Castello San Giuseppe, Chiaverano di Ivrea, nr. Torino, Piedmont, Italy.

Once a Roman look-out tower, then a convent for spiritual reflection and once again as a military observation point and stronghold for Napoleon, Castello San Giuseppe is now a luxury hotel. Enjoy the panoramic views from its commanding hilltop location.

  • 17th Century

Castello Di Petroia

Castello Di Petroia, Mengara, nr. Perugia, Umbria, Italy.

This authentic medieval fortress stands proudly atop the rolling hills of Umbria between Gubbio and Perugia. The 13 private en-suite guest rooms are located in all three castle buildings, including the oldest, 12th century, 20 metre high, watch tower.

  • 12th Century