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 Di Tornano

Castello Di Tornano, Gaiole in Chianti, nr. Siena, Tuscany, Italy.

With a history dating more than 1000 years, Castello Di Tornano bravely resisted the devastating Aragonese invasions of the 15th century. Surviving beautifully intact, it now offers 19 elegant rooms, apartments and suites, with tennis court and pool.

  • 11th Century

Castello Di Meleto

Castello Di Meleto, Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy.

Originally home to Benedictine monks, the castle was first recorded in 1269. Enhanced and extended over the centuries, much of the imposing fortifications date from the 15th century. Now featuring 30 elegant rooms and apartments, with 2 swimming pools.

  • 15th Century

Castello di Fulignano

San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy.

This 10th century castle offers peace and quiet in a rustic setting with gardens, sun terrace and an outdoor swimming pool. Each apartment blends modern with traditional furnishings and the outside world is accessible through free Wi-Fi.

  • 11th Century

Castello di Granarola

Gradara, Marche, Italy.

Surrounded by oaks and scented laurel trees, this restored medieval castle offers 9 design apartments and an outdoor swimming pool. Located in Gradara in the Marche region, Castello di Granarola is just a short drive from the sandy beach of Cattolica.

  • 13th Century

Castelletto Di Montebenichi

Castelletto Di Montebenichi, Monte Benichi, nr. Siena, Tuscany, Italy.

Set atop a hillside in the south east Chianti region, this stunningly preserved 12th century castle now offers nine luxurious en-suite rooms and suites. Surrounded by a large private park, enjoy the panoramic views from the sun-drenched pool area.

  • 12th Century

Castello Di Frassinello

Vignale Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy.

Just a short drive from Frassinello Monferrato, this historic castle offers 6 classic-style en-suite rooms overlooking a furnished garden and a terrace. An Italian sweet breakfast is provided daily.

  • 11th Century

Castello Di Mammoli

Lucca, Tuscany, Italy.

Situated on a hillside surrounded by olive groves, the 6 rooms at Castello Di Mammoli are furnished with traditional furniture and come complete with satellite TV and a minibar. With its swimming pool and Tuscan bar, Mammoli is just 38km from Pisa.

  • 13th Century

Castello di Vigoleno

Vigoleno, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Set atop a hillside within the Stirone Regional Park, this fortified medieval castle boasts 11 elegant en-suite bedrooms, a sun terrace and a restaurant specialising in classic Italian cuisine. Parma is just a 50 minute drive away.

  • 13th Century

Castello Della Castelluccia

Castello Della Castelluccia, La Giustiniana, nr. Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Dating from the 12th century, this former castle was built on the ruins of an ancient Roman villa. Just a short drive north of Rome within the Parco di Veio natural park, the hotel’s beautifully landscaped grounds feature a large outdoor swimming pool.

  • 12th Century

Castello di Gargonza

Castello di Gargonza, Monte San Savino, nr. Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy.

Castello di Gargonza is a small fortified, 13th century village with massive stone curtain walls and crenellated tower. 35 rooms and apartments are located throughout this medieval village, with a swimming pool and restaurant on site.

  • 13th Century