Castel Monastero, Chianti

At a glance

  • Award-winning spa and wellness centre
  • Two restaurants, overseen by Gordon Ramsay
  • Medieval monastery and village

Facilities Castel Monastero, Chianti

3 outdoor swimming pools, spa* with 2 indoor swimming pools, wellness programmes*, fitness centre with personal trainer*, tennis*, Wi-Fi

Restaurants & bars

The two excellent restaurants are both overseen by Gordon Ramsay. The gourmet Contrada Restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine in an elegant setting. Local produce including oils and cheeses are hand-picked by the chefs and used in a classic Tuscan menu with a modern twist. Medieval wine cellars provide an evocative setting for traditional Tuscan cuisine accompanied by an excellent wine listwines at La Cantina Restaurant. Enjoy some of the region's finest wines and aperitifs at the Wine Bar.

Spa & wellness

Voted Italy's Leading Spa Resort 2016, Castel Monastero boasts an exceptional spa and wellness centre. The indoor water area features a Finnish sauna, hammam, sensory showers with chromo and aroma therapy, and two pools. Relax by one of the three spectacular outdoor pools, or sip herbal teas and infusions – made with ingredients from the private herb garden – at the Spa’s Herbarium. There are eight treatment rooms and couples will love the luxury spa suite which has a double treatment room and private hammam and Jacuzzi. Choose from a range of wellness programs including detox, weight loss and anti-ageing. These are based on Ayurvedic treatments and procedures which are performed by expert therapists with assistance from leading doctors and nutritionists. All of the programmes begin in the morning with yoga sessions, followed by treatments during the day and a diet with specific menus devised by the resident chef.

*Denotes local charge