In the heart of the Chianti region in Italy, in an 11th century monastery, Castel Monastero Resort and Spa is a peaceful and romantic hotel surrounded by the peace and quiet of the hills near Siena. It is not so much a hotel as a hamlet in its own right, and stretching out before your eyes are vineyards, woods and fields straight from a Medieval fresco, and a splendid square, with its café, restaurant and even a little church. Rooms and suites meanwhile are sophisticated and stylish with a strong sense of history.
The hotel has more than one gourmet dining experience serving fine Tuscan wine and cuisine. The menus at both Contrada and La Cantina are overseen by Gordon Ramsay who, in addition to international fame, has a personal collection of 10 Michelin stars and an absolute passion for Tuscany. Completing the culinary experience at Castel Monastero is the tearoom in the spa with its infusions of aromatic herbs grown on the estate, and a wine bar serving the most famous Tuscan wines.