Castello del Nero - Tuscany, Italy

A splendid 12th century castle in Tuscany’s glorious Chianti wine region, Castello del Nero features 50 individually designed rooms and suites, a sensational spa retreat based on holistic concepts, and an enchanting restaurant offering finely crafted Tuscan specialties. The property has been exquisitely restored, its sophisticated guest rooms still preserving much of their original features, including beautiful ancient frescoes, wooden beam ceilings, and bathrooms appointed with marble and mosaic tile floors. The décor throughout is a marriage of old and new, with an emphasis on preserving the history and character of the estate.