Historic Tuscan Property of the Year Castelfalfi With both a change of ownership and the announcement of a new look, the resort has undergone a full-scale update, and more changes are planned for the resort this year. The hotel, which spans a whopping 2,700 acres, continues to update its accommodations, culinary offerings, and wide range of activities. Castelfalfi’s director of marketing and communications, he spoke with Ambra Rollero about what to expect in 2023.
old meets new
A stay at Castelfalfi allows you to step into history while enjoying modern luxury. The property has Borgo, the heart of a traditional Italian village with a rich history dating back over 2,000 years. “Originally inhabited by the Etruscans, the estate continued for more than 2,000 years before coming under the control of the Romans, Visigothic warlords and Florentine nobility until it was taken over by SP Lohia in 2021. have been settled and cultivated,” says Rollero. The central Church of Sant he Floriano is consecrated and perfect for a destination wedding that reflects Castelfalfi’s rich cultural history. Continuing along Borgo’s main street, you’ll come across boutiques and apartments, ending at La Rocca, the accommodation’s gourmet restaurant in a restored castle. Here you can enjoy a fine dining experience overlooking the vast Tuscan landscape and, weather permitting, spectacular sunsets.
An activity lover’s dream
The vast terrain surrounding Castelfalfi provides a backdrop for many activities. With 40 indoor and outdoor experiences to book, you’ll never get bored at this property. Golfers can choose between lake or mountain courses, spanning 27 holes, the largest in Italy. Another activity to immerse yourself in nature is the truffle he hunt on site. Let your guide and his two Lagotto Romagnolo dogs help you discover the most expensive fungi in the world. You can also practice archery, climb his climbing walls, and explore his adventure park with suspension bridges and treetop villages. For families, there is a designated Falfy Kids Club for children ages 3 to 12 with a variety of creative and educational activities. Castelfalfi is also located close to some beautiful towns that are ideal for day trips, but be aware that you may not be able to get through the various on-site and off-site possibilities “We are 30 minutes drive from San Gimignano, Volterra, Florence and Pisa, and only an hour from the seaside. A week is not enough time to enjoy everything the estate has to offer.” says Rollero.
gastronomy and discovery
Castelfalfi is not only a place to eat great food and drink great wine, but also to see how wine, olive oil, honey and more are harvested and produced. “In Castelfalfi he has 25 hectares of vineyards and 10,000 olive trees,” he says Rollero. “The farm produces 100,000 bottles of wine and up to 40 quintals of olive oil per year.” Please taste the taste of the land. With seven on-site restaurants, you’ll never get bored with the food during your stay. The Country Club House Restaurant provides a beautiful backdrop for a pasta lunch. La Via del Sale is the perfect place for a dinner to sample langoustines and other dishes while admiring the beautiful Italian landscape.
In 2022, Castelfalfi unveils redesigned rooms, a new lobby, a reimagined ecru bar with panoramic terraces and agrishop at Tenuta Agricola. The property also unveiled an adventure park and padel courts with even more activities this year. In addition, the restaurant in the main building has been completely renovated, and live cooking demonstrations will be held. These sessions “bring guests closer to Italian culinary traditions in a new and comfortable setting,” he says.
With so many new updates, even if you’ve visited Castelfalfi in the past, you’ll find countless new discoveries. And with so many experiences, restaurants, and bars to choose from, you may not even try everything a property has to offer in one vacation, but we encourage you to do so.