Castello di Ripa D'Orcia (Historical Residences) Castiglione d'Orcia

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Castello di Ripa D'Orcia Historical Residences Castiglione d'Orcia
Castello di Ripa D'Orcia
Località Ripa d'Orcia - 53023 Castiglione d'Orcia (Siena)
Tel. +39 0577 897376
Fax +39 0577 898038

Castle with a view of the Orcia Valley

Three reasons why you'll love it here

  1. A holiday in a castle belonging to the Tuscan nobility
  2. The castle's wines and extra virgin olive oil
  3. A historic residence with a view of the Orcia valley

The Castello di Ripa d'Orcia is situated in the heart of the Orcia valley, within easy reach of the Tuscan hilltop towns of Montalcino, Pienza, Bagno Vignoni and the magnificent medieval city of Siena.

The earliest existing documentation regarding the Castello dates back to 1218, when it was mentioned in the census of land and castles. At that time, the castle belonged to the Salimbeni dynasty.
In 1484 the castle, and large part of the surrounding land, passed in to the hands of the Piccolomini Carli family whose descendents own the property to this very day.

Over the centuries, the castle settlement has undergone surprisingly few alterations thus allowing guests to witness a fascinating architectural complex of truly authentic Medieval appearance.
In the ancient dwellings which comprise the castle hamlet, 8 self catering apartments for 2 and 4 people have been created in addition to 6 guest bedrooms (2 nights' minimum stay). A large public room with fireplace has been created in what was originally a granary, and provides a pleasant space where to read or partake in table games. A solarium is situated in the gardens.

In the evenings, the Ripa d'Orcia restaurant serves the finest traditional Tuscan cuisine; simple dishes characterized by the use of local seasonal ingredients and ample quantities of olive oil.
Wines produced in the estate vineyards ensure the perfect accompaniment to every meal.

Located in an area of Tuscany famous for its much prized wines, including the celebrated Brunello di Montalcino, it is hardly surprising that 6 hectares of the 320 hectare estate, are dedicated to the cultivation of grapes.
A further 10 hectares are covered by olive trees from the fruits of which an excellent extra virgin oil is obtained. By appointment, guests are able to visit the ancient wine cellar and partake in sommelier-led wine and oil tastings.

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