4 Best Castle Hotels In Florence, Italy - Updated 2024

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Wandering through the streets of the Historic Centre of Florence will feel like traveling back in time given how notable architecture that emerged throughout the Renaissance period remain alive. If you’re going to visit, prepare yourself to be captivated by the enchanting beauty of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, a 13th-century cathedral dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. You also shouldn’t miss Pitti Palace, especially if you love sculptures, porcelain, and paintings. If these appeal to you, elevate your visit by booking an overnight stay at a castle hotel that will bring you closer to the ancient past of Florence. Keep scrolling for a list of the best castle hotels in Florence, Italy, for great options.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 14, 2024.

1. Castello di Montalbano (from USD 148)

Castello di Montalbano is a unique hotel in Florence, Italy, offering stylish rooms that exude luxury and romance, making it one of the best hotels for couples who want an intimate getaway. Each guest room is dedicated to a significant person who made a remarkable visit to the castle. If you want a room with relaxing amenities, book the Room of the Repentant Prostitute, which has a spacious hydromassage tub. Other rooms have a corner whirlpool tub, such as Room of the Heroic Partisan.

If you want to relax while appreciating art, there’s no better place than Michelangelo’s Room, which features sculptures and intricate furnishings.

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The clock at Florence Cathedral
Want to travel back in time? Visit Duomo di Firenze or Florence Cathedral, only 15 minutes away by car. If you check the clock in the cathedral, you probably won't be able to tell the time easily, unless you know hora italica. According to the latter, the first hour of the day is the one after sunset. This timetable was used in many places in Europe until the 18th century. The Florentine clock is still ticking; it has only one hand, which turns in an anti-clockwise direction. The clock was also beautifully frescoed by Paolo Uccello in the 15th century.
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Castello di Montalbano

Address: via di Montalbano 8
19.34 km (12.1 mi) from Castello di Verrazzano

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Amenities & Room:
amazingly beautiful castle lovingly converted into a small number of hotel rooms
the staff are so welcoming helpful and are willing to make your stay as comfortable as needed
i will definitely come back to this place again
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2. COMO Castello Del Nero (from USD 821)

Experience the grandeur of staying at a 5-star hotel near Florence, Italy—COMO Castello Del Nero—an original 12th-century castle overlooking Tuscany’s Rolling Hills. It showcases a blend of Renaissance frescoes and modern interior design. If you want countryside views, book the COMO Suite, COMO Terrace Suite, or Loft Suite. Meanwhile, those who wish to stay at a secluded place in this hotel can book Villa San Luigi, which also offers a 16-m (52.49-ft) swimming pool with sun loungers.

Moreover, elevate your stay by dining at any of the three on-site restaurants. Also, book an appointment at COMO Shambhala Retreat for rejuvenating treatments.

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COMO Castello Del Nero

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Strada Spicciano 7
9.58 km (6.0 mi) from Castello di Verrazzano

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

3. Castello di Mugnana (from USD 245)

Book a stay at Castello di Mugnana, one of the best hotels to stay near Florence, Italy, to experience a one-of-a-kind getaway inside an authentic medieval castle. It is the ideal accommodation for those seeking a tranquil vacation, as this castle is surrounded by lush olive trees near the village of Strada in Chianti. The establishment is also one of the Historic Houses of Tuscany recognized for its accurate restoration, which offers guests nothing less than its original aesthetics.

Each room and suite features tasteful decorations that enhance the medieval ambiance of the castle. The property also has a swimming pool nestled amidst the olive trees.

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Castello di Mugnana

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Via Di Mugnana 106
5.77 km (3.6 mi) from Castello di Verrazzano

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace

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4. Castello Di Meleto Wine Destination - Camere in Castello e Appartamenti (from USD 143)

Perched atop a hill with awe-inspiring views of Massellone Valley, Castello Di Meleto Wine Destination offers a magnificent and historic retreat. Immerse yourself in the charming Gaiole in Chianti, located just 2.8 km (1.73 mi) from Castello di Meleto. Within a short drive of 30 minutes, discover the captivating wonders of Siena and Rapolano Terme, while Arezzo awaits just 59 km (36.66 mi) away.

Adorned with Tuscan-style furnishings, the rooms, and apartments boast exposed wood beams, terracotta floors, and rustic wooden furniture. Explore the expansive grounds of Meleto Castle, where lush green spaces reveal two inviting swimming pools, barbecue facilities, and a bowling green. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and make the most of your stay at this hotel with free parking. Experience the history and beauty of Tuscany at one of the best castles to stay near Florence, Italy.

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Castello Di Meleto

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Loc. Meleto
20.27 km (12.6 mi) from Castello di Verrazzano

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Garden Terrace Business centre Laundry Facilities for disabled guests

Fall in love with the beauty of castle hotels

You’ll never run out of great sites to see in Florence, but you can make your stay extra special by resting in a well-preserved castle hotel. Choose any of the properties mentioned above to ensure a memorable trip.

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