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Top 10 Castle Hotels Outside Rome, Italy

Melanie
Published Jul 18, 2018

Rome is dubbed the “Eternal City”, an apt moniker, considering tourists have an endless supply of attractions to see here. The magnificent monuments in the area serve as silent witness to the city’s role as one of the centers of civilization in ages past. Travelers will be spoiled for choice on what to see here, as sights include renowned attractions such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, the Catacombs, and the Roman Forum.

From Rome, visitors can even visit the Vatican and explore attractions such as the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. A single day is not enough to see the sights in the city. Make the most out of your stay by booking one of these top castle hotels outside Rome, Italy.

1. Castello Di Tornano (from USD 94)

Castello Di Tornano is located in Chianti, the wine region of Italy, and just under three hours’ drive from Rome, making this a good choice for those who plan on going on a wine tasting tour of the region. Rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a wine bar and Wi-Fi, while the bigger apartments also come with fully-equipped kitchens.

The castle hotel also features a swimming pool nestled in a beautiful garden and a tennis court that guests can use. Those who prefer more relaxing activities, meanwhile, can enjoy a treatment or two at the spa.

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2. Castello Orsini Hotel (from USD 49)

Castello Orsini is a five-star hotel located in Nerola, Italy, just over an hour away from Rome, with fantastic views of the Tiber Valley. The establishment has been renovated to give it a modern touch (including a swimming pool and Wi-Fi), yet it still retains its distinct medieval look. The hotel features an in-house restaurant that serves traditional Italian cuisine and provides cooking lessons and olive tasting sessions to guests, upon request. A buffet breakfast is also provided during their stay.

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3. Castello Scandeluzza (from USD 114)

Castello Scandeluzza is a castle hotel just 45 minutes outside of Rome, nestled in a garden in Selva Candida, Italy. Guests will feel as though they are transported to the 17th century, as rooms in the establishment feature Baroque style, but come with modern amenities, such as flat-screen TVs and air conditioning, as well as Wi-Fi. The cafe in the hotel offers Italian-style breakfast, daily. This is a pet-friendly establishment.

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4. Castello Di Montignano Relais & Spa (from USD 99)

This property is not just a place for guests to sleep, as it is a castle hotel and spa rolled into one. At the Castello Di Montignano, located 45 minutes outside of Rome, rooms are equipped with modern amenities, such as air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. The wellness center, meanwhile, features a hydro-massage pool, a steam room, a hot room, and an open fireplace. A variety of wellness and beauty treatments are also offered, to help guests truly feel as though they are on holiday. The in-house restaurant, meanwhile, serves Umbrian dishes.

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5. Monastero Fortezza di Santo Spirito (from USD 66)

Located in Fossa, Italy, under two hours from Rome, this hotel was originally built in the 13th century as a monastery, which probably explains the serene vibe that guests will feel during their stay. A buffet breakfast is offered to guests and Wi-Fi is available in the public areas of the hotel. Guests are welcome to relax on the terrace or in the garden.

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6. Castel Monastero (from USD 459)

About two and a half hours from Rome and built in the 10th century, Castel Monastero provides guests with gorgeous views of Tuscany. Thanks to its isolated location, travelers will be able to enjoy peace and quiet during their stay here. Besides which, they can enjoy spending some time swimming in the pool, having a treatment at the wellness center, dining at one of the two restaurants on-site, or having a drink at the bar. Sports lovers and fitness enthusiasts can enjoy playing a set or two on the nearby tennis court.

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7. Castello Della Castelluccia (from USD 133)

Castello Della Castelluccia can be found in Parco di Veio Natural Park, which is located just outside of Rome, making this the perfect base for those who want to veer away from the crowds but still want to have easy access to the city (free shuttle to and from the Giustiniana Train Station is offered to guests). The castle hotel features amenities such as a semi-Olympic swimming pool, a spa, and beautifully landscaped gardens. The in-house restaurant offers traditional Italian food for lunch and dinner. Guests can also avail of a buffet breakfast during their stay.

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8. Castello Di Petroia (from USD 181)

Castello Di Petroia was the birthplace of Federico da Montefeltro, who served as the Duke of Urbino in the 15th century and is identified as one of the key figures during the Renaissance era. Located about three hours away from Rome, Castello Di Petroia is actually not just one building, but a series of buildings, all of which were built during the medieval era. The furniture in the room dates back to ages past, making guests feel as though they have traveled back in time. Part of the property consists of farmland, helping create a pastoral scene, perfect for those who love relaxing in the countryside.

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9. Castello di Spaltenna Exclusive Resort & Spa (from USD 250)

Located in the countryside of Tuscany, three hours north of Rome, this castle hotel once served as a monastery back when it was first built in the 10th century. While the traditional Tuscan decor has been preserved, rooms have been renovated to give them a modern touch and come furnished with cable TV and Wi-Fi. The hotel also comes with two swimming pools, a tennis court, a billiards room, and a sauna, all of which can be used by guests. Couples will love the candlelit dinners in the courtyard.

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10. Castello Del Nero Hotel & Spa (from USD 519)

Nestled in Chianti, just over three hours from Rome, this castle hotel dates back to the 12th century. Guests will be able to enjoy views of the countryside practically from anywhere in the property. Architecture fans will love the frescoes and beamed ceilings that can be seen in the bedrooms, each of which comes furnished with a plasma TV and air conditioning. The in-house restaurant is a Michelin-starred establishment that serves local cuisine and wines.

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Make the most out of your Roman holiday

The sheer number of attractions in Rome can quickly overwhelm guests, especially those who have a limited time to see all the sights in the city. Set aside a few days to explore the city, so you can see all the attractions on your itinerary. Book one of these castle hotels outside Rome, so you can stay in accommodation almost as majestic as the top attractions there.

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Melanie Sison was bitten by the travel bug when she was younger. She was able to go around her home country as a development worker. She considers freelancing for Trip 101 to be a combination of...Read more

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