Traditional Tuscany in a nutshell – vineyards and sunflower fields included
Castelnuovo Berardenga holidays offer beautiful rolling landscapes, famous vineyards and a taste of rural Tuscany. This idyllic town is perfect for a romantic break, with walking paths and quiet roads ideal for exploring, as well as some excellent cuisine paired with some of the country’s best wines.
Spend your days exploring the cobbled streets of Castelnuovo Berardenga and taking in the warm sun soaked stone buildings. The Gothic monastery offers up interesting stories of the past, while a day trip into nearby Siena is a must. Here you’ll find a beautiful piazza full of restaurants and al fresco cafés, a magnificent cathedral and spectacular library with intricate frescoes adorning the walls and ceiling. The restaurants are second to none, with the luscious green landscapes of Tuscany putting fresh seasonal ingredients on the menus and expert chefs combining traditional Italian flavours with contemporary techniques.
Luxury holidays in Castelnuovo Berardenga take you to the heart of Tuscany’s rural landscapes. It’s a romantic destination where you can immerse yourself in the culture of the region, with its beautiful landscapes just waiting to be explored. Take in old farmhouses surrounded by vineyards, orchards and olive groves and winding roads leading up to imposing hotels. The star attraction is the area’s wines which can be enjoyed with a winery tour and tasting led by an expert sommelier.
Book your luxury holidays in Castelnuovo Berardenga with Sovereign and we’ll help you get the most from your time away. We’ve found the best hotels in the area and have tried and tested each of the properties we offer to ensure it matches up to our exacting standards, and yours. Stay at the Borgo San Felice for idyllic gardens and country style buildings with elegant interiors. Alternatively, choose the Castel Monastero and take in views of the surrounding countryside from its hilltop location as you lounge by the pool, relax in rustic guest rooms or wander through the gardens.
The best airports for Tuscany are Florence and Pisa. Direct flights from the UK take approximately two hours.
Castelnuovo Berardenga is an hour and 20 minutes' drive from Florence Airport.
Tuscany is a mild-weathered place. Temperatures meander between 20°C and 25°C in the warmest months of July and August. July is also usually the driest month of the year. Autumn is light jacket weather (around 17°C in September), while spring is crisper – think 10°C to 15°C.
Tuscany has a calendar full of festivals. Museums and shops shut early on Easter weekend so that locals can join the processions and Passion Plays that pop up throughout the region. Spring also kicks off a long line-up of food events that last till autumn. September is harvest time, so that’s when wine festivals really get into their stride.
British citizens do not currently require a visa to visit Italy.
When you dine out in Italy, you will generally be charged a coperto (cover charge), which is for the bread, tablecloth, cutlery, etc. Tipping in Italy is not customary, but is always appreciated.
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.