Five Nature Retreats in Italy

From majestic castles nestled in the green countryside to rustic mansions hidden in Apulia's wild nature, discover five luxury destinations for an Italian nature retreat. Explore our favorite boutique hotels across the country for a regenerating break from your daily routine.

Su Gologone Experience

Hotel ​Su Gologone Experience carries the personality and the vision of owner Giovanna Palimodde, art collector and painter, that has guided the hotel driven by the love for her own heritage and the passion for the unique Sardinian wilderness. Close to the Su Gologone natural spring and hidden between the native vineyards and olive groves, a short drive from the sea, the hotel stands in the perfect place to experience utmost serenity and peace.

Each room, particularly the Suites, take each guests though a journey around Sardinian history and flair, with different styles ranging from country chic with exposed logs of wood, stone and trees, relying on the spacious and well shaded land, up to bright spaces where natural light and white walls are the protagonists and are decorated with accent pieces and pops of color.

Posta Marcucci

The history of Posta Marcucci dates back to the 1856, when the Marcucci family, originally from Bagno Vignoni, began to run an inn with grocery stores and postal address. A century later, the family started to build the central body of the current hotel on a sprawled vineyard. The one-of-a-kind Posta Marcucci Hotel is located in the heart of Val d'Orcia in the flourishing region of Tuscany.

Many medieval and Renaissance hamlets are nestled around Posta Marcucci, where churches and palaces enshrines masterpieces that have made and still make Italy a unique country in the world. Inside, Posta Marcucci surprises its guests thanks to beautiful rooms furnished with unique pieces meticulously chosen to tastefully decorate each space: tables, drapes, floor lamps, armchairs, carpets, paintings transmit a welcoming feeling of calm and tranquillity.

Castello di Vicarello

​Castello di Vicarello is a luxurious traditional stone castle located just outside the medieval village of Poggi del Sasso, in between the beautiful city of Siena, known by many for the famous Palio di Siena a medieval competition that takes place to times a year, and the seaside village of Castiglione della Peschaia, known for its striking castle overlooking the sea.

This majestic mansion, is unique for many reasons, one of them being it enjoys a 360-degree view over the rolling Tuscan hills covered in centuries-old olive trees and vineyards. The elegantly decorated interiors feature original stone floors and brick walls that paint the background of exquisite combinations of antique and modern furnishings from Europe and the Far East.

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Lamia del Riccio

​Lamia del Riccio was born from love at first sight, as the owners visited the construction site of what would become the villa and saw the possibilities of their dream coming true. In 2018, Giovanna and her husband acquired the property and set to renovate the original villa and the two adjacent trulli, typical Apulian structures with an immense cultural heritage, to give the territory a new life and to follow the true purpose of the location, donating rest and quiet and a luxurious retreat to those who needed it.

Perfectly integrated in its wild surroundings, Lamia del Riccio's mission is to preserve the local traditions while offering an experience of true Apulian lifestyle. The beauty of Apulian countryside lies in the outdoor living, in the scents and colors of nature. This is the reason why the outdoor space of Lamia del Riccio is extremely curated and perfectly suited for family meals, explorations and leisure. With sun beds and loungers around the pool, the villa gives its guests a truly deserved space for relaxation and enjoyment of the local life.

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Castello del Nero

Amongst the rolling hills of Chianti, and the truffle scents in the air harps ​Castello Del Nero: a union of warm hospitality, culinary traditions, and surrounding nature. At the heart of this historic estate is a 12th century castle which served as a country residence of the noble Florentine Del Nero family. The Del Nero coat of arms, featuring a rearing greyhound, and an original fresco that has been preserved until today. The estate also houses a chapel, and a clock in the main tower, beautiful garden at the entrance.

Designed by Milanese designer Paola Navone, the suites and rooms at Castello del Nero are absorbed in the quintessentially Tuscan charm. Depending on the room type, each one offers a panoramic view either of the rolling hilltops, garden, or an enormous terrace overlooking the countryside.

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