Paradise found: Castello di Vicarello

If you’re yearning for peace, sunshine and great food and wine in a beautiful, rural setting then this former family home, in a 12th-century castle in Tuscany, is a remote, rooted retreat of the most rarified kind

Castello di Vicarello includes all the amenities of a luxury boutique hotel but with the personal touch and attention to detail that you’d expect from a small B&B

Nestled away in the historic and colourful Tuscan countryside lies Castello di Vicarello, a recently restored, family-owned, 12th-century castle. Offering panoramic views over olive groves and vineyards, this is a traditional and authentic Italian destination that exudes luxury. The property was first discovered by Carlo and Aurora Baccheschi-Berti in the early eighties. At this time, the castle was just a ruin but the pair saw potential and moved their family here to start a new ...