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Castello di Velona Resort, Thermal Spa & Winery - Hunting for the black treasure

Castello di Velona Resort, Thermal Spa & Winery - Hunting for the black treasure ( It´s time again: The truffle season in Tuscany has officially started! At Castello di Velona Resort, Thermal Spa&Winery, situated within the adorable landscape of Val d´Orcia in Tuscany, this autumn, it will be appropriate to say, “Follow your nose". But before nibbling some truffles, gourmets will of course have the chance to hunt the black treasure by themselves. Just in time for the truffle season, the castle Castello di Velona Resort, Thermal Spa&Winery offers its guest a culinary experience. With the “Fall Senses" package, truffle fans will dig into the Crete Senesi, under the expert guidance of skilled truffle hunters and after that, a traditional four-course-menu awaits them, combined with the fine wines of the castle. Not to forget, the free access to the spa. The package starts at 1,060 Euros and includes two nights in a Sunset Room with buffet breakfast for two persons. Further information at

Guests at Castello di Velona Resort, Thermal Spa&Winery will hunt along with experienced truffle hunters and their quadruped entourage in the region around Montalcino. From the outside, the treasures are jet-black and wizened, on the inside they are brown-beige and speckled. The truffle hunters will show guests, where to find this kind of tuber among chestnut, oak, poplar and limes. After the hunting, guests have the chance to relax in the exclusive OLI SPA, trying the beneficial effects of aromatherapy and special beauty treatments based on local products such as olive oil and wine.

At the end of the day, it is time to enjoy the collected truffles during a four-course-gourmet truffle dinner, masterly prepared by chef Dario Abbate. As of the five hectares of vineyards around the castle, it speaks for itself, that guests will also enjoy the most exquisite wines during the dinner. The protagonists of this dinner dedicated to the discovery of Tuscan flavors, will be in fact the Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino red wines, which are produced by the castle´s winery.

The picturesque castle Castello di Velona Resort, Thermal Spa&Winery is set on a hill in the heart of Tuscany in the beautiful region of Val d´Orcia, only twelve kilometers from Montalcino. Guests enjoy sleeping in a castle a thousand years old, choosing between 46 rooms and suites in total: 27 in the historical part of the building and 19 in the new spa wing of the property. The style of the rooms and suites in the historical part, also called Castle Rooms, is warm and embracing with vaulted roofs and cozy fireplaces. The 19 rooms and suites in the spa wing, also called Sunset Rooms, are characterized by a linear and contemporary design. Guests get pampered in the 1500 square meters OLI SPA, which is a true wellness paradise for relaxation seekers. The five pools of the castle are filled with thermal water rising from the springs of a dormant Volcano.


Castello di Velona Resort, Thermal Spa & Winery | Località La Velona | 53024, Montalcino (SI) (Italy) | T: +39 0577 839002 | |

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