Castello di Leonina ****
A stay at the Castello di Leonina Relais is a chance to experience history, nature and wellbeing. History in the 12th century fortress, once the home of the Chigi family and country residence of the Cardinal Fabio Chigi who would later become Pope Alexander VII. Nature: it stands in the famous Crete Senesi, the picturesque rolling hills between Siena and Asciano and the postcard image of the Tuscan countryside. Wellness: in the Castle’s Spa and the outdoor swimming pool and solarium. And the delights continue at the table in the “La Terrazza di Leonina” restaurant, and in the bedrooms, elegantly furnished and each with a balcony from which to admire the splendid panorama.
The Spa at Castello di Leonina Relais has a Turkish bath, chromotherapy shower and a sauna. Also available are various types of massage, including shiatsu, stress-relief, Ayurveda and chromotherapy, all administered by specialist staff.
There are just 21 bedrooms at the Relais Castello di Leonina, in Standard, Deluxe and Junior Suite types, all elegantly furnished and with modern comforts and amenities. All rooms have a balcony overlooking the hills of the Tuscan countryside.
The hotel’s restaurant “La Terrazza di Leonina” offers creative interpretations of traditional Tuscan dishes, prepared with the finest ingredients and accompanies by the territory’s best wines. The specialities based on the renowned local meats, are present in all the menus, from the set menu to the à la carte.
The hotel's services and facilities include:
The Castello di Leonina is just 10km from Siena and a visit to the historic centre and the famous Piazza del Campo is a must. The Tuscan countryside here is also dotted with picturesque towns, starting with Asciano, where the Relais is located, to Buonconvento, Monteroni, Arbia, Rapolano Terme and San Giovannu d’Asso – and places of great interest such as the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and San Galgano. A stay at the Hotel Relais Castello di Leonina can also be a chance to visit Tuscany’s cities of art, such as Florence, Arezzo, San Gimignano and Pienza. After a day out, guests can return to the emotions and awe that go with a stay in a historic residence that has known the splendour and stars of many a great epoch.
Adults and children over 12 years pay € 1 per day (3 days maximum)
Number of smoking rooms : 3
Wireless internet access
Free car parking