COMO Castello del Nero is a beautiful and luxurious five-star hotel located amid the rolling hills of the Chianti region, in Tuscany.
I picked this countryside hotel because it was tucked away from all busyness with perfect surroundings for hiking, yoga, and book reading by the pool.
I didn’t leave the property for the four days I stayed there. The hotel had everything I needed for a slow holiday.
I felt like I had it all to myself during the day since most other guests would be out sightseeing. So a perfect location to relax, reload my batteries and reflect on my life and business.
I got up early with the sun. I had the most amazing view over the landscape from my duplex suite and loved watching the morning fog slowly disappear – revealing olive and cypress trees.
I spend my days walking in the area, enjoying the beautiful garden, reading by the pool and getting pampered in the COMO Shambhala spa.
The spa treatments were wonderful – done with care and dedication. I fell in love with their signature Massage oil which had the most amazing scent and I bought some to take home with me. Every time I use the fragrance at home, my mind drifts back to my days in beautiful Tuscany.
The hotel has two restaurants, the lovely Pavilion restaurant, which serves delicious Italian classics such as pizza and pasta throughout the day. I ended up eating all my meals there because the food was so good.
The other restaurant La Torre, is the hotel’s 1 Michelin-starred restaurant. But I’m not so much into fine dining as I like it more casual and simple, so I didn’t taste their food.
Breakfast in the mornings was a spectacular buffet with everything my heart desired of locale produce. I especially loved the fresh raw honey – perhaps the best I ever tasted.
I look forward to returning to Hotel COMO Castello del Nero in the future, as this was such a quiet, elegant and friendly place for a slowdown vacation.
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