A little big gem set in the heart of the charming and bewitching desert of the Crete Senesi. Laticastelli, an ancient medieval village transformed into a high level Country Relais where you can immerse yourself in the magic and dazzling beauty of the Tuscan countryside breathing all the charm of its fascinating history is all this and much more. Originally, in fact, Laticastelli was a fortress built to defend the city of Siena. It was in the 12th century, at the peak of the infamous and bloody war between the Florentines and Sienese, which saw the latter very often victorious. After many battles, however, Siena was ultimately defeated by the Florentines, who in revenge razed to the ground all the strongholds that defended the enemy city. Among them was also Laticastelli, which was rebuilt centuries later as a farm with vineyards, oil mills, olive groves and cultivated fields that formed an estate of about a thousand hectares that gradually became a small but delightful village. After the severe agricultural crisis that followed the First World War, however, its land was completely sold off. The consequence was that in a short time the entire village emptied and remained abandoned for over forty years. Until the dawn of the new millennium, when Gonzalo Aguilar, an Argentinean entrepreneur, fell deeply in love with it and decided to renovate it and transform it into a charming Country Relais, preserving all the original charm and beauty that had always distinguished it. Since then Laticastelli has become a precious destination for those who wish to take refuge in a real oasis of peace where everything is beauty, harmony and absolute peace.
Thanks to its strategic position, Laticastelli is the ideal starting point to visit the wonders treasured in Tuscany: from Siena to Florence, passing through San Gimignano, Pienza, Cortona, San Quirico d'Orcia and all the other extraordinary beauties that characterize this wonderful Italian region. The rooms, all decorated in different ways, are decorated with refined antique furniture and bathrooms in fine local travertine, as well as being equipped with all modern comforts: from air conditioning to satellite TV to free WiFi accessible from any other area of the Borgo. Outside, the majestic "Infinity Pool" is the ideal setting to relax in complete serenity while admiring the iridescent palette of colors that fresco the soft hills voluptuously embraced by the gentle Tuscan countryside and the rearsed Crete Senesi. The restaurant "La Taverna Toscana" boasts a beautiful emotional terrace overlooking this breathtaking view. Here guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet, a romantic candlelit dinner or taste the sumptuous and fine wines offered by the wine tastings while their gaze is lost in an incomparable, purple Tuscan sunset.
Everything at Laticastelli tastes of peace, magic and ancient flavours and is aimed at making guests live an authentic experience out of time, even in the company of their four-legged friends who are welcome here. Among the activities offered by the Relais, cooking classes with chef Pancrazio Calamello, musical and entertainment evenings at the restaurant and much more. All enriched by a warm and welcoming hospitality where nothing is left to chance and every little detail is taken care of to make the guest feel the true protagonist of this Tuscan fairytale that begins in a medieval village.