I have nothing but great things to say about this establishment. We stayed here as part of our 10th anniversary Italy trip and it didn't disappoint. It is very quaint and all the staff was exceptionally friendly. We stayed in the residences and were able to get WiFi. While our room was small, we booked what I think was the smallest room on purpose so we could partake in every activity the resort has to offer. Many rooms were much larger. And even though our room was smaller than the others, we had our own private patio and stayed out there in the evenings drinking wine and privately listening to the music of our choice.
The food exceeded our expectations. The Chef is wonderful and his kitchen is immaculate. We were fortunate enough to have taken his 3 hour cooking class - just my husband and I and it was the best part of our trip. We made our entire lunch and were provided prosecco and a bottle of our choice of wine. Not only was the food fantastic but we walked away with some great recipes. What surprised me the most about our cooking class, and the cooking at Tornano in general, is that all of the vegetables are literally grown and hand picked (by the chef) from his incredible garden. So, during our class, we walked outside, down to the garden and picked our fresh zucchini which we then prepared for lunch. Italian home cooking at it's finest!
We also participated in a wine tasting at the castle's wine cellar. This was very unique compared to other wine tours we went on. At those places, you tasted wine and felt just like a customer at a bar. Here, everyone was seated at a table (there were 5 of us) and the somilier taught us about Italian wine, the wine making process and his experiences as a wine maker in general. It was an intimate 60-90 minute event drinking fabulous wine along with meats, cheeses and bread so we could also get a sense of what types of wine pairs best. Another truly great experience.
Finally, we went horseback riding through the Tornano vineyards. Again, amazing. It was a little hot outside which made it a little uncomfortable. However, we quickly forgot how hot we were when we were taking in the most amazing vineyard views. That is another thing that I should mention about this property...it sits up quite high in the hills and so the view from your room and the dinner table are priceless.
Other than the above, it should be noted that the castle is quite spectacular. There is a wonderful deck up top with even greater views. One night, we sat up top with some other guests we met and watched the stars. It was just lovely. Last, but not least, this property has a great pool. It is not heated but in the summer, that is a blessing. We swam in it every day we were there.
I cannot recommend the Castello di Tornano enough. It is not a "five star" resort but you definitely get five star treatment along with five star food and the perfect get away from the hustle and bustle of Rome and the other cities.
I think WiFi may be a problem if you stay in the castle. It is easier to get WiFi in the residences...
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