There’s nothing quite like an aperitivo to bring people together. In Italy, this enchanting hour is a time-honoured tradition. At Belmond, our bartenders and chefs use their creative spark to craft perfectly paired specialities.
From signature cocktails to a curated bar menu, our combinations celebrate authentic flavours and regional ingredients. Paired with stunning views and live music, aperitivo is our favourite time of day.Contact us
Sì Di Sì wine
Sample our own estate wine, a delicious blend of the Sangiovese, Cabernet and Petit Verdot grapes. Sì Di Sì’s label, in the style of a vintage movie poster, is a nod to director Luchino Visconti, whose brother once owned the castle. As only 6,000 bottles of this distinguished red are produced, it’s available exclusively to our guests.
Our innovative twist on the Negroni blends vodka with rosemary and ginger, vermouth, Campari and velvety Galliano.
Donzelle, little puffs of fried bread, are a Tuscan speciality and dream aperitif pairing. From a live station, a chef will serve three different varieties of canapé, changing each day. One will be a donzelle filled with a different tasty topping and the others will include, pecorino, homemade jams and a sausage and truffle crostini.Contact us
Tosca mixes old world favourites with modern influences. The focus is purely Italian—homemade pasta, locally sourced meat, exceptional seafood and garden-fresh produce. Freshly baked bread pairs perfectly with our estate-grown extra virgin olive oil.
Lunch: noon – 3pm
Emporio del Castello
Emporio del Castello
Visit our elegant Emporio, which combines the relaxed spirit of alfresco dining with the feel of a traditional village store. Shop for products from our own estate, from wine to honey and olive oil.
Savour our delicious specialities that pay tribute to the Tuscan countryside, or feast on pizza prepared in our wood-fired oven.
At our Emporio, why not join our Pizzaiolo in the Pizza Academy and learn how to master this classic yourself? Other cookery classes will teach you how to prepare perfect pasta and sensational homemade sauces.
Open daily 11am–6pm
Mamma Margherita’s tortelli with wild boar
Rich and indulgent, this Tuscan recipe brings back fond childhood memories for Chef Daniele Sera.
Learn how to make this delicious tortelli dish, finished with shaved truffle and Stracchino cheese.Get the recipe M
Aperitif At The Enchanted Table
Enter the world of fairytales with an enchanted picnic in the heart of our ancient forest. Our floating table awaits in a secluded glade, lit with a grand candelabra and hundreds of twinkling lights. Savour a delicious selection of canapés and aperitifs as the sun sets over the Tuscan hills.
This magical setting is ideal for romantic occasions or a special celebration with an intimate group of friends.
Afterwards, why not head to the Visconti terrace for a romantic private dinner for two? Alternatively, a family-friendly sumptuous afternoon tea can await.Contact us
Your Pick of the Picnics
Our enchanting estate is home to many magical places, perfect for picnicking. Whether you enjoy a tranquil wander in our Visconti wood, a view of the vineyards or a romantic spot among the roses, there’s somewhere to set your basket.
Choose from the Tuscan picnic, served with our Si di Si wine, or the rose picnic served with chilled Veuve Clicquot champagne.Contact us to book
Indulge in delicious light bites including artisanal sandwiches, gelato, smoothies and milkshakes from our ice-cream cart. Our bar is just steps from the hotel's gorgeous infinity pool.
Chase-up a cooling dip with a sip of your favourite refreshment—there’s no better way to soak-up panoramic views of Tuscany’s wild side.
Food served noon–7pm
Pizza served noon–3pm
Allow our sommelier to introduce you to the region’s grapes and guide you through a tantalizing tasting. The ideal spot for an exclusive dinner or private wine tasting session.
Wine tastings available daily, on request 4pm–6pm
Overlooking the serene pool area, it’s one of the best lounge bars in Italy to enjoy the sunset over the hills.
Classic marble details, a frescoed wall and built-in banquette seating invite intimate conversation. Or take a seat outside for a drink beneath the stars.
Sit back and stretch out as you savour a delicious cocktail paired with views of the rolling hills.Discover more
Nestled beneath the hotel courtyard, our cellar houses a rich collection of local and Italian wines.Discover more