When you type on Google 5 stars hotel in Tuscany the page show lots of wonderful possibilities. Being from Florence doesn’t really mean knowing all the 5 stars Hotels around, so we selected our favourite ones and we decided to visit them, one by one. When you are looking for your future home they say that, when you find the ONE, you feel it right away. And when we stepped inside Castello del Nero for the first timewe kind of had the same feeling. The atmosphere was magical. It seemed to be in a fairy tale. The birds singing was the only sound around us. The stunning view of the Tuscan countryside made us feel so proud of being from this fantastic region. And the staff was incredibly welcoming.  A precious touch is the fact the members of staff come from nearby villages, which makes this place even more authentic and real. “Castello del Nero is designed for the most sophisticated and exceptional stay in Tuscany. No detail has been ignored, the interiors retain all the historic features while being utterly up to date in technology and comforts for the modern traveller.Historic architecture features a 12th century wine cellar and the extraordinarily pretty family Chapel San Michele which was built in the 1700s. Leisure facilities include tennis courts, a 25 metre pool and ESPA at Castello Del Nero, a leading spa in Tuscany. Executive Chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro has gained a Michelin star for La Torre, where guests can taste Tuscany’s seasonal harvests, subtly transformed by his magic interpretations. Castello Del Nero is one of the Leading Hotels of the World, a prestigious list of the world’s most distinguished hotels who maintain the highest standards of luxury and embody the essence of their destination” “(www.castellodelnero.com).

But there was one special touch that made us feel we were in the perfect place for Eliiss: the authenticity. It’s very common to step into a 5 stars hotel and forget about the region you are visiting. Many 5 stars hotel are indeed very beautiful inside, very luxurious and very appealing. But without a strong personality. From the inside of these hotels, you could not tell if you are in Paris, in Florence or in Dubai. But Castello del Nero is different. You can feel Tuscany in every corner, in every member of the staff. You can breathe it. When they say “An authentic Tuscan experience in world-class luxury” we could not agree more. And this is what made us fall in love with this magical place. Because at Eliiss we believe that there is nothing more precious than authenticity.