About your stay

Staying at Potentino is like being invited into a private home.

We encourage guests to join in any of our daily activities. We offer guests an in-depth wine tasting of wines made at Potentino. We can also suggest walks and expeditions in and around Potentino. Having lived for many years in Italy, our experience can give guests a real insight into Tuscany and we are always happy to help with your plans for the day. Charlotte and Alexander love eating and can usually recommend you a good restaurant wherever you plan to go.  

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We offer a self-service breakfast in the old castle canteen. When we travel, we like to wake up very slowly on our own terms and at Potentino, you can do this too. There is fresh fruit, a selection of cereals, local Tuscan bread and pastries and, if we have any left, some homemade cherry jam.

Access to the Castle

Cars should be left in the carpark by the olive trees before the ramps. Please do not attempt to drive up the ramps as they are very narrow and cars cannot turn and you are liable to get stuck. If you would like a hand with your bags, do not hesitate to ask. If you are coming for a short stay, we recommend a small overnight bag.


WIFI is available in most areas of the castle free of charge. We offer chargers for two electric cars- one for Tesla Vehicles and one for general cars. Guests are also welcome to sit under the loggia, or explore in the gardens. All the views are wonderful. We also have a very beautiful swimming pool in the olive groves above the castle where there are trees that are over a thousand years old.

Courses, Excursions and Wellness

We can usually arrange the following local to the castle or at the castle itself on request:

  • Cooking classes

  • Cheesemaking classes

  • Wine Tastings and wine tasting tours

  • Foraging walks

  • Winemaking

  • Historical Tours and sight seeing

  • Horse Riding

  • Guided Walks of all levels

  • Bicycle rental

  • Quad bike tours

  • Yoga Lessons

  • Massages

  • Personal Training

Things To Do In The Area

We are close to Montalcino, famous for its Brunello wine; the onyx romanesque abbey of Sant Antimo; the Renaissance City jewel of Pienza; and the famous gardens of La Foce created by Iris Origo. The stunning medieval towns of Pitigliano, Sorano and Siena are also nearby. The hot springs and spas of Saturnia, Bagno Vignoni and Bagni San Fillippo are easy day trips. For walking, there are many light treks around the valley. And for the more strenuously minded, there is the magic mountain itself, with its romantic birch woods, the Amiata. We can organise lunches and dinners at the castle with local cooks or arrange tastings and meals at other estates on request.


WIFI is available in some areas of the castle free of charge.


Castello di Potentino is a Residneza d'Epoca.

Check-in and check-out

Check-in : 16:00 - 00:00 hours

Check-out : Until 11:00 hours

Children and extra beds

Free! One child under 3 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib. One older child or adult is charged EUR 30 per person per night in an extra bed. The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1. Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.


Pets are not allowed as we have two dogs and eight cats ourselves.


Travel insurance

We recommend that all guests take out travel insurance to cover any last-minute cancellations.

Courses and events

All bookings for courses and events are final and non-refundable. A non-refundable deposit may be required upon booking (usually 25%). At Potentino's discretion, we may allow you to change the dates of your booking to another similar course.

Room bookings

If you book a room, a non-refundable 25% deposit is due upon booking. The remaining amount is due upon your arrival at Potentino.

You may modify the dates of your booking up to one month before arrival without forfeiting the deposit.

You must inform us more than 24 hours before your arrival if you wish to cancel your booking. Payment in full will be due if you do not show up without informing us of your cancellation.

If you inform us of your cancellation, we will invoice you for the 25% non-refundable deposit or the first night's stay (whichever is the larger sum) and no further payment will be due.