Castello di San Fabiano

Bed & Breakfast
+39 0577 374682
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€180 - €320
per night

Portraits, paintings and a historic look-out tower, pool, gardens and delicious breakfasts... San Fabiano captures everyone’s heart


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Pets welcome

€180 - €320 per night

The Experience

The grounds, aromatic with roses and lemons, are much-loved, and the outbuildings and chapel have been beautifully restored. The entrance is through an enchanting courtyard – pull the bell, open the doors, ascend the steps, and enter the home of the Fiorentini family.

Find portraits, busts and paintings on pale stone walls, wrought-iron beds on polished tiles, family furniture revived with fresh fabrics and colours, and a billiard room en route to the tower, from where you can gaze at the stars. Bedrooms, big, traditional and in the main house, are named after family members who have lived here.

Breakfast is served in the dining room, or outside on the terrace in the sunshine: breads, croissants, local cheeses and homemade jam from the fruit trees on the estate. Wander the pretty gardens, find a quiet spot to sit, or swim in the pool. The feel is very quiet and rural but you can walk into Monteroni d’Arbia, just 2kms away.

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We think you'll love

  • The feeling of staying in a very old family home which has opened its doors to guests
  • Walking in the grounds which have a quiet sense of timelessness
  • Climbing up to the tower for magnificent views
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You should know

  • There are steep stone steps up to the front door and lots of stairs inside
  • The bathrooms are small and as unmodernised as the rest of the house


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from €180
Extra bed/sofabed available €50 per person per night.
2 Suites for 4
From €280
1 Double
From €180
1 Twin/double
From €180
1 Suite for 2
From €200


Booking information

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Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 2 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends.
Christmas, 6 November - 1 April.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

€15 per dog per day.

Dinner available 3 times per week, €40. Restaurants 1km.


From the moment I arrived at Castello San Fabiano, I felt as if I had entered a bygone era. Here Italian history, the roots of a very old Roman family and what living in a very old Tuscan country house, is all about. One leaves the modern world behind as soon as one enters the short avenue to the main entrance courtyard and feels part of the Fiorentini family and their world.

Maria, Sawday's Inspector

All the reviews are so accurate of the wonderful, charming hosts Beatrice and Andrea and their charming son Giovanni. A warm welcome, lovely room and legendary breakfasts.What a pleasure to stay in such a historic castle and to listen to tales of bygone eras. Can't rate our experience high enough and we feel so honoured to have met such a wonderful family. Truly magical castello.

Jackie, Greystoke Cumbria

We had a wonderful stay with superb and charming hosts who couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming. The breakfasts were superb and the house is beautiful and interesting with some good local restaurants nearby and a short drive from Siena. We would highly recommend a visit and a tour of the castle, it really is a unique and fabulous place to stay.


Our family trip to Siena in July of 2016 was immeasurably enriched by having the good fortune to stay at the delightful Castello di San Fabiano. Andrea and Beatrice Fiorentini were wonderful hosts, ever-helpful with advice on navigating Siena and the Palio and what to see in the Tuscan countryside, and with arrangements for bicycle rentals and horseback riding. This was absolutely the perfect refuge for our family (including our two children, ages 10 and 15) after long days out and about. Breakfasts on the terrace were lovely, and our conversations with our hosts added so much to our visit.

Jonathan, Camptonville

We stayed in this wonderful castle a short drive away from Siena. Our hosts Andrea and Beatrice, and their son Giovanni were superb, attentive, warm, hospitable and knowledgable. Beatrice made the most wonderful cakes and we ate delicious breakfast in the most beautiful dining room with a terrace overlooking serene countryside. Andrea gave us a spectacular driving route around the Crete Senesi, taking in wonderful hill towns and made reservations at excellent restaurants for our family in near by Monteroni d'Arbia and in Siena. Our rooms were comfortable peaceful clean elegant. Perfection.

salma, Reading

This is a fabulous place to stay. From the moment we arrived, everything was perfect. The castle is quiet, breakfast tasty with homemade jams, breads, butter and local meats. Hosts are extremely helpful with restaurant and winery reservations, also directions to where we wanted to go. Scenic routes to see the Tuscan landscape was appreciated.We had dinner, which was cooked on site by the owners and was delicious. We also had the guided tour of the castle which is priceless. The whole family is delightful, gracious and helpful.


The write-up is spot on. We just spent four nights at Castello Di San Fabiano and our hosts could not have been more gracious and generous. We learnt so much about the history of the Castello and the history and politics of the region. Their hospitality was wonderful. We enjoyed breakfast on the Jasmine infused terrace and a fabulous dinner in one night. The restaurant recommnedations they gave us were fabulous and their suggested itineraries around Tuscany provided for many hours of happy exploration. The sunset views from the tower were a treat. We only wish we could have stayed longer.


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The neighbourhood

You'll find plenty of shops and restaurants in Monteroni. There are numerous fairs, markets, festivals and concerts throughout the year and sometimes the family organise chamber concerts in the old stable block. Siena is 14kms for medieval architecture, much culture and a beautiful cathedral. It's also famous for its food - try the handmade fresh pasta, pecorino cheese and Cinta Senese sausage.

Local points of interest from Benedetto Fiorentini

  • Nestled amidst the rolling hills of Crete Senesi, our castle offers an ideal launching pad for your Tuscan adventures. Within a short 15-minute drive, you'll find yourself immersed in the medieval splendor of Siena's winding streets and historic treasures.
  • Within an hour's drive, a tapestry of bespoke wine regions unfolds before you: the renowned vineyards of Brunello di Montalcino to the classic allure of Chianti Classico and the elegant charm of Nobile di Montepulciano.
  • Immerse yourself in rejuvenating experiences at the region's renowned thermal baths and wellness centers. Indulge in the soothing waters of Rapolano Terme, Bagno Vignoni, Bagni San Filippo, or Petriolo, all within 40 minutes driving from the castle.
  • And let's not forget the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that pepper the landscape – from the timeless beauty of Siena to the picturesque charm of Pienza and the medieval towers of San Gimignano.
  • Explore the serene beauty of the Monte Oliveto Abbey, the captivating history of Volterra, the hidden gems of Murlo, Chiusure, Montepulciano, Cortona and beyond.


Benedetto Fiorentini

The Fiorentini family, Filippo, Rachel and two sons Fabio and Giovanni, have been part of the history of San Fabiano for centuries. They were based in Rome and used the castello as a weekend retreat and hunting lodge until 1970, now it is their home and they generously share it.