Castello di Vicarello as a castle-hotel is 25 years in the making and is independently owned and managed by the multi-generational Baccheschi-Berti family.
During the 1980s, Carlo and Aurora Baccheschi Berti were living between Bali and Milano, working in fashion, textiles, and furniture.
When they first saw the ruins of Castello di Vicarello, they brought themselves and their three young boys to Tuscany’s largely unknown region of Maremma to start a new adventure together.
The initial restoration of the castle took over 12 years to complete, and further restoration continues to this day.
Meet the family
A passionate Florentine with an impeccable sense of style and hospitality, Signor Carlo is often seen on the grounds with a cigar in hand while enjoying one of the property’s finest wine vintages.
An elegant tastemaker originally from Milano, Signora Aurora is most passionate about the property’s impeccable gardens and holds the kitchen to the highest of Tuscan standards.
Meet the family
After spending some time in finance, Neri has returned to the family business as CEO, and oversees all strategy, hospitality, and business development. Neri is leading an exciting new chapter for Vicarello, including the addition of new suites and rebuilding the castle’s historic church.
The eldest son of Carlo and Aurora, Brando is in charge of the vineyards and his passion for the family business is best witnessed during a wine tasting experience.
The youngest son, Corso recently graduated from Lausanne’s top hospitality school EHL and is living abroad gaining experience before returning to the family business to launch an exciting new project.
The family dog, a Labrador-Maremma cross, Uva is the castle’s mascot spending her nights outdoors ensuring the ultimate protection for in residence guests.
Press & awards
Over the years of running our hotel we have been fortunate to win many awards and accolades – the below are our highlights:
Condè Nast Traveler – The Gold List 2019
Food and Travel Magazine – International Hotel of the Year 2018
Decanter – Platinum Medal 97/100 points
Concourse Mondial of Bruxelles 2017 – Great Gold Medal
Europe’s Most Romantic Retreat 2017 by World Boutique Hotel Award
2016 Top 10 Best Gourmet Getaway Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Award