Tuscany, Castello di Vicarello

Castello Di Vicarello | Owner, Neri Baccheschi Berti

March 12, 2024

I’m excited for you to join me today in the southern part of Tuscany, an area called Maremma, and one we haven’t yet explored on the show. Here you’ll find sun-kissed olive groves, pristine stretches of coastline, and of course, gorgeous wines.

We’re settling in at the stunning Castello di Vicarello for a chat with my friend, and the owner, Neri Baccheschi Berti who in a surprising turn of events, tells us how he was actually born inside the castle during its renovation!

Neri and I chat about his family, how they came to fall in love with this piece of history, and the path that took them from fashion and creativity to becoming accidental hoteliers. We also dive into ancient Italian rivalries, Tuscan cuisine, and learning how to slow down and take it all in.



Listen to hear:

  • 02:09 – What Neri’s view from his favorite spot is
  • 04:08 – About the surroundings of the property
  • 06:27 – Why guests can be surprised by visiting Tuscany
  • 07:56 – How Tuscan culture differs from the rest of Italy
  • 10:03 – About his family history
  • 11:33 – What 900 years of history means for Castello di Vicarello
  • 16:05 – How his parents decided to make the property their home
  • 19:04 – About the stories from the restoration period
  • 20:36 – What some behind the scene details Neri shares with us
  • 25:46 – Why you can enjoy the wine from their vineyards
  • 29:18 – About the activities in the region
  • 32:45 – How he has fond memories of past guests
  • 34:25 – About Neri’s favorite choices on and off property
  • 39:55 – What you will learn about the world and humanity by visiting Castello di Vicarello

Listener Exclusive Amenities

Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

Daily Full breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom, served in the restaurant (already included in property rates)

$100USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

Stays of 7+ nights will also receive:

Complimentary 60 minute massage, for up to two guests, once during stay

Early Check-in / Late Check-out, subject to availability

Complimentary Wi-Fi

An aperitivo on the house during cocktail hour

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