There are only five gardeners who tend to the greenery at the supremely secluded Castello del Nero hotel in Tuscany but looking at the place you’d think it was a team of 500. Honeysuckle plants creep around walls, rose bushes are blooming spectacular, while manicured hedges nestle next to trees, one of which by the lobby entrance is 300 years old. When accompanied by almost constant birdsong, it creates a magical, technicolour scene that looks like it’s been created by animators at Pixar Studios.
Hotel review: Castello del Nero in Tuscany
Words by Rob Chilton