Former Monastery HotelThis former monastery still retains some medieval touches with its beamed ceilings, terra-cotta tiled floors, and thick stone walls. Guest rooms can be in the main building or stone annexes. They are tastefully decorated with country-style antiques and wrought-iron bed frames; some have fireplaces and Jacuzzis.An internal courtyard transforms into a candlelit, flower-filled dining area every evening, with harp or violin music to serenade patrons. The ancient feudal hamlet of Castello di Spaltenna includes a church and 1000-year-old bell tower. The castle itself, which began life as a monastery, dates from the 11th century and is documented at nearby Coltibuono Abbey.