This Chianti castle announces itself in the enchanting Chianti landscape at the end of a lovely driveway lined with cypresses and junipers. The imposing medieval structure is surrounded by sun-kissed fields and vineyards, and is within an easy drive to Siena and Florence, and about 1 Km. from Gaiole in Chianti. If you are planning a destination wedding in Tuscany, this Fortified Chianti castle will delight you and your guests!
The Castle's setting is an invitation to step out of the frenetic pace of the big city and immerse yourself in the peaceful countryside experiencing its colours, flavours and perfumes.
The Castle dates back to 1262 and originally belonged to the Benedictine monks of the famed Coltibuono Abbey. The Ricasoli family extended and embellished the building over the centuries, and today the Castle still retains the original massive 15th century fortifications. The imposing medieval tower dominates the entire property. The attached aristocratic villa is a beautiful sequence of furnished and decorated rooms, including an unparalleled 18th century theatre. The rooms are the perfect setting for an elegant Chianti wedding banquet.
A selection of elegantly furnished, traditional Tuscan farmhouses is available for rent by the week; perfect for you and your wedding guests wishing to experience life in Chiantishire.