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Address: Volterrana Nord, 6/a, 50025 Montespertoli, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0571 609198
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Description: Castello Sonnino is one of the few untouched dwellings in Tuscany and is...
Castello Sonnino is one of the few untouched dwellings in Tuscany and is strategically situated in the village of Montespertoli : only 20 km from Florence on the ancient and beautiful Etruscan road to Volterra . It is part of the Italian Historical Dwelling Association ( ADSI ). Castello Sonnino, which previously belonged to the Machiavelli 's , was purchased by the Baron Isacco Sonnino at the beginning of the 19th century , is composed by different architectural structures, where the oldest parts are the XIII century Tower and the Chapel ( now one of the Castle's apartments ) .The main building , the " Villa " , dated from the XVI century still contains the historical Archives of the Prime Minister Barone Sidney Sonnino with all the documents regarding the First War World , the Treaty of Versailles and his Library. Castello Sonnino is now the home of the Baron Alessandro e Baroness Caterina de Renzis Sonnino . In the premises it's also located an Enoteca with a Restaurant which is open everyday from 9 am to 8 pm . We daily offer wine tastings with tours of the Winery included the monumental cellars, light lunches, dinners, and tours of the Castle and the Tower. Better to book in advance. Starting from Spring 2014, besides the flat in the Tower (2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room and kitchen), we can offer to our guests more accomodation in the newly restored apartments of the Winemaker and Farmhouse. Both furnished in the local country style of last century, using only antique furnitures coming from the old rooms of the castle. In the Farmhouse: three bedrooms, two bathrooms, very big kitchen with big old fireplace, and sitting room. Large private garden where is possible to relax in the shade of the Tower. The Winemaker apartment: three double bedrooms with three bathrooms and kitchen. Terrace with breathtaking view of the Montespertoli valley with the Sonnino vineyards. In front of the terrace is the old "Aia" of the winery where is possible to relax and enjoy a great Chianti sunset.
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Great wines and great food

Wine tasting combined with a 'light lunch' in beautiful surroundings - perfect visit. The wines are lovely make sure you do the tour loads of history. Lunch was fabulous

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Wine tasting combined with a 'light lunch' in beautiful surroundings - perfect visit. The wines are lovely make sure you do the tour loads of history. Lunch was fabulous

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Our landlady advised us this winery and when we visited it, we discovered that the tour and tasting is on order in advance. But the staff was great, they took us on a visit around the winery and still they arranged wine tasting with snacks. They were all really nice and the atmosphere was great! I highly recommend to visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It was very easy to make our online reservation in advance. We had a tour of the winery and history of the town and area. Federica, our guide, was so fun and knowledgeable with other recommendations for the area. The lunch was simple but delicious with local prosciutto, cheese, local honey, delicious caprese salad and homemade pasta. Wine tastings were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We took an excursion to Florence while on a cruise in the Mediterranean Sea and our guide Clara arranged an impromptu wine tasting and lunch in the garden. Fabulous wines and excellent staff in such a pictureseque setting. Grazie Federica!

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had wine tasting with snacks and then had a tour of the castle. It's a good way to see how wine and vinsento used to be made. We paid 45 EUR for two people.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We pulled over and asked this lady for directions to the Coop (local supermarket) in Montespertoli. She said we didn't need to go to the Coop and that her place (wine tasting/restaurant) supplied the best of everything. So we went in and it turned out she was the Baronessa and she ordered us up a storm. She brought wines and... More 

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CastelloSonnino, Responsabile reception at Castello Sonnino, responded to this review

We spent a wonderful time with you and we want to thank you for visiting us and for your amazing words!! The Baroness would like to thank you very much and she is happy to have met you! A big big ciao from Castello Sonnino More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We came with the purpose to buy some bottles of wine. We tasted four glases of two different wines and we decided to buy the third bottle which we didn't tasted. We were negatively surprissed when they charged us for a glass of wine for 5€ whereas they were seling the bottle of same wine for 6,5€. It seems they... More 

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CastelloSonnino, Responsabile reception at Castello Sonnino, responded to this review

We are very sorry for your remark. We have never received a comment not positive. We have always worked honestly as you can read in the many book reviews received, but certainly we will do our best to improve the work if this has been your feeling. Best regards Castello Sonnino More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Interesting wine tour. Nice place, great wine and lunch. Close to Le Torri so pretty easy to get to. Lunch was a lite lunch Tuscany style....bring your appetite!

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Thank you for your kind words, it is always a plesure to host people like you!! Look forward to seeing you again! Castello Sonnino More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Ended up being a full meal with wonderful wines! We had a tour of the area and the best customer service we could have asked for. We ended up ordering a case of wine to be shipped to the USA.

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CastelloSonnino, Responsabile reception at Castello Sonnino, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your beautiful comment we are so glad when our customers are satisfied!!! Look forward to meet you again!! Castello Sonnino More 

Morganton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My husband and I did a private tour of the castle, with Federica as our guide. She was so helpful and kind, we could not have asked for a better person. The castle is just beautiful, with them still using "the old way" of doing things (you can taste the quality of that in their wines). We had lunch with... More 

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We would like to thank you for your visit and it was a pleasure to host you in our estate. You are right..our zucchini spread is amazing!!! Hope to see you again More 

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Address: Volterrana Nord, 6/a, 50025 Montespertoli, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0571 609198
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Montespertoli

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