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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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Beautiful castle, delicious wine

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Morganton, North Carolina
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Morganton, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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CastelloSonnino, Responsabile reception at Castello Sonnino, responded to this review

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 

Boston
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful day with the Baron and Baroness with 48 of our closest friends, they are both really quite something! Great place to tour a small working Tuscan Winery. The castle was amazing, but their wine was even better. then later that evening while at dinner we noticed one of their Chianti's was on the wine list at a... More 

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

Grazieeee Thank you so much for your visit and your amazing comment....!!! We had a great time too Thanks again Ciao ciao More 

Saugus, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Went to the castle with a group of people from Boston. . Baron and Baroness were both there what a treat and great storytellers. Wine cheese jams and bread outstanding. This is a must if you come to Florance Italy.

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It was really a pleasure to host a great group like yours and thank you so much for your beautiful words!! Look to see you again one day!! More 

Florence, Italy
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you have found this review it probably means you are the type of person that likes to travel off the beaten path. Montespertoli, while still within the commune of Florence, is off the well traveled routes of the tour buses. Castello Sonnino, complete with its working Baron and Baroness still in residence, offers all of the authenticity, charm and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We came to explore Montespertoli, not entirely sure of what we would find and were pleasantly surprised with our visit to Castello Sonnino. We thought we could just wander in and take some pictures, maybe taste some wine, but little did we know that the family still lives in the castle! We took the tour, including the winery, and had... More 

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Hello from Castello Sonnino, We would like to thank you for making this nice review. We are very pleased that it was a good experience and also that you enjoyed the Sonnino's wines. We hope to see you soon in Montespertoli! Sincerly Castello Sonnino More 

Orlando
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We returned to castello Sonnino after a 2 year break. We are so happy to have returned! We had our tasting and lunch in the garden. Salami, bruschetta with fresh tomatoes, pecorino cheese drizzled with honey, pasta with fresh pesto then vin santo with cantucci! Fabulous wines and a wonderful experience. Our guide on 11 Oct was great- (her name... More 

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Hello from Castello Sonnino, We would like to thank you for making this nice review. We are very pleased that it was a good experience and also that you enjoyed the Sonnino's wines. We hope to see you soon in Montespertoli! Sincerly Castello Sonnino More 

Greenwich, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Castello Sonnino very much. Federica welcomed us and guided us on a very interesting tour of the winery. She was very informative re the wine-making process and shared a lot of the history of the vineyard with us. Following the tour, we sat outside for a lovely lunch and wine tasting. The food was delicious... More 

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Dear Andrea, Sorry if I answer only now to your beautiful review. I would like to thank you so much about these wonderful words you had for me and for the amazing experience at Castello Sonnino!!! I look forward to meet you again in our estate.. Sincerly Federica Castello Sonnino More 

Nice, France
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Arrived at the winery and were warmly greeted by Baroness Katarina and Frederica, our friendly and well informed guide. Frederica spoke very good English and showed us through the older castle rooms, as well as through the processes of making their wines. We had a lovely lunch, accompanied by the vineyard's wines. In a word, lunch was "bellisimo"! It was... More 

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CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Castello Sonnino, responded to this review

Hi to you all, Sorry if I answer only now to your amazing review !! I would like to thank you so much about your compliments that you have written about my english knowledge...too kind!! But most of all I'm glad it was a nice and unexpected experience here at Castello Sonnino! Looking to meet you again very soon!! Sincerly... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

On a trip to Florence, my husband and I stopped in at Castello Sonnino for a winery tour and wine tasting luncheon. We did not have any reservations but were able to get are own special tour. Our charming tour guide was Federica. Her English was great and tour informative and friendly. We talked about the differences between Chicago (where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Went here for a full lunch and wine tasting, as well as a tour of the wine cellar and bell tower. The property is gorgeous and the attendants and owner were very informative and kind. Awesome intimate experience and native to the Montespertoli Tuscana Chianti Hills. Wine is excellent and had some shipped back home! Looking forward to remembering this... More 

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