We wanted a castle close to Florence that had things to do in the area bec we didn't rent a car (we had private transportation to and from the hotel). This place had everything we wanted to keep us leisurely occupied: on site horseback riding, vineyards, winery, and good food. There is a gourmet chef who is there daily and prepares different meals daily. Advanced notice is required, though I don't think they'll refuse to feed you. He consistenly adjusted for my lactose intolerance after being told once. As you would expect from even the best cooks who cook for their family, some dishes are better than others ranging from above average to fantastic.
We didn't have a car so the castle had one of its staff drive us about 1 km downhill to the stables where we rode through the vineyards and surrounding woods. Our guide didn't say much during the trail ride, but she offered to drive us back up the hill in her car.
There are 4 wines produced by this winery. Overall, they were good but our least favorite on our trip. The wine tasting was relaxed, informative, and tasty. This was the best value during our week long trip to Italy that included some of the best hotels. Also, english was spoken well.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline, Splendia and Hotels.com so you can book your Castello di Tornano reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Castello Di Tornano Hotel Gaiole In Chianti
- Castello Di Tornano Italy/Gaiole In Chianti, Tuscany