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Castello di Meleto

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Address: 53013 Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
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+39 0577 749217

The Castello di Meleto is in the center of an ideal geographical triangle...

The Castello di Meleto is in the center of an ideal geographical triangle formed by the cities of Siena, Florence and Arezzo. Surrounded by six beautiful houses, painstakingly restored in 2000, preserving its rustic Tuscan style. Each house has a private garden or terrace that overlooks the countryside surrounded by green vineyards and olive groves. In the basement of the castle, a real historical monument, a charming wine shop allows you to taste our wines, our organic extra virgin olive oil and salami of Cinta Senese from our farm. In addition, daily guided tours of the ground floor of the castle, the eighteenth-century theater, the dungeons with ancient cellars, prisons and the secret tunnel to escape from the Castle .. will make you to live an unique and unforgettable experience in a real castle in the Chianti area.

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A miniature castle

This small castle near Brolio was built for the Ricasoli family, which sold it years ago. It's worth touring for a look at castle life in miniature, and for the wonderful small... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2015
Trenton, New Jersey

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were there for a weekend, because we were guests on a wedding which was on the area from the castello. There was an very big house up the hill, there where like 6 different appartments, and we had 1 with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms for us. It was so nice, because the hole family was toghether and when... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2015

This small castle near Brolio was built for the Ricasoli family, which sold it years ago. It's worth touring for a look at castle life in miniature, and for the wonderful small theater. In recent years, a wine and cheese shop of great ambition has been added to the property.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Stayed there a few years ago as part of the wedding party. We had a great experience. we had little interaction with staff so can't comment on that. we stayed in one of the apartments (Limoncello), which was really spacious and very nicely decorated in a rustic Tuscan style. we had our own patio. The pool area was nice and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2015

Whether we were just plain lucky or other reviewers had very different expectations, I truly don't know, but our experience couldn't have been better. We were greeted at the entrance by a young lady and then handed over to a charming hostess who stayed with us for the whole evening. The cooking demonstration was so very interesting as we finally... More 

Thank Tony O
New Jersey
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11 reviews
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Reviewed June 9, 2015

Upon arrival, we were not greeted and had to wait quite some time before the tour started. The tour guide was apparently new and didn't have much to say. She must have reiterated "and there are a lot of nice decorations" before leaving each room! No interesting anecdotes. The tour was in Italian and English despite the fact that no... More 

Thank Kelly R
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 18, 2015

A great value wine tasting experience in a beautiful setting. Nothing pretentious, a few words about each of the wines, and some fantastic local ones. If you buy a bottle the tasting session is free, plus you can purchase some great meats and cheeses to compliment the wine. You can wander around the grounds at your leisure but you'll need... More 

Thank emmadoyle58
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Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

The lady hosting the tour had no knowledge whatsoever. She was incredibly rude and kept running off to attend to customers at the shop instead of conducting the tasting that we paid for. She wasn't able to answer any questions about the wines and their production at all. An absolute waste of time and money.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed March 18, 2015

October of 2014 we were lucky enough to meet up with a group of friends to celebrate a 50th birthday, part of the celebrations included a tour to the Chianti wine region, including lunch at Castello Di Meleto. We had organised a driver and a mini bus to transport us to the region, visiting small towns on the way to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed December 9, 2014

We stayed in the Castle for one evening on our 15 day tour of Italy. We could have stayed another day or two for sure. The experience of staying in a castle was really cool. The room was much nicer than I had expected and afforded a (.....I actually struggle to come up with an adequate adjective to describe the... More 

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Reviewed November 1, 2014

This was a great tour and tasting - the castle is a must see destination. Such a wealth of info from the staff. They were patient with us when asking questions about the different wines, and had no problem with us asking to taste wines they hadn't offered. Not to mention the wine is really REALLY good! The tour of... More 

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