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Wonderfully interesting history; take the tour!

We took, and recommend, the Sunset tour. It includes a very interesting and in depth historical... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Jason B
Wiesbaden, Germany

We took the classic tour and opted to have lunch. The castle is beautiful and the view of Siena I’m... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2018
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

We took, and recommend, the Sunset tour. It includes a very interesting and in depth historical tour of the castle and family history. I had no idea how much histroy was involved with the family. Tour lasts about 1 hour and very worth it. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

We took the classic tour and opted to have lunch. The castle is beautiful and the view of Siena I’m the distance is breathtaking. The food at the restaurant was to die for. Their Chianti Classico was delicious. It was worth the drive from San...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

We loved the wine tasting. The Brolio Bettino Chianti Classico DOCG 2015 was great. Good balance of tannins with great taste. Beautiful views of vineyards, castle, chapel, art and a great tour of the armory.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

We were unable to secure a tour on short notice, but spent a couple of hours on the grounds and on the castle - couldn't go inside. Very interesting building, and you look up the history it's amazing. They have a restaurant down the hill...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

As the oldest vineyard in Italy, we had to come here! It did not disappoint and was fascinating to stroll around. The Keep, Castle gardens and surrounds are beautiful! The wine is not bad either!!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We visited this place on our last full day in Tuscany and wish we had found it earlier as would have gone back again that week. Melanie in the shop was super helpful who guided us through the wines and really knew her stuff. She...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

we took the top notch tour of the winery. We love wine, food and history and this tour brought it all together. Vera was our tour guide and she led the four of us on our tour which rivals any wine tour we have taken...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We took the classic tour which takes approximately 2 hours and starts in the Castle and concludes with the wine tasting. Our tour guide Susanne was extremely knowledgeable and animated and made the whole experience worthwhile. The history of the Castle and the Barone was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

After our lunch at the Osteria del Castello, we decided to pop into the wine shop to try some of the wines we hadn't had for lunch. We were greeted by a cheery lady who asked where we were from and whether we'd been to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Had a free wine tasting thrown in by our hotel and have to say was excellent. Absolutely no pressure to buy and no "attitude" to the free tasting - just passion for the wine, the winery and for the family and a desire to please...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Scott C
Cary, North Carolina
Barone Ricasoli - thoughts? alternatives? (5 Replies)
We will be ending our Italian vacation with 5 days outside of Siena - I found Barone Ricasoli and are considering a visit - it is about 22 km (according to google maps) from our B&B - Frances Lodge. We would love to visit the a castle - what are your thoughts on this one? Others you would recommend? Things to do on our way there and back? The only other things we have planned so far on our Siena part of the trip is Altesino winery in Brunello (and the car drive there and back and...More
July 12, 2016|
Response fromMichael M|
I love the grounds up on the hill and the winery below. This is the place that Chianti wine was invented. If you go look for the WW II bullet holes in walls. Since the family bought the vineyard back from a giant corporation, the wine is excellent.
Camp Hill
Advice on where to stay (0 Replies)
Hello, This is our first trip to Italy. We will be leaving Venice and renting a car for 5 days/4 nights in Tuscany. We've decided to stay in the country rather than in Florence, but would like to visit the city at least one day. Here are my lodging options:First night at Il Castello Albergo in Certaldo for the last night of the Mercantia, then on to either Agristurismo Villa Il Leccio in Strada or Barone Ricasoli Agriturismo Agresto. We'd love to tour the castle, have a picnic and visit the...More
July 02, 2016|
Laurie F
Niagara Falls, Canada
What to do with a van full of luggage on travel day? (4 Replies)
After spending time in Siena, montepulciano, Montalicino areas we will check out of our villa and need to drop my daughter to Florence for her train ride to Rome but we have the day to tour around before we head into Florence. My question... After leaving San Giovanni d Asso with all of our luggage - can we visit little towns on our way to Florence with all of our luggage in the van? (there are 6 of us so it will be packed and probably visible) - I would like to see some of the other areas...More
July 17, 2017|
Response fromEngred|
It is not safe. Someone should be with the Can or at least within eyesight of it at all times.