Castello di Tornano
What We Love
- A stay under the Tuscan sun in an 11th-century castle, with breakfast, Chianti and moreRaising your glass of Chianti – one of many extras, along with breakfast and more
- Booking yourself a cooking class and learning how to prepare a full Tuscan feast
- The perfect panoramas from the top of the sun-dappled green hills
What To Know
- This castle is set on a rolling vineyard and winery
- A swimming pool, horseback rides and tennis courts keep guests busy
- Sign up for a wine tasting in the converted dungeon wine cellar
Castello di Tornano is a great beauty in the tranquil countryside of Italy’s Chianti region. From the minute you cross the threshold of this imposing 11th-century castle and winery, you’ll find that things feel reassuringly noble. You could say the property has attained a modern-day nobility, too – in the form, that is, of a glowing TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
If you’ve ever dreamed of spending a luxurious night in a castle, you won’t be disappointed. Castello is a master class in soothing interiors and staggeringly beautiful scenery, with all the magnificent luxury you’d expect from a real-life court. Spend your days strolling over the undulating hills and the working olive groves and vineyards, or simplykick back and bathe in the balmy sunshine, take a dip in the hotel’s moat-turned-pool, and feel pretty noble yourself.
Your room is rich and warmly decorated, with deep wood, burnt amber and terra-cotta furnishings, and neat touches, like drapery over your headboard and gilt detailing that gives things a truly aristocratic feel.
Italy is home to some of the most delicious food in the world, and the Chianti region is no exception. Linger over an olive oil-drizzled lunch of cold cuts and cheese, then enjoy a rustic dinner of pheasant or wild boar, sourced from the hotel’s own hunting grounds. Vegetarians will be pleased to know that fresh, seasonal produce is also grown at home, in the garden.
Castello di Tornano is in Gaiole, in Chianti, 45 minutes outside of Florence. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the region, from driving through hilltop villages to take in jaw-dropping panoramic views to trying your hand at wine-tasting, with a boozy tour of the region’s vineyards and wine cellars.
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Wonderful place with. charming and helpful staff. Well placed for touring Chianti with nice restaurants nearby. Interesting swimming pool with clear cold water..very exhilarating. We returned this year for our second visit.
We are suprised for everything, the view, the room, the service and the food, we had unforgetable time and for sure we will come back some day.
tips, you may have a light cook there, if you drive there, better to choose SUV.
All are perfect for us.
tips 有轻型厨房，另外如果驾车的话 最好选择底盘高一些的。
My mom and I stayed for 3 days at the castle and loved every minute. The staff is very welcoming and friendly. Made you feel like family. From Daniella who no matter what you needed or asked was “no problem “ to Alessandra who served every meal with a warm smile and a wonderful attitude. We drank wonderful wine and ate fantastic food. The wine tasting was fun. The castle is beautiful and the view is breathtaking. We highly recommend it.