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Castello Di Tornano

Gaiole in Chianti, Italy

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The Essentials

  • pool, restaurant, parking lot, free wifi, dogs permitted
  • Hotel Type: Romantic, Small, Vineyard, Quiet, Nature
  • Hotel size (number of rooms): 22
  • Check-in: 15:00 - 20:00 o'clock | Check-out: 11:00 o'clock
  • Spoken languages in the hotel: English, French, Italian, Russian, Hungarian, Hindi

Highlights

  • Homemade wine and olive oil
  • Quiet, idyllic location
  • Perfect for families or couples

Good to know

  • The winding road is not paved, so it may be a bit bumpy
  • A car is recommended if you want to explore the region
  • The reception is open until 9pm

Location

Località Tornano
53013 Gaiole in Chianti
Tuscany, Italy

Hotel description

The Castello di Tomano is an exceptionally romantic castle hotel dating back to the 11th century. It is situated in the heart of the Chianti region, which is a top spot for wine lovers to visit. But if you want to experience the charm of a genuine knight’s castle, then you’re also in the right place. Both the secluded location and the well-maintained building of this medieval castle win couples and history lovers over within seconds. The former dungeon is today home to the wine cellar. The prettiest rooms are the historically furnished suites in the main wing. At the top of the tower you’ll find a sun terrace with unforgettable views over the surrounding wooded countryside.
Castle hotel: Romantic tower rooms & grand four-poster beds
Whichever part of the Castello di Tornano you’re in, it’s impossible to not feel like you’ve taken a trip back in time. The dominant main building with its meter-thick walls, stone staircases and impressive tower has a history of almost a thousand years. The guest rooms are spread between the main building, the tower and a few farm buildings and servants’ quarters on the grounds. On your way to your room you’ll spot real suits of armor, as well as antique paintings, lamps and furniture from a range of eras. The guest rooms themselves are also finished in a historic style with baldachin beds and antique furniture under rustic wooden beams. In short: a really pretty picture!
Vineyard hotel: Wine tasting & a private vinoteca
Next to the hotel the Selvolini family owners also run a wine making business on the grounds of the Castello. Guests can ask to visit the cellar and book a range of wine tastings. In the hotel’s own wine shop you can also buy a bottle of your favorite to take home with you.
Food & drink: Gourmet Tuscan country cooking
The hotel’s kitchen provides guests interested in the local cuisine with a real treat. The menu focuses on refined, delicious dishes from the region, including some produce made actually at the hotel itself like wine and olive oil. In the morning a good continental breakfast is served, and in the evening there’s a changing 5-course menu featuring dishes typical of traditional Tuscan cooking.
Leisure & sport: Swimming pool, cookery classes & tennis
In keeping with the focus on wine and regional cuisine, the Castello can organize cookery classes for small groups in the hotel kitchen. In the full-day course, guests will learn how to prepare a 4-course menu that is then eaten together at the end. But if you just want to relax you’ll find an idyllic swimming pool in the castle gardens. The hotel also has a tennis court on the grounds.
Location: The most beautiful side of Tuscany
The Castello di Tomano has a really secluded location in the middle of the countryside on a hill surrounded by woodland, 20km north of Siena. Arriving at the hotel via a gravel road that winds up the hill and is steep in parts is not the most comfortable of journeys, but you’ll be rewarded with an absolutely stunning location surrounded by hills and woodland!

Facilities

concierge
    wireless LAN
    • free of charge
    • WLAN in rooms
    • WLAN in lobby
    air conditioning
      non-smoking building
      • entire hotel incl. lobby
      parking
      • parking spaces, Free of charge
      terrace
        laundry service
          garden/outside area
            barbecue area
              tanning bed
                sunbeds
                  bar
                    café
                      restaurant
                        room service
                          safe
                          • Free of charge
                          shuttle to tourist attractions
                          • for a fee
                          breakfast
                          • breakfast served in room
                          dogs permitted
                            bicycle rental
                            • For a fee
                            tennis
                            • Free of charge
                            table tennis
                            • Free of charge
                            outdoor pool
                            • open year-round
                            • open seasonally
                            horseriding
                              childcare
                                Massage services
                                  wellbeing massage

                                    Frequently asked questions

                                    Yes, the hotel provides free parking facilities for its guests: Parking space

                                    There is free Wi-Fi in all rooms.

                                    The following pools are available onsite: outdoor pool

                                    The hotel has 22 rooms in total.

                                    Check-in: 15:00 - 20:00 o'clock | Check-out: 11:00 o'clock

                                    The hotel is suitable for the whole family and also offers activities for children. These include, for example child care

                                    Discover the beautiful surroundings even easier by bike? At the hotel "Castello Di Tornano" this is no problem, guests can rent bicycles at the hotel for a fee.

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