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Since 1141, the Ricasoli family has been making wines from the vineyards surrounding their estate, Brolio Castle, making it the world's oldest winemaking operation under continuous family control.
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Gaiole in Chianti, 53013, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had booked the classic tour, it was a group of 20 people and we went though the outside part of the castle and some rooms that are used like a "museum".We visited the winery the barrels etc. It would be nice to see something...More

Thank Emmanouella B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The woman in front was so rude and unpolite that we were afraid she will slap us!! We arrived ten minutes earlier (they open at 10.00) and when we knocked the door she didn’t even bother to open for a second and give us the...More

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is splendid, with view from the monte Amiata to most of Chianti area. The castle itself is a XIX° century (re)construction, impossible to visit inside. So panoramas and wines are the main reason for a visit, which requires a certain time because the...More

Thank SomenziG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle has an amazing history and view of this part of Tuscany. The architecture was inspiring and to walk along the upper walls was a thrill.

Thank kflores001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This magnificent castle is the creation of the man who succeeded Cavour, who was the first Prime Minister of Italy. However as it is still the home of the Ricasolis, visits do not include the interior (except by arrangement via a tour operator). The €5...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on the way to another venue when we decided to stop and visit the castle. We had read about it and were a bit hesitant about paying to walk around a castle. We did and all I can say is we had a...More

Thank Rodney C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Castello has a great history and lovely grounds. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertained all of our questions. We had the Classic Tour which lasted a little over two hours and featured a tasting of three wines at the very end. Very enjoyable!

Thank 4journey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had some time before our return to Florence from the countryside so we stopped in at this castle. It’s quite old and you can meander around on your own to check out parts of the castle and the view. Some of this castle is...More

Thank Sheryl L
Reviewed 9 September 2018

The tour of the castle was amazing with absolutely beautiful views of all of tuscany. You also get a free glass with your tour at the wine tasting room back in town. Would highly recommend stopping here.

Thank Jenna F
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

There's free parking below then a good walk up to the castle but definitely worth the effort. Beautiful grounds with an interesting sculpture display and a beautiful crypt. Then a short drive to the wine tasting along the road which is included in the price.

Thank linda G
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hellmbeck
17 April 2018|
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Response from BaroneRicasoli | Property representative |
Thank you for the request. To visit the gardens, private chapel and Ricasoli Collection (closed every Monday) you do not need any reservation. The ticket office is open every day 10am-6pm and the availability for the... More
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EmmaXXIV
14 April 2018|
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Response from BaroneRicasoli | Property representative |
Yes, we do have parking available just in front of the Wine Shop and at the Osteria. Free of charge.
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Jhosselini C
23 July 2017|
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Response from Roberto_Zanotti | Reviewed this property |
Let me tell you that it would be a great idea! The castle and tour is a view inside the Italian XIX century when Baron Ricasoli became Prime Minister of the Younger Italy. But the dinner is able to satisfy your material... More
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ShannonD962
3 September 2015|
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Response from jeremypetty1 | Reviewed this property |
We were not shown this during our July tour. You should ask their customer representative.
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Addie M
17 February 2015|
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Response from brianm179 | Reviewed this property |
I write a review about a castle in Tuscany, and you want me to tell you what it "costs" to visit someplace in ROME? Get serious. You need to learn about a little think called "Google".
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