Although it has been over two years since we stayed at the Castello di Lamole, after reading the critical reviews I felt it important to share our wonderful experience. We stayed four nights and have nothing but great things to say.
Upon arrival we were met by a very pleasant individual, Marissa, who was most helpful throughout our stay. She showed us to our nice apartment, with a stunning view across the vineyards, to the church and the village of Lamole. The two level apartment was quaint and welcoming. We especially enjoyed the small terrace outside where we often relaxed with some cheese, meat, and a bottle of local wine.
Each morning we enjoyed a nice breakfast, with a wide selection of cereal, meat, cheese, jams, juice etc. It provided a great opportunity to meet and chat with other guests. The Castello also has an on-site restaurant - the Aia dei Canti, serving very good regional Tuscan meals. Of special interest was the mini-concert performed by Ricardo Marasco, the owner, and a well- known Italian folksinger, after dinner on Saturday evening. Unfortunately we don't speak Italian, but judging by the laughter of the full restaurant there were no doubt some very funny lyrics.
Lamole provides a good base for day trips through the Tuscan countryside. Nearby are Greve in Chianti, Volpai, Panzano, and Radda in Chianti, all of which have charm and a selection of restaurants. Nearby, we enjoyed a very memorable dinner at the Ristorante di Lamole, in the village of Lamole, a pleasant 1 km walk from the Castello. Centrally located day trips to either Florence or Sienna are easily doable in a day.
We thought our stay at the Castello di Lamole was perfect. If you are interested in a rural setting, the location, the apartment, the food, and the hospitality of Ricardo, his wife and Marissa all made for a most enjoyable stay. We would return in a minute, without hesitation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming accommodation in suite and apartments with Tuscan restaurant at Castello Di Lamole, surrounded by woods and vineyards of Chianti Classico. Guests who arrive in the Castle give themselves up to the quiet of an ancient atmosphere carefully recreated in every detail, with passion for the protection of the past and defense of the ancient and precious traditions of Tuscany. Castello di Lamole is the ideal base to visit the most important Tuscan art cities and towns famous for their wines. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Castello Di Lamole Hotel
- Castello Di Lamole Greve In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany