Chianti and Brolio Castle
In the southern part of the Chianti Classico area, a few kilometers from Gaiole in Chianti, the Brolio Castle dominates the rolling hills of vineyards. The castle has Lombard origins and since 1141 it was owned by the Tuscan Ricasoli family, which became a strategic outpost in the defense of the territory. For this reason it has undergone many sieges and destructions and as a result it has been rebuilt several times following the style of the era. The castle we see today is the result of the reconstruction wanted in the Nineteenth Century. Beautiful and very evocative Italian gardens with geometric shapes and the romantic park surrounding the castle that you can visit freely and without a guide, the interior of the Castle can be visited for a fee. To the name of Bettino Ricasoli, called the Baron of Iron for his firmness and conviction in his ideals, the ideal formula for the Chianti is indissolubly linked, mixing three different grapes in certain quantities that remained in force until 1967 for the production of Chianti Classico of denomination of controlled origin. The price includes a tasting of the company’s wines at the Baroni Ricasoli wine shop. You will travel aboard our comfortable vehicles through the most evocative roads that have made the Chianti a postcard-like landscape, we will provide you with stops for photos and supplies.
We will take care of getting you from your accommodation and bring you back at the end with our comfortable minivan. Our drivers are very professional, they are not guides – a licensed person and a special extra price would be required by law – but they will certainly be able to recommend the best restaurants and souvenir shops.
Price per person: 2/3 participants xx € – 4/8 participants xx €
Day and time of execution: from 14.00 to 19.00 (about 5 hours)
The cost includes:
• panoramic tour of the Chianti with a stop for photos
• admission to Brolio Castle with visit of the gardens + tasting of the company’s wines
• transport by car or minivan from and to your accommodation
• driver in Italian