Agritourism CASTELLO DI MELETOGaiole in Chianti (Siena) Availability request
Like a fairytale, Meleto Castle announces itself in the enchanting Chianti landscape at the end of a pleasant driveway lined with cypresses and junipers, amid sun-kissed fields and vineyards. Meleto welcomes the visitor, the tourist and the lover of nature!
The structure stands amid sun-kissed fields and vineyards, not far from the boundary between the ancient Republics of Siena and Florence, about 1 Km from Gaiole in Chianti.
A dreamlike place no longer exclusive to the Tuscan aristocracy but also open to you. A magnificent testimony of history and the industrious presence of man. Today more than ever we are invited to plunge into the peacefulness of the countryside to savour its tastes and perfumes (wine, the odour of cellars and oil-mills, the wood of the furniture, grain, the thousand essences of field and meadow) forgetting time and its frenetic rhythms on the other side of the hills.
The Castle belonged to the Benedictine monks of the Coltibuono Abbey. You can visit its massive 15 th century fortifications with an imposing cylindrical tower built as protection against artillery fire. But there is also the aristocratic grace of the villa nobile, with its sequence of furnished and decorated rooms, and an unparalleled 18th century theatre.
There are fine rooms with canopied double bed.
The prices of all the B&B rooms in the Castle and the Canonica include breakfast in the old Farm kitchen on the first floor of the Castle where there is a great mediaeval fireplace.
There are also six apartments with a terrace or garden for life in the open air. Just 100- 150 metres away there's a fine swimming pool.
Meleto is in the Municipality of Gaiole, about 1 kilometre from the built up area. In Gaiole and environs there are many pizza parlours, restaurants and inns to suit all tastes and pockets.
And from Meleto you can make easy day trips to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Perugia, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Chianciano, Bagni Vignoni, Pitigliano and Saturnia.
From Meleto you can walk or organise bicycle excursions, but for a pleasant stay with plenty of opportunities we advise a car.
- Accomodation: farm holiday
- Environment: hill
- Region: Tuscany
- Province: Siena
- Address: Loc. Castello di Meleto
- Touristic zone: Chianti
- Total surface (ht): 1
- Altitude: 350 m.a.s.l.
- Opening: year round
- Apartments / sleeps: 11/24
- Rooms with bathroom / sleeps: 8/16
- Rooms without bathroom / sleeps: 1/2
- swimming pools
- credit cards
- pets allowed
- Activities in the farm-holiday: products' tasting, cuisine courses, guided tours
- Activities in the surroundings: horse riding, thermal baths
- Crops and farming: vineyard
- Typical dishes: salumi di cinta senese, cantucci
- Direct sales of typical products: extra virgin olive oil, grappa, handicraft, honey, sausages, wine