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Castle of Meleto (Castello di Meleto)
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Castle of Meleto (Castello di Meleto) Tours and Activities

Located at the heart of Tuscan wine country, Gaiole in Chianti is a tranquil Tuscan village these days but in medieval times it had great strategic importance, a fact borne out by the string of defence castles nearby, including Brolio, Vertine and Barbischio. The turreted, stone-built Castle of Meleto was first mentioned in 1256, when it was the property of the powerful Florentine Ricasoli family, and it has long been associated with wine making.

One of the leading attractions on tours of the Chianti wineries, the interior of the Castle of Meleto can be toured three times a day, with attractions including fabulously frescoed rooms, an 18th-century theater and the old wine cellars. Its vineyards are open for tours and the vinoteca for tasting sessions of award-wining red Chianti Classico as well as a sparkling rosé. Other gourmet specialties produced on the estate are also for sale, includegrappas, olive oils andprosciutto from the castle’s rare Cinta Senese pigs. As well as the La Fornace di Meleto restaurant serving up Tuscan dishes, the Meleto estate also offers apartments and rooms to let, with the use of two pools, and is a popular venue for weddings.

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Castello di Meleto, Chianti, Tuscany, 53013
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The Best Wines of Tuscany in 5 Exclusive Days from Florence

The Best Wines of Tuscany in 5 Exclusive Days from Florence

Enjoy a five-day tour in Tuscany where, apart from sightseeing, you will get a deep insight into the rich Italian wine culture. You will visit six different wine regions, Chianti, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Nobile di Montepulciano, Val D’Orcia, Suvereto and the famous Brunello di Montalcino. And towns like Siena, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Suvereto and San Gimignano. You will get access to exclusive wineries, their vineyards, cellars, and secrets of how they produce high-quality and awarded wines. Tuscany is a wealth of historic treasures considered one-of-a-kind worldwide: the region is full of art cities and little picturesque villages with a huge cultural heritage, but is also extraordinary because of its fascinating landscape, with its bucolic countryside and rolling hills. Not to mention its food, simple with authentic flavors, and its wines, ranked among the best in the world: to put it simply, there are really many reasons to treat yourself with the ultimate Italian holiday!
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Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size

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What are Castle of Meleto (Castello di Meleto) hours of operation?
Castle of Meleto (Castello di Meleto) hours of operation: Wine shop open late Mar–mid Oct daily 10am–6pm; castle open all year around. Tours are daily at 11:30am, 3:30pm and 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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