Gaiole Chianti Castle
The first accounts relating to this castle date back to the eleventh century, at which time it was a property of the Benedictine monks. Subsequently it became the property of a certain “Guardellotto”, a member of a local feudal family, whom Frederick I Barbarossa dispossessed of his properties, giving them to the Ricasoli-Firidolfi family.
Each part of the house has a terrace or garden for you to lounge outdoors. A summer pool is located nearby where you can take a refreshing dip.
Inside the property there is accommodation in apartment formula (11 apartments), 7 double rooms inside the Castle and 4 rooms in the country houses, for a total up to 60 people adding extra beds.
You can organize your Wedding ceremony and reception at the Castle: the entire Piano Nobile, the garden, the enchanting terrace overlooking the lovely scenery of the Chianti hills, and the Scuderia, where you can relax or cut loose, are all available to our guests. The event can be organized in accordance with your wishes: the aperitif in the garden, lunch or dinner in the Castle, dancing in the Scuderia; or the aperitif in the Castle, lunch or dinner in the Scuderia and the garden to relax and enjoy the sunlight.
A ballroom, in the case of foul weather, or the garden are at your disposal for a party that can go on until midnight, or even later should you decide to book all 6 halls in the Castle. The kitchen, made available to the Catering service you have selected, is large and spacious and equipped with every modern convenience, in order that the dishes served will invoke pleasant memories for both you and your guests!
A small private chapel which faces the yard in front of the Castle and seats approximately 20 people, is at your disposal for a symbolic religious wedding.
For larger groups of guests, the Parish of Santa Maria a Spaltenna is a Romanesque church open for worship, located only 2 km from the Castle and set in a lovely natural landscape owned by us.
Those who desire a Civil ceremony may go to the City Halls of Gaiole in Chianti, only 2 km from the Castle, of Radda or Castellina in Chianti, respectively 10 and 20 km away and lastly Siena’s Town Hall Palazzo, in the extraordinary setting of the Piazza del Campo!