Castello di Brolio, Gaiole in Chianti

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Tour the vineyards, grounds, and castle at Castello di Brolio. The castle passed into the hands of the Ricasoli family in 1141, and still shows damage from bullets and cannonballs. Admire the surrounding rolling hills and 230 hectares (568 acres) of vineyards from the ramparts of the castle. Sample the family vineyard’s own Chianti wine--the formula for Chianti was invented here in 1872--over a three-course meal in the terrace restaurant. Using our online itinerary creator, Gaiole in Chianti attractions like Castello di Brolio can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The size and magnitude of the property is impressive. We enjoyed the walk around the gardens and the expansive views looking out from the castle towards the countryside. Definitely worth spending an h...  more »
  • Our location is very close by in Gaiole, it was very warm so we decided to just drive by the castle without any intention of visiting due to some of the remarks... It would have been a "major" mistake...  more »
  • The self-guided tour was leisurely and spectacular. Even the gift shop is pretty sweet. The tasting room in town below the castle was super friendly. Oh yeah, the wines are great!  more »
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  • Beautiful view, on a clear day you can make out Sienna. Get there early and you can drive up to the ticket area and get in. Get there later and you'll be walking up the long beautiful driveway. In either case its worth it. Wine tasting is down the hill near the entrance to the driveway up the hill.
  • Definitely the highlight of our holiday. We visited the castle grounds and the museum. The apartments are not open to public because the Ricasoli family still live there, but the grounds and museum are worth it. Not to mention the wine tasting included in the ticket - we loved Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico.
  • Beautiful castle with excellent view over the Chianti mountains, good possibility to taste Chianti classico in different varieties.
  • Need to pay extra and get a tour with a guide to see the inside of the castle because the baron Ricasoli still lives there. Still and amazing place to visit though.
  • Amazing history of Barone Ricasoli, the "Iron Barone". 2x Italian president and creator of the world famous "Chianti Classico" wine. Do the tour through the family museum, you will not be disappointed.