Historic propertiesStaying at the castle means enjoying comfort and refinement blended with the warmth of a family home. The atmosphere is welcoming and informal, all the 11 rooms of the castle are open to guests, who can choose to enjoy some reading or turn on the television in the welcoming drawing room, play the piano or hold conversations with the other guests in the large lounge, take tea in the cloisters, or the garden, enjoy an aperitif in the shade of the pergola after drying off in the sun at the poolside…
Castello di Gabbiano is one of the historic properties in the Chianti Classico with its castle dating back to the 14th century. The castle is set amongst 140 hectares of olive groves and vineyards. Today they produce not only Chianti Classico wines and olive oil but they offer also accommodation in 11 charming rooms directly in the castle. You will enjoy the Tuscan sun on board of the panoramic swimming pool, sipping a glass of wine in the castle garden or enjoying one of the many propositions of their chef in the restaurant.
Only about 50% of the rooms have a view, this castle was built in the 13th hundreds and in those days the view out of a window had no importance. Most of the smaller rooms have no view or very limited.
Chianti ClassicoA curve, a straight stretch and another curve and you are in the heart of Chianti, and the gentle slopes of the hills between Florence and Siena are straddled by ancient hamlets and solitary parish churches. A land of ancient traditions, settled by civilisations in the most remote of times, even before the Etruscans – of which there is much evidence – and later occupied by the Romans. Today, this land is considered particularly suitable for the production of high quality wine, and has been intensively cultivated from time immemorial, due to its favourable climatic and environmental conditions.
Indeed, the mild and healthy climate, the lush woods and fertile land have been settled by man since the second millennium before Christ, but it was the Etruscan civilisation which was first to really change the Chianti landscape, passing from animal husbandry to crops. It was the Etruscans who introduced the cultivation of the vine. They were succeeded by the Romans, who intensified agricultural development, beginning the cultivation of olives, whose oil they regarded as valuable produce which, in addition to its use as a foodstuff, could also be used to light their houses.
Castello di Gabbiano is located in the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany, just about 15 km South of Florence and 30 km North of Siena.
50024 Mercatale Val di Pesa (Firenze)
“Knowing in the sense of experimenting, learning, understanding. Knowing in order to know how to recognise!”It isn’t necessary to be a sommelier to appreciate a good wine, but it is worth knowing how to recognise certain properties that make a wine a good wine.They will share their experience with you, how to identify the main characteristics of their wines, discovering the peculiarities of oil and the process that makes their vinegar special.
“An exclusive atmosphere and the professionalism of their staff ensures the uniqueness of every event”The perfect setting for any special occasion, the castle lends itself today to hosting events that require an exclusive atmosphere. Company conferences, gala evenings, artistic performances, seminars, private parties: the castle’s staff are able to organise your most important moments and take care of every detail according to your preferences, in order to make it a unique occasion for you, and whoever else takes part.
- Beautiful grounds & gardens
- Panoramic large pool
- Wine cellars
Other adventurous activitiesThose who love nature and sport can find an infinite number of paths for trekking, and itineraries to cover by mountain-bike, or enjoy the delights of one of the most picturesque golf courses.
The more adventurous can experience the thrilling experience of a flight in a hot air balloon, or fun excursions on quad bikes.
At the end of a long, action-packed day of exploring, it is pleasurable to enjoy some well-earned relaxation in the beautiful gardens, or recharge the batteries with a dip in the castle’s large, panoramic swimming pool, surrounded by greenery.
It would be difficult for a guest not to notice and get involved in the ancient gastronomical traditions of this region; our sommeliers and the restaurant chef will guide those guests who so wish on an interesting journey of discovery of the techniques of wine-tasting, and sampling the simplest food and wine combinations. They will be surprised by their untapped culinary and organoleptic skills!
The main activity of the estate, that is, wine production, is carried out around and beneath the castle. Guests can visit the ancient cellars of the Castle and, if the visit stimulates their curiosity, they can take part in an encounter that will introduce them to Chianti Classico wine, following by a wine-tasting.
Who will be able to resist a cooking course, so they can take home the secrets of the more traditional local cuisine, or recognise the aromas and fragrances of more modern cooking within the ancient dishes of Renaissance cuisine.
It is possible to taste and buy their products in the estate’s direct sales shop, located in an old restored hayloft next to the Castle.
Alongside the farm products, there are also books on offer, dealing with Chianti territory, Tuscan wine, Tuscan cuisine, oil…. and various articles, such as post cards, posters, sweatshirts and handmade ceramics.
Next to the shop is the Art Point, a little craftsman’s workshop where ceramic objects are created and decorated and where it is possible to take part in courses in enamelling.
Duplex suite in the XII century tower.
Double room with twin beds.
Comfortable standard room.
Suite with spectacular view of the Chianti Hills.
Superior deluxe room
A beautiful room with vineyard view.
Comfortable large double room.
- Rates mentioned are per room per night based on 2 people sharing, unless otherwise stated.
- Rates mentioned are in EUR.
- Rates mentioned include breakfast.
- Rates mentioned include taxes and service charges.
- Rates mentioned exclude tourist tax of EUR 1.50 per person per day.
- Bookings are taken for a minimum duration of 2 nights.
- The property is closed between 21st of December till 28th of February.
- This hotel is on request.
Extra Bed Policy
- An additional bed or cot is possible in superior rooms and suites.
- An extra bed for a child/adult 10 years and older costs EUR 60 per night.
- An extra bed for a child younger than 10 years old is EUR 40 per night.
- A Cot is free of charge.
- To guarantee the booking a credit card is required.
- No deposit will be applied before the arrival.
- The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.
- Accepted credit cards: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Carte Bleue, Diners Club, Meastro and CartaSi.
- The booking can be easily modified or cancelled without a penalty up to 7 days prior arrival date.
- If you cancel less than 7 days prior to arrival date they will charge the first night.
- A no show is a penalty fee of a 100% of the total booked amount.
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