Tuscany Sights

Castello di Meleto

  • Località Meleto Map It
  • Gaiole in Chianti
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 04/24/2016

Fodor's Review

It's a pretty drive up winding and curving roads to this 13th-century fortress. Attached is an 18th-century villa; more importantly, there's a wineshop that serves tastes of the locally produced wine as well as honeys and jams. It's worth visiting the castle, which is possible by guided-tour only (reservations required), to get a sense of how 18th-century aristocrats lived; if that doesn't interest you, proceed directly to the enoteca for a tasting. Six apartments clustered near the castle are available for rent.

Sight Information


Località Meleto, 5 km (3 miles) south of Gaiole, Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany, 53013, Italy

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0577-749217-castle; 0577-749129-enoteca

Sight Details:

  • €10
  • Tours: Mon. 3 and 4:30, Tues.–Sat. 11:30, 3, and 4:30, Sun. 11:30, 4, and 5. Wineshop: mid-Mar.–mid-Nov., daily 11:30–4:30

Published 04/24/2016


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