Fodor's Expert Review Badia a Coltibuono

Gaiole in Chianti Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This Romanesque abbey has been owned by Lorenza de' Medici's family for more than a century and a half (the family isn't closely related to the Florentine Medici). Wine has been produced here since the abbey was founded by Vallombrosan monks in the 11th century. Today the family continues the tradition, making wines, cold-pressed olive oil, and various flavored vinegars. Don’t miss the jasmine-draped courtyard and the inner cloister with its antique well.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine City Park

Quick Facts

Località Badia a Coltibuono
Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany  53013, Italy

0577-74481-for tours

www.coltibuono.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Abbey €6, Abbey €10, Tours by request Jan. and Feb., Abbey €7, Closed Jan. 7–mid-Mar.

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