Castello Nobile Apartments are in and near an 11th C Tuscan
Castello Nobile sits atop a small hill affording it fantastic views over the Chianti countryside. Vineyards stretch along the hillside and tiny hilltop villages can be seen in the distance as well as beautiful stone farmhouses dotted here and there punctuating this fabulous landscape that has inspired so many.
This impressive Castle dates back to the 11th century when it belonged to the monks of Coltibuono Abbey, a short distance away. The fortress was the scene of many struggles between the Republics of Florence and Siena as they battled for power. In more recent times, it was owned by the renowned Ricasoli family, who also owned Brolio Castle nearby. Baron Ricasoli was the inventor of modern day “Chianti” wine. Thirty years ago The Ricasoli family sold the Castle and surrounding estate that extends over 1,100 hectares.
The ground floor of the castle reflects the tastes of the Tuscan Aristocracy of the eighteenth century and is decorated with stunning frescoes in all the rooms. There is a beautiful, small private theatre. There are guided visits to the Castle itself and every Tuesday guests who are staying there can book a private tour plus dinner.
Castello Nobile is within easy reach of Florence and Siena and is right in the heart of Chianti with its many wonderful hilltop villages, breathtaking landscapes and some of the most famous vineyards in the world.
The Castle can also accommodate wedding parties who can choose to use the frescoed ground floor of the castle and /or the gardens. Meetings, seminars and congresses can also be catered for.
2016 Prices (in € euros per week)
7 Jan - 23 March|
1 Nov - 23 Dec
1 Jan - 6 Jan|
24 March - 12 May
26 April - 23 May
4 Oct - 31 Oct
24 Dec - 6 Jan/17
|13 May - 3 Oct||13 May - 3 Oct|
Lim 3 - €630|
Lim 1/2 - €658
Terr 1/2 - €749
Logg - €994
Vigna - €1,295
Lim 3 - €812|
Lim 1/2 - €868
Terr 1/2 - €994
Logg - €1,316
Vigna - €1,624
Lim 3 - €944|
Lim 1/2 - €1,017
Terr 1/2 - €1,198
Logg - €1,549
Vigna - €1,855
Lim 3 - €994|
Lim 1/2 - €1,071
Terr 1/2 - €1,253
Logg - €1,631
Vigna - €1,953
These two pretty apartments are located along the castle walls just down from the walled garden and have open views across the vineyards and towards Vignanova and the larger farmhouse Casanuova.
Both apartments are very similar in layout and furnishings and both have their own private garden to the front with outdoor seating. Limonaia 2 has slightly higher ceilings than Limonaia 1. Both have a large living room (with sofa bed) / kitchen with hob, small electric oven and fridge. They have one double bedroom with pretty iron bed and a bathroom with shower.
A pretty restored barn just off the castle gardens. It is a perfect house for 2 and has the largest garden with outside seating. It has a large glass door into the living room/ kitchen. A spiral staircase leads to the lower floor, where there is a double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and a bathroom with shower.
These two spacious apartments are located along the castle walls to the rear of the castle and have open views across the valley to the hills opposite . They have large picture windows that frame the pretty views. Both apartments are very similar in layout and furnishings. Terrazze 1 has a large terrace and is smaller than Terrazze 2 which has a terrace and garden area. Both are close to the pool area.
Both have a very spacious living room (with sofa bed) / dining room, kitchen with hob, small electric oven and fridge. The bathroom is on the ground floor. They both have large picture windows with lovely views and high beamed ceilings. There is a mezzanine floor open onto the living room with a double bedroom.
A lovely stone barn that sits on its own not far from the castle walls. It has a covered terrace just outside the kitchen with fabulous views over the hills and countryside beyond. It has a living room / kitchen with a spiral staircase to the lower floor where there is a double bedroom, 1 twin and a bathroom. it has private parking right outside the house.
A fabulous stone barn that has been carefully restored. It sits just along the lane from the castle and has views back towards it. It has a lovely terrace outside and is surrounded by vineyards. Lovely views. It has a living room / kitchen, which opens onto the terrace, 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin, 3 bathrooms with showers.
Use of Castle grounds
Shared pool 8am – 8pm
Hairdryers in bathrooms
Satellite TV (only in apartments, not inside castle)
Air conditioning (only in some apartments)
Outside BBQ’s placed around the gardens
Wine shop with estate wines, olive oil and honey
Restaurant close by
Private tour of Castle & dinner weekly (charged)
Laundry service available at reception (charged)
Arrival is between 3pm – 6.30pm
(Late arrivals MUST be advised in advance as reception isn't staffed after offiice hours)
Departure is between 8.30 - 10am
Gaiole in Chianti - 2.8km
Siena - 38km
Poggibonsi - 36km
Florence - 59km
Pisa Airport - 119km