Visit to the Meleto Castle, including wine tasting and lunch,
followed by an ice cream in Vertine, an enchanting medieval village

Approximately 9 km away from Radda in Chianti, in the municipal district of Gaiole in Chianti, the majestic Meleto Castle sits atop a hill.

It is located on the boundary between the Republic of Siena and that of Florence and the castle has been the theatre of many wars between the Guelphs and the Gibellines, including the second Aragonese invasion of the Chianti region in 1478 when it was occupied by enemy troops as well as during the Medici War in 1529 when it was sieged by Siena’s militia.

Meleto Castle

The castle still has a military layout. It comprises an irregular four-sided stronghold with the Cassero tower at the centre. The interior of the castle has many furnished rooms embellished with XVIII Century frescos and a rather unique and charming small theatre.

An exclusive experience just for you! The private guided tour will enable you to discover this ancient castle and visit the magnificent rooms on the “piano nobile”, the small theatre dating back to 1742 that still has seven original set designs as well as some vintage stage “machinery”, the gardens and the ancient cellars.

Theatre
A room with frescos on the Piano Nobile

At the end of the visit a typical Tuscan lunch will be served in the VIP dining room of the castle Cellars. Each course will be accompanied by wines produced by the castle that best partner with each dish.

 

WINE TASTING

  • Colto alle Bolle –Brut Rosé sparkling wine
  • 50 years aged Meleto Chianti Classico DOCG Special
  • Vigna Casi Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
  • Castello di Meleto Chianti Classico Great Selection DOCG

 

MENU

  • Bread and extra virgin organic olive oil and a variety of “bruschette”
  • Selection of “Cinta Senese” POD cold cuts produced on the Meleto Castle farm
  • Assortment of Tuscan Pecorino cheeses
  • Hand-made fresh “tagliatelle” pasta with a “Cinta Senese” meat and tomato sauce (or vegetarian alternative)
  • Panna cotta with a Vin Santo jus

 

After lunch you will travel for approximately 3 km towards the small medieval village of Vertine that overlooks the valley below from a hilltop. You will stroll through this beautiful village and will stop at the charming coffee bar at the entrance to the village just below the majestic tower.

 

ITINERARY:

  1. Midday: departure from the Relais Vignale Vertine
  2. 12.20 pm: arrival at the Meleto Castle for the visit, wine tasting and lunch
  3.  3pm: departure from the Castle towards Vertine and arrival after approximately 10 minutes
  4.  4pm: departure from Vertine and arrival back at the Relais Vignale after approximately 15 minutes
Cellars
Meleto Wines
Vertine

PRICE INCLUDING TRANSFERS (Min. 4 – Max. 8 People)
4 persons Euro 147.00 per person
Between 5 and 8 people Euro 127.00 per person

Furthermore, if before departing for this tour you book a table for dinner at the Vignale restaurant, you will enjoy a 20% discount on all dishes listed on the Special Grill Menu

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