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Castello Sonnino

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Address: Via Volterrana Nord 6/a, 50025, Montespertoli, Italy
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Castello Sonnino is one of the few untouched dwellings in Tuscany and is...

Castello Sonnino is one of the few untouched dwellings in Tuscany and is strategically situated in the village of Montespertoli : only 20 km from Florence on the ancient and beautiful Etruscan road to Volterra . It is part of the Italian Historical Dwelling Association ( ADSI ).

Castello Sonnino, which previously belonged to the Machiavelli 's , was purchased by the Baron Isacco Sonnino at the beginning of the 19th century , is composed by different architectural structures, where the oldest parts are the XIII century Tower and the Chapel ( now one of the Castle's apartments ) .The main building , the

" Villa " , dated from the XVI century still contains the historical Archives of the Prime Minister Barone Sidney Sonnino with all the documents regarding the First War World , the Treaty of Versailles and his Library.

Castello Sonnino is now the home of the Baron Alessandro e Baroness Caterina de Renzis Sonnino .

In the premises it's also located an Enoteca with a Restaurant which is open everyday from 9 am to 8 pm . We daily offer wine tastings with tours of the Winery included the monumental cellars, light lunches, dinners, and tours of the Castle and the Tower. Better to book in advance.

Starting from Spring 2014, besides the flat in the Tower (2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room and kitchen), we can offer to our guests more accomodation in the newly restored apartments of the Winemaker and Farmhouse. Both furnished in the local country style of last century, using only antique furnitures coming from the old rooms of the castle.

In the Farmhouse: three bedrooms, two bathrooms, very big kitchen with big old fireplace, and sitting room. Large private garden where is possible to relax in the shade of the Tower.

The Winemaker apartment: three double bedrooms with three bathrooms and kitchen. Terrace with breathtaking view of the Montespertoli valley with the Sonnino vineyards. In front of the terrace is the old "Aia" of the winery where is possible to relax and enjoy a great Chianti sunset.

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Great Chianti - close to Le Torri

Interesting wine tour. Nice place, great wine and lunch. Close to Le Torri so pretty easy to get to. Lunch was a lite lunch Tuscany style....bring your appetite!

Reviewed 30 May 2015
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Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

We came with the purpose to buy some bottles of wine. We tasted four glases of two different wines and we decided to buy the third bottle which we didn't tasted. We were negatively surprissed when they charged us for a glass of wine for 5€ whereas they were seling the bottle of same wine for 6,5€. It seems they... More 

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CastelloSonnino, Responsabile reception at Castello Sonnino, responded to this review

We are very sorry for your remark. We have never received a comment not positive. We have always worked honestly as you can read in the many book reviews received, but certainly we will do our best to improve the work if this has been your feeling. Best regards Castello Sonnino More 

Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 30 May 2015

Interesting wine tour. Nice place, great wine and lunch. Close to Le Torri so pretty easy to get to. Lunch was a lite lunch Tuscany style....bring your appetite!

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CastelloSonnino, Responsabile reception at Castello Sonnino, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, it is always a plesure to host people like you!! Look forward to seeing you again! Castello Sonnino More 

Minnesota
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

Ended up being a full meal with wonderful wines! We had a tour of the area and the best customer service we could have asked for. We ended up ordering a case of wine to be shipped to the USA.

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Thank you so much for your beautiful comment we are so glad when our customers are satisfied!!! Look forward to meet you again!! Castello Sonnino More 

Morganton, North Carolina
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Reviewed 10 March 2015

My husband and I did a private tour of the castle, with Federica as our guide. She was so helpful and kind, we could not have asked for a better person. The castle is just beautiful, with them still using "the old way" of doing things (you can taste the quality of that in their wines). We had lunch with... More 

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CastelloSonnino, Responsabile reception at Castello Sonnino, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for your visit and it was a pleasure to host you in our estate. You are right..our zucchini spread is amazing!!! Hope to see you again More 

Boston
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Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful day with the Baron and Baroness with 48 of our closest friends, they are both really quite something! Great place to tour a small working Tuscan Winery. The castle was amazing, but their wine was even better. then later that evening while at dinner we noticed one of their Chianti's was on the wine list at a... More 

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CastelloSonnino, Responsabile reception at Castello Sonnino, responded to this review

Grazieeee Thank you so much for your visit and your amazing comment....!!! We had a great time too Thanks again Ciao ciao More 

Saugus, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 7 March 2015

Went to the castle with a group of people from Boston. . Baron and Baroness were both there what a treat and great storytellers. Wine cheese jams and bread outstanding. This is a must if you come to Florance Italy.

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It was really a pleasure to host a great group like yours and thank you so much for your beautiful words!! Look to see you again one day!! More 

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Reviewed 20 February 2015

If you have found this review it probably means you are the type of person that likes to travel off the beaten path. Montespertoli, while still within the commune of Florence, is off the well traveled routes of the tour buses. Castello Sonnino, complete with its working Baron and Baroness still in residence, offers all of the authenticity, charm and... More 

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Reviewed 15 October 2014

We came to explore Montespertoli, not entirely sure of what we would find and were pleasantly surprised with our visit to Castello Sonnino. We thought we could just wander in and take some pictures, maybe taste some wine, but little did we know that the family still lives in the castle! We took the tour, including the winery, and had... More 

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CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Castello Sonnino, responded to this review

Hello from Castello Sonnino, We would like to thank you for making this nice review. We are very pleased that it was a good experience and also that you enjoyed the Sonnino's wines. We hope to see you soon in Montespertoli! Sincerly Castello Sonnino More 

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Reviewed 11 October 2014

We returned to castello Sonnino after a 2 year break. We are so happy to have returned! We had our tasting and lunch in the garden. Salami, bruschetta with fresh tomatoes, pecorino cheese drizzled with honey, pasta with fresh pesto then vin santo with cantucci! Fabulous wines and a wonderful experience. Our guide on 11 Oct was great- (her name... More 

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Hello from Castello Sonnino, We would like to thank you for making this nice review. We are very pleased that it was a good experience and also that you enjoyed the Sonnino's wines. We hope to see you soon in Montespertoli! Sincerly Castello Sonnino More 

Greenwich, Connecticut
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Reviewed 3 October 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Castello Sonnino very much. Federica welcomed us and guided us on a very interesting tour of the winery. She was very informative re the wine-making process and shared a lot of the history of the vineyard with us. Following the tour, we sat outside for a lovely lunch and wine tasting. The food was delicious... More 

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CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Castello Sonnino, responded to this review

Dear Andrea, Sorry if I answer only now to your beautiful review. I would like to thank you so much about these wonderful words you had for me and for the amazing experience at Castello Sonnino!!! I look forward to meet you again in our estate.. Sincerly Federica Castello Sonnino More 

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