Four of us spent two nighs at the Castello di Tornano. The property is well-maintained and website pictures are representative of the location and facilities. The stay was, however, unremarkable.
We elected to have dinner at the castle on our first evening - 40 € for a menu composed of beef carpaccio appetizer, potato soup, gnocchi, filet and a dessert - wine is not included and should be, at least a first and/or second glass. Because of the fixed menu, service is prompt, but relatively careless.
We unanimously found the Chianti Classico bottles that we purchased thin, lacking in bouquet and depth, and overall bland. One should notice that there is no wi-fi in any of the apartments; service is only available on the ground floor of the bastion or adjacent to the reception area. The grounds are very pretty and would make for a romantic setting for couples vacationing: we saw a doe on the dirt-road to the castle when returning from supper on night two; the surroundings are beautifully serene and quiet; and the pool/hot tub combination must be very pleasant in the summer.
Comparable degustations in nearby castles are either free of charge with a stay, free of charge with a purchase of the wine, or 10 €/person. At Tornano, degustations are at 20 € each.
Perhaps because of the off-season timing of our stay, we were underwhelmed with the castle.
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- Also Known As:
- Castello Di Tornano Hotel Gaiole In Chianti
- Castello Di Tornano Gaiole In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany