Cultural Basecamp

Castello di Tornano

Tornano, Italy

Prices From: $2900-$4100 Wk.

Time seems to have stopped in Tornano. The village dates back to the 10th century and has recently been restructured without changing the old Medieval architectural features. Our guests are accommodated in smart rooms and suites in the Castle and the Tower, whereas in the nearby farm house large flats with kitchenette and patio/terrace are available. In this magic natural environment you will discover the stunning fragrances of the Chianti district, an area that lures visitors any time of the year.

Just imagine spending a night like a king with your queen in a room where romanticism and Middle Ages blend harmoniously, with antique furniture and double shower places in marble coated bathrooms, air-conditioning, mini bars, telephone, satellite TV, access to the Tower terrace (solarium), where a heated five place spa is available.

In this medieval atmosphere the large farm house offers independent flats that have been restructured without changing the traditional rural features; it is built in stone and you can enjoy a suggestive view from every window. Every flat has got cooking facilities and either a terrace or a patio or open courtyard. The flats are particularly suitable for families; bath towels and bed linen are supplied regularly with weekly cleaning.

Our cuisine is essentially based on the typical dishes of the Chianti district. Our menu is, however, flexible and we try to meet the needs and the likes of our guests. The dishes we offer have a common feature: the strict rule to use only absolutely genuine produce and ingredients, such as our olive oil that makes our garlic bread unique; salami and cheeses are produced locally; among our game stands out our wild boar meat and the famous Panzanese from Dario Cecchini's Old Butcher's Shop. The season vegetables come from our own orchard and enable us to meet the demands and likes of our vegetarian guests.

In the old prison of our castle it is possibile to taste the Chianti Classico "Castello di Tornano", the grappa, the vin santo, the jellies and jams. While sample tastino we always give explanations of the features and ingredients of our products. Our guests can also visit our vineyards.

In an informal atmosphere we organise culinary courses of the Italian cuisine with an emphasis on Tuscan dishes. There are lessons with active involvement of our guests in preparing everything from starters to the desserts, including home made pasta, local meat dishes and finally having lunch with all the dishes prepared.

Riding our horses will enable you to get to know our land better. On horseback you can reach the nearby Castles through vineyards and woods. The less experienced adult riders and the children have a chance to approach the equine world under the guidance of an instructor who can teach them.

Location

Region: Europe - Western

Nearest Airport: FCO

Address:
53013 Gaiole
Tornano
Tuscany
Italy

Amenities/Activities

Breakfast Breakfast

Horses Horses

Culinary Classes Culinary Classes

Family Friendly Family Friendly

General Information

- All rates are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations.
- Prices are per unit, based on double occupancy, including taxes.
- Children under 10 years old are free.
- Cancellation Policy:
Low Season (01 Feb ? 30 Apr,20 Oct ? 21 Dec): 3 days prior to arrival- a charge equal to a one night-stay. (80% of the total amount from 3 nights stay)
High Season (01 May ? 19 Oct, 22 Dec - 07 Jan, Easter time): 15 days prior to arrival-a charge equal to a 3 night-stay. (80% of the total amount from 3 nights stay)

Cancellation Policies

Cancellation Policy:
Low Season (01 Feb ? 30 Apr,20 Oct ? 21 Dec): 3 days prior to arrival- a charge equal to a one night-stay. (80% of the total amount from 3 nights stay)
High Season (01 May ? 19 Oct, 22 Dec - 07 Jan, Easter time): 15 days prior to arrival-a charge equal to a 3 night-stay. (80% of the total amount from 3 nights stay)