Top 10 Things to do in Gaiole in Chianti, Italy

November 19, 2017 Rosalyn Ihle

Gaiole in Chianti is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southeast of Florence and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northeast of Siena. Forbes named it number one in its list of "Europe's Most Idyllic Places To Live."
Restaurants in Gaiole in Chianti

1. Toscana Mia

Localita Poggio San Polo 2, 53013, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
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5 based on 147 reviews

Toscana Mia

TOSCANA MIA is Simonetta & Paola’s idea for cooking, tasting and language programs in Tuscany Chianti wine region and Florence. An authentic organic food Tuscan experience : Cooking, Markets, Gourmet Shops and Wine tasting. We are happy to welcome in a family ancient home. Food lovers, lovers of Tuscany, lovers of Italian food, lovers of Italy ,Travelling solo, with the family, with friends, for an anniversary ,birthday or for pure pleasure of travelling.

Reviewed By zimmys57 - Delavan, Wisconsin

As my girlfriend and I reflected on our two week trip to Italy the half day cooking class at Toscana Mia definitely was a highlight. The setting in a home in theTuscan countryside surrounded by olive trees and vineyards was perfect. Ribollita, Tacchino al latte, Pepperoni al forno, Foccacia, and Biscotti di prato were the five recipes we learned. It meant for plenty of hands on work for us and our six newly made friends in our class. The prep and cooking was enjoyed with wine and the ultimate was enjoying the results of our work at a long kitchen table with plenty of local wine and of course Vin Santo with our Biscotti. Lastly and most important, our class leader Simonetta and her sister Paola were fabulous hosts and their love for the teaching and learning exchange mixed in with their passion for Italian cooking will never be forgotten. Semplicemente fantastico !!!

2. Castello di Brolio

Gaiole in Chianti, 53013, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy +39 0577 7301
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
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1%
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4.5 based on 782 reviews

Castello di Brolio

Since 1141, the Ricasoli family has been making wines from the vineyards surrounding their estate, Brolio Castle, making it the world's oldest winemaking operation under continuous family control.

Reviewed By bhanna23 - Houston, Texas

Highly recommend this castle! The entry fee also includes wine tasting at their wine room down the road. The views and castle are amazing! There is parking limited parking at the top which is not listed at the parking lot at the bottom. I suggest trying parking at the top especially with small children.

3. Cantalici

Via della Croce 17/19 | Localita' Castagnoli, 53013, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy +39 0577 731038
Excellent
74%
Good
25%
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4.5 based on 79 reviews

Cantalici

Reviewed By TexasLSUFan - Sugar Land, TX

Loved the tour of this small winery, their passion for their winery was very obvious, and their Chianti Classico is very good. There is also a view of an old brick kiln on the tour. The tour takes you down to their wine cellar and...MoreThank you so much, we hope to see you again. Francesca

4. Tuscany Scooter Rental

Via Trento E Trieste 12 | Radda in Chianti, 53017, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy +39 055 538 5045
Excellent
93%
Good
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5 based on 101 reviews

Tuscany Scooter Rental

We are the only Vespa rental agency with two distribution points: one in the heart of the Chianti wine-growing area and one in downtown Florence! We are also the only ones to offer a door-to-door pick-up service from your hotel or rental property. Our location: Florence and Gaiole in Chianti.

Reviewed By mumoffivekids - mumoffivekids

We hired a Vespa here for two days. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The scooter was almost new and a pleasure to ride on.
We were fitted properly for helmets and given the low down of dos and do nots. The guys spoke very good English and gave us a good demo of the bike before we went off.
They have maps there you can buy at 10 Euro but you can get them cheaper elsewhere. They also sell a map at 8 Euro which sends you on a tour around the chianti region and it tells you where to go eat drink stop etc. This was great and we used it but it costs 8 Euro and is printed by themselves. It's a shame it's so expensive as it's one route and when it's done that's it. I do t think it's worth 8 Euro sorry guys. It wasn't a proper map to scale but the information was useful. It would be nice if it was free or just a couple of Euro maybe. That is my only downside to the whole experience. We had the scooter two days and would have been better buying a map for 10 Euro because we ended up having to buy one anyway once the route map was done.
The bike was in excellent condition. The helmets were the same the service was excellent and we will definitely use you again. The value of the hire was very good and the help given was great. The route map we used did give us a wonderful day out and took the effort out of finding good places to stop. It's a good idea.
Lots of people stopped and admired the bike

5. Castello di Meleto

53013, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy +39 0577 749217
Excellent
53%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
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2%
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4 based on 305 reviews

Castello di Meleto

The Castello di Meleto is in the center of an ideal geographical triangle formed by the cities of Siena, Florence and Arezzo. Surrounded by six beautiful houses, painstakingly restored in 2000, preserving its rustic Tuscan style. Each house has a private garden or Terrace that overlooks the countryside surrounded by green vineyards and olive groves. In the basement of the castle, a real historical monument, a charming wine shop allows you to taste our wines, our organic extra virgin olive oil and salami of Cinta Senese from our farm. In addition, daily guided tours of the ground floor of the castle, the eighteenth-century theater, the dungeons with ancient cellars, prisons and the secret tunnel to escape from the Castle .. will make you to live an unique and unforgettable experience in a real castle in the Chianti area.

Reviewed By cheetpo - Hong Kong, China

Food, staff, and setting were absolutely amazing. I would definitely recommend a dinner event at this place. The staff helped us get home safely, and even helped translate english to italian and back while yelling at the drivers to come get us late night!

6. Badia a Coltibuono

Loc. Badia a Coltibuono, 53013, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy +39 0577 74481
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 164 reviews

Badia a Coltibuono

Badia a Coltibuono or "The Abbey of good harvest," is approximately two thousand years old, which today serves as a vast estate composed of vineyards, chestnut and olive trees, all producing some of Tuscany's finest wines.

Reviewed By StellaYang0920 - Chiayi, Taiwan

I had had great expectation for our stay in Chianti. We thought the experiences would be that of Provence, that is, great food and wine, idyllic scenery, comfortable accommodation, and leisurely atmosphere. But upon entering our room here, my dream was shattered. This B & B used to be a monastery, so the deco is out of fashion and not cozy at all. It seemed that it was not renovated at all. Everything is antique. Worst of all, there was no hot water to take a bath during our stay that night. In addition, the wifi connection didn't work in our room. But the wine tasting tour here was terrific. We had great wine and learned a lot during the tour. The breakfast and the dining place was terrific, too. If they took pains renovating the room and the hardware, we'd have had a better vacation spending in Chianti

7. Rocca di Castagnoli

Localita Molino di Castagnoli 1, 53013, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy +39 0577 731909
Excellent
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5 based on 62 reviews

Rocca di Castagnoli

Reviewed By Flemings206 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This boutique hotel/winery has everything going for it, amazing location, views of the rolling hills of Chianti, historic buildings, awesome wine and super friendly staff. We were almost the only guests for our four night stay and were made to feel really welcome. We were met by a bubbly Christina on arrival who immediately offered us some wine and olive oil before we went to our room. The rooms are all unique and full of history, we also had access to a shared living room area and Terrace. The onsite restaurant Il Celliere was fantastic, amazing service, food to die for and a gorgeous setting. We had an unforgettable stay and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to experience the Chianti region with the personal touch...

8. Le Miccine

Strada Traversa Chiantigiana, 53013, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy +39 0577 749526
Excellent
89%
Good
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5 based on 56 reviews

Le Miccine

Le Miccine is a family owned winery and vineyard that is lead by a dynamic and young team. The estate respects the traditions of the Chianti Classico area while applying innovative thinking in the vineyard and winery practices. Utmost importance is placed on observing and adapting practices to each different vintage. Le Miccine wines are award winning wines distributed internationally in vibrant cities such as Montreal, New York, Auckland, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and across cities in Europe. Our team will be glad to welcome you for a wine tasting or guided tour in english, french and italian for an improved experience.

Reviewed By Mark A

I read about this winery on TripAdvisor. And during our day trip around the Radda area, we were in need of some nice tasting and company. When we entered the winery, both were accomplished. Paula explained us a lot about winery and its history. We had a very nice time together and left the place with a superb experience, a nice agriturismo location, 6 bottles of chianti classico's, one bottle of olive oil and a grappa. All definitely worth the time, effort and money. Thanks a lot, Paula!!!!

9. Barone Ricasoli

Localita Madonna a Brolio, 53013, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy +39 0577 730220
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 83 reviews

Barone Ricasoli

Reviewed By chris l - Durham, United Kingdom

Our Bavarian Tour Guide today was world class. Witty, well informed, intelligent and articulate. She seamlessly weaved multiple histories, cultures, wars and wine making into one highly informative and light hearted tour.
She also hosted a chianti wine tasting with skill and aplomb!
We loved it. Go meet her.
And the castle wasn't half shabby either. Highly recommended visit.

10. Castello di Ama

Localita Ama SNC, 53013, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy +39 0577 746031
Excellent
61%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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4.5 based on 129 reviews

Castello di Ama

Reviewed By DCKuala - Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

We visited for lunch with a party of eight, upon arrival our table was ready, elegantly appointed and outside on the veranda. It was absolutely beautiful and our experience only got better from there. In addition to the beautiful setting and view, we were pampered with great service, food and of course the wine! I can't recommend Castello di Ama enough. If you are close - treat yourself to a visit and you will not be disappointed.

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