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Castello di Spaltenna

Last updated: 23 December, 2023

This medieval stone castle and hamlet is set in extensive grounds on a wooded hillside in the heart of the Chianti Classico wine-producing area.

Parts of the beautifully-restored monastery-turned-castle date from 1,000 AD; the main building wraps around a lovely courtyard where gourmet meals are served in summer.

The bedrooms here, accessed by a warren of stone staircases and passages, are full of character; those in the outbuildings less so.

Spaltenna, which lies just outside the pretty village of Gaiole, makes a great base for exploring this lovely area of Chianti and its famous wine estates. Florence is an hour by car and Siena 40 minutes.

The gourmet-style Pievano restaurant serves elegant, Michelin-starred meals in the candlelit courtyard while Bistecca alla Fiorentina and other more rustic dishes are on offer at the more relaxed La Terrazza.

Surrounding area

Spaltenna stands in extensive gardens on a wooded hillside just above the bustling village of Gaiole-in-Chianti with its rustic trattoria, local shops and cafés. Access is via a series of winding country roads; the only traffic noise is likely to be that of a chugging tractor.

The views are of wooded hills broken by the odd neighbouring castle with few signs of modern life in sight.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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