Chianti Classico: Castello di Brolio, Cantina Cantalici and Gaiole in Chianti
Continuing along the main road and get to Brolio (42 km from Bucine) it would be a big mistake don’t visit “Castello di Brolio”. (in municipality of Gaiole in Chianti). The building is from the eleventh century but becomes important when in 1252 became property of "Ricasoli Family " and when in 1835 the Baron Bettino Ricasoli began viticulture and the structure of the castle has undergone substantial changes going toward the taste of the time (a gothic revival on the British model).
Very beautiful and evocative it is the ancient “Cappella”, completely renovated between 1867/69 at the behest of Baron Bettino Ricasoli. Inside the crypt, are the remains of the Ricasoli family members.
Shortly before reaching Gaiole in Chianti a brief stop it’s suggested at the “Cantina Cantalici” in which it’s possible to book prior to the number +39 0577 731038 or by contacting our office, to do some tasting and enjoy a breathtaking view.
Gaiole in Chianti is a delightful village existing since the year 1000, it’s full of churches and castles, such as: the “Chiesa di San Sigismondo”, the “Pieve di Santa Maria a Spaltenna” (1030) and the “Castello di Ama” (XIII century).