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Castello Sonnino

Via Volterrana Nord 6/a, 50025, Montespertoli, Italy
+39 0571 609198
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A D A Z Z L I N G G E M !!! We can hardly wait to return! Baroness Caterina DeRenzis Sonnino... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Juanita I
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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The Boron & Baroness have an Amazing home!

A fantastic tour with a terrific variety of options. The Castello Sonnino is a historic gem in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BigDaddyDogz
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Castello Sonnino is one of the few untouched dwellings in Tuscany and is strategically situated in the village of Montespertoli : only 20 km from Florence on the ancient and beautiful Etruscan road to Volterra . It is part of the Italian Historical Dwelling Association ( ADSI ). Castello Sonnino, which previously belonged to the Machiavelli 's , was purchased by the Baron Isacco Sonnino at the beginning of the 19th century , is composed by different architectural structures, where the oldest parts are the XIII century Tower and the Chapel ( now one of the Castle's apartments ) .The main building , the " Villa " , dated from the XVI century still contains the historical Archives of the Prime Minister Barone Sidney Sonnino with all the documents regarding the First War World , the Treaty of Versailles and his Library. Castello Sonnino is now the home of the Baron Alessandro e Baroness Caterina de Renzis Sonnino . In the premises it's also located an Enoteca with a Restaurant which is open everyday from 9 am to 8 pm . We daily offer wine tastings with tours of the Winery included the monumental cellars, light lunches, dinners, and tours of the Castle and the Tower. Better to book in advance. Starting from Spring 2014, besides the flat in the Tower (2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room and kitchen), we can offer to our guests more accomodation in the newly restored apartments of the Winemaker and Farmhouse. Both furnished in the local country style of last century, using only antique furnitures coming from the old rooms of the castle. In the Farmhouse: three bedrooms, two bathrooms, very big kitchen with big old fireplace, and sitting room. Large private garden where is possible to relax in the shade of the Tower. The Winemaker apartment: three double bedrooms with three bathrooms and kitchen. Terrace with breathtaking view of the Montespertoli valley with the Sonnino vineyards. In front of the terrace is the old "Aia" of the winery where is possible to relax and enjoy a great Chianti sunset.
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Via Volterrana Nord 6/a, 50025, Montespertoli, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A D A Z Z L I N G G E M !!! We can hardly wait to return! Baroness Caterina DeRenzis Sonnino owner and cultural-conservator of Educational Castello Sonnino brought forth a “delicious” experience through sustainable-agriculture practice that my entire family loved and.... ...she...More

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CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Juanita, We thank you for your lovely words on your experience at Castello Sonnino. It is a great pleasure for us to have appreciated our attention to preserving and enhancing the past and our care for keep our history with a sustainable-agriculture practice. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic tour with a terrific variety of options. The Castello Sonnino is a historic gem in the town of Montesportoli. The Sonnino family has a significant place in Italian history, everything from Versaille to Dante, and the Liberation of Italia. Our guide David was...More

Thank BigDaddyDogz
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, We thank you for your lovely review on your experience at Castello Sonnino. It is a great pleasure for us to have appreciated our history and our commitment to preserving and enhancing the past. Our passion is born from the idea of open...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017

Enjoyed the trip to the community, we took in the castle with wine tasting while visiting the leather shop at Latini Sartoriale.

Thank Chip M
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Dear Chip, Thank you for your review, we hope to have you as our guest soon, maybe for a tuscan lunch ! Kind Regards, Castello Sonnino

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This is the best way to do wine tastings! Great staff very knowledgeable about vintage and wines. Lunches available as well. Tour is available but not required for tastings.

Thank Loretta K
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Loretta, Thank you so much for you review! We are happy to know that our work and our staff are appreciated, and we hope to have you soon as our guest, maybe for a taste of the new vintages! Kind Regards, Castello Sonnino

Reviewed 8 October 2017

We wanted to find a place to see some wine being made and also taste the wine and have some lunch. This was a remarkable find. Great food, followed by a tour of some unusual and old school ways to make wine. Worth the time...More

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CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear Hayden, Thank you for your lovely words, we appreciated so much because we are happy when our guest are interested and excited about their experience at Castello Sonnino. We are delighted to have appreciated our lunch, wine tour, our history and attention to detail...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here with wine tasting and it was nice- part of a FlorenceTown tour. We saw their grapes and grounds and it was very nice. If you could sit outside for lunch, do it.

Thank Sheryl W
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear Sheryl, Thank you for your review, we hope to have you as our guest soon. Kind Regards, Castello Sonnino

Reviewed 6 October 2017

Great recommendation by our concierge, Castello Sonnino was a quiet boutique winery tuck away in the Tuscany hills in a little village called Montespertoli. We had a very accommodating and informative tour of the Castello, family history, and property grounds, and even more beautiful wine...More

Thank Joe V
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear Joe, We thank you very much for your review and for the care you use in describing your experience. We are happy that the passion with which we care about our history has contributed to making her unique and unforgettable experience. We hope to...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017

What a wonderful surprise! It was a rainy day in Tuscany and the concierge at our hotel recommended this winery and set us up with a private wine tasting and tour of this historic castle and grounds, led by David. The history behind the Sonnino...More

Thank Tracy H
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Dear Tracy, We thank you for your lovely words on your experience at Castello Sonnino. It is a great pleasure for us to have appreciated our history and our commitment to preserving and enhancing the past. Our passion is born from the idea of welcoming...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

A great wine tasting and tour of Castello Sonnino, which is the home of the Sonnino family, particularly Sidney Costantino Sonnino, who if you know your Italian (and world) history had a incredibly important part in the ending of the 1st world war, and was...More

Thank Gareth W
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Dear Gareth, We are delighted to have appreciated the Historic Tour of Castello Sonnino and the anecdotes our guides have been telling you about. We hope to see you soon, maybe for a taste of the new vintages of our wine or for a stay...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017

Amazing setting, and family history linked to this place. We had the "light lunch" with wine tasting - loads of food (most from the estate) with great wines. Could have stayed a lot longer and enjoyed more of the wine!

Thank lcb509
CastelloSonnino, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Sonnino, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. We look forward to have you soon as a guest to taste the new vintage of our wines or for a historic tour of Castello Sonnino Kind Regards, Castello Sonnino

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Dear Sir, Sorry for our delay in responding you! We will be very glad to host you in our Winery. here below our proposal: June / July 2015 number of people? 12:30 Tour of the Winery (historical cellars, vinsantaia and... More
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