THE CASTLE

History, art and culture: visit Brolio Castle, its gardens and the Ricasoli Collection

The first stones of Brolio Castle date back to the Middle Ages. The castle passed into the hands of the Ricasoli family thanks to an exchange of lands for which records can be found as early as 1141. Through the centuries the castle has suffered attack and destruction in numerous battles, from the Aragonese and Spanish assaults during the fifteenth century, to disputes in the seventeenth century, to the aerial bombings and rounds of artillery during the Second World War.

The castle has been rebuilt and modified several times and today it bears the marks of the different eras: there are the fortified medieval bastions, Romanesque and neo-Gothic additions and unique nineteenth century Tuscan details. Brolio Castle towers over the Ricasoli company lands, the most extensive in the Chianti Classico area, that unfold with a continuous succession of colors and hues over gentle hills, velvety valleys and thick woodlands of oaks and chestnuts.

The 1,200 hectares of property include 235 hectares of vineyards and 26 of olive groves, in the commune of Gaiole.

OPENING DAYS AND TIMES

March 16th – 24th  2018 
open from 10:00am to 6:30pm (ticket office open until 5:30)

From March 25th to October 21st  2018
open from 10:00am to 7:00pm (ticket office open until 6:00)

From October 22nd to December open with reduced hours  

Friday 8th of June 2018
open from 10:00am to 5:00pm