Castello di Gargonza (Historical Residences) Monte San Savino
A journey back in time, in a Tuscan castle
Three reasons why you'll love it here
- Sleep in the castle where Dante was exiled
- Tuscany on your plate: dinner with a view of Val di Chiana
- A 12th century fortified hamlet....with pool!
First recorded mention of Gargonza Castle, a medieval fort on the road between Siena and Arezzo, dates back to 1150. The exiled Dante Alighieri was just one of the many illustrious personages to have resided within the castle walls.
As life in Tuscany became more peaceful, the castle lost its role as defensive outpost and developed into a small rural hamlet, inhabited by the lord of the manor and his farm workers.
In the post war years, the population of the hamlet steadily declined. In I997, the castle's owner, Roberto Giuicciardini Corsi Salviati, decided to restore the entire village and transform it into a unique period residence.
Homes in the hamlet
Today, holidaymakers stay in finely furnished rooms and apartments situated in various buildings within the walls of the castle hamlet.
Castello di Gargonza's superior rooms, complete with sitting area, kitchenette and working fireplace, are located in the first houses you meet upon entering the hamlet. The smaller, classic rooms, are situated in the farmhouse. The largest apartments are located in what was once the school.
Like the idea of staying in a medieval castle with pool? You're going to love Castello di Gargonza!
Tuscan treats: to eat-in and take-away!
Although Castello di Gargonza's superior rooms and apartments have fully equipped kitchens, once you've tasted the delicious Tuscan cuisine served in the castle's La Torre restaurant you might decide not to self-cater after all!
Fresh pasta with wild boar sauce, Chianina beef steak, salami made from Cinta Senese pork and, for the vegetarians, ribollita and pappa col pomodoro made with the organic goodies grown in the castle's kitchen garden: just some of the traditional Tuscan dishes on the menu.
Want to take some of Castello di Gargonza's extra virgin olive oil or Chianti wine back home with you? Before you leave, pop into the castle shop
Weddings with wow! factor
Can you think of a more romantic venue in which to get married than a medieval castle in Tuscany? With its lovely little chapel, gorgeous grounds and excellent catering service, Castello di Gargonza is the kind of place in which dream weddings really do come true...
Looking for a unique location in which to hold a business meeting or team building event? Castello di Gargonza has 7 function rooms of various dimensions
Località Gargonza - 52048 Monte San Savino (Arezzo)
Tel. +39 0575 847021
Fax +39 0575 847054
Castello di Gargonza amenities
- Swimming pool
- Free Wi-fi
- Air Conditioning
- Hair dryer
Food and drink
- Snack bar
- Cooking courses
- Cultivation of organic produce
- Own wine production
- Own oil production
- Tastings of typical products
- Church for weddings
- Reception 24h
- Car park