di Lamole in Chianti Tuscany Italy
Castello di Lamole Greve in Chianti Tuscany Italy Castle Apartments Countryside Farmhouse Lodgings Accommodations
Host: Jacopo Marasco
Accommodations: 9 suites and apartments.
Address: Castello di Lamole nel Chianti, via di Lamole, Loc. Lamole Greve in Chianti, Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Telephone: +39 (0)55
Fax: +39 055 630611
Activities/Attractions: Greve in Chianti is situated at what was the crossroads of an important road axis in past times. It developed predominantly as a market town, with a large market being held in the unusual triangular piazza lined with porticoes, which is still always busy and lively. Greve is surrounded by delightful villages, such as Montefioralle with its stone houses and paved streets, or Panzano not far from which is the fine Romanesque church of San Leolino, with a five-arch sixteenth-century portico. The interior houses precious works of art. There are also many castles in the surroundings of Greve; originally defensive bastions they are now elegant residences or famous estates
Castello di Lamole is near many important cities in Tuscany. You can visit in a few minutes by car the wonderful city of Florence and Siena. There you can visit the most important museums, squares and monuments. You can also visit some typical Tuscan villages like S. Gimignano, Volterra, Motefioralle and many others. The Castle of Lamole is situated along the municipal road leading to the small town of Lamole. The road goes up from the Castle towards the town and it is possible to cover it walking for just 5 minutes offering panoramic views of the Chianti hills.
"Very relaxing. Friendly and helpful staff. Absolutely beautiful setting. We stayed for two weeks and it really felt like home. We had 5 couples with one apartment per couple. All were completely satisfied. We also spent a few nights in Rome, Venice, Torino and Viareggio, but our experience at the Castello di Lamole was by far the best!"
"The place was beautiful and totally lived up to the expectations provided by the website. Very quiet, calming and charming. The apartment was beautiful and was keeping with the old charm of the castle. And the restaurant served very good food too! One of the best restaurant experiences I have had in Italy! Charming, quiet, peaceful, only hear birds singing. Calming for soul and mind."
"Castello Di Lamole was truly a magical place amongst a magical setting. I would highly recommend this place for people who love antiques and simple natural surroundings. For us, it was the perfect rest after a busy trip to Rome. The restaurant at Castello di Lamole was excellent! We had a simple breakfast each morning that was included in our stay and ate there one of the evenings. The menu was all in Italian but the waiter had perfect English and kindly translated the entire thing for us. The food was outstanding! Truly magical. A little piece of Tuscan life."
"We are greatly looking forward to our third visit to Castello di Lamole in June 2008, and we consider it to be a wonderful place for a Tuscan vacation. It really is a medieval castello, a kind of tiny fortified village, high up in the hills above Greve, with marvellous views of the valley below. Castello di Lamole is truly one of the most pleasant places we have ever stayed in."
"Spectacular setting, quiet and peaceful - an ideal place for a relaxing stay in a rural area that offers easy access to Florence and Siena (by car) if one wants to make day trips to these cities, and also well-located for anyone who wants to explore the Chianti Classico region."
"Beautiful location - very relaxing. Helpful and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend this to people who want to get away and relax."
"We were totally entranced by the beauty of our surroundings. The Castello was ideally located for us; we used it as our base to drive to Sienna and Montepulciano, as well as smaller towns nearby in Chianti. The people who work at the Castello are friendly and helpful. I would definitely return here, and would recommend it to family and friends."
"Excellent; very interested in going back. Beautiful setting, charming accommodations; like living in a medieval castle."
General Information: Welcome to Castello di Lamole ... offering apartments and suites in a castle in the Chianti countryside of Tuscany, Italy near the Lamole river valley, the perfect place for your Tuscan and Chianti holidays. Built in 1200 as a defensive post on the Florence border during the period of the wars between Florence and Siena, Castello di Lamole is today an oasis of peace characterised by the traditions and hospitality of the Tuscany region.
We have many apartments in perfect Tuscan style for your relaxing vacation and a small romantic restaurant with the best Tuscan specialities. Our apartments in Chianti have been carefully restored to reflect and respect the local environment with a taste of atmosphere of the past. The Castello di Lamole is certainly the ideal place to spend a holiday immersed in the smells and atmosphere of Tuscan peasant culture. Property features include:
Inside the Castello of Lamole is situated the romantic restaurant called "Aia dei Canti". In this restaurant you can taste traditional Tuscan dishes Chianti Classico wines.
Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.
Rates: (Prices quoted in Euros).
Click here for currency conversion.
"Absolutely beautiful! Great helpful staff. We felt as part of the family and could really recommend Castello di Lamole to friends and family. Nice clean big room with a feeling of old style. Bathroom was very new and clean."
"Our apartment was large, clean, well furnished, well equipped, comfortable and quiet. We'd go back tomorrow if we could! Highlight of the stay was our dinner in the Castello's small restaurant when the owner, who turned out to be the famous Tuscan folksinger, Riccardo Marasco, began singing for his guests. This man's voice is designed for the public piazza - he sang beautifully without benefit of amplification. Truly magical!"
"Our stay at the Castello di Lamole was picture perfect. The old village is very charming and the accommodations is each unique. We enjoyed bread and wine on our patio each evening before dinner. Our 2 college age daughters joined us and enjoyed the area as well. The restaurant on site, Aia dei Canti serves delicious local meals using fresh products. On Sat. nights , a bit of folk singing by Riccardo, one of the owners, provides us with entertainment. Castello di Lamole is half way between Florence and Sienna, so it is a perfect location for those day trips as well as every village in between. A short walk up the hill brings you to the town of Lamole. It has another wonderful restaurant as well as more wine and a small grocery. Everything we ate and drank was delicious, the people we met, warm and friendly. We are going back in a year to enjoy the Castello again with friends. Our daughters are disappointed they are not invited this time!"