Castello di Verrazzano

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Castello di Verrazzano
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Via Citille, 32 - Greti

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Wineries/Breweries Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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Visitors to the Castello di Verrazzano say its mix of warm hospitality, scenic beauty and delicious wine that is absolutely divine. Dating back to the 14th century, the estate also produces olive oil, honey, grappa and balsamic vinegar. So if you want to bring back a few souvenirs, Castello di Verrazzano has you covered — just know that you can buy the same wines cheaper at the local grocery store.

Many recommend booking the three-hour winery tour with lunch rather than just the winery tour itself, saying the food makes it worth the extra time and money. You'll learn how to properly pair and taste wine during the multicourse lunch. But if you're a vegetarian, recent travelers recommend skipping the lunch as the majority of the meal is different kinds of meats and not worth the extra cash. 

The best time to visit Verrazzano is late spring through fall when the weather is relatively warm and you can enjoy the incredible views and outdoor seating. If you go during the winter months, just expect to be inside the majority of your visit as it gets surprisingly cold. The winter rain also causes the property grounds to get a bit muddy. You'll find the Castello di Verrazzano in Greve in the Chianti region about 15 miles south of Florence. Keep in mind, the road to reach Verrazzano is narrow and windy. For more information, visit its website

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