Castello di Gargonza

Stay in a mediaeval castle in idyllic Tuscany
Gargonza, Tuscany

Castello di Gargonza

At our captivating castle hotel, you’re guaranteed a one-of-a-kind getaway. After all, where else can you find a mediaeval village turned magnificent historic hotel? Our property’s past is the stuff of epic novels – and today, we offer world-class service, awe-inspiring accommodation and a mix of marvellous experiences to give you the trip of a lifetime.
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Building: 13th century

A rich history seeps through the air at Castello di Gargonza. From being where Dante spent his exile in the 1300s to a village revered for its connection to the forest – not to mention its roots as an organised 900-hectare farm – many remnants of this property’s past can still be engaged with today.

At our castle hotel, the houses and apartments in which our guests sleep bear the names of their former inhabitants: Argentina, Boccio, Niccolina, and the many other special characters that made up the heart of the hardworking community that once lived here. Enclosed inside its mediaeval walls, these carefully-restored homes have retained the simplicity of rural life, with features including steep wooden staircases, blackened fireplaces and tiny windows looking out on the woods. These are more than just architectural gems – these are echoes of our hotel’s fascinating past.

Today, Castello di Gargonza is a family-run hotel, specialising in rewarding, remarkable and relaxing holiday experiences. Dive into a world of character and culture in the depths of beautiful Tuscany… this is a trip you’ll always treasure.


Silver “Historic Castle Hotel Award 2022” by Historic Hotels of Europe
Gold “Historic Castle Hotel Award 2020” by Historic Hotels of Europe

Open: All year

Rooms: 40

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Occasions to Remember

Some of the highlights of staying at our historic hotel


The La Torre di Gargonza Restaurant is the crown jewel of Castello di Gargonza, located just outside the city walls and delivering blissful views of the surrounding woods and Val di Chiana. The cuisine here consists of authentic Tuscan dishes made with simple, genuine ingredients, homemade pasta and mouthwatering meats paired with regional wines. We also cater to a range of dietary requirements.


Castello di Gargonza is characterised by its romantic tranquillity, ideal for those who wish to celebrate their wedding or organise a reception within a striking scenic setting. The church, town hall, garden, swimming pool, reception halls, restaurant and guest rooms, as well as our expanse of vacation apartments, make this a functional and enchanting wedding venue in which to ring in the next chapter of your love story.


Nestled within 600 acres of forestry in gorgeous Tuscany, there’s plenty to do at Castello di Gargonza – and we can help you fill your getaway with activities you’re bound to love. Take cooking classes, hire bikes, go horseback riding and more during your rural retreat with us… there are so many memories to be made. Enquire for details.


Experiences to add to your itinerary
  • Florence
  • Siena
  • Arezzo
  • San Gimignano
  • Chianti
  • Cortona
  • Lago Trasimeno
  • La Verna
  • Bagno Vignoni
  • Golf Club Casentino
  • Giardino di Villa La Foce
  • Parco Sandro Pertini
  • Parco Passeggio del Prato
  • Museum of Medieval and Modern Art
  • National Archaeological Museum and Roman Amphitheater
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Santa Maria della Scala
  • Cookery Course
  • Wine Tasting
  • Horse Riding
  • Hunting
  • Swimming
  • Calcio in Costume (June)
  • Joust of the Saracen (June and September)
  • Medieval Festival in Monteriggioni (July)
  • Il Palio (July and August)
  • Paper Lanterns Festival (September)
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