2 suites, rooms for 12 guests, swimming pool, relaxation room, gardens, cellar for events
- english, french, italian
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Magnificent Get Away to a Castle
As we cornered a bend in the road outside a small town in Italy, we could see our castle await us on the hillside. Surrounded by olive and grape vineyards, like a picture out of a fairy tale. We pulled into the narrow road leading to the entrance and all of our ladies were saying "wow". We were greeted warmly, and shown a tour of our home for the week. There were six ladies all long time friends, and there was more than enough space for us all to have time together, alone, pool side, terrace side, each had our own bedroom, a few shared a full bath. We enjoyed cooking several nights and the kitchen had everything we could want. The arrival host fridge (as they call it) had enough food for days. They also have a family room that hosts their own whites, red, and chianti wines which have the price so we enjoyed almost all of that too! The olive oil produced by the family is lovely and we cooked with that and ate with snacks. Taking a wine tasting tour with a light snack was the most incredible experience as it is lead by the wine master, so you learn so much and can feel the passion that goes into making the wines. I would love to bring my family and children back sometime. They hosts are lovely, their entire team from Laura, Claudia, and Gloriana were so helpful to us. This home more than exceeded our expectations. Also, in Pontesievve you can take a 17 minutes train to the station in Florence, so easy to go into the City to sight see and return late.
The communication with the castle was always quick. Everything was perfect. We used the welcome fridge when we arrived - plenty of food for 12 with left overs for snacking. The breakfast was massive and enough for everyone. They also arranged breakfast to go for our group since everyone was leaving at different times on the day of check out. The location is only 10 minutes from Pontassieve which had 3 grocery stores and dining. Also if you get there early enough - free parking at train station! It was 14 Euros round trip on train to Florence SMN only took 25-30 minutes on train. 2 of our group did the wine tour and thought it was fabulous! They said it was the best part of their stay. It was nice to be out of the city and in the "country". It was quiet. There were fans in everyroom. They did have mosquito plug ins but you might want to bring your own for nights in the garden. The pool wasn't heated but the cold water felt great on your feet after walking all day. All in all, the whole group was super pleased with everything!!
Thank you Mary, family and friends for staying at Volognano and choosing us for your holidays in Tuscany.
We appreciate your positive feedback and we are looking forward to host you again.
We loved having you.
Our stay was amazing! The wine tasting and tour was fantastic. We loved everything about our visit.
Thanks so much! Hope to have you back soon! It has been a pleasure to host you!
Outstanding experience for our whole family! The Castle was magnificent in every way. The Wine Tour was phenomenal and a must do for guests! The hosts kindness to all of us was truly appreciated. You will not be disappointed if you stay at Costello Volognano!
THansk a lot for your kind comments! It has been a pleasure to host you and we really hope to see you all soon!
Wonderful stay at a wonderful castle!
Over the course of a week, my American and Italian family (14 people in total!) met at Castle Volognano. It is truly a magical place. The owners and staff were lovely - thank you Alberto, Patrizia, Claudia and Jacopo! It is also worth mentioning that the daily cleaning service is very helpful and we highly suggest getting the refrigerator stocked for your arrival as well as doing one buffet dinner. The grounds and views are stunning and there is even a family of turtles living in the gardens. Yes, turtles! What's not to love? We also recommend taking a tour of the winery. Jacopo was outstanding and hilarious. We hope to return someday.
Thanks so much!
Most amazing Tuscany adventure ever
The castle and staff was amazing. We couldn’t have asked for more. Was right out of a movie
thans a lot for your positive feedback!
it has been a pleasure to host you and we replay look forward to have you back soon!
Tasting of wines and oils
In Volognano you will have the opportunity to discover the exceptional richness of the Tuscan wine typologies and its extra virgin olive oils, with particular attention to the presentation of the most important wine-growing areas and of Tuscany's olive production. The tasting will start with a general introduction to the appreciation of wine or oil and then proceed with the tasting of a selection of products tasted according to their characteristics.
Tasting of typical products and local specialties
Italian cuisine is inspired by the food traditions that have developed over the centuries on the territory based on local political, cultural and social education. A journey to discover the distinctions between the various regional culinary traditions deepening those of Tuscany by tasting typical products, local specialties, traditional dishes, of course accompanied by good wine, as well as talking about nutrition and tradition from historical, political, economic and especially cultural perspectives.
Workshop on food-wine pairing
The pleasure of associating the taste of food with that of wine. Whether it's preparing a meal at home or ordering in a restaurant, the goal of an attentive consumer is always to create harmony and synergy between wine and food. A taste experience in Volognano provides a sublime connection between mind, mouth, memories and experiences starting from the tasting of wines from the main Tuscan wine areas in association with traditional Tuscan recipes.
Tuscan cooking classes
Learn how to prepare an entire Tuscan menu (appetizer, first course, main course, dessert) with the support of a professional chef who will introduce and explain each of the recipes and follow every moment of their realization. At the end of the course the dishes will be served and consumed by the participants discussing and critically analyzing the result with the aim of refining the palates of the guests, identifying their successes and proposing solutions for their improvement.
Spend one or more days visiting Florence enjoying monuments, museums, libraries, but also gardens, markets and shops in the company of expert connoisseurs of the city. Take a trip out of town in one of the beautiful towns or charming villages surrounded by the Florentine hills. Enjoy nature while wandering through the countryside to discover the farms and wine producers of the area. In Volognano it is possible to organize all this, and much more.
Flexibility and openness are at the base of the Volognano philosophy. Collaboration with organizations and companies that want to plan tailor-made events and activities is always welcome.
Weddings and destination wedding
Spend your most important day in a fairytale setting, surrounded by family and friends, enjoying sublime delicacies prepared by a professional chef, confident that every detail will be taken care of to perfection, in Volognano is possible. From accommodation in the beautiful rooms of the Castle to the ceremony in the evocative medieval church, up to the organization of the reception, you will have the opportunity to agree on every detail so that it can fully reflect your desires.
Parties and events
Volognano is the ideal setting for organizing any type of event, party or ceremony. Whether it's a baptism, a communion, a party of 18 years or a degree, a family birthday or a business dinner, in Volognano it is possible to organize your own personalized event involving the best professionals in the area.
The Castello di Volognano is a perfect place for institutions / organizations that want to organize training courses focused mainly on tourism, food and wine, art and business management. In addition to presenting itself as a perfect business case history, Volognano can be identified as a venue for traveling workshops that schools and private institutions may be interested in including in their training courses: from artist residencies, to full immersion workshops, the Castle of Volognano adds value to educational proposals of various kinds.