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Visit the beautiful Castello Sonnino

Hotel Savoy brings its guests to visit the beautiful Castello Sonnino, a perfectly preserved historic place overlooking the gracious Chianti hills in the wonderful Tuscan countryside.

This authentic castle, home of Baron and Baroness Alessandro and Caterina de Renzis Sonnino, has an interesting history dating back to the 13th century when it was originally a customs post between the territories of Florence and Siena. In the 19th century, Baron Isacco Sonnino and later his son, Sidney, the Prime Minister of Italy, converted  the property into a  modern agricultural farm. Today, Castello Sonnino is an invaluable trove of history, housing an eclectic collection of objects, books, furniture, paintings and memorabilia than spans more than 500 years.

Experience Castello Sonnino, starting from a welcome cocktail in the courtyard, a stroll in the vineyard, the monumental wine cellars and a visit of the “vinsantaia” of the 17th century. The tour will continue with a VIP Tuscan lunch in the Grand Dining Room or the Castel’s Wine House, prepared with local ingredients and paired with exquisite wines produced in the property. After, discover the 13th century tower and the private apartments. Finally, spend time on the historic archive and the vast library of Prime Minister Baron Sidney Sonnino, which boasts a collection of over 200,000 documents, including the Treaty of Versailles Peace Congress agreement and entire runs of nineteenth and twentieth-century periodicals.

It is also possible to design bespoke experiences according to the client’s requests, such as a personalised cooking class in the Castle’s old kitchen or premium wine tastings.

With its eclectic charm and rich historic heritage, the Castello Sonnino is a destination not to be missed during your stay in the Florentine Rocco Forte Hotel.

Terms & Conditions

Private visits at Castello Sonnino must be booked in advance and are subject to availability.

For more information and bookings, please call +39 055 2735836 or email