Activities: Castello near Firenze in Toscana, Montespertoli
Wedding receptions Castelfiorentino 1189 has a long experience in the organization of wedding receptions: the whole ground floor is at complete disposal, exclusively, for the wedding party. Its painted reception room with wonderful frescoes, the lodge, the courtyard and the delightful garden will be the special setting for your wedding. Our staff will be glad to help you to organize the reception, giving you suggestions and advice, to make your wedding reception perfect and unforgettable. No two weddings are alike. No two couples are alike. Each wedding is unique, so we tailor our services to reflect your individual needs. The castle is composed of a wide courtyard and a open gallery (the lodge) where weddings take place in spring/summer and can accommodate about 200 persons. Inside, there is a marvellous reception room and adjacent rooms for a total capacity of 180 people. The castle is also the perfect location for meetings, wine tours and product tasting, cooking classes, Medieval and Renaissance dinners in costume, business meals and exclusive gala-events.
Cooking classes Cooking classes can be organized for groups or for individuals. The course (which lasts about 2 hours and a half) will take place in the kitchen of the Castello where the participants, helped by the chef and her staff, will prepare a typical Italian meal. The participants will be provided with some aprons, chefs hats and everything that is necessary for the cookery. The recipes will be written out for them as well. In this way, you will have the chance to seize the secret of a typical Tuscan cooking, for exemple to prepare some good gnocchi or tortelloni with tomato sauce. Followed by a Tuscan stew and a home-made dessert (according to our cook’s choice of the day), the partecipants will also be able to sample some of our own wine while they are cooking. And here you have a real Tuscan lunch! Finally, there will be a guided tour of the Castle and a lunch with the dishes prepared by the partecipants. With some more of the wine made from the vineyards surrounding the Castello. E buon appetito!
Wine tasting Oliveto Castle offers different kinds of wine tastings, accompanied with Tuscany typical dishes. Our sommelier describes and explains the uniqueness of our wines. Each tasting includes a guided tour of the Castle and its ancient wine cellar, where the participants will receive interesting information about wine and olive oil production.
Our tastings: LIGHT TASTING (buffet, on one's feet) Bread slices (bruschetta) with olive oil and tomatoes, ham and salami, cheese and "cantuccini" biscuits. MEDIUM TASTING (buffet, seated at the table) Bread slices (bruschetta) with olive oil and tomatoes, Tuscan crostini, cheese, "pappa al pomodoro" (bread soup with tomato sauce), salad, cake and "cantuccini" biscuits. GOURMET TASTING (buffet, seated at the table) Bread slices (bruschetta) with olive oil and tomato, warm crostini, Tuscan bread and flat bread, ham and salami, spelt salad , green salad, "Crespelle in Florentine way" (kind of filled pasta with tomato and béchamel sauce), roast suckling pig and potatoes , cakes and "cantuccini" biscuits.