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Meleto Castle
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Meleto Castle

The ancient fort in Gaiole in Chianti used to belong to Benedictine monks

Gaiole in Chianti
Amidst wine, food and castles
Founded between the 13th and 14th centuries, Gaiole was established as a merchant town serving the many castles dotting the surroundings. The area was already known and inhabited in the Etruscan and Roman periods, which is highlighted by the place names deriving from ancient languages, as well as the ruins of the necropolis in Cacchiano (1st-3rd century CE) and the columns on the Parish ...
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