You don't need to travel abroad to live the experience of staying in a castle. Discover this inn in Vale dos Vinhedos that looks like it came out of the medieval era

Imagine being able to stay in a castle surrounded by wineries, in a region with always a mild climate and a breathtaking landscape. No, I'm not talking about any destination in Europe, but an amazing inn in the Valley of the Vineyards, at the Rio Grande do Sul.

THE Castello Benvenutti It is located between the cities of Bento Gonçalves and Garibaldi in one of the most privileged regions of Serra Gaúcha. And if the great location wasn't enough, the inn was built in the shape of a castle, all coated with basalt stones, with an ambiance that perfectly resembles the beautiful European castles.

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Therefore, if you are looking for a travel destination that can provide you with a unique experience, it is worth getting to know the Castello Benvenutti and I will prove it to you in the course of this post.

Castello Benvenutti

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THE Castello Benvenutti was designed with architectural elements characteristic of European buildings in order to be more than a accommodation in Vale dos Vinhedos. So much so that, in addition to the inn, the castle houses a restaurant, a gallery and a furniture and decorations house.

In addition to the beautiful architecture, the Castello Benvenutti stands out among the hotels in Vale dos Vinhedos for the service offered to its guests and for its excellent location, which facilitates access to the main tourist routes in the region.

The inn has 18 uniquely decorated accommodations, each with a characteristic setting of European castles. They are divided into four categories: suites, luxury apartments, standard apartments facing the highway and loft. All rates include a delicious breakfast, wi-fi and 24-hour security.

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The suites are subdivided into accommodations with or without a balcony. The simple suites have whirlpool baths in the bathroom, spacious rooms with an electronic safe, TV, mini bar, central heating and air conditioning. The suites with balconies have a minibar, electronic safe, heating, air conditioning and whirlpool on the balcony.

The luxury and standard apartments facing the highway also offer exclusive decor, air conditioning, electronic safe, cable TV, minibar and central heating. While the loft is a unique accommodation, located in the main tower of the Castello, which offers a panoramic view from the second floor. It has air conditioning, electronic safe, TV, mini bar and central heating.

Castello Benvenutti's restaurant is Dona Carolina, specializing in traditional family recipes. It offers a la carte service, with several options of steaks, fish, risottos and pasta. The restaurant is open for dinner only, from Monday to Saturday, from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

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Another food option at Castello Benvenutti, Galeteria Casa Di Paolo is a national reference and is open every day for lunch and, from Monday to Saturday, for dinner. The chicken served by Casa Di Paolo is considered the best in Brazil. Therefore, you cannot fail to taste it when staying at this inn in Vale dos Vinhedos.

Valley of the Vineyards

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THE Valley of the Vineyards is a privileged region of Serra Gaúcha which, in addition to beautiful landscapes, offers good cuisine, charming tourist itineraries and a lot of charm, whether in its accommodations, restaurants or wineries.

And, despite not being the first choice when thinking about traveling to Serra Gaúcha, the cities of Vale do Vinhedo, mainly Bento Gonçalves, do not lose anything when compared to the most famous destinations, such as Gramado and Canela.

The region is famous for the production of wines and sparkling wines and includes three cities: Monte Belo do Sul, Garibaldi and Bento Gonçalves, where most of the tourist itineraries are located. There, you will find beautiful landscapes, which will yield great photographs, as well as a very hospitable people and the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of Italian immigrants.

There is a lot to see and do in Vale dos Vinhedos. Among the most famous places, it is worth visiting Casa Valduga – the best known winery in the region -, Miolo – the largest exporter of wine in Brazil -, Almaúnica – renowned winery in Vale dos Vinhedos – and Angheben which, despite being the smallest winery in the region, allows direct contact with producers – parents and winemakers. In addition to the wineries, Vale dos Vinhedos has excellent restaurants, Italian canteens, cheese factories, breweries and leather houses.

How to get to Vale dos Vinhedos

Vale dos Vinhedos is 122 km from Porto Alegre and 120 km from Gramado. The nearest airport is Salgado Filho International Airport, in the capital of Rio Grande do Sul. From there, you can go to Vale dos Vinhedos by car – rented, taxi, driver by app – or by bus – there are several departures from Porto Alegre Bus Station.

The road from Porto Alegre to Bento Gonçalves starts with the BR-116 to São Leopoldo, follows the RS-122 and RS-446 and ends in the RS-470, which connects the cities of Carlos Barbosa, Garibaldi and Bento Gonçalves, in the region of Valley of the Vineyards.

Another option for those coming from outside the state, Florianópolis International Airport – Hercílio Luz – is 526 km from Vale dos Vinhedos. The route starts on the BR-116, passing through Vacaria, in the north of Rio Grande do Sul, and through Caxias do Sul, in the mountain region. From Caxias to Bento Gonçalves there are 45 km, covered on the RS-453 and RS-444 highways, passing through Farroupilha.

Arriving in Bento Gonçalves or in the other cities that make up the region, the two main roads that make up the Vale dos Vinhedos — Estrada do Vinho (RS 444) and Via Trento (Linha Leopoldina) — are paved and have easy access. , concentrate the main attractions.

It is possible to visit Vale dos Vinhedos all year round, with some particularities in each season. For example, autumn and spring have milder temperatures, while winter and summer have more marked temperatures. And, despite this being a more popular region in the cold, the high season of Vale dos Vinhedos takes place in the summer, from January to March, when the Harvest takes place – the great grape harvest.

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