ITALY, TUSCANY, SIENA
Wonderful Castle, the scene of frequent battles since the 12th century, today an important reality in the production of wines famous all over the world and an extraordinary accommodation facility where the flavour of the past blends in harmony with today’s comforts, surrounded by a historic park and an Italian garden, and the company vineyards that frame the panoramic view of Siena.
The locality has very ancient origins and was mentioned for the first time in 1189 in a papal bull of Clement III addressed to Bono, bishop of Siena, with which he was given the rights to the castle, which was set on fire and semi-destroyed by the Florentines in 1259 before the bloody battle of Monteaperti. Its name therefore derives from the strategic position of the site, which dominates the Val d’Arbia, in a border area where, over the centuries, Sienese, Florentines and Aretini clashed on several occasions. The Castle was the scene of frequent battles since the 12th century, a period to which a wooden shield depicting a burning tower dates back. In addition, the town boasts a long winemaking tradition. The Terre di Siena, traditionally, enjoy an extraordinary notoriety thanks to it’s denominations of controlled and guaranteed origin famous all over the world, such as Chianti Colli Senesi and Chianti Superiore.
An avenue of cypresses leads to the castle, a relaxing environment with unspoiled nature, dating back to the 12th century, it was an outpost of the Sienese militias who had to guarantee the defense of the city of Siena. Inside, the rooms and a suite have been restored in order to make guests relive the traditions and atmosphere of a period residence without sacrificing comfort and elegance. A suite and two apartments have been created around the Castle, in the expertly restored ancient farmhouses, to ensure maximum independence and privacy for guests. Also in the structure there are large common areas for accommodation, reception rooms for parties of the highest level, restaurant with a panoramic terrace overlooking the city of Siena and the cellar.
State and Finishes
Very warm and expertly restored environments, where every single detail brings back to the old days but at the same time blends in harmony with today’s comforts – the typical Tuscan rafter ceiling and the ancient terracotta floor, small grey drawings on the walls, floral fabrics and bathrooms with marble sink tops, the presence of stone walls and brick vaults skilfully enhanced by a careful renovation
The winery is located on the splendid Sienese hills, the native vines of the area, including Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo and Colorino, are grown according to the most modern technologies. In support of the important Senarum Vinea project, the company is the custodian of seven indigenous varieties, formerly cultivated around the city of Siena. The ancient vines, five reds, Mammolo, Gorgottesco, Canina, Prugnolo Gentile and Giacche and two whites, San Colombano and Procanico, are destined to become, after careful micro-vinifications, “The Wine of Siena”. The vineyards are located on soils that, thanks to the presence of clays, are able to maintain the humidity necessary to ensure constant quality in wine production, allowing the plants to survive even in hot summers without rain.
The estate develops around the core of the buildings for an area of about 44 hectares, with vineyards, olive groves, woods and arable land. Large green areas, a splendid swimming pool in the olive grove, from which you can enjoy the splendid scenery of the Crete Senesi and Monte Amiata.
An excellent solution for those who would like to continue their business in the wine production and hospitality sector, but which can also become a top-level private residence surrounded by own land.