The Fattoria di Castiglionchio farm was an old fortified settlement, dating back to the 12th century, halfway up the hill in the small valley of the "Mulino delle Rivolte" stream,, 15 km from Florence.
It boasts a historic past and many famous owners, "…the house is towered and has several annexes, the ancestral property of the noble family, Ricasoli Zanchini, formerly known as "Da Castiglionchio" of Florence,.," the family name of the famous jurist, Lapo da Castiglionchio, originates from this little castle.
The tower and the original castle doors are still standing. This is the very tower where Messer Lapo lived and where he kept his family’s contracts and manuscripts
Castiglionchio is located only 15km from Florence, rich in history, art and culture. Immersed in the typical Tuscan countryside amongst vineyards, olive groves and rolling hills. The apartments are all in the romantic, rustic style fitting of an eighteenth century farmhouse; terracotta floors, wooden beamed ceilings, wrought iron or four poster beds and most of them have a fireplace in the living area. They're also equipped with satellite T.V. and direct dial telephones. All apartments have an outdoor area with chairs, tables and sun shades. The swimming pool is located within easy walking distance of the apartments, as is the tennis court and children's play area. There's also the opportunity to enjoy mountain biking on the estate. Guided visits of the farm take place weekly allowing the clients not only to see the wine cellars and country life museum, but also sample the farm products. Activities for children are organized and there is free WIFI connection in all common areas. A characteristic restaurant offers the possibility to taste the delicious Tuscan specialties