12th Century Castle Near Siena
Finest Tuscan Castle with Hamlet and vineyard, accommodation and vicinity to the church, a small village for your wedding party and special day!
A cluster of Tuscan farm houses school and church, forming a small village situated on high ground, which, with its beautiful 12th century castle, dominates the surrounding landscape...
In the vineyards, which form part of the landscape, nestle some typical Tuscan houses.
The facades of the houses have been maintained in their original form.
However internally they have been transformed into functional and relaxing accomodation. It is an ideal location to forget the worries and cares of daily life.
A stroll in the woods, fishing in two lakes, a dip in the pools and other sport facilities are but a step away from your front door.
Just 6 kms away you can enjoy horse riding, for the health conscious there is a renowned spa at 6kms.
The oldest parts of the Castello were built in the 12th century by the noble Cacciaconti family. In a later period, the Piccolomini family of counts inhabited the castle for hundreds of years. Despite the alterations and extensions that have occurred in the course of its history, the Castle has retained the appearance of a real fortress. As you go through to the courtyard, with its view of the charming loggia and gardens, the view is spectacular.
The Castle's estate extends over no fewer than 645 hectares in the province of Siena. The castle dominates its surroundings, looking out over several farm houses that have been meticulously restored and given comfortable, modern interiors.
They are rented out to people who are looking for peace and quiet, and who fancy a taste of history here in the heart of Tuscany. Yet there are other reasons, too, why this location is unique. It is not only the Castle that has been preserved, but also the entire village.
Next to the castle there is a 16th Century Church which is simple but very charming. It can contain about 100 people in total, 20 standing up and 80 people seated. If no church service is needed the wedding ceremony can take place with the Mayor of Rapolano Terme or Lucignano in their respective "Comune".
All the wedding details can be looked after by us: the choice of menu, the setting of the tables, the flowers arrangements, the wedding cake, the wines and the music etc. During the summer the aperitives and starters can be served in the garden.
After you can choose between a buffet or a served dinner. Both the ground and the first floor halls can be used for this purpose.
Ground floor hall: 100 Guests at dinner tables.
First floor halls: the largest hall can host 130 Guests at dinner tables, other 70 Guests can be hosted in the rooms adjoining the large hall.
The courtyard is available for larger parties during the summer.
The Castle's estate extends over no fewer than 638 hectares in the province of Siena and it can now offer to its Clients a wide selection of apartments situated in the various houses all located within 1 km from the Castle.