The Castle of Castagneto Carducci
The Castle, at the highest and most enchanting point in the town of Castagneto, overlooks a hill overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea and enjoys the wonderful view of one of the most enchanting landscapes of the Maremma.
On its terraces on clear days you can admire the Elba, Capraia, Corsica and Gorgona islands.
With its internal spaces, terraces and gardens, the Castle of Castagneto Carducci is the ideal place where to organize events such as weddings, gala dinners, cocktails, as well as seminars and companies' conventions.
The Castle also has within its walls a beautiful church, the Church of San Lorenzo.
The historical complex, due partly to its spaces, will leave an impression among the visitors and guests thanks to the unique atmosphere of a house that has belonged to the same family for centuries.
The history of the Castle of Castagneto Carducci
«The conspicuous and famous Gherardesca family, which in the splendor of the Pisan Republic held such a bright place, and which in its great misfortunes offered immortal subordinate to Dante's divine muse, lost the dominion of Pisa, nevertheless remained master of a vast territory and strong castles. Many were these, but for various events they remained at different times dismembered. A portion of the ancient County forms the territory of the Community of which Castagneto is the capital, in the past Gherardesca. There are many houses forming the current Castle, enlarged with a large village. »
The Castle of Castagneto Carducci, built by the Counts della Gherardesca in the year one thousand, belongs to the family from thirtyfive generations. Like the other castles of the Maremma Pisana was erected by the della Gherardescas to defend the coast threatened by the Saracen raids. It became the family's headquarters from the middle ages to the nineteenth century when Count Ugolino, ancestors of the current owners, moved to Castagneto leaving the Castle of Bolgheri, until then the main headquarters, to his younger brother Walfredo Fazio.
The Castle holds the memories of the bonds with the most important dominants of Italy such as the Imperial House of Swabia, the Kings of Aragon, Castile, with the Este, the Aldobrandeschi, Counts Guidi, Gonzaga, with Principles of Urbino, Carpi, of Montefeltro, of Treviso, with the Savelli, Orsini, Carrara, Appiani and the Royal House of de Medici.
The della Gherardescas in the Divine Comedy
Among the family's ancestors the best known is surely the Count Ugolino to whom Dante Alighieri dedicated one of the most famous and moving canto of the Divine Comedy. His statue, which welcomes the visitors in the Castle's courtyard, is a copy of the one found at the Metropolitan Museum of New York and the Musée D'Orsay Paris.
Castle for exclusive weddings in Tuscany
The Castle of Castagneto Carducci, a stone's throw away from Bolgheri and the coast, is an ideal place where to celebrate a dream wedding and private events. An unique location, where history embraces culture and tradition, creating a fairytale atmosphere. Inside the Castle of Castagneto Carducci there is the Church of San Lorenzo where it can be possible to celebrate a wedding ceremony.
Inside the Castle of Castagneto there is the Church of San Lorenzo where it will be possible to celebrate the wedding ceremony
Places of interest nearby
Bolgheri, The "Wine Road" with its cellars, and some of the most ancient and important cities and towns in Tuscany: Pisa, Siene, Volterra, Populonia and Massa Marittima.