Castello Il Palagio in San Casciano Val di Pesa
Il Castle the Palagio is an ancient one fortress e medieval castle of the 1200, theater of innumerable battles between Florence and Siena; is historical house immersed in the countryside of Chianti, among vineyards, olive groves and ancient parishes, in the Municipality of San Casciano Val di Pesa loc. Mercatale, just 17 Km from Florence.
The beautiful central courtyard and the adjacent open galleryIn the shadow of the medieval tower, they host up to 200 people with table service. The loggia can host a musical space, with live music, dj set or string quartet.
The various internal rooms, on the ground floor, can accommodate guests in the various moments of the receipt and allow tastings of local products.
Some rooms on the first floor can also be used for the preparation of the couple and for beautiful photographs.
The area around the Castle includes a Italian garden, the park with a central fountain that lights up the night, the little tower of the garden where you can enjoy the view of the wonderful Chianti countryside and today secular plants placed around the walls.
These spaces are ideal for any type of event and can be used for an aperitif, for cutting the cake or for dinner and can accommodate more than 300 invited.
Numerous private events we witness the history of this castle that survived the raids over the centuries; the mighty base and the mighty walls of this quadrilateral in stone with tower central and the valence of the defenders, prevented the torment and the destruction that other buildings suffered.
The first historical mention of the Castle The Palagio dates back to 1252, but it is assumed that it is much older.
Located on the fortified line from San Casciano, reached as far as S. Andrea in Fabbrica, the Palagio played an important role in the defense of the territory.
In the 1260 i Ghibellines invaded the area destroying the nearby Pieve di Campòli.
Il Castello il Palagio remained unharmed even during the expedition of Emperor Arrigo VII, who had a large part of the Chianti area.
A few decades later, it was enlarged and almost doubled, reaching much larger dimensions than the current ones, becoming a real one stronghold defense and starting point for offensive actions.
In the 1326 the area became the scene of raids and destructions of the army of Castruccio Castracane which stopped for a long time in the surrounding area also devastating San Casciano. In the 1376 the Buondelmonti militias, coming from the Palagio Castle, blocked the army of Giovanni Acuto at Campoli.
Ancient possession of the Canigiani family, the Palagio belonged for two centuries to the Florentine Republic. At the end of the seventeenth century it was ceded to the Minoni Barons of Dino, an ancient Florentine family, who used it for stately villa, softening its appearance and enriching it with artwork.
Secular plants were placed around the walls and the garden it acquired more and more beauty and grandeur to reach its peak in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Then passed by succession to the Marquises Goretti, an ancient family of Casentino, who joined the two surnames becoming Marquis Goretti Miniati and at the beginning of 900 began an extensive restoration of the complex, including the restructuring and decoration of the Chapel.
With the death of the last owner, the property has passed to the ancient Florentine patrician family, biscuits from the Goretti Miniati family.
While preserving the remains of the ancient structure, what we admire today at the Palagio is largely the fruit of the past restoration in the neo-gothic style, carried out by Arch. Castellucci in the early twentieth century.
The restoration also included the vast agricultural estate with the construction of the farm, the mill, the new ones cellars and warehouses where, after more than a century, it is still vinified following the ancient traditions.
Services: wedding locations and events in Tuscany, in the Chianti region
Weddings: between € 1.720 e € 3.440, plus statutory VAT
Business events: between € 1.000 e € 3.440, plus statutory VAT
Various events: between € 1.720 e € 3.440, plus statutory VAT
Places of interest nearby:
Badia a Passignano, Cantine Antinori, Castello di Gabbiano in the Municipality of San Casciano, furnaces of the Impruneta terracotta, Castello di Vertine, the Castello di Meleto and the Pieve di Spaltenna, in Gaiole, the Palazzo del Podestà, the Church of S. Niccolò of Romanesque origin the center of the village, the ancient Convent of the Franciscans of S. Maria in Prato and the Castle of Volpaia in Radda, the Etruscan tombs of Montecalvario. the imposing Fortress that dominates the central square and the evocative walkway of Via delle Volte the Church of S. Salvatore with a beautiful late fourteenth-century fresco and the Archaeological Museum of the Sienese Chianti in Castellina in Chianti, the Castle of Panzano, the Church of S Maria, dating back to 1200, the Antica Macelleria Cecchini, famous for its excellent Florentine steak, which is cut by extolling the Divine Comedy, the Pieve di San Leolino, mentioned since 982, a Romanesque basilica with three naves in Panzano, the particular Piazza di Greve, the church of Santa Croce of medieval origin, the Ancient Macelleria Falorni that offers only traditional Chianti products and the Wine Museum in Greve in Chianti, the Chianti Sculpture Park, nestled in a wood of oaks, between Pieveasciata and Vagliagli, about 10 km north of Siena.
Santo Stefano in Campoli, Santa Cecilia in Decimo, San Pancrazio in the Municipality of San Casciano, S. Andrea in Percussina, Badia a Passignano, Pieve di San Leolino
Other places to visit nearby:
Greve in Chianti, San Gimignano, Castellina in Chianti, Impruneta, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Monteriggioni, Panzano, Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Gaiole