The Pandolfini Castle
In the relaxation of the Tuscan countryside, located in Tizzano, 12 km from Florence, in the territory of Chianti Classico, Castle of the Counts Pandolfini it's a historic residence consisting of a large complex including the villa, the tower, the romantic park, the French garden, the pool outside surrounded by olive trees with solarium, barbecue area and the breathtaking panoramic terrace overlooking the soft Chianti hills.
Because of its privileged position, surrounded by trees e vine, the Pandolfini Castle is the ideal place to spend a relaxing holiday, surrounded by greenery, in the peace and silence of the beautiful Tuscan hills.
At guests' disposal: private parking, free wifi and bicycles to explore the delightful villages of the surroundings, such as Greve in Chianti, Impruneta and Panzano.
The Castle also organizes, in exclusive for its guests, some unforgettable experiences, such as cooking lessons with lunch and dinner in the garden of the villa; guided tours in art City most renowned Tuscan cities like Florence, Siena, Pisa and Lucca; cycling in the vineyards and the Chianti hills; tastings of oil, wine and cheese with visits to the cellars, To dairies and to the oil mill in the area; horseback riding; painting lessons in the park of the Castle; lessons of yoga poolside; private concerts classical music (harp and quartet) dinners and theme nights on request. Transfer service from / to airport or SMN station.
The historic home, for its characteristics, is the ideal place to celebrate private events, weddings and live unforgettable moments.
The history of the Pandolfini Castle
Over the centuries the estate belonged to many illustrious Florentine families including the Scolari, the family of the famous condottiere Pippo Spano and the Pitti family, before moving on to the Medici family.
Towards the middle of the 1500 the current main building of Tizzano was rebuilt and enlarged, on the ruins of the ancient Castle. In the 1585 it was donated by the Grand Duke Francesco de 'Medici to the well-known sculptor Giambologna and at his death he passed to his favorite pupil Pietro Tacca. The external structure of the Castle remained unchanged up to 1793.
At the Napoleonic era the Castle was bought by Prince Talleyrand, and then passed, in the second half of the 1800, to Count Roberto Pandolfini and his wife Beatrice dei Principi Corsini.
Since then the castle is still owned by the Pandolfini counts, who, over the years, have restored the villa and the garden in a romantic style, giving life to a wonderful period residence.
Roberto and Beatrice made it their summer residence and lived there for about 6 months a year, while the other 6 months spent them in Florence, in the famous Palazzo Pandolfini designed by Raffaello Sanzio.
In the thirties of the '900, on the occasion of the marriage of their son, Count Filippo, with Margherita Trigona of the Marquises of Canicarao, deep internal renovations were made thanks to the help of his friend and renowned architect Bosio.
In the same years, the English architect and landscaper Cecil Pincent, (known for his interventions on the garden of villa i Tatti, villa Gamberaia in Settignano and villa Foce in val d 'Orcia) transformed the nineteenth-century romantic park into a rational garden, inspired by the fashion of those years.
Until the nineties, the castle was used as a private residence for the family as well as the center of the homonymous farm, known for the production of an excellent Chianti Classico.
In 1999 Elisabetta Pandolfini inherited from her father the ownership of the Castle and began a long work of restoration and enhancement, to bring the castle back to its ancient splendor.
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The staff of the Pandolfini Castle is entirely available to guests to provide information, assistance and organization of guided tours in Florence and in the Chianti area.
To the guests of the Castle we offer, in addition to the living room, the opportunity to fully experience Tuscany, experiencing unique, fun and personalized experiences.
Here are some of the most appreciated proposals:
1) cooking lessons with lunch included in the castle garden or in the noble salon
2) tastings of olive oil and wine with a visit to the cellars and oil mills of the noble estates of the Chianti area
3) walks and excursions on horseback
4) paths in mountain bike for the Chianti hills
5) painting lessons in the garden
6) yoga at sunset by the pool.
For art lovers we offer guided tours in Florence (city tour on foot and by bike, visits to all the major museums).
On request, possibility to organize: intensive cooking courses, painting courses (watercolor techniques, oil and acrylic) private concerts of harp and string quartet, medieval and Renaissance dinners, theme nights, parties and private events.