Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Located in the Tuscan hills near the town of Montalcino, Castel Verdelli offers enchanting views of the valleys and vineyards of the countryside.
The castle dates back to the 14th century and appears to be made up of two separate blocks with a sloping base and other buildings that developed around a central courtyard in which there is an ancient circular well. Close to the historic structure rises a charming family chapel made up of an octagonal plan, dating back to the sixteenth century, part of the whole complex.
The total area of the structure is 3800 square metres which are developed along three levels in addition to the cellars. The surrounding land is 5000 square metres suitable for realize a swimming pool, with a further seven hectares on the north side which enjoy excellent exposure; a very generous land rich in organic and nutrient substances, excellent for wine-growing crops as agronomy technical report already done. Within the municipality further eleven hectares complete the propriety, suitable for the thriving and renowned tuscan farm productions.
The medieval castle was held by the Verdelli until the late 16th century, and includes painted frescoes on its walls, vaults and ceilings. Plans have been approved by local authorities to carry out restorations and renovations of the site, which could then become a tourist attraction or offer accommodations.
The property is located about 40 kilometres south of Siena, and 110 kilometres away from Florence.
For more photos and details, please visit the Castel Verdelli website