Aristocratic Florentine villa, placed on the slope of Fiesole’s elegant hill, offers splendid views of Florence and of Fiesole’s landscape. The Villa was named “The Sfacciata”, in the XX century for its dominant position and its beautiful surrounding gardens and park.
It dates back to Medieval times when, we suppose, it appeared as a 14th century cottage with its pretty farm. The Villa was transformed into a palace in the 15th century.
Restoration on a grand scale, carried out by the Salviati family, changed the aspect of the villa. The Salviati family remained the proprietor of the villa throughout,the XVI and XVII centuries. The new intervention restored the building to its simple and, at the same time, sumptuous aspect. The walls of white plaster was restored providing contrast to the “pietra serena”, a Tuscany durable grey stone, which stands out from the thresholds and the chimneys.
Planning a wedding in Tuscany, the most of young couples consider as wedding venues palaces and hotels in Florence or villas and estates in the countryside of the region.
We offer you an exclusive venue for wedding in Tuscany - villa on the shore of the lake in a few kilometres from the sea. The proximity to the cities of art (Lucca, Pisa), a sea resort towns (Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, the Cinque Terre) and to the cruise port (Livorno) significantly contributes to the uniqueness of the wedding location.
The first accounts relating to the Castle date back to the eleventh century, at that time it was a property of the Benedictine monks. Subsequently it became the property of a local feudal family, then passed to the Ricasoli family.
Now the Castle is a property of the joint-stock company Viticola Toscana established in 1968. An important agricultural transformation takes place between 1968 and 1972, when the Viticola Toscana implants 180 hectares of vineyards, then a large wine making cellar was built and production of the Chianti Classico DOCG wine was begun.
The farmsteads have been renovated and those located near the Castle have been turned into farmhouses (agriturismo).
The Castle is a family-owned vineyard estate and winery in the Brunello region of Tuscany.
It has become recognized all over the world for its dedication to excellence and sparking a renaissance in the art of Italian winemaking.
A medieval castle towering above mountainous forests and lush, rolling vineyards expresses the speechless poetry of Montalcino, and endows the Castle's wines with more than a millennium of history and romance.
The origin of the fortress can be traced to the ancient Etruscans, but its deepest historical niche was carved during the Middle Ages.
Today, the Castle a rarity among Italian wine estates, not just because of its size (some 7,100 acres, of which around 2,400 are planted with vines), its composition of single vineyards, or its state-of-the-art winery, but because it was started from scratch less than 20 years ago.
The Black Castle is located a stones-throw from the historic cities of Florence and Siena, surrounded by 700 acres of rolling Tuscan hills.
A fully restored 12th century Castle converted into a modern luxury sanctuary, the Black Castle is a Small Leading Hotel of the world and the first property in the region to offer you the absolute latest modern facilities while maintaining the atmosphere of its historic surroundings.
Among the many unique features is a beautiful frescoed chapel and garden, the perfect setting for a symbolic wedding ceremony in castle in Tuscany.