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 company Viticola Toscana established in 1968. An important agricultural transformation takes place between 1968 and 1972, then a large wine making cellar was built and production of the Chianti Classico DOCG wine was begun.
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 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.
Lucca (it. Lucca) is a splendid town of North Tuscany, located on the west coast of Italy. It is completely surrounded by the city wall, which length is 4000 meters, and dates from the 16th century. This ancient city is impressive for its towers and churches, peace and harmony, unique views of the surrounding valleys and the Apennine mountains.
Lucca is especially beautiful in spring when it is immersed in rich colors of greenery under a cloudless blue sky.
Civil wedding ceremony in Lucca could be held in the historic Municipal palace - Palazzo Orsetti , located in the heart of the city. Its Green Hall with ceilings decorated with frescoes and wallpaper made from delicate silk or the Music Hall with its pompous burgundy curtains and antique furniture are a great venue for a classic wedding in Tuscany.
There are several historic villas of the 17th and 18th centuries, with beautiful parks and gardens near Lucca. Those villas have an exclusive right granted by the City, to be a wedding venue for civil ceremony in Lucca. The villas, once the residences of noble families, thanks to the quality of restoration work, still keep their former elegance and therefore are exclusive venues for wedding in Tuscany, both for the ceremony and banquet.