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Da Vinci Castle

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This beautiful and well-preserved castle dates back to the 1400's and is surrounded by a park of more than 130 hectares.  The property is comprised of an elegant holiday farm and renown wine estate and would make a perfect location for your Tuscany wedding celebration. On the top of a hill, dominating the whole Greve Valley, it is only 18 and 38 km from Siena and Florence respectively. During the Middle Ages, the castle was crucial for the defense of Florence during its feuds with the city of Siena. 

During its long and glorious history, the castle has hosted various famous artists, including Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo stayed at the castle while painting his masterpiece, Monna Lisa, and he also drew a charming and impressive picture that is still preserved among his personal documents. 

The structure is built out of solid stone and features a tall, crenellated tower and is surrounded by well-preserved manor houses and boundary walls. Thanks to careful and meticulous restoration works, it is well-preserved and has been acknowledged as a national monument.

CIVIL CEREMONY POSSIBLE ON SITE - outdoors or indoors!

Key Features

  • Self catering apartments with kitchenettes.
  • Luxury, recently renovated suites - fully serviced
  • Pool with Views of the Chianti Countryside
  • Breakfast buffet, included with stays of 2 nights or more.
  • Cooking classes and wine or olive oil tastings.
  • With a minimum stay of two nights tthe of the historic cellars with wine tasting.
  •  Golfing, horseback riding, mountain biking available nearby.

17 serviced suites within the Castle complex with its own private garden and panoramic views furnished in typical Tuscan country style with modern bathrooms, satellite TV, hair dryer and safe. 

Total guests that can be accommodated about 40 – 45. 

Rooms & Apartments
It is a unique experience to stay in a Castle that is also a working wine estate in the heart of the Chianti Classico area and ranked amongst Italy’s top wine producers. All accommodation combines historic charm with modern service and facilities.  You can choose from either fully equipped Apartments or Spacious Suites.

Pool with Views
Whether you choose an independent apartment or a spacious suite you will have full use of the castle's splendid “horizon effect “ pool with unrivalled views over the Greve valley. 

Spacious and beautifully renovated the suites offer the very best in country living. Most have vineyard views, all have modern bath rooms, air conditioning in the summer month and a daily maid service. A Tuscan breakfast buffet is also naturally available.

Choose from various sizes. All are very large, unique and well furnished, in the main with antiques. All have kitchenettes to enjoy the occasional evening in, modern bath rooms, satellite TV, safes, hair dryers etc. Apartments are offered on a “self catering” basis, guests service their own room and prepare their meals if they decide to dine in. A maid service and breakfast are offered as options.

Wedding Info

Wedding Receptions - The Restaurant

Located in the castle within its typical Renaissance halls, the grand Restaurant is an ideal  majestic setting for a Tuscan wedding reception and serves traditional local dishes that have been deliciously updated by the chefs. As you can imagine, the well-stocked cellar contains many precious wines, ranging from classic labels to the most popular ones, including rare and prestigious vintages. 

There are a total of 3 ballrooms available:

Ballroom Lorenzo Il Magnifico  126 seats,
Ballroom De Carli 48 seats,
Ballroom Dante Alighieri 32 seats 

Plus an Italian style garden with 200 seats or more

Special Dinners for Guests:

The restaurant also offers the following special dinners:

Monday Banquet:  Meet in the garden for a wine cellar tthe then, at 7.30 enjoy a five these dinner of seasonal Tuscan recipes. A glass each of San Jacopo Rosato, Ripa delle Mandorle, Riserva Agostino Petri, Ripa delle More and dessert wine will accompany each course, wines included. Finish the meal with coffee and the Grappa.

  • Wednesdays: Tuscan grill
  • Friday evenings: “ Extra Virgin Olive Oil Evening”
  • Tastings and cooking classes are also organized at the restaurant.
  • Wedding Ceremonies

Should you be planning a religious ceremony, the Castle has a fully consecrated Catholic church within its perimeter walls. Civil weddings are performed in the town hall of Greve.


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