A Castle in Chianti for Your Wedding in Tuscany!
The castle is located 168 meters above sea level on the top of a cone- shaped hill that dominates the Chiantigiana road. It was built in the year 980 for defensive purposes by the powerful Gherardini family and between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries was object of harsh disputes between the factions of the Guelphs and Ghibellines first and then among those even more violent between the White and Black Guelphs. The toponym comes from a contraction of the name “Monte Acuto”. The oldest nucleus of the castle is the high thirteenth-century tower, still existing in the center of the property, surrounded by a kind of rustic keep, with stone parameter exposed.
Already owned by the Adimari family, around 1550 the building was enlarged and transformed into a suburban villa for the Florentine merchant Bastiano Ciaini, who also owned the front Villa il Cerretino and who hired one of the most famous architects at that time, Domenico Di Faccio d’Agnolo. At that time also date the numerous grotesque decorations of the interior and the loggetta on the south side, while the northern one has a more sober Florentine style, with columns and a serliana edged in pietra serena. The owner, who soon became called “di Montaguto”, suffered a financial collapse and a few years later the complex was bought by the Niccolini family. They took the initiative to build the loggia in pietra serena on the west side
A Castle and its History
The property is surrounded by a romantic park of cypresses and holm oaks that hide it, wanted by Bellucci Mascagni (owners since 1982), with a small chapel outside the first circle of walls, with austere and simple appearance on the outside and decorated inside by a fresco attributed to the school of Giorgio Vasari.
The Castle offers various medium/large opportunities of use, both inside and outside. The interiors are frescoed and furnished in style.
Via Montauto, 124, 50023 – Impruneta FI
Tel. +39 055 4222446
Mobile +39 366 414 0200
The Castle and Your Event
The Castle offers enchanting spaces where you can organize your special event in any season of the year. Beautiful interior rooms that preserve the furnishings and details of the past, full of finely frescoed ceilings.
A splendid and panoramic Castle that will be the setting for your wedding or your magical event in Chianti!
The splendid internal chapel
Castello di Montauto has an internal catering service, provided by
Le Cirque Catering Firenze .