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Castle of Lucignano
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Castle of Lucignano

Sits on an ancient Roman road that starts in Montespertoli

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Via Lucignano, 17
The Lucignano Castle was originally owned by the monks of the Vallombrosa Monastery of Coltibuoni.
Historical documents speak of its existence as early as the mid XI century. Today, visitors can still see part of the original castle’s remains and tour its rectangular building with vaulted ceilings, restored in the 1500s. Other presumably medieval structures surround the courtyard, which can be accessed from the south-west, by passing under a grand stone archway.

Come and enjoy the breath-taking view of Lucignano in Chianti.
Visit the important Museum of Sacred Art
The area in and around Montespertoli has been inhabited since the Etruscans first settled in the region. The town was situated on the important trade route, the Via Volterrana, which connected Florence, Siena and Volterra. In the Early Middle Ages the first stately homes began to spring up, such as the Ormanni Castle near Montegufoni which was subsequently destroyed by the Florentines in 1135. ...