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Montegiachi Fort

Exploring an ancient villa in the Tuscan hills

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Castelnuovo Berardenga
The Montegiachi Fort is located on an embankment on a hill that dominates the surrounding valley. It was built by Antonio Maria di Checco Cinughi, becoming one of the Cinughi counts’ several estates in the Castelnuovo territory. It was undoubtedly built before 1522, when Antonio Maria’s will makes mention of the villa he left to his sons, Valerio and Alessandro. In 1827, after a careful survey of the villa and its surrounding buildings, several sections of the complex were restored.
Castelnuovo Berardenga
Charming hills, romanesque churches and a sea of castles
Nestled among the blossoming hills of the Chianti and the incredible landscape of the Crete Senesi, the charming area of Castelnuovo Berardenga is found just outside Siena, on the hills separating the first part of the Ombrone valley from the Arbia stream. ...