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Villa dell'Aiola
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The Villa Aiola

Ancient fortress still draws visitors

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Castelnuovo Berardenga
The Villa Aiola was built in the XVII century over the ruins of a pre-existing castle of the same name. It boasts a strategic position located on the border separating territories belonging to Siena and Florence. At the beginning of the XVI century, it served as an important Sienese rampart that could accommodate from 300 to 400 foot-soldiers. The building renounced its defensive role at the end of the 1600s and the settlement became an agricultural estate. Visitors to the villa today, can still make use of its drawbridge, which has been re-built over its original moat.


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. ...