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Villa Poggio Reale

This splendid 16th century residence now hosts events and conferences

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Viale Duca della Vittoria, 7

A cypress-lined boulevard leads up to the facade of Villa Poggio Reale where Leopoldo II stayed in 1829. The villa is a model of 16th Florentine country architecture, located in an elevated position.

A coat of arms in the main salon is witness to the first owners, the Mormorai di Majano. The villa was renovated throughout the 1600s in convert the building from a noble residence into a location for events.

At the end of the 1980s the wine makers Chianti Spalletti ceded the villa to the City of Rufina and today the villa provides spaces for the Museum of Vines and Wine

Famous for producing excellent Chianti
The municipality of Rufina is in the Val di Sieve, in the province of Florence. It is at an altitude of 115m and has a population of 6800 inhabitants. The town is situated in a hilly area famous for producing excellent Chianti. Some sites of interest around the municipality of Rufina are the Villa Budini, Falgano Castle and the churches of Santo Stefano and San Bartolomeo. ...