In 1268, German soldiers destroyed Castello di Sorci, an attack led by Corradino of Swabia against Charles I of Anjou. It subsequently fell under Florentine rule and became home to the city’s Mercenary Captain, Baldaccio d’Anghiari. Legend has it that on warm, summer nights, you can still hear the rattle of Baldaccio’s armor as his ghost ‘haunts’ the age-old halls.
The castle was gradually converted into a 17th-century villa; the renovation project preserved the castle’s original tower, which can still be seen today. The structure currently hosts one of Italy’s most authentic, traditional restaurants, a favorite among famous actors, TV hosts, singers, journalists and writers. It was also the inspirtation point for the film "Non ci resta che piangere" by Roberto Benigni and Massimo Troisi.