Dating back to the year 1100, this property has views of the medieval village of Monteriggioni and combines amazing architecture, important history and a strategically interesting location. It would be suitable as a Boutique Hotel or some form of tourist activity with a total of 1830 sq m over 4 floors forming the main part of the castle along with another 5 outbuildings.
The owner, Lady Sapia, became a character in Dante’s Divine Comedy and the castle was a hospice for the travelling pilgims and those in need in the 12th century.
The property has around 22 Ha of land (4 ha of which are vineyard) and is surrounded on all sides by arable land with some woodland, olive groves and pasture. The property lies close to the Florence-Siena superstrada and the old Cassia road to Siena.
Many of the original features have remained intact such as the vaulted ceilings, columns and open loggias on 3 floors, family crests, old brick floors and the original wine cellar, making it a wonderful restoration opportunity.
There are 2 corner towers, a colonica of 270 sqm, an annexe and a charming barn to restore set away from the main castle. The chapel is 16th century.
This property maintains a totally genuine atmosphere and provides an interesting project for the buyer desiring a fascinating building close to Siena.
Just a few kilometres from Siena and with Monteriggioni, an impressive hilltop town on the horizon, this castle is in an ideal location for reaching Florence at 50 kilometres, Chianti at 30 kms and many other medieval towns throughout the area.