We are pleased to offer for sale this imposing castle which overlooks the Chiantigiana. The dominant position on top of the hill ensures amazing views over Chianti. The castle is protected by a large park full of old cypresses and oaks that extends well beyond the perimeter of the ancient walls. Included in the property is a secret chapel, hidden by vegetation.Inside you can admire an original fresco attributed to the school of Giotto, while above the main entrance there is a terracotta bas-relief of the school of Luca della Robbia's representative S. Lucia. The Castle itself demonstrates aspects of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. At the turn of 13th Century it was central to the struggles between Guelphs and Ghibellines. In about 1550 the castle was enlarged and transformed into a private Villa and has retained its status as one of the most elegant and prestigious residences of Florence. Boasting many original features in the numerous bedrooms and bathrooms, the Villa retains an antique and luxury feel. The property is surrounded by 8 acres of land composed of woodland and arable fields. Viewing is highly recommended.