Splendid fourteenth-century structure, the Castle of Cafaggio dominates the valley of Greve from the top of its hill. Characteristic village that has had among its guests even Giacomo Puccini, is now transformed into a farmhouse, with 4 apartments, a double room and an independent cottage renovated and furnished respecting the original structure and tradition.
Castello di Cafaggio History
The Tenuta di castello di Cafaggio, in the heart of Chianti, covers an area of one hundred thirty-six hectares and includes an ancient turreted house, Villa Benci, a village of farmhouses and annexed work places.
Also known as the Belvedere villa, the manor house, located four hundred meters above sea level, enjoys a splendid panoramic view of San Casciano and Greve. Built in the fourteenth century, it has seen numerous noble families and illustrious figures alternate. Among these Giacomo Puccini, who loved to enjoy these places between walks in the countryside and played at the piano, just what stands in the center of a room in the villa.
As a welcome to this small rural reality, a basket with some farm products is delivered to the guests upon arrival. Only a first "taste" of the warm hospitality offered at the castle of Cafaggio, permanently inhabited by its lords, the Benci barons, who remain available for any need.
The offers for stays include an exclusive suite on the first floor of the villa, with an antique wooden coffered ceiling; of the apartments and a double room are instead converted into an adjacent farmhouse. The atmosphere that characterizes the environments is that simple and authentic of the country houses of the past.
In the farmyard you can taste the products of the farm, have lunch under a pergola and prepare barbecues on the barbecue. We organize courses in painting and cooking, and guided tours in Florence and other cities. The liberty room of the villa is available for receptions and gala dinners.