Castello di Fabbroni offers a unique and historic selection of apartments housed in and around the old castle with rich and ancient origins. You can enjoy a charming and authentic atmosphere in a setting from bygone days. What's more, the food is also charming, as are the views!
The view of the olive groves and the valleys and hills around is spectacular. It is situated just 5 km outside of the cosy little town of San Polo in Chianti and is set in the most scenic and splendid surroundings. From here you can enjoy walks through the vineyards and rolling hills and days relaxing by the beautiful pool.
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The Castello di Fabbroni has very ancient origins dating back to the ancient Romans. Pantius was a Roman centurion who was assigned this land when he retired. During the middle ages, the house belonged to the Buondelmonte family who transformed it into one of their many castles. Over the centuries, the castle history has been intertwined with that of the “Florentine Republic”, then with the “Tuscan Grand-Duchy”, and finally, with the “Kingdom of Italy”. Most recently, the castle was owned by the counts, Miari Pelli Fabbroni, who gave the house the name “Villa Fabbroni”. The Fabbroni family renovated the villa in 19th Century style and made it their hunting cottage. When Florence was the capital of Italy, King Vittorio Emanuele II was a guest at the villa.
The restaurant is housed in the oldest part of the villa in what was once the wine cellar. The room is most evocative with its low brick ceilings, archways and stone walls creating an atmospheric setting for dining. It is now reserved exclusively for guests and offers a selection of delicious regional specialities including homemade pasta, roasts, and game. The restaurant is open for dinner on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. During the rest of the week, the restaurant is open upon request (minimum 10 people).
Guests also have access to a shared laundry facilities, wi-fi internet, a good swimming pool, a barbeque and a garden. In addition to the owner's part of the house, there are five charming, spacious and tastefully decorated apartments furnished largely with antiques.
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We had a really lovely family vacation and experienced an unusual hospitality from the owner.
We lived fine and ate with them multiple times throughout the week. Took part of a really enjoyable food course at the place and enjoyed the beautiful and peaceful surroundings.