Castelfalfi: the hidden heart of Tuscany

Jul 14, 2022 96

Walking past the stone-walled buildings of Castelfalfi’s sequestered streets, it’s easy to imagine how this haven was once a quaint borgo. Originally settled by ancient Etruscans and once owned by the astute Medici family, the historical castle and its surrounding properties passed through a variety of stewards before being left uninhabited as a result of World War II.

But the centuries-old estate is now experiencing its very own renaissance. Underpinned by the architectural beauty of a previous life and enriched by the verdant valleys fringing its walls, this mediaeval jewel in the heart of Tuscany invites discerning travellers to embrace a slower pace of life while immersing themselves in a world centred on agricultural and culinary excellence.

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