UNIQUE INDOOR/OUTDOOR POOL, FINE ANTIQUES
Stay in a Tuscan castle - rent Castello di Volognano near Florence, Tuscany, Italy.
The Castello di Volognano is a historical
castle that dates back to the 11th century, built in a dominating lookout position
over the surrounding territories, surrounded by mediaeval woodlands which approach
the boundaries of the castle. Precisely restored, the castle is furnished with
antique furniture, some of which is of notable value, in perfect harmony with
the style of the manor.
The outdoor areas are well maintained and consist of a small Italian garden
and a swimming pool which has the notable attraction of having been partly built
inside an ex-lemon conservatory and partly outdoors.
Volognano (a name of Etruscan or possibly Roman extraction) Castle was a stronghold
of the Quona family, of Longobard origin, and watched over one side of the ancient
road from Arezzo to Fiesole. Lapo of Castiglionchio, a friend of the poet Francesco
Petrarca, wrote: the Quona "kept Volognano together with great possession,
with the faithful, with vassals, and with jurisdiction".
In 1968 the present owners, the Pecchioli family, purchased it. The old Castle
is still present in fragments of the walls, two doors and the 'decapitated'
tower which forms part of the actual building; it is an elegant, stately villa,
enlightened both by a graceful garden and even more so by the extensive panorama
which unfolds on all sides.
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