Castello Il Palagio is a medieval castle of the 13th century just 17 km from Florence. It’s a historic venue with extensive areas of green such as the Italian garden, and a consecrated Chapel in the Chianti countryside among vineyards, olive groves and ancient churches.
History, spaces and capacity
The castle, a real military fortress in the 12th century, is the battlefield of countless wars between Florence and Siena. On the other hand, starting from the 16th century its hospitability was restored and the whole structure refined with details of great elegance. Plants now hundreds of years old, such as the Cedar of Lebanon, were planted around the ancient walls.
In the early 19th century, a new restoration in neo-Gothic style by architect Castellucci led to a new decoration of the Chapel with direct access from the court, and the layout of the park and Italian garden.
The rooms within the walls and the pavilion on the ground floor can accommodate up to 180 guests . The ones on the first floor are available for the dress up of the bride and groom and the taking of artistic pictures as well.
The central courtyard and the adjacent loggia, below the medieval tower, can accommodate up to 180 people. The loggia can be arranged for live music, a DJ set or a string quartet. Candles, lanterns and torches on the upper loggias and balconies in the courtyard, on the walls in the garden and main entrance avenue strongly increase the atmosphere of such a romantic mediaeval place.
The Italian garden and the park with its central fountain, which both overlook the beautiful Chianti countryside, are ideal for any type of event.
Civil and symbolic ceremonies can be held in the garden under the ancient Cedar of Lebanon or in front of the wrought iron arch, covered with climbing flowers overlooking the vineyards and the hills of Chianti.