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Castello di Gargonza

About 15 minutes from the B&B is a beautiful castle or walled village overlooking the Valdichiana. Dante Alighieri, the poet, was once a guest here in the early 1300s and held many battles between the Sienese and the Florentines over the centuries. The castle was then uninhabited after WWII until 1970 when a Count (Count Roberto Guicciardini Corsi Salviati) bought it and restored it to its original state.

There is currently a hotel, bar, and restaurant that occupies the estate. We have eaten at the restaurant and were unexpectedly surprised at how good the food was. The pasta is freshly made, great steak, and good wine options.

If you are looking for an adventurous off the beaten path day, we recommend driving to the castle, touring around and having lunch. You can then mosey on through Monte San Savino on your way back which is just down the hill from the Castle.

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