"Superba ancor sull'Elsa
Badia con le sue mura
par che contrasti a' secoli
l'oblio che tutto fura."
"Venite a scoprire come vivono i veri
the earliest history of the castle goes back to July 25th 998, when the Marquis Ugo di Toscana donated to the church with the hope of saving his soul from the impending end of the world in the year 1000. It was a very important Benedictine monastery, rich and powerful on the ancient route of the Via Francigena, a required stop for the pilgrimages to Rome.
Cause of its strategic military position, it was destroyed in the ‘500 in the war between Florence and Siena and later rebuilt in neo-gothic style in 1886.
Although after the reconstruction of the old structure there is nothing left but the cloister of the XI sec., even now the walls, the walkways, the belvedere and the crenellated towers maintain the atmosphere and the charm of the Middle Ages.
POGGIBONSI E DINTORNI
Poggibonsi and surroundings
The Castello di Badia, stands on a hill in the countryside, in the heart of Poggibonsi, a small town at the nearby Chianti, from where you can reach all the main tuscan cities. From here, by car, you will be half an hour from Florence and Volterra, 20 minutes from Siena and just 10 minutes far from San Gimignano. If you want to go for walks, the castle is 500 meters from the village, perfectly connected with the above-listed cities. If you love wine, you can see up close the vineyards of Castello, with its two hectares of Chianti vineyards. Guests are welcomed with an excellent bottle of wine we produce, you can also arrange day tours on the road of Chianti, a trip that will