Posts Tagged ‘Ricasoli’

Badia a Coltibuono and its italianate garden

Badia a Coltibuono

Badia a Coltibuono was one of the most important monastic foundations in Chianti. From the 11 C, Badia a Coltibuono was a Vallombrosan monastery that received large donations from the Firidolfi–Ricasoli family of Castello Brolio. The Vallombrosans were an order dedicated, among other things, to copying and preserving ancients texts, and Badia a Coltibuono became […]

Brolio Castle

Castello di Brolio

Castello di Brolio is both the name of the castle that was the home to Baron Ricasoli, “father” of Chianti Classico wine, and also the name of the wine now produced there. The site of the Brolio Castle as a fortified nucleus dates from the middle ages but the present structure is not old. It […]

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