Rocca di Staggia goes through ten centuries of history. Its origins date back to before the 1st Century and run between the historical events that affected Tuscany, in particular the Middle Ages with the war between the Republics of Florence and Siena.
The fortress was a residence of great prestige, so much that it was the site of important diplomatic events. It also has been the center of the Tuscan economic and financial power up to the sixteenth century. It was also used by Lorenzo de Medici, known as the Magnificent, who used it, after the Pazzi conspiracy of 1478, as a reference point for the reconquest of all the territories up to Siena.
The castle is an example of fortified architecture developed over the centuries, having been the subject of continuous innovative interventions including, the most prestigious, those carried out under the guidance of Filippo Brunelleschi who was invited to Staggia to supervise the work of the North West tower during the years of the construction of the Duomo of Florence.
The castle consists of a double wall enclosure of high and thick dimensions.
The whole property consists of several buildings mainly made of masonry stone, with a tower, formwork of around 890sqm and walls with an internal area of about 2500sqm and surrounding agricultural land, beyond the walls approximately 13,000 square meters.
Its current state is due to a restoration and rehabilitation of the external and internal wall systems of the early 2000s which brought it back to its original splendor and endowed it with full contemporary usability.
Today it has a tourist-accommodation, a museum complex, but it is possible to restore the residential destination for those who really want to live in a castle.
This information is provided for general informational purposes only and should not be relied on in making any home-buying decisions
Listed by Coldwell Banker Chianti Heritage