Nestling in the heart of the world-famous Chianti Valley, just thirty minutes from Florence, stands Castello di Ginevra. This graceful country residence is located near the ancient town of Castelfiorentino and is steeped in history. Its origins date back to the early years of the 13th century when a powerful Longobard clan from the Elsa Valley - the Conti Alberti - chose Cabbiavoli as the site for their castle, later converted into the elegant villa you can see today. The Conti Alberti family owned the property until the 17th century. Traces of the original 13th-century fort are still discernible in the square brick tower and the walls alongside the villa. Exterior & garden: A Limonaia is converted into a casual sitting room, with six arched windows offering sweeping views of surrounding countryside. In the garden there is a XIII Chapel dedicated to Saint Bartholomew, restored in XVIII century, contains a XIII crypt.
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