Every building in the Tuscan landscape is redolent of the many cultures that inhabited it throughout the centuries. About 30 Km from Florence, Puccioni Pepere castle, built on the ancient Via Francigena connecting France to Rome, is a shining example, evoking a multitude of ancient influences. The castle was built back to 1210,from a most important noble family as the centre of Val d'Elsa's court.
They owned and lived in this fabulous castle, later transforming it into an elegant country mansion, until the 17th century. Traces of the original 13th century fortified castle are still discernible in the square brick tower and the defensive walls alongside the villa.
Then the Villa fell into the possession of another local noble family, one of the leading families of Castelfiorentino, until today
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