The Castello di Vicarello

The Castello di Vicarello (“castle of Vicarello”) in Cinigiano, in the province of Grosseto, is located next to a wood called Forest of Saint Martin.

It was built in the 13th century by the people of Siena, and was integral part of the Gibelline Republic until the mid-1400s, when it was relinquished to the lords of Cotone (currently in the municipality of Scansano). In the middle of the 16th century it was included in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

The building’s original splendor – which overlaps elements that are typical of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance – was revived in the last few years of the last century.

With the remains of two quadrangular towers, an arch door, and stone-covered walls, the structure is now a charming agritourism residence where visitors can enjoy the local cuisine during their stay.

And steep in the gorgeous harmony of the forest, as a gentle sea breeze blows.

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The Castello di Vicarello

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