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Castello di Gargonza

The central courtyard, with an old well and arcaded balconies, is an open-air living room for guests.

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Castello di Gargonza

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The hilltop village of Gargonza was fought over for centuries by the Florentines and Sienese, host to an exiled Dante in the early 1300s—and now entirely for rent.

Gargonza's 27 houses, which like the castle are built of pale stone, serve as apartments and come with working fireplaces, kitchenettes, and 17th-century-style furnishings.

There are also seven simple doubles (no kitchens or fireplaces) in one of the larger buildings.

The central courtyard, with an old well and geraniums spilling from arcaded balconies, is a sort of open-air living room for guests.

Likewise, the old olive press building functions these days as a common room with sofas, TV, and the breakfast buffet.

Just outside the town's medieval walls is a swimming pool surrounded by fragrant rosemary and olive and cypress trees, and the excellent restaurant. Owner Neri Guicciardini adds innovative flair to Tuscan classics.

Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.
 

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