Holidays in Italy

Castel d'Acone

Dante at Acone

We invite you to savour a unique, unforgettable, timeless experience, surrounded by centuries-old olive groves and stone walls, in a place imbued with the memory of the powerful feudal lineage of the Cerchi dynasty, who lived in the castle in the 12th century and were often frequented by Dante Alighieri. The characteristic beauty of the Chianti hillsides – constituted by the landscape, the climate, the produce and the easy-going way of life – reaches the apex of its exclusivity in Castel d’Acone.

An old farmstead owned by the family of Giuliano Spagnoli and situated on a hill in the heart of the "Chianti Rufina" zone, Castel d'Acone is composed of a square-plan manor house with stone walls that rises up above the foundations of the ancient Cerchi Castle, which was badly damaged during a series of battles.
At the edge of the villa there is a hamlet that has been painstakingly restored.

The buildings of this borgo have been sub-divided into various apartments, which have retained their historical features and are available to rent throughout the year. The Cerchi family lived in Castel d'Acone for several generations in the 12th century before moving to Florence, and the still-extant Renaissance chapel next to the castle is dedicated to the blessed Emiliana dei Cerchi, whose mortal remains are to be found at the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence. Alongside the apartments created out of the farm complex, it is also possible to rent the manor house on a weekly basis. The Castel d'Acone estate encompasses eighteen hectares of agricultural land, mostly given over to the cultivation of olives (the products made from these olives are available to purchase). The farm complex, complete with swimming pools, is open throughout the year and offers mountain-bike rental and other services to ensure that guests make the most of their stay. Castel d'Acone is the ideal starting point for unchallenging excursions – on foot, on horseback or on mountain bikes – in search of fragrances and colours that have been lost elsewhere.
Azienda Agrituristica Castel d'Acone S.a.s. | p.iva 02310030487