A week in an Italian castle
A week in an Italian castle. Castello di Potentino, in southern Tuscany, lies in a sheltered valley farmed since Etruscan times. The castle is first mentioned in 1042, when it belonged to Count Pietrone. The castle grounds are home to centuries-old olive trees, the Olivastra Seggianese, and early examples of the Sangiovese grape. It also has an extraordinary micro-life and biodiversity.
The fully restored castle is located below Monte Amiata, an extinct volcano that last erupted about 300,000 years ago, creating an exceptional terroir with a concentration of volcanic soils. During the day, the valley is well ventilated by hot, dry air drawn off the coast; at night, it is cooled by fresh breezes coming down from the mountain.
This package includes board and lodging for two, subject to availability, including food and the castle’s own Potentino wine. Value $3,100.00 Trip valid until October 31st 2022.