Via dell'Argomenna 34 Loc.Santa Maria In Acone
50065 Pontassieve (Firenze)
Type: Farmhouse accommodation Geographical Location: Hill Accommodations:
n°6 Apartment , n°1 Villas. Total Guests 37
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.
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.
Accommodations and Services in Agriturismo Castel d'Acone
The Villa Castel d'Acone, constructed and reconstructed over the centuries, occupies the site of an ancient castle that was transformed into a manor house by the Cerchi family, whose presence at Acone is recorded by Dante in the Divine Comedy. Sadly, the fortress tower – in which the Blessed Umiliana lived a hermetic life – is no longer extant. The manor house subsequently belonged to the Florentine families of the Fontebuoni and the Gondi, and is currently owned by the Spagnoli family.
The unique, period furniture and complementary furnishings embellish every room with character and style. The tranquillity of these environments cannot fail to transform every stay here into an opportunity to recharge your batteries.
External services: Barbecue, Rental Bikes, Car park, Park, Tent sites, Plots for Camper
Experiences: Golf, Cycle tourism, Trekking
The manor house's garden plays host to the ancient private chapel dedicated to the Blessed Umiliana de’ Cerchi.
In the 13th century, the noble House of Cerchi was created in Acone and subsequently moved to Florence. Castel d'Acone was the family's first residence. The Cerchis, along with Acone itself, are mentioned by Dante in the Divine Comedy. The surrounding farmhouses are notable.
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.
We offer a privilege card to allow you to savour the finest cuisine that Florence has to offer.
If you would like to enjoy a meat-based dinner, perhaps savouring a delicious Steak Florentine, we offer a comfortable barbecue area.
As a guest at the hotel, you will be able to take advantage of our two large outdoor car parks.
A communal washing machine is available and can be used to wash linen and clothes.
A games area featuring a ping-pong table is located near the swimming pool.
Our mountain bikes are available to hire on request.
Tasting sessions and cookery courses
On request, we can organise tasting sessions at which you can savour our authentic wines and oils and discover our production methods. Moreover, we also organise Tuscan cookery evenings at cookery schools with which we have special agreements in place.
We are particularly proud of our privilege card, which allows you to take advantage of special discounts at 9 of Florence's most renowned eateries. If you choose to visit these restaurants, you are sure to experience the very best dining that the city has to offer.
Where we are
The prestigious Poggio Dei Medici Golf Club is located just a few miles from Castel d'Acone. The 73-par, 18-hole course was designed by Baldovino Dassù and Alvise Rossi Fioravanti in accordance with USGA standards. The course measures 6,397 metres (5,091 from the female tees and 6,519 from the competition tees). Another 9 holes will be constructed in the near future. The course has large practice areas, complete with driving ranges and pitch and putt greens. Golf carts and bags are available to hire. The course is open every day throughout the year.
The Rufina Tennis Club is located just over 3 miles from Castel d'Acone. The club plays host to two blaise courts (one of which is indoors) and a clay court covered in synthetic resin.
Those who like to go trekking will find that Tuscany has a plethora of signposted trails. The trails were created for the most part by the Italian Alpine Club (CAI), the offices of which are scattered throughout the region. These trails are the perfect way to discover Tuscany's wonderful natural world. The best areas to trek through are those situated to the south of the Chianti hillsides, where fortresses and vineyards embellish the landscape.
Vicchio is the site of "Il Forteto", a riding school with which we have special agreements in place. Here you can go on enchanting rides on horseback or take riding lessons.