castello san donato in perano

Castle of San Donato in Perano

castello san donato in perano

Historic Residence

The small hamlet of St. Donato in Perano, near Gaiole in Chianti, has Etruscan origins. In the past on this site there was a Roman farm during the republican age, followed by an imperial age rustic villa and a medieval “curtis”. Around the year 1000, the small village around the chapel dedicated to St. Donato was fortified and walled and the Castello di San Donato in Perano became part of the string of Medieval age castles in the Chianti area . The large estate and the Castello di St. Donato in Perano were purchased in the middle of the 16th Century by the florentine “Strozzi” family, and San Donato became their country residence and for four centuries it was handed down to the next generation , until 1967. Today the hamlet and the castle have been completely refurbished and offer an exceptional setting for banquets, ceremonies, gala dinners and other events.

The entire Piano Nobile of the Castello di St. Donato in Perano, at guests disposal, can accommodate up to 180 people seated, divided into 3 communicating rooms: The “Sala Degli Archi”, the “Sala del Vescovo” and the “Saletta Biblioteca”.

The Sala Degli Archi leads onto the splendid panoramic terrace of approximately 500 square meters which can accommodate outdoor banquets under an elegant verçeau.

The Citrus Garden with a large water lilly pond offers a romantic setting for memorable wedding photos surrounded by the colors and flavors of the Tuscany countryside.

The exquisite 15th Century Chapel on the Piano Nobile has been completely restored, a consecrated place of worship overlooking the large private square of the Castello. On special occasions, weddings can be celebrated after the authorization by the Fiesole Diocese has been approved. Unfortunately this authorization is seldom granted but the Chapel can be used for symbolic ceremonies, renewal of vows and blessings. The chapel can accommodate 50/60 people and 200 people or more outside in the square which has direct access to the panoramic terrace .

The Tuscany hills are the perfect setting for an unforgettable wedding reception in countryside, preparing and serving traditional dishes with strictly local products.


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