There are places which seem created just for appreciating the joy of living, where time seems to slow down, and flavors, colors, and scents seem to brighten and become richer. One of these magical places is Chianti, that precious area between Florence and Arezzo which was birthplace to the Renaissance and which continues to delight visitors with its otherworldly beauty.
Then there are places like the Canto alla Moraia estate, where nature and history combine in perfect harmony. A welcoming villa in a restored Medieval tower, with period furnishings, a sprinkling of contemporary art pieces, and the wonder of ancient yet timeless Chianti all around.
Canto alla Moraia is a timeless villa, or, better, a villa born over time. In Medieval times, this spot was occupied by a watch tower, keeping guard over the Valdarno and travellers passing through. After the tumultuous Middle Ages, the tower was “crossed off”, or lowered, and the extra stone used to build surrounding annexes to provide for additional living space.
The current shape of this imposing villa, fortified by inclined outer walls, is one of the most traditional architectural styles in Tuscany. The marquis Cepparello Pasquali restored the buildings of what became this small estate in 1931, and today the resort is also an organic farm.
Ceremony capacity outdoor: max 200 guests
Reception capacity outdoor : max 200 guests
Indoor capacity : max 130 guests
Legal ceremony inside the property: yes
Religiuos ceremony inside the property: without a Chapel and all religious execpt Roman Catholic
Caterer : in-house
Accommodation: 5 double rooms + 3 apartments. Sleeps total of 24 guests ( 18 + 6 extra sofa beds)
End of reception: no time limit