Tuscany Farm and Castle

Poggio Alloro farm
Castello di Oliveto sign
Castello di Olivetto
The Castello di Olivetto was built in 1424 by the Pucci family, an off and on ally of the Medici’s.
Pucci coat of arms
During the wars with the Florentine Republic there was a battle at the castle during which all the adult members of the Pucci family were killed. A servant hid a male child in an underground tunnel. She was credited with saving the family line and her image later would grace the Pucci coat of arms as shown on the doorway above.
Castello di Oliveto courtyard
San Gimignano
Atop the hill is the town of San Gimignano
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3 Responses to Tuscany Farm and Castle

  1. Lyn Douglas says:

    Beautiful photos, gorgeous country side. My favourite kinda place. Interesting how the live stock look so much happier here than anywhere else.

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  2. Pam Lazos says:

    Wow, did they give her part of the estate as well, I mean, without her, they’d have been through.

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  3. Great story of the faithful servant.

    Like

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