From the 1300’s Castello di Gargonza was a fortified village in the hands of the “Ghibellini” and from 1444 it became for 300 years an agricultural community dedicated to the forest and “governed” by sage civic status. Then at the end of 1700 it became a farm.
“GARGONZA, located in the heart of Tuscan hills, is a thirteen-century fortified medieval village reminescent of the toy forts that children enjoy building on the floor, spending hours moving around the tower or the well, enclosing houses inside a thick wall which no enemy can break through…” (From Psychanalyse de la maison- Olivier Marc)
HOW TO REACH CASTELLO DI GARGONZA
BY CAR: From Milan or Rome exit n. 27 of Monte San Savino on the A1 Milan Naples. After the toll turn left, go straight on for about 2 km until you reach a traffic light. At the traffic light turn left and stay on the same road SS 73 for 6 km. Leaving the centre of Monte San Savino (soccer field on the left) continue straight on the same road until you reach a sign on your right for Gargonza.
BY TRAIN: Stop at Arezzo Train Station with Regional and Frecciarossa trains. From Arezzo it is possible to take a taxi.
- Arezzo train station 28 km
- Florence airport 108 km
- Pisa airport 175 km
- Roma Fiumicino airport 233 km
- Roma Ciampino airport 218 km
- Bologna airport 190 km