Historical palace of the 10th century in the heart of the Val di Chiana
Civitella della Chiana is a small fortified village, among the best preserved in Tuscany, of Lombard origin of the 7th century, dominated over the entire Val di Chiana on the roads between Siena, Florence and Perugia, a strategic point for the whole of Central Italy. The village is framed by an elliptical wall surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and typical Tuscan vegetation, close to the main roads and all services.
At the center of the village stands the 'Rocca' (fortress), superbly visible from great distances, and in its vicinity the 'Palazzo dei Capitani' (958 A.D.), which then became 'Palazzo Podestarile' of Civitella in the middle of the 14th century.
The Palace is unique in its kind, both for its extraordinary original construction, perfectly preserved, and because there is nothing similar that has a history of at least ten centuries which is privately owned. The front porch, the ancient garden and the main façade are embellished with more than thirty noble coats of arms, among which three works by the Della Robbia, the houses of the 'Podestà Reggenti' in the various eras.
The Palace is a treasure trove of three precious large frescoes by Spinello Aretino, a famous and active painter of the Tuscan '300 . In the 'Sala degli Affari' there are 'the Incredulity of Saint Thomas' and the 'Saint Christopher and the Child with the World in Hand', while in the 'Hall of Audiences' the 'Madonna with the Child on the Throne between the Saints shines '.
The building has a classical 'H' plan, spread over a total area of about 1,000 square meters on four floors: basement with cellars and a museum oil mill. Ground Floor, with Kitchens, Rooms, Study - Library, Business Room and Garden. Noble floor with four suites with private bathrooms and the Hall of Audiences, and habitable attic floor.