A century-long history
First historical signs
The first historical dating of the farmhouse goes back to the early Middle Ages when Il Molinaccio was a watchtower and served the nearby fortified castles Meleto, Brolio, Cacchiano and Vertine to warn them of any hostile movements in the Chianti Valley which in the Middle Ages was a land of great battles between the factions of Guelphs and Ghibellines.
The Ricasoli Family
Later, the farm was bought by the historic Ricasoli family who included it among its vast estate. They initially transformed it into an agricultural farm and subsequently, to take advantage of the beautiful stream that traverses the property, into a mill that, for many years, was very useful to local farmers. Consequently, the area has ever since been known to all as Il Molinaccio.
It was not until the late 1990s and early 2000s that the villa was carefully restored, fully respecting the historic structure of a rustic farmhouse with the typical characteristics of Tuscan traditions.
Il Molinaccio Today
Over the years Il Molinaccio has become a splendid villa to spend the holidays. Today you can admire the beautiful brick vaulted ceilings on the ground floor, the terracotta floors upstairs and the ancient oven that was once used to bake bread and other local delicacies. The large fireplaces, rural decorations and authentic aura establish the welcoming and soothing atmosphere that is immediately felt upon entering the farmhouse.