Vincigliata, Florence

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Castle · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Vincigliata Castle (Italian: Castello di Vincigliata) is a medieval castle which stands on a rocky hill to the east of Fiesole in the Italian region of Tuscany. In the mid-nineteenth century the building, which had fallen into a ruinous state, was acquired by the Englishman John Temple-Leader and entirely reconstructed in the feudal style.

Between 1941 and 1943 it served as a small prisoner-of-war camp known as Castello di Vincigliata Campo P.G. 12. It housed some high-ranking British and Commonwealth officers, including Major-General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart, who was employed by the Italian government in the Armistice negotiations with the Allies in 1943.
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  • Rumour has is that Castello di Vincigliata will no longer be hosting weddings from 2019, which is a shame as it was such a beautiful setting for our in June 2018. The venue management left a little...  more »
  • We were here on 21 st July for a wedding reception. Roads up to it are very narrow and extremely steep , although my brother in law had laid on mini buses for the guest from the church, but don’t...  more »
  • We attended our close friends wedding here and it was amazing. The roads are slightly challenging to get up but nothing too difficult and the castle views are breathtaking. From the top of the...  more »

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