In the sixth century Montelucci was a strategically positioned castle on a hill, around 580 metres above seal level at the centre of a triangle formd by the cities of Arezzo, Siena and Florence.
After centuries of strife during the wars between city states that plagued Tuscany from the year 1000 until the thirteenth century the castle was destroyed during the war between Florence and Arezzo which ended with the Battle of Campaldino on the 11th of June 1289.
In the grounds of the Residence you can still see the ruins of the castle and it is possible to visit the Chapel of Saint Thomas and the ruins of the walls and surrounding houses.
Over the centuries many important families have lived at Montelucci. It was home to the Tarlati family during the fourteenth century, the Serristori during the sixteenth, the Mannozzi during the seventeenth, the Pier Francesco during the eighteenth followed by the Dini and the Strozzi and the Conti Della Gherardesca in the twentieth century.
The splendid structure that you can see today is the result of a long and careful restoration, undertaken by the current owners, the Cipolletti family, at the end of the last century.
The natural setting of the Farm gives it a magical atmosphere: green fields, a deep blue sky with spellbinding sunsets, the vines and the olive groves. All this contributes to making Montelucci a place for relaxing and resting the body and soul.