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 »

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