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Vertine

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In the outskirtses of Gaiole in Chianti. A shunting line of the road is raggiungibile also from Radda in Chianti taking that carries to the Abbey to Coltibuono.

Description of Vertine

The Castle of Vertine is one of the jewels of the Chianti. Today it is anticipated with the high one cassero leaned to the turn of walls just so on which two doors were opened, as it is represented in one of the papers of the Captains of Guelfa part.

Although the showy endured rimaneggiamenti sliding of the time, the village has relatively conserved its structure.

The modern historians stretch not to make coincide Concern some with Vertinulae that appears in a paper between possedimenti of marquis Bonifazio of year 970 and between those which the Willa daughter gives in gift to Badia Fiorentina. If the thing is dubitabile, not there are doubts instead on the fact that the place was the center of a curtis: nell " year 1049 Peter di Peter anyway, donates to the monks of Coltibuono a part of curtis and the castle. Of other news us of they are little: it seems however that, like great part of the near zones. also You concern some gravitasse in the area of infuence of the Ricasoli Firldolfi, which of it appear owners in existence dated 1202.

You concern some, for a fortunate series of circumstances. it does not endure those devastating sieges that have often changed the appearance of the chianti's villages. News of a short siege carried out from the Florentines against a group of young people pertaining to the family of the Ricasoli is had (than you they had taken refuge after to have assaulted and derubato they priore uncle of S. Pole in Red), but nothing more.

Important participations of restoration are completed in the XVI sec.: the turn of walls, interrupted from vain towers, assumes a elliptic course. It is the same situation that can be observed today, however penalized from the decay of some sections of the building circuit and from the recent endured integrating restorations from the cassero.

See also:
Images of Vertine
Festival at Vertine and Lecchi
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