The Castello Cacciaconti project is the revitalization of a 13th century castle and palace complex, once owned by the Count of Cacciaconte. Its surrounding buildings (a total of 55,000 sf) and 1.5 acres of grounds are located within the walled hilltown of Trequanda, Siena Province, Tuscany.
Enjoy the true Tuscan village life of a bakery, restaurants, shops, and festivals. This project will include a non-profit Cultural Center and a variety of hospitality apartments within the village and in surrounding country farmhouses. The Cultural Center includes two primary functions: a Tuscan arts museum for display of works from both public and private collections, a small-venue performance center, and a culinary and wine institute. The museum will be housed in the frescoed rooms of the palazzo once used as the private residence of the Count. The rustic top floor of the palazzo is envisioned to be a museum of Tuscan life, including the archers’ walk at the top of the castle tower.
The other parts of the castello complex will house a culinary institute and a major regional wine center and tasting rooms. The historic theater will be available for institute functions and arts events, including music and film. Conference and meeting spaces will be included within the castello complex and in each of the farmhouses. The adjoining castle grounds and terraces will be used for events and an organic teaching garden associated with the culinary institute.