Badia a Coltibuono, a former Abbey in Tuscany

Badia a Coltibuono

Badia a Coltibuono

Badia a Coltibuono

A visit to Badia a Coltibuono, a former Abbey in Tuscany

Badia a Coltibuono was founded in 1051 by monks of the Benedictine Vallombrosan Order who also began planting the first vineyards in the Upper Chianti area. In 1810, when Tuscany was under Napoleonic rule, the monks were forced to leave Coltibuono and the monastery was deconsecrated and, after passing through a number of hands, was bought by the Stucchi-Prinetti family. Badia a Coltibuono has been well-preserved and there are guided tours of the chapel and the italianate garden. Wines from the property are for sale and the Coltibuono restaurant is well-regarded.

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Anna Maria Baldini

About Anna Maria Baldini

Anna Maria is a frequent contributor to web content on life in Tuscany. She researches all aspects of Tuscan life, with emphasis on history, art, architecture and the culture of the people of this beautiful region of Italy.