"This is my home and you are my guests"
This is the way in which Cesare Merciai, Castello di Magona's current owner will greet you. Castello di Magona was built during the first decade of the 16TH century and became the residence of Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany, during the reclamation of the Maremma land. It then passed into the hands of the Merciai family, and has been recently transformed into a "Historical House" open to all those whose wish it is to allow themselves a different type of break, to discover the beautiful surroundings rich in history and art. The aim is to provide all of the castle's guests with the opportunity to live as the nobility of the 16TH century with all the modern comforts of the 21ST centu ry.
Castello di Magona offers its guests something different for every moment of the day; an indoor and outdoor dining room, the bar-lounge and the swimming pool. On request, many different services can be arranged such as cooking demonstrations/lessons, painting lessons, massages, private chauffeur driven car hire, guided tours to the local medieval villages such as Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci, Populonia, Massa Marittima, Volterra and to the nearby artistic cities of Lucca, Pisa, Siena and Florence, visits to the wineries and olive oil mills of the area's most famous producers, excursions to discover the beautiful coastline of the Tuscan Archipelago with the Castle's private day-cruiser.
Along the via Aurelia, looking out onto the Maremma coastline, just opposite the Island of Elba you will find Castello di Magona. It's half way between Lucca and Siena and just a short distance away from many important tourist destinations and along the much sought after eno-gastronomical route, along which we find stops such as the famous "GAMBERO ROSSO" restaurant in San Vincenzo. Castello di Magona is the ideal destination for those who decide to escape from the noisy city life and for those who are interested in discovering the real Tuscan Maremma. This corner of Tuscany is gaining more and more fame as it is frequented by many famous people, such as Sarah Fergusson, The Duchess of York and Count Gaddo Della Gherardesca, whilst also being the home of some of the most prestigious wine producers such as Marquis Niccolò Incisa della Rocchetta along with Piero e Ludovico Antinori and many others. These families produce wines famous all around the world such as "Sassicaia", "Ornellaia", "Gualdo al Tasso" and "Lupicaia".
After a very careful restoration, there are 5 double rooms and 6 suites available. Each room is diverse in colour, type, view and furnishings, while all combining elegance and modern day comforts: air conditioning, minibar, safe, satellite colour television, telephone with internet access.