This 12th century castle is located in the center of the small town of Poppi, near Arezzo, High green hills of the Casentino region, via Regello, Vallombrosa and a detour to the top of Monte Secchieta, this is the way to Poppi.The castle is in excellent condition; you can visit the entire castle and climb to the top to see the panoramic view. visit also the Conti chapel with the fresco’s while in Poppi and if you have young children, visit the zoo too.
The place is were the palace of the Guidi family is standing with its splendor. High up, views arcaded main street, terrace – and the castle.
If you climb the castle stairs to the top, under the giant bell, you can admire the panoramic views of the Casentino and beyond that. You can wander all over this perfect little castle with its decorated rooms, and admirable dynamic diorama of the battle of Campaldino.
A lot of work has been done to renovate the castle and it looks perfectly authentic. Outside the castle is an open area with a cafe/bar where you can sit for a coffee and a pastry.
- Piazza della Repubblica 1, 52014 Poppi, Italy Tel: +39 (0)575 520516