Palazzona di Maggio, erected in the 16th century on a Roman settlement dating back to 40 BC, is like a picture of an Italian Villa: we are driving uphill on a long and narrow alley,  the end marks the red Villa , a beautiful staircase leads to the entrance, the rooms are decorated with wall paintings and original fireplaces, there is a small chapel and a vine-cantina in the cellar, still in use to process the Sangiovese, Merlot and Chardonnay grapes surrounding the Villa.  I can already see myself picking the grapes in September and having a big meal at the end of a long day in the Vineyard, how romantic is that !

by Martina Kuhnert