Castello di Sezzate

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Castello di Sezzate
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"Castello" in central and northern Italy (and therefore also in this case) hasn't the same meaning as "Castle" in English: it isn't the residence of a lord (or at least, it is not just this one), but is originally a real village surrounded by walls.
Sezzate is no exception: it is a village in an idyllic position and admirable for its state of preservation, which dominates the valley of the creek of the same name, at a point where it narrows and so it is better controllable for military purposes. Beautifully restored, it now belongs to a single owner; then retrospectively it deserves the name of the castle in every sense.
It 'easy to reach it from the highway Greve-Cintoia, through the public path n. 18 of the Italian Alpine Club, which is part of the so-called "Cintoia ring" and that leads to the castle through an ancient bridge over the Sezzate creek. Immediately below the castle, following the path inside a beautiful olive grove, you can admire both the wonderful grove itself, the imposing building, and the wide view on the north, towards the Florence's basin.
Written March 2, 2014
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