BOLGHERI


BOLGHERI The name Bolgheri probably derives from its founders, maybe Huns or Bulgarians who settled in the area in the 6th century AD. In 1400, after several conflicts with Pisa, Florence won and Bolgheri fell under its control. For the area was too large to be managed well, it was divided into three towns: Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci and Donoratico. Unfortunately, this layout did not last long, as Donoratico was razed to the ground in 1420. Thanks to the Gherardesca family Bolgheri flourished again, but the population was decimated
by the Typhus fever. Dr Carducci (Michele) and his family moved to Bolgheri to treat the people suffering from Typhus, but the Gherardesca forced them to move to Castagneto with his wife and son (Giosuè Carducci) for political reasons. When the Count of Gherardesca died, the Contea della Maremma was divided: Castagneto was inherited by the eldest son, Ugolino, and Bolgheri and Castiglioncelllo were inherited by the second son, Walfredo Fazio. Some years later, Ugolino decided to leave Bolgheri to his first-born son, Alberto Guido. In 1895 Alberto Guido made some changes; he had a tower and a higher bell-tower built. In 1900 Bolgheri was divided again and the new districts were inherited by the various relatives and the Church. The borough is dotted with artisan shops selling pottery or silver, Art galleries and osterie, where you can taste the famous Bolgheri white wine. The relaxing atmosphere and the picturesque landscape have alway been appreciated by those who seek inspiration. Among the most charming areas there is a lovely cypress-lined boulevard at the entrance of the town. People cannot help but take millionphotographs.
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Testimonials

  • Dra. Maristela Azevedo

    Hello, Silvia, how are you?
    I’d like to thank you for the great time you gave us!!!We loved everything!
    I told my husband that, the next time, we will rent an  apartment in San Gimignano…and you will take us to the wineries…He loved it!
    Thank you very much for everything. It was everything wonderful!!!... Read more
  • Jaime Otero y Jose Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla

    Silvia: mille grazie per un giorno magnifico! Ha stato benissimo. We really enjoyed your company and the enthusiasm you brought to the tour. When we get back to Puerto Rico, I will look for you on Facebook.
    Saludos,
    Jaime Otero y Jose Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla Read more
  • Shane Quintard

    Ciao Silvia!

    Grazie ancora per il grande tour di Siena e San Gimignano - io e mia moglie e amici aveva un grande momento e che era esattamente quello che speravamo! La cantina è stata una scelta eccellente, come pure! Abbiamo lasciato ieri (1 febbraio) e ha fatto arrivare a casa in modo sicuro, nonostante ... Read more
  • Carole Gaddis

    Hi Silvia,  It's so good to hear from you.  We're fine.  We had six days at home after Tuscany and then flew to South Korea for two weeks!  We've just returned, exhausted!
    We had such a great time with you, Silvia.  The tip could never be enough to show our appreciation for your kindness and help.  ... Read more
  • The British Institute of Florence

    Gentile Silvia,  La volevo ringraziare per la sua disponibilità riguardo la gita di sabato.  Le signore le hanno fatto tutte molti complimenti per la sua guida!
    Grazie e a presto,
    Cordiali saluti,
    Liz Read more
  • Mrs Elizabeth ( wedding Planner ) Original Tuscan Wedding

    Ciao Silvia,
    Ecco i complimenti dalle Sposi del 16 Ottobre!!
    Our driver Johnny was so awesome!  He drove us all over the Chianti region.  He took us to a few wineries and we had a private tour of one of the wineries including a wine tasting and oil tasting.  He even took us into a store with a cellar ... Read more
  • Mrs Sharon Bellsouth

    Yes of course I will for Sure.      You were great, Fantastic.    I told the Agency !!    Sharon Yukawa Leeds Read more
  • Daniel & Joelle Roberts

    Hello Silvia,  Joelle and I wanted to thank you for a great day last Friday.  We had such a relaxing and fun day.  Thank you for being
    our guide.  Our trip to Siena was very enjoyable. We took the 'rapida' bus from Firenze, and the 'diretta' for the return journey.
    It was good to see the countryside.  ... Read more
  • Mr Greg Cavallo

    Hope all is well with you.  The whole group misses you and talks fondly of you all the time.
    I just completed a survey about our experiences on our trip for Tuscany Now.  I mentioned your name and company website and what a great job you did for us.  I hope it gets you some new business from them. Read more