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Lamole 's Castle

ia di Lamole Loc. Lamole Greve in
Chianti Firenze/Tuscany, Italy
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The Castle of Lamole, in Chianti countryside, is still visibile nowadays in the middle of its tuscany valley full of chestnut and larch woods, climbing up from Greve the Monte San Michele, along the way to the suburb of Lamole; this way goes through the traditional tuscan countryside. The Castle of Lamole agritourism is situated on a spur and surrounded by woods since 1000, the Castle of Lamole farmhouse has kept its strategic position in defence of the Florentine borders during the war between Florence and Siena. Like many other settlements of this kind, the historical origins of the Castle of Lamole remains obscure as well as many events which took place between the X and the XII century and which brought to the medieval phenomenon of “incastellamento” (fortification).
At the moment, only the buildings' walls bear witness of the Castle glorious past in its actual profile of fortified village, as it is possible to see from the street of the countryside of Lamole.
The Castle of Lamole settlement appears as a group of apartments of different heights, placed in a very characteristic elliptic shape, 600 metres in length, forming the defensive boundary walls. Nowadays it is possible to see the ruins of the ancient walls only on the north-west side of the Castle of Lamole. The typical tuscan village, whose houses (apartments)still maintain many of the medieval architectural aspects, is crossed in its length by two narrow parallel streets forming three little squares, the most important of which is located at the end of the built-up area and of the spur on which lies the entire village.