Castello di Celsa

Sovicille - Siena

From the 13th Century to the present time

The Castel has belonged to the same family for about four centuries.
The peculiarity is that, since 1612, it has often been inherited by the females of the family; from the noble de Vecchi family from Siena to the Florentine Antinori family to the current owners of the Aldobrandini family.

The Story

The origins of the myth

Celsa is located along a secondary road of the “via Francigena”, which takes you from Colle Val d’Elsa to Siena and overlooks the wonderful landscape that stretches from Siena to Monte Amiata. The original Castle dates back to the 13th century; during the 16th century, the Celsi family from Siena decided to refurbish it and transform it into a country house.  The project was commissioned to the architect Baldassare Peruzzi, whose intervention can be seen in the beautiful circular chapel and the terraced wall, embellished with niches aligned to the entrance pathway.

After being destroyed by the imperial troops of Charles V in the middle of the sixteenth century, it was handed over to the de Vecchi family.  At the end of the nineteenth century Maria Antinori Aldobrandini, daughter of Giulia de Vecchi and great-grandmother of the current owners, commissioned architect Mariani to make a further transformation of the Castle, by raising the east tower and crowning it with battlements, bringing the building to its present form.


Sleeping at the Limonaia

La Limonaia

Stays in the Limonaia

The “Limonaia” can accommodate up to 10 people. It is so called because it was used as a winter shelter for the lemon trees, which still decorate and fill with scent the Italian garden during the summer. It is the ideal place to relax in the peace and silence of the countryside and an excellent starting point for visiting the nearby places of interest such as Siena, Monteriggioni, the Chianti region, Florence and other less-known but delightful destinations.

Castello di Celsa Dormire a Celsa


Weddings - Parties - Conferences

Depending on your preferences, the weather and the number of guests, you have a number of choices to celebrate your wedding: the same lawn that opens in front of the Chapel, the Castle’s courtyard or the Barn. The Barn can host up to 180 guests, it has 2 large rooms recently restored covered by a majestic truss roof and a bright open loggia overlooking the countryside.

Equipment and Location
Castello di Celsa Visite al Parco


The Park

The Italian Garden

Walking around the park during the warm afternoons, when the flowers are blooming or during the autumn days when the ivy covering the Castle of Celsa is coloured in red and yellow, is a pleasure that will remain in your memories for a long time.

Advance booking is requested to visit the park. You can send us an email to info@castellodicelsa.com.

A tour guide in Italian, English or German is available upon written request at the above mail.

Opening times:

– Tuesday: 9 am – 1pm & 3 pm – 6 pm
– Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm

Between June and September the opening days may be different, for more information contact us by email at info@castellodicelsa.com

Group bookings of over 10 people can contact the reservation office at the email  info@castellodidelsa.com

Castello di Celsa Visite al Parco

Our guests

Magical atmosphere - Magnificent experience

Christelle e Pierre - August 2020

In a very awkward year and time, Celsa has been a place of peace and beauty like no other. Thanks to Amparo and Maria, life has been easy and our time here will last for a long time in my memories.

Randi & Bob

We had the great pleasure of renting your wonderful house, we just wanted to express our gratitude for allowing us to stay in such a beautiful place! Our entire family was overwhelmed by the serenity and character of your property. It was a perfect spot for gathering everyone and celebrating life! We considered it a piece of heaven.


We have travelled to many places in the past and very few have made us want to stay. I think we could live out the rest of our days here.


Thank you so much for a wonderful experience. We were very happy with the house, the beautiful grounds and the wonderful staff. Everyone was fantastic and we are getting home with wonderful memories of our time here. Maria, Daniela, Patrizia and Maurizio were great.


I had the most beautiful wedding ever dreamed of here at Castello di Celsa. You were so kind and understanding, so patient and provided everything we needed. The Limonaia was the perfect place and we will never forget our experience here. I felt like a princess when I walked down the aisle of the garden. Thank you to all of you for making this happen


Thank you so much for everything! Maria, Daniela and Amparo were outstanding. The grounds are incredible and the food better than anything I’ve had in a very long time. This experience blew me away and will stay in my memories forever.


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