In the Tuscan hills between Pisa and Florence, Fortezza di Pozzo is a Residence offering apartments in rustic-chic style, with free wi-fi, swimming pool, roof terrace and a Catholic Church of the 18th Century.
The residence has a park where you can relax in the sun or in the shade of the trees, reading a book by taking advantage of our library.
The 6 flats, obtained from the ancient warehouses of the 18th-Century farm, are of two types:
All the apartments has air conditioning and TV.
The hotel offers a tavern restaurant where you can enjoy reinterpretations of typical Tuscan dishes and match them with excellent wines.
All our products come from organic and local agriculture.
Among the many services that Fortezza di Pozzo offers, we are proud to rent you a “Vespa” to make you have a real Tuscan experience.
The Pozzo complex, consisting of a main house, the church of St. Peter and rural outbuildings. It is located on a small hill in the place where once there was a fortified settlement.
The first records of the village date back to a document from the year 844 in which it is granted at the level of the rector of St. Maria a Monte a “casa et res illa ubi dicitur ad Oratorio prope Puteo”.
Around the middle of the 13th Century, the Altopascio’s Hospital is a dominant presence : a first donation of lands in 1124 in the castle of Pozzo by the ancestors of Rosaiolo and Gangalandi counts in favor of the Hospital, was followed by other bequests and sales of the same family, and many other more modest owners of the area all over a century make the Magione of Altopascio one of the largest owners of the Valdarno area close to Lucca boundaries.
By Pozzo it is built a hospital of which we have little information and in one of the buildings is placed the good’s administration office in Valdarno of the hospital friars.
The Pozzo castle was conquered by Castruccio Castracani in 1317 and in 1328 occupied and demolished by the Florentines; It is on that occasion that is probably destroyed the ancient church of St. Peter too, which remains were still visible in front of the villa at the time of Emanuele Repetti.
After separating the Valdarno and Valdinievole from the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Lucca because of the war in the first half of the fourteenth century, it began the decline of the Hospital of Altopascio, which heritage is dispersed.
In the 15th century the presence of the Albizzis Florentine family is attested in Pozzo. In the next centuries their properties in the area increase (at the end of ‘700 they consist of several plots of land planted mainly with olive trees, vines and fruit trees) and the village of Pozzo assumes the configuration of a small rural settlement organized around the manor residence and around the church.
In the 1786, at the death of the marquess Lorenzo Casimiro of the Albizzis’, the last exponent of the family, the ownership passed to him, its universal heir.
The property is further enhanced by the Puccis, above all with Giuseppe (1782-1838), who makes drainage works in the land of Pozzo and in his farm in Montopoli. At his death, by an act of 27th January 1842, its properties were divided between the sisters Elizabeth and Mary Magdalene: to the latter, wife of the Marquis Bourbon del Monte, is assigned the Villa di Pozzo, which later passed to other owners.
Medieval hamlet on the hills of the Cerbaie, in the centre of Tuscany, between Florence, Pisa and Lucca.