Located in Montepulciano, a beautiful Renaissance town, which both Siena and Florence claimed as theirs, but more famous today for the excellent local wine: the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
Palazzo Bracci is a 16th century building in the centre of town, with a large Italianate garden and a bird’s eye view of the Valdichiana valley. It was built as a residence for the Bracci family.
For over thirty years, from the mid 1960s to the late 1990s, the Palazzo fell into disuse, until the current owner, Alberto, had it restored and underpinned, reserving a ground-floor wing for his own use. Historic walls, silence, ample spaces: it is the ideal place for writing!
This was the thought in our minds when launching the Associazione, and imagining the Palazzo transformed into a welcoming space for writers who, to finish or start a book, or even to work together, feel the need to leave behind the daily grind, at least for a short while. But it is also the kind of place that lends itself to cultural events of all sorts: the garden, the terraces and the vaulted halls may be combined to provide a versatile, flexible space for hosting a concert, giving a performance or presenting a new novel. The sky’s the limit – as long as the event is of unquestionable cultural value, we will be delighted to examine further proposals.
Via di Voltaia nel Corso, 53
53045 Montepulciano (SI)