from Elba Island on the Miramme Coast of Tuscany, located
on the most perfect hill top, is the Castello di Magona!
This is an actual castle built in the 16th century by
the Grande Duke of Tuscany Leopolde I.
us at the front door of this incredible historical house
is Cesare Merciai, one of the descendants of the family
that purchased the castle and its lands from the Grand
Duke’s family, who takes us on a grand tour and
is happy to share his warm hospitality with us.
history of Castello di Magona is steeped in all the magic
that surrounds the vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees
that line the hillside around the castle walls. It speaks
of a time when great and sometimes benevolent monarchs
ruled the regional domains of Italy.
are also extremely honored to have guest chefs’
Mimi and Adrienne prepare some fresh Fettucini Pasta,
created in the royal kitchen! Yum!