Save a medieval tower in Tuscany

11 495 € of 12k € goal

Raised by 62 people in 18 months
Neri Guicciardini  52048- Monte San Savino
Castello di Gargonza is a privately owned medieval village located in Tuscany. Until the end of Second World War it was the centre of a farm and lived by a community of farmers.

After the war, a rural exodus started and the village was abandoned for more than 20 years.

My father, Roberto Guicciardini Corsi Salviati, started a conservative restoration of the village at the end of the sixties with the aim of saving it. With a word of mouth and small advertizement, he started to rent the first apartments, which were carefully restored without changing the character of its former inhabitants. One house at a time, all 22 houses have been restored and Gargonza is now one of the most authentic Castle Village hotel in Tuscany.

Nevertheless we need to accomplish the last work of restoration: the Tower.
After a lot of brainstorming with our clients, who in the meanwhile have become friends, we decided that a restoration finalized for a common use would be the best destination for the village. Not a spa, not a fancy honeymoon suite but a place where our guests can experience the authenticity of a medieval village and regenerate their minds.
With the same irrational impulse who led us to save a village,  we would like to start with you the restoration of the tower and this first campaign will aim to finalize a project of restoration.
The project will involve a team of architects and a structural engineer in order to finalize what needs to be done for the maintance of the strucutre of the tower and its battlements.
Thank you very much for your support which will give us the strength to start this new project.
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17 months ago

Neri, your family and team are the perfect hosts,and we habe so may wonderful memories.I think this campaing will show, how many people in this world believe in your idea!

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11 495 € of 12k € goal

Raised by 62 people in 18 months
Created October 1, 2015
Neri Guicciardini  
FP
150 €
Federico Pastorino
3 months ago

Buon anno, Neri!

RS
30 €
RJ Smiley
4 months ago
JM
150 €
Jane Menken
4 months ago

From Richard Jessor and Jane Menken We look forward to returning to Gargonza!

WP
25 €
William Parham
4 months ago

All the best for restoring the Tower. We hope to come again sometime-enjoyed our visit so very much last summer :)

100 €
Anonymous
4 months ago
300 €
Anonymous
6 months ago
100 €
Anonymous
8 months ago
NE
2 270 €
National Geographic Expeditions
8 months ago

In fond memory of Count Roberto Guicciardini and the warmth, hospitality and great knowledge he shared with our travelers for many years--with condolences to the family from National Geographic Expeditions.

VF
320 €
Veronica Favaro
9 months ago

A little contribution from Gargonza's staff in memory of the Count Roberto to support the restoration of the tower.

250 €
Andrew Aldridge
9 months ago

Hi Neri A little to help as you continue with the family's guardianship of Gargonza for the next generation. Andrew & Mei

17 months ago

Neri, your family and team are the perfect hosts,and we habe so may wonderful memories.I think this campaing will show, how many people in this world believe in your idea!

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