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Restaurant

Our restaurant, just 3 km from Siena, with the typical Sienese and Tuscan specialties such as ribollita, pappardelle with wild boar, pici with meat sauce, Fiorentina steak and steak Black Angus, a very ancient breed, bred in a natural way. All our dishes are prepared with top quality ingredients, accompanied by local wines. Read more

Pizze

We prepare a wide variety of pizzas, sourdough, made with quality ingredients: sweet and juicy tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and extra virgin olive oil. Read more

Ethnic Dinners

Our Restaurant regularly organizes ethnic dinners that are followed with great interest by our guests. Read more

Bar/Ice-Cream Shop

Our Bar is open from April to November every day from 6:30 until 23. Breakfast with fresh pastries, sandwiches, great selection of ice cream, snacks that can be consumed to the large tables in front of the room, under the trees. Read more

Who was the Piccarda?

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Piccarda Donati was the sister of Corso and Dante’s close friend Forese Donati. She was a noble woman in the 13th century and her character appears in Dante’s great epic poem The Divine Comedy written in early 1300.

The souls in Heaven are so beautiful, so pure that they fail to resemble their earthy selves. Piccarda was the only soul, Dante recognized without aid.

Dante first encounters Piccarda Donati in the Sphere of the Moon, which is the lowest placement of Heaven (Purgatory) and assigned to those, who for one reason or another did not maintain their religious vows.

Piccarda was a nun and belonged to the POOR CLAIRES order. Her brother Corso forcibly removed her from the convent in order to marry his henchman Rossellino della Tosa, for self-serving political reasons. She died soon after this marriage. In her acquiescence to her brother’s wishes, though forced, she neglected her vows to God.

When Dante asked her if she would like to be placed in higher Sphere, her answer was no, if she desired to be higher in heaven, then her wish would differ from God’s will. She rejoices in her placement.