Next month the newlyweds embark for a new life in Castiglion Fiorentino to join the family agriturismo and viticulture business.
Michele will manage and assist in wine making with his mother, Lydia Castellucci at the family’s Agricola Buccelletti winery.
And, Renee will spearhead the marketing of Casali in Val di Chio, an enclave of renovated stone vacation villas dating back to the early 1800’s.
Castiglion Fiorentino is a tiny walled hilltop hamlet which lies a few kilometers north of the sleepy medieval village of Cortona, which was featured in the romantic soul-seeking movie, Under The Tuscan Sun. Only 12,000 residents make their home in Castiglion Fiorentino which dates back to the 13th century Etruscans. Aaaah Bella Toscana!!!
It was sheer destiny that brought Michele and Renee together a few years earlier in Florence where Renee was on a work-study horticulture program. Shortly thereafter, they married on the family estate in Tuscany. It was only a matter of time before the stars aligned for them to start anew in Tuscany. www.casaliinvaldichio.com