Castello di Potentino is an ancient castle built on an Etruscan site. It lies in a secret valley in one of the last undiscovered corners of Tuscany – Monte Amiata. The medieval building is surrounded by unspoiled countryside, dotted with the vines and the ancient olive trees used for the estate’s small production of high-quality wine, grappa and oil.
Bought and restored in 2000 by the Greene family, today the castle is operating as a dynamic cultural center. Championing the arts Charlotte Horton and her brother Alexander Green provide artists residencies, support opera productions at the castle and host a diverse exhibition program, allowing for a lively artistic and intellectual exchange while providing a creative breeding ground.
Exposing the local communities as well as the extended expat population to international contemporary artists, while championing local traditions and the creative possibilities and freedom of a peripheral location. Agriculture and viticulture are about growing and living, so eating and drinking well are an important element in the Potentino ethos which is concerned with the sustainability of how we inhabit a place and relate to it physically and mentally.