History

Sixteenth Century

The chapel and part of the Colle Villa were built in 1592 by Claudio Socini, member of an important Sienese family of jurists and heretics.

Lelio (1525-1562) and Fausto (1539-1604) were among the major exponents of the protestant Reformation. They were excommunicated by the Church and all the family goods including the Fattoria del Colle were confiscated.
In 1592 the Casato in Montalcino also belonged already to Donatella’s maternal ancestors. Since the end of the 16th century it has never been sold, it has always been handed down from father to son or rather from mother to daughter because it was the property of Donatella’s grandmother and then of her mother and in future it will be handed down to her daughter  Violante.