Retracing the history a little further back to the origins of the village, the first records date back to 988 where the church of Sant'Ilario is mentioned near the medieval tower of Cabbialla. The myth blends with the legend that sees the tower of Cabbialla as a door or rather a gap that had to be paid a duty to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany to overcome it.

In more recent times there has been a rebirth of the village of Cabbialla after a decay lasted several decades, with a new appearance for the two Cabbialla and Cabbiallina cores; as often happens in these magical places rich in history where time seems to have stopped, thanks to the tourist reception, integrity is preserved and the continued abandonment of the structural conditions of the buildings is avoided.

The territory is rich in natural beauties. Along a secondary stretch that comes off the via francigena and that passes from the village of Cabbialla, you get to the boilers and the caves of Mauritius.

The halo of mystery that surrounds this hermit by the name of Maurizio is felt in all his strength when he meets his works in stone and the carved signs left in the surrounding woods. Not least are the boiling other landscaped and emotionally engaging place. The pool of thermal water releases vapors and smells.

The connoisseurs of the benefits of these waters brought the animals to them to treat diseases of the skin or fur. All this within a radius of only 5 km around Cabbialla and Sant'Ilario.

Andrea and Franca

Occupying a ridge between two hills, in the Chianti area, overlooking the Val d'Elsa, the Tenuta Sant'Ilario is undoubtedly a property that fascinates with its centuries-old holm oaks and its breathtaking views, between vineyards and olive groves .

The citations of the oratory dating back to 988 D.C. inside historical documents of the Cadolingi, called Oratory of Sant'Ilario, testify to a settlement dating back to the Middle Ages; but it is only recently in 2000 that projects have been developed to convert the village into an activity that allows to share the territory and its beauties with the rest of the world, taking the name of Sant'Ilario and Cabbialla everywhere thanks to tourism development of the Estate.

It is indeed in the first months of the new millennium that the wild beauty of the area attracted the attention of our family. After a brief reflection and discussion in the family around the dining table, we decided to stop here and establish the center of our family life with our two sons, Giulio and Elena.

We had interests in many sectors but our passion was agriculture and the agricultural environment of Sant'Ilario and Cabbialla.

A "wild" property almost isolated from the community of Gambassi if not for a road that can be traveled by off-road or on foot, after a careful recovery lasted five years from 2000 to 2005 during which the two Cabbiallina and Cabbialla units were renovated, in June 2005 we proudly opened the doors of our property to guests from all over the world.

Today, with a few more years of experience, we have pursued and implemented a good level of integration of tourism with the agricultural one producing not only wine and oil but having created a vegetable garden that provides vegetables and fruits for our guests' breakfasts and dinners. of our family.