The Santedame Chapel
The estate is named for the Santedame Chapel, which dates to the fifteenth century and is the sole surviving part of a Benedictine monastery that once occupied the site, a stopping point for pilgrims on their way to Rome. The chapel contains a beautiful fresco of the Virgin Mary, the holy lady (“Santedame” in Italian). Some scholars have attributed the fresco to the school of Florentine master Ghirlandaio. The fresco has been restored recently and is featured on the Santedame wine label.