At Le Stonghe, you will experience the rich past. Le Stonghe’s palazzo stands at the top of a ridge. The palazzo dates from the 15th century and the country house from the 17th century. The palazzo’s stone door architraves bear the coat of arms of the Florentine Ridolfi family. Palatine Piero Ridolfi was married to Contessina de Medici. Contessina grew up with the famous Michelangelo in the Medici palace in Florence. Since childhood, they had a secret love for each other but kept their distance publicly. On her deathbed, she confessed her love for him.m.