Really?? In a Prison?? Yes, not a normal prison but the High Security Prison of Volterra located inside the beautiful Medicea Fortress called “Mastio”!
Once past the prison gates, we are welcomed into the courtyard with a cocktail drink! Dinner is set inside the disused chapel, transformed for the occasion in a nice dining room with candle-light, waiters / prisoners impeccable service, sommelier and wine by the Fisar of Volterra.
The dinner menu is prepared entirely by the prisoners, assistants of a renowned chef, different every time. To attend a meal, visitors must book weeks in advance, send photocopies of their passports for security checks, and pay $44.
All proceeds go to charity. After leaving bags and mobile phones at the door, the 120-odd guests are led to a candlelit courtyard for nibbles and Prosecco. The meal is served in a cavernous deconsecrated chapel done up with tablecloths, handmade table decorations, glasses, plates and… plastic cutlery—one of the concessions made to security.
opening at 19.30 – beginning of the dinner at 20.00 – price € 35,00 (reservation required)
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To reserve a dinner and your accommodation visit www.chiantiferie.net