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Montespertoli (Chianti Area)

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Tuscan Apartment in Historic Castle

Il Castello 3

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About The Experience

If you have ever had a hankering to stay in a historic Castle in Tuscany amidst vineyards and Chianti towns, this fits the bill. Owned by a Florentine family, this castle estate is well located for day trips throughout the region. There is a restaurant onsite open six days a week and a lovely garden and pool area. The castle has been divided into several apartments. In addition, there is a farmhouse and other units on the estate that share the castle grounds and pool.

Location Description

The property is located one kilometer from Montagnana where there are several food shops and a restaurant. Five kilometers away is Montespertoli, a town dating back to the Etruscan times. Today, you’ll be able to buy groceries, go wine tasting, visit medieval castles, shop for souvenirs, attend food fairs, and eat at one of the many restaurants. There are numerous annual festivals throughout the year celebrating everything from wine to doughnuts to ecology. There are also a number of notable churches and ancient buildings, including the Chiesa di Sant’Andrea and the Villa Sonnino. Short drives away that offer wonderful views of the countryside are to Florence and San Gimignano. When in Florence, visit the Piazza San Giovanni, also known as the religious heart of the city, and you’ll see the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, built in the 15th century. Other marvelous attractions include the Ponte Vecchio where you can go shopping, the Accademia Gallery full of Florentine paintings, and the Uffizi Gallery, one of the oldest and most famous art museums in the world. There is also a train station in Florence that can take you quickly and conveniently to other cities in the region.

Nearby Attractions:Montespertoli is surrounded by farms, olive mills and wineries including the Fattoria La Gigliola Winery. It celebrates food, wine and ecology with its many festivals. The Chianti Wine Festival is usually held the first week of June. Worth a visit is the the Chiesa di Sant’Andrea, as well as Villa Sonnino. Greve in Chianti hosts the biggest wine festival in the region each September and is also a fun town to explore. Its central piazza, Piazza Mercatale, is uniquely shaped like a funnel. Nearby Certaldo and its medieval village of Certaldo Alta are full of medieval architecture such as the Pretorio Palace. Don’t miss the Renaissance festival held every July.

Pisa: 70 km/43.5 mi
Siena: 65 km/40 mi
San Gimignano: 48 km/30 mi
Florence: 30 km/18.5 mi
Certaldo: 27 km/16.5 mi
Greve in Chianti: 26 km/16 mi
Montespertoli: 5 km/3 mi
Montagnana: 1 km/0.62 mi
Bus Stop to Florence: 150 m/492 ft
Exterior Description

This large castle estate has an English garden, vineyards, olive trees, lemon trees, plants, and flowers. Beside the castle there is a farmhouse and other units that share the grounds, a reception area (open 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm) and restaurant (open every night but Wednesdays from April to October). There is a shared swimming pool (12m x 6m) surrounded by a sun deck with sun loungers. The pool is open from early April to the end of October. Parking is available within the property grounds.

Interior Description
(75 m2/807 ft2)

This apartment is located within the 12th century castle. There are a total of 33 apartments in the castle.

Mezzanine Ground Floor: This apartment is accessed from the outside of the castle by a staircase. The living room has a sofa bed, most suitable for one, and a dining area with a kitchen corner. There is a double bedroom with a queen size bed (160 cm) and a decorative fireplace. A set of narrow twin beds (80 cm), most comfortable for young people, is located through the passage-way in the ancient library of the castle. There is one small bathroom with a shower.

Features Description

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

  • Housekeeping: 12 Euros per hour
  • Extra Bed: 77 Euros per person, per week
  • Portable Baby Crib: 50 Euros per child, per week
  • Washing Machine: 3 Euros per load

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Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • Bikes Available - Upon Request
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Washing Machine - Shared
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly 3 Nights       Min
Jan-06-2018 - Apr-28-2018 $709 $362 3 night
Apr-28-2018 - Jun-02-2018 $969 $500 3 night
Jun-02-2018 - Jun-30-2018 $1,097 $567 3 night
Jun-30-2018 - Sep-01-2018 $1,494 $769 3 night
Sep-01-2018 - Sep-29-2018 $1,097 $567 3 night
Sep-29-2018 - Oct-06-2018 $969 $500 3 night
Oct-06-2018 - Dec-22-2018 $887 $454 3 night
Dec-22-2018 - Jan-05-2019 $1,494 $769 3 night

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sun 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 150 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Final Cleaning Charge (Mandatory -To be paid upon arrival): 55 EUR
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Heating - Daily Charge: 15 EUR
  • Arrival Fee (after 8:00 pm) Payable upon Arrival: 25 EUR

Other Notes

  • Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather
  • Arrival Fee (Outside Posted Times): Payable upon arrival
  • Cook Services (If Available): must be arranged at least 2 months prior to arrival
  • Departure Time: between 8 am and 10 am
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day

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Customer Ratings

  • 4.5 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 4 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Excellent. Relaxing. Different. One of the highlights was 25 school childen fom New Zealand staying overnight. Sharing a bus with them and then dinner later. They were absolutely amazingly delightful!
Enjoyed Most:
Characteristic of Tuscany. Beautiful gardens. Incredible, almost hidden foyer (maybe formerly a chapel?) underneath back porch. Beatiful inlaid tile.
Enjoyed Least:
Mosquitos. We were forwarned by some of the reviews posted on the site. Bedroom was next to a bedroom of neighbors with young children. It was noisy but tolerable.
Surrounding Area:
Slow pace, natural beauty. We were not interested in driving and found the property relatively accessible by bus from Florence.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Within a mile walk we could obtain adequate groceries and essentials.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bug repellant or fine mesh for screen repair.
Did not use GPS.
Check In Out:
Excellent, helpful staff.

Edward, October

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We enjoyed our week's stay at Castello 3. The property was maintained very well, the view was nice, and I enjoyed the somewhat-remote location.
Enjoyed Most:
Overall, the property! Other benefits include the on site restaurant, the pool, size of the apartment, on site office was very helpful. We also enjoyed the relaxing afternoons that we spent outside at a table by the apartment. We opened a few bottles of wine and enjoyed the view!
Enjoyed Least:
The on site restaurant opens at noon so buy your own coffee! We normally prefer a cooler temperature when we sleep, but we had 2 fans in the apartment which we moved to the master bedroom. The shower was small, but we made it work!
Surrounding Area:
Montespertoli was our favorite town about a 10 minute drive away! Great small town and one of our favorite meals in the piazza!
Nearby Events or Locales:
There was a small town down the hill that was within walking distance, but we did not go there.
Tips or Restaurants:
Definately bring mosquito spray and don't open the windows! There is a COOP in Montespertoli where you can basically buy anything that you need. Also, bring bathroom items, like a hair dryer, shampoo, and conditioner.
Yes, we used a GPS. We drove around Tuscany for the week and do not see how you could get around without it!
Check In Out:
The front desk was fabulous! The check-in process was great and they were very easy going when we had to leave very early on Saturday. They let us check out on Friday.

Christina, September

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It was so fun to stay at this "castle." The whole place was interesting and beautiful. The people were all friendly and helpful, the restaurant very good, and the views incredible.
Enjoyed Most:
Sitting on the balcony for our morning breakfast looking out over the Tuscan scenery.
Enjoyed Least:
No screens on the windows--a few mosquitoes came in.
Surrounding Area:
This property is very well located. With a rental car we did 2 day trips into Florence and one to Siena. We very much enjoyed exploring all the small towns nearby.
Nearby Events or Locales:
We didn't walk to Baccaiano, but you could. We ate breakfast there a time or two. We didn't explore the Castelgufoni and I wish we had. There may have been some good finds there closer to "home."
Tips or Restaurants:
It was very well equipped. We got some bread, cheese, meat and fruit at the weekly market in San Casciano. We also did a wine tour at St. Michele winery--the castle staff will set that up for you. It was very fun. Our favorite restaurant was one we found in the old town center of San Casciano. We went back 3 times and all the food was excellent! It's called Caffe Del Popolano and we would highly recommend it!
No--they got us there easily with no wrong turns!

Cindy, July

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