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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
(45 m2/484 ft2)
This apartment is located within the 12th century castle. There are a total of 33 apartments in the castle.
First Floor: This apartment is located in the oldest part of the castle. The living room with a sofa bed, most suitable for one, has a dining area with a kitchen corner. There is one double bedroom with a queen size bed (160 cm) and a 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
- Il Castello is composed of 29 different apartments:
Il Castello 2,
Il Castello 3,
Il Castello 5,
Il Castello 7,
Il Castello 8,
Il Castello 9,
Il Castello 10,
Il Castello 11,
Il Castello 12,
Il Castello 13,
Il Castello 16,
Il Castello 17,
Il Castello 18,
Il Castello 19 B,
Il Castello 21,
Il Castello 22,
Il Castello 23,
Il Castello 24,
Il Castello 25,
Il Castello 27,
Il Castello 28,
Il Castello 29,
Il Castello 30,
Il Castello 35,
Il Castello Nobile,
Il Castello Cappella,
Il Castello Cupola,
Il Castello Freschi, and
Il Castello Grotta.
All of these apartments can be rented together under the name
to accommodate up to 120 people.
- Rentals in July and August must have arrivals and departures on Saturdays. For other months of the year arrivals can be any day.
- There is a restaurant on site which offers traditional dishes of the Chianti region. It is open every night, excluding Wednesdays, from April until October.
- Free WiFi is available in a large room in front of the Reception Office.
- The pool is open from the beginning of April until the end of October.
Features and Amenities
- Outside Area - Shared
- Swimming Pool - Shared
- Bikes Available - Upon Request
- Ping Pong Table
- Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
- Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
- Reception Office
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Based on 2 Reviews
Peace and Quiet
Staff was very good.
It became advantageous for us to extend for an extra night and the cost of staying the extra night seemed high.
Walks around the Castle area.
Tips or Restaurants:
We were late arriving and were picked up at the train station. Traffic in Florence is horrendous and we could not find our way out of town. We had concerns about being late because of what we read but they leave a man stationed all night to assist late comers. Our group of 10 people took the bus thereafter despite having cars. We did find cars beneficial for trips to smaller towns. All local restaurants are closed Mondays so its good to eat at the Castle restaurant. The food there is very good, the staff excellent. Dining was a great experience.
If the rental car has a GPS learn how to use it. Written directions will be in Italian.
We just loved it!
It was just like being in a little bit of heaven, our own castle! The views from the property were wonderful!
The restaurant. Although, the special Tuscan dinner was great.
We loved the countryside and winding roads.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Montagna, and yes it was within walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
Really stress the late check-in, especially for those like us who take the red eye flights. The castle staff was kind enough to do our room early as we were falling on our faces! Also suggest people bring things like salt and pepper, packets of sugar, and as we did some coffee to get started with.