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Property Details

Sleeps:
4
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
1
Type:
CastleApartment
Property #:
7992
Nearest Town:
Montespertoli (Chianti Area)

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Tuscan Apartment in Historic Castle

Il Castello 18

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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
(68 m2/732 ft2)

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

Second Floor: This apartment is accessed from the outside of the castle. The entrance leads to the bright living room and two sofa beds, each most suitable for one. There is a dining area and a kitchen corner. There is one double bedroom with a queen size bed (160 cm) and an en suite 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

Please Note:

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Outside Area - Shared
  • 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
  • Reception Office

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly 3 Nights       Min
Stay
Jun-02-2018 - Jun-30-2018 $1,223 $630 3 night
Jun-30-2018 - Sep-01-2018 $1,655 $853 3 night
Sep-01-2018 - Sep-29-2018 $1,223 $630 3 night
Sep-29-2018 - Oct-06-2018 $1,105 $567 3 night
Oct-06-2018 - Dec-22-2018 $1,015 $525 3 night
Dec-22-2018 - Jan-05-2019 $1,655 $853 3 night
Jan-05-2019 - Apr-20-2019 $700 $362 3 night
Apr-20-2019 - Apr-27-2019 $1,190 $609 3 night
Apr-27-2019 - Jun-01-2019 $1,050 $538 3 night
Jun-01-2019 - Jun-29-2019 $1,190 $609 3 night
Jun-29-2019 - Aug-31-2019 $1,596 $819 3 night
Aug-31-2019 - Sep-28-2019 $1,190 $609 3 night
Sep-28-2019 - Oct-12-2019 $1,050 $538 3 night
Oct-12-2019 - Dec-21-2019 $700 $362 3 night
Dec-21-2019 - Jan-04-2020 $1,596 $819 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

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): 50 EUR
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Heating - Daily Charge: 13 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
  • UPON ARRIVAL, RENTERS MUST PROVIDE A PHOTOCOPY OF EACH TRAVELER’S PASSPORT AND SIGN A FORM FOR THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES. IF ARRIVING AT DIFFERENT TIMES GUESTS HAVE 24 HOURS TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE OR OWNERS WILL BE FINED BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
  • 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
  • Peace and Quiet
  • View
  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 5 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the property was very well-maintained. We would recommend staying here to others. We quickly realized, however, that some of the other apartments offered views of the surrounding area and also private terrace space-- something we will keep in mind next time.
Enjoyed Most:
Quiet, well-maintained outdoor space. Large rooms inside the apartment, well-stocked kitchen for cooking. The castle itself was probably the best part--it's wonderful to explore the gardens.
Enjoyed Least:
Our apartment offered a view of the courtyard but the windows were low so you would have to be sitting down to see outside. Several windows did not have bug screens and there were mosquitoes. The rooms are quite dark and the lightbulbs were low wattage so it was difficult to read.
Surrounding Area:
We enjoyed touring the wine roads, stopping in at local vineyards and sampling the olive oil. The area was quiet and very picturesque.
Nearby Events or Locales:
The nearest town is within walking distance, but the shops kept irregular hours and there wasn't a full supermarket. We would drive the 9 kms to a town that offered more amenities and a large supermarket.
Tips or Restaurants:
Essentials, such as dish soap, toilet paper, paper towels, bug spray, toiletries, etc. are not provided. These items, in addition to groceries, must be purchased.
Directions:
We used GPS; it would have been difficult to navigate otherwise.

Wendy, October

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Overall:
Wonderful. Like living in a fairy tale. You have to explore all of the areas of the castle to really appreciate all that it has to offer. Even with people around it was still a quiet atmosphere. Great place to relax and get away from big city life.
Enjoyed Most:
We especially enjoyed the setting of the terrace restaurant overlooking the vineyards and castle grounds. The cook and wait staff were exceptional at serving the wedding party of over 30 people. Pool area was serene surrounded by plantings, trees, and bushes.
Enjoyed Least:
Climbing the 46 steps to get to Castello 18. This presented a challenge with the luggage, but certainly did keep us in good shape. Not a good choice of rooms for people who are older with any health issues. Beds were too firm for us.
Surrounding Area:
The view was spectacular from the castle grounds. The little towns were enchanting, perched on the tops of surrounding hills. Loved the vineyards and the wine tasting. We also enjoyed the restaurants in all of the little towns.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Baccaiano was the nearest town. Eight of us "girls" walked down the hill to eat at a restaurant for lunch. We all made it back up the hill despite some thinking they would not be able to.
Tips or Restaurants:
For sure bring mosquito spray and after bite. Do not overpack. Make reservations for restaurants as they fill up fast with locals. The Baccaiano restaurants were good. We went to one that was upscale and the other across from the roundabout was more casual.
Directions:
We did use a GPS and had no problem getting to the property.

Walter, October

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Overall:
Just delightful!
Enjoyed Most:
The quietness, and the regal beauty.
Enjoyed Least:
All the steps!!!
Surrounding Area:
The vistas were incredible. Hey, its Tuscany!
Nearby Events or Locales:
Baccaiano, and we did walk there.
Tips or Restaurants:
Come prepared to do lots of walking, plan to eat a few of your meals in your room in addition to breakfast. If you have the right amenities, you can do your own cooking.
Directions:
Taxi driver knew his way. That was the upside, downside was not having our own vehicle, but we worked it out just fine!

Lisa, September

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