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Tuscan Apartment in Historic Castle

Il Castello 23

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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
(120 m2/1,291 ft2)

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

First Floor: There is a living room with a dining area and kitchen corner. There are two large double bedrooms with queen size beds (160 cm), one of which is accessed via a passage way. The third bedroom has two narrow twin beds (80 cm), most suitable for young people, and is also accessed via a passage way. There is one bathroom with a shower and toilet.

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
  • 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
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Arrival Times

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  • 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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  • 4.5 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 17 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Very good. However, it was 104 most days and didn't cool off much at night. Good home base for day trips.
Enjoyed Most:
The restaurant was excellent and the pool was wonderful. Our apartment was huge.
Enjoyed Least:
No air conditioning.
Surrounding Area:
Beautiful countryside. We had our own car, so we did a lot of day trips exploring Tuscany. Florence was only about 30 minutes away.
Nearby Events or Locales:
You could walk to Montagnana but we had a car and it was too hot to walk. The next closest town is Montespertoli. We enjoyed exploring both.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring a cutting board and good slicing knife. You'll need it for the yummy cantaloupe and fresh tomatoes. Go to the Coop Grocery store and get some prosciutto to serve with the cantaloupe and some fresh mozzarella and basil for a quick Caprese Salad. However, that was usually lunch. We ate out all nights but one and we loved Il Focolare in Montagnana. The outside patio at the back was beautiful and the food was excellent. We also loved a place in Montespertoli that Stephani from the castle office recommended. It was something like "artistvino". Not the best atmosphere, but outstanding food. And don't forget the restaurant at the castle was very good as well. The one other thing you need to bring is a book light because there's not much lighting. Oh, and don't forget the OFF! The mosquitos feast at night because you need to keep the windows open.
We used our GPS. Download Italy before you leave and you'll not have a problem. My husband drove like a local. And we never got lost once.
Check In Out:
No problems. And our room was not to be available until 5pm but we arrived at 3pm and got checked in immediately.

Kelly, July

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The castle is a situated in a breathtakingly beautiful area.It was a charming 2 weeks. Friendly, helpful staff and a great pool.
Enjoyed Most:
The views and the gardens.
Enjoyed Least:
The carpet in our kitchen and bedroom were not clean and in our one bathroom the sink didn't drain. Also, no screens or AC so we got many mosquito bites. Lastly, our suite was right above the restaurant so noisy late into the night.
Surrounding Area:
Beautiful towns a close drive away amazing countryside.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Baccaiano and Montagna both within walking distance
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring/buy mosquito repellent, pool towels, salt and pepper.
Perfect instructions!

Camilla, August

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The castle was marvelous. The rooms and grounds were well kept and the scenery was beautiful. The staff was available and always accommodating.
Enjoyed Most:
Right when we arrived a man came out to meet us at our car. He had us pull up to the castle and proceeded to help us with all of our luggage. He was accommodating the entire stay with extra towels, helping with luggage, etc.
Enjoyed Least:
Definitely mosquitoes so close your windows at night. No restaurants seemed open in any of the small surrounding towns past 8:00pm.
Surrounding Area:
The overall landscape was beautiful, small towns were nice and it was easy to get to Florence, Pisa and Siena.
Nearby Events or Locales:
The nearest small town was Baccaiano. It was about a 15 minute walk.
We used a GPS for our entire trip and it was money well spent!
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Kristina, October

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