|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Wonderful castle dating back to the 12th century, restored in the 17th century by the noble family of Acciaioli, with a magnificent tower built on the model of the one of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Montegufoni castle is part of a large estate comprising vineyards and olive trees in the heart of Chianti region.
Distances from the villa: the small village of Montagnana V.P. with food shops 1 km, Montespertoli with all kinds of shops approx. 5 km, Florence 20 km, Pisa approx. 70 km.
A bus stop with busses to Florence, Montespertoli and Empoli is only a few meters from the castle away. Bikes and scooters for rent are available in Montespertoli.
At guests’ disposal: large and very charming terraced park furnished with garden furniture and table tennis, beautiful Italian gardens (dating back to the 18th century) with lemon trees and swimming-pool (12 x 6 m - open from 01/04 to 31/10). Reception open from 8.30 to 12.30 and from 14.30 to 18.30. The outbuildings of the castle as well were restored and turned into charming apartments. The castle is run by the Posarelli family. A nice restaurant offering nice recipes of the local Chianti tradition is open every night (from April to October except on Tuesdays). Laundry with shared washing-machine (€ 3,- / per washing). WI-FI internet connection available in the reception and restaurant area.
Extra services: on request possibility of renting a baby bed (€ 50,- / per week) and an extra bed (€ 100,- / per week) both payable locally. Maid service available by arrangement (€ 12,- / per hour – payment on the spot).
-- ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION
In the former barn, set approx. 150 m from the swimming-pool and 50 m the castle.
Ground floor: large living-room with dining area and fireplace, kitchen (dishwasher) with access to a private veranda furnished for outdoor meals, double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower.
1st floor: 2 double bedrooms (one of which with ensuite bathroom with shower), twin-bedded room, bathroom with shower. Private furnished garden.
At the back of the villa: wash-tub available.
Our stay at the castle apartment in Montespertoli was one of our favorite experiences of our European vacation. The castle and surrounding areas are beautiful, and the apartment is spacious and charming. We were a party of 8 people (2 families with college-aged children), and there was plenty of room. Check-in was easy, and the staff was very helpful. Our microwave was not working, and they replaced it with a new one immediately. Pisa and Florence are nearby and are easy day-trips. There is a washing machine on-site, but no dryer. If you need to wash clothes, I suggest you do it early in your visit because it takes a long time for your clothes to dry on the drying racks they provide. We had to use the hair dryers on our clothes before we left for the airport! The restaurant on-site has average food, but the atmosphere is so beautiful, it is worth eating there at least one night. Also, be aware that the bathroom floors tend to get very wet during showers and only 1 towel per person is provided, so be careful about that. Overall, we had an amazing experience at Montespertoli and we would definitely stay there again.
The scenery is breathtaking. A very beautiful and peaceful place to stay in Tuscany.
Muy buena ubicación
[English translation courtesy of Easy Reserve]: Very good location.
Le Castello dans lequel se trouvent certains appartements, et autour duquel sont plusieurs maisons, ou villa, a beaucoup de caractère.
le paysage de Toscane environnant est d'une grande beauté.
Hormis la possibilité de rejoindre Florence par le bus tous les autres déplacements doivent se faire nécessairement en voiture.