|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
2nd floor: large and bright living--room with dining area, kitchen corner and 2 sofa-beds, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom with shower.
The castle is beautiful! The only complaint is that the carpet in our apartment was stained all over. Otherwise a lovely place. We enjoyed our stay!
Nous avons adoré ce lieu, et nous avons passé d'excellente vacances. Nous recommandons a tous de venir séjour dans ce somptueux château. Nous reviendrons certainement pour continuer à profiter de cette merveilleuse région qu'est la Toscane.
Excellent location half an hour by car from Firenze old town. Beautiful old castle/place. Ample rooms, well kept, clean. Minimalistic kitchen and equipment (OK for breakfast and snack). Good restaurant with beautiful terrace. Ideal for resting combined with cultural and gastronomical escapades.
We stayed at Castello di Montegufoni 4-11 July 2011. Everyone there was amazingly friendly and helpful! The reception folks gave excellent advice and were a great help on where to go, what to see, and how to get there -- they are real experts on the area. They were so very nice our entire stay, and they even loaned us 2 fans for use while we were there. The chef in their restaurant made us really feel like family. He came out to greet the guests every night. My wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary there and he really made the celebration dinner special!
About the only complaint I can think of is no air conditioning, and bring bug spray since you'll have to leave the windows open at night.
In all, Montegufoni is beyond beautiful with an incredible location that's central to all of Tuscany! I would DEFINITELY recommend it to anyone!