|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
Charming apartment recently restored situated in one of the ancient towers of the castle dating back to the 13th century. This apartment is located in a very quiet area and it is provided with an independent entrance and a private share of the garden.
Ground floor: large living-room (hi-fi, CD player) with stone walls, kitchen corner (oven, freezer), dining area and access to the garden and to a veranda furnished for outdoor meals.
A few steps higher: nice bathroom with shower.
1st floor (access via a spiral stone staircase or from the outside): large double bedroom (air conditioning) with access to a small terrace enjoying beautiful views over the surrounding landscape.
July 2014. Had a wonderful time. Staff very helpful. Views fantastic. Seperate restuarant was just right & extremely helpful to small changes to the meal plus wonderful daily hand made pasta dishes. Need a car really - unless happy for pool and walks around about - but such wonderful views as you drive around pity to miss that.
We had our wedding at this castle and stayed there for a week with our guests. Valentina was superb in helping us plan the wedding from abroad and her suggestions were absolutely fabulous. Our guests simply rave about the wedding ceremony/reception and the whole event and Valentina was the one who made it all happen: she is a true professional! The castle itself is simply marvellous, full of history, very functional and the staff (including Giuseppe who makes sure everything is in working order) are very kind and helpful. This week was by far one of our best vacations ever and the wedding is recognized by all our guests as just amazing!
Excellent experience staying in an actual castle. Beautiful location ideal for people with a car to do day trips in Tuscany (Florence, Pisa, Siena etc...). We stayed in the bastione room and the downstairs area (kitchen/living room) is perfect: nice and cool so we didn't have to use the air conditioning
This was a wonderful place if you want a true Italian experience. It's not a hotel! It's quiet and quant. There are no amenities but if you want to feel the "Italian" experience, it's great. The staff is very accomadating.
La residenza "bastione" si è rivelata un luogo affascinate e suggestivo ove tornare la sera dopo aver viaggiato durante il giorno per la magnifica Toscana. Splendido il contesto del castello, ottima l'organizzazione.
Antonio Vicenza (Italia)
We loved the Montegufoni property and the vistas overlooking the hills and vineyards was exceptional. Our room was comfortable and had beautiful views from the bedroom and the living area. The living area had a well-appointed kitchenette and a very nice patio where we enjoyed wine and cheese with friends in the evening overlooking the property and neighboring hillsides. The only negative about the Bastione room is that the bedroom, bathroom,and living area are all on different floors. There is a stone spiral staircase separating each level and you go up and down stairs alot.