|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
Nice and spacious apartment situated inside the castle with frescoed ceiling.
1st floor: living room with dining area and original fireplace (not working), view over the main garden and over the surrounding countryside, twin-bedded room, double bedroom with view over the main courtyard of the castle. Kitchen, bathroom with shower.
It was very hot in that room but all worth it. The only things I could have wanted would be a mosquito light and aircon:-)
We had a wonderful visit to the castle and surrounding area. Room and food were excellent.
This was a wonderful getaway from the hubbub of the crowded sites of Tuscany. The castle is in close proximity to many of those sites, especially if you have a car, and the setting couldn't find more idyllic Chianti country if you tried. The premises itself is grand, a touch austere and yet very comfortable. The staff is pleasant and helpful and the onsite restaurant and bar actually offers very good fare at a fairly reasonable price. My wife, teenaged kids and I all enjoyed Montegufoni enormously and are likely to return!
On the first morning the Tuscan sunrise streamed into our room and chided us to awake and take in the magnificient view - it was breathtaking! The rolling hills around the Castle Montegufoni over the course of the week changed glorious autumn colours. Our room, was perfectly comfortable - so much so we almost forgot to leave.
The Castle location enabled very easy jaunts around the Chianti countryside (use a GPS!!)
The staff were extremely helpful and very friendly.
Would recommend highly!! (Kristine, Anchorage; Connie, Alberqueque; Karen, Canberra)
The location was excellent. The accommodation and food was also very good. We were told not to make any noise after 11 pm which is exactly what we would expect. However the first two nights of our stay were spoilt because of a wedding party which carried on until 5.30 am full volume screaming, singing etc. both nights. We complained to Reception in the morning and were amazed to be told that there would be another wedding party arriving that day. We asked for a discount as the holiday was not as advisertised but this was not forthcoming. We were moved to La Tettoia an apartment away from the Castle. Although it was quieter we could still hear the partying well into the early morning. Also the boiler in this property regularly stopped working so we had no hot water and we had to search for the handyman to fix it. There is also a washing machine available for clients to use but this regularly blew a fuse thus your washing was stuck in the machine.