CASTELLO DI MONTALTO - 3 bedroom villa in Chianti
From $373 / night
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
Montalto is a true medieval castle located in the beautiful Chianti region of Tuscany, near Siena. The owners live here all year round and offer the houses of the little hamlet as vacation villa rentals.
There are two 3-bedroom villas for rent, each suitable for 6 people:'Casa del Guardia' and 'La Fattoria'.
It used to be the game-keeper's ("guardia-caccia") house and is a stand-alone house within the castle walls. Built on the hillside, it's a split-level, with a few steps up to the bedrooms and a few steps down to the kitchen. It is composed by: Living room with window onto dining patio; large kitchen with fire...Read more
CASTELLO DI MONTALTO - 3 bedroom villa in Chianti
Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
Montalto castle is the ideal home base for interspersing quiet days of rest and relaxation with interesting local excursions, because there is so much within reach. This is a great way to get to know a country in depth, and far more relaxing than an exhausting whirlwind tour of Italy. The atmosphere is quiet, serene, with beautiful country views from every window.
You will need a car. There is no convenient public transportation to the Castle. If you wish, we can arrange an auto rental with pick up at the airport, at the train station or even directly at the castle.
Whether you are interested in art and culture or want to sample the local food and world-famous Chianti and Brunello wine, or to relax and rejuvenate with a day at a spa, you will find it all in the area surrounding the castle.
Art & history
A large part of the masterpieces of Italian art can be found in Tuscany, and the area around Montalto is especially rich in history: Siena, Florence, San Gimignano and Pienza, Pisa’s cathedral and the Val D’Orcia....
Food & wine
Tuscan wines and cuisine are justly famous. Sample local delicacies: Florentine steak, Pecorino toscano, Pappardelle (a type of home-made pasta cut into large, broad ribbons),.... And familiarize yourself with the excellent wines of the region: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, dessert wine Vin Santo,...
Fairs and local culture
Immerse yourself in the local way of life and experience first-hand some of the culture and traditions of Tuscany: Siena Palio and other Medieval fairs, animated by characters in historical costumes, minstrels and storytellers, wandering musicians, flag throwers; - sagre (festivals dedicated around a particular local product, like truffles, wine, olive oil, chestnuts); Music Festivals,...
Outdoor activities and sports
Tuscany is known for its beautiful landscapes, and there are various ways you can enjoy its clean air and natural resources. Horseback riding, bicycle touring, golf courses, polo club,...
All of the following towns are easily reachable:
•23 km (14 miles) to Siena
•40 km (25 miles) to Arezzo
•40 km (25 miles) to Cortona
•40 km (25 miles) to Monteriggioni
•60 km (37 miles) to San Gimignano
•75 km (46 miles) to Perugia
•80 km (50 miles) to Florence
•90 km (56 miles) to Assisi
If you want to reach out even farther, there are options for full day excursions: you might want to go to the Mediterranean coast and take a cruise to the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, or drive to Rome for a day: it takes less than 2 and ½ hours to get there. Pisa and Lucca are also within reach for day-long trips, while many stay overnight at the Cinque Terre to walk the mountain trail overlooking the sea.
In our office you will find sight-seeing brochures, magazines and guide books offering information on the area in several lanaguages. We try to keep up to date on the many things to do in the surroundings, such as concerts, special events, etc., and we will be happy to provide the assistance you may need in obtaining tickets and often discounts.
Two weeks at Montalto will hardly be enough!
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Last updated on July 12, 2014
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- Regional tax (**) | $12 per day
- Winter heating surcharge (*) | $490 per stay
Additional notes from the owner
(*) The months of March, November and December and the first week of January require a heating surcharge of 100 EU per bedroom plus 20 EU per day per bedroom.
(**) Regional Tourist Tax, currently €1.50 per day for all adults for the first 7 days of stay
For weddings the months from May through September are considered high season.
- Normal stays - Rentals are generally from Saturday to Saturday, with some flexibility.
- Short stays - 2 nights minimum in Low Season, 3 nights minimum in Mid Seasons, 4 nights minimum in High Season. Shorter bookings may be accepted 10 days before arrival.
- Long stays - For bookings of two weeks or more, weeks after the first one benefit from a 10% discount.
Check in between 4 and 7 pm; check out by 10 am.
kitchenware, sheets and towels (exchanged weekly), water, gas and electricity, firewood, use of the communal sports activities and normal final cleaning. Normal heating is included but there is a surcharge during the coldest months.
A Full Service Option is available, which includes daily cleaning and midweek change of sheets and towels: add 20% to rental price.
- Washing Machine
- Housekeeping Optional
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Central heating
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Fax Machine
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Mountain Views
- Stove or Oven
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 100 square meters