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Montalto Castle near Siena - Tuscany - - Casa del Guardia e Fattoria

Bedrooms 3
Space 110 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights



Casa del Guardia e Fattoria

Montalto Castle has two 3-bedroom villas available for rent, each suitable for up to 6 people: Casa del Guardia and Fattoria + Annex. Contact us for more informations.

CASA DEL GUARDIA (the former gamekeeper’s house) is an independent house inside the castle walls, reached by a few steps and a stone path. The living room is in the center of the house, and leads to the kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a washing machine. One bedroom gives access to a small terrace with spectacular view over the valley. Both bathrooms have showers over tubs, and in one there is a hairdryer. All 3 bedrooms have fine views and can be set up with either a queen bed or two single beds, according to preference. The kitchen has a large fireplace and 4 gas burners, an electric oven and a large refrigerator.

Outside is a flower-bordered patio with a pergola shading a table and chairs for dining al fresco.

La FATTORIA is an upstairs apartment. Contact us for more information.

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About the property


The historic Castle of Montalto lies in one of the loveliest and most unspoiled parts of the Chianti area of Tuscany, some 15 miles from Siena. Ii is very centrally located for art touring and an excellent home base for sight-seeing, winery visits and exploring hill towns and back roads.

Part of the castle and the villas surrounding it are offered directly by the owner as self-catering vacation rental accommodations. The estate has a swimming pool, a tennis court, a barbeque area, a library, common laundry facilities, private gardens and extensive woods for pleasant walks and jogging. There are beautiful vistas over the farmed fields in the valley to the hills beyond.

Silence and peace provide a restful environment, and a part-time concierge assists our guests. You will enjoy independence and privacy but not be isolated. Ten comfortable and well served homes to choose from.

Contact the owners for more information and a complete photo gallery.

Montalto castle is the ideal home base for interspersing quiet days of rest and relaxation with interesting local excursions.

For those who are interested in art and culture, who want to sample the local food and world-famous Chianti and Brunello wine, or relax and rejuvenate with a day at a spa, everything is in easy reach in the area surrounding the castle.

Swimming pool 6x12 m, tennis court, bocce court, volley ball net, barbeque area, ping-pong table, table soccer, several bicycles, children’s swings, slide and sandbox;

Common rooms with piano, television, ample library, parlor games, meeting space. Computer room; collection of maps and guide books.

Wi-fi (small charge) covers most of the castle area.

Large hall where wedding receptions and other celebrations may be organized.

An equestrian center on the border of the estate offers valid lessons and guided trail rides.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks italian
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Chiara

The Castle of Montalto has long been family owned, first by the Berardenga family, then by the Palmieri, and finally by ourselves, Giovanni and Diana Coda-Nunziante, who acquired it from cousins in 1970.

You may read more on Montalto’s history for more details on the castle’s rich past, going back over 1,000 years - See wikipedia or our website at:

Giovanni is Italian, Diana is American; we both speak fluent Italian and English, fairly fluent French, some German and a very little Spanish. A part-time concierge speaks fluent German. We live here all year round, with more space than we need, space that we are happy to share with our guests.

Chiara purchased this house in 1970

Why Chiara chose Castelnuovo Berardenga

We enjoy this life, not only because the income helps to maintain the estate, but especially because the people who choose to come out to the country to spend their vacation in beautiful surroundings in an historic context, who welcome the simple life and the opportunity to visit the famous and less-known art treasures of this incredibly rich area of Italy, are people we like. We enjoy the opportunity to invite them into our home, to show them our collection of ancient weapons and to recount the history and legends of the castle, and we enjoy talking to them. Many have become our lasting friends.

What makes this house unique

Montalto Castle is in the center of an estate of 270 hectares, about 650 acres. While two thirds are woodlands, the rest is planted. Annual crops include wheat, sunflowers, alfalfa, canola and others, depending on the year. A portion of the land is planted in olive groves. There is also a vegetable garden and a chicken coop, and a bee keeper sets out his hives on our land.

The farm is certified organic. No pesticides, chemical fertilizers or weed killers are used.

Tenants of the houses at the castle can buy our extra-virgin olive oil, honey, eggs and garden vegetables in season, at cost. Also available at a discount are good Chianti wines produced at the Spalletti winery belonging to relatives of the owners, in the Chianti Rufina area near Florence. (read more about Chianti wines)

In addition to these agricultural products, we often have ceramic and porcelain objects for sale, hand-decorated by local artists.

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Accommodation and facilities for Casa del Guardia e Fattoria in Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • soap
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Casa del Guardia e Fattoria
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, peaceful and would stay again

  • Review Submitted: 03/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely landscape, fun vacation, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

We did a three generations trip to Tuscany so my husband and I, who live in the US, could have a fun vacation with our London son, daughter-in-law and their three children. The castle turned out to be perfect for us. The location in Tuscany is both remote, so you really feel like you are living as lords and ladies of another era, and yet just a short drive to a first-class restaurant down the hill, and fascinating towns around. Our favorite was Rampolano Terme.

The castle provides well for a romantic stay, and at the same time was perfect for our family's needs, offering us a tennis court complete with balls and rackets, badminton also with rackets etc, bocci, bikes, ping pong and fuse ball.

The pool looked lovely as well, but since we were there in late October the weather was too cool to swim.

The owner, Diana, invited us for tea, which was a highlight of our stay. Chiara, who manages the property was consistently warm and helpful, as was also the young man from Sri Lanka who manages the grounds. The layout of the three-bedroom Guardia (guard house) unit was perfect for us, with a bedroom for each generation, plus a homey living room and a very large eat-in kitchen.

In short, the castle was totally terrific.

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The castle was beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the castle. Our three bedroom apartment was spacious and lovely. Everyone at the castle were friendly and extremely helpful. We felt very welcomed. We can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 18/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Hope to see you again in the future!
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A unique & beautiful base for a Tuscan vacation

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with another couple in La Fattoria - two bedrooms, one bath, kitchen & sitting room - & it was ideal, plenty of room for 4 adults. The whole property is stunning but at the same time very homelike, & the pool especially welcome during a long hot summer week! Very close to Siena & the hill towns of Tuscany if you want to sightsee, & a beautiful place to relax if you need a break from the tourist round. Chiara, the manager, is very helpful & happy to book tours, excursions & reservations at local restaurants. We look forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great moment at Montalto for a group of 29

  • 5 of 5

We were a group with complicated needs : a place for work, lot of rooms for different families and individuals, support for cooking, etc... It was a perfect place! Quiet, poetic, practical. A swimming pool in the nature, a large place for a large barbecue. We had breakfast and lunch there : Italian food is always a pleasure.

Giovanni and Diana Coda Nunziante invited our group for a visit and presentation of the history of Montalto and Tuscany. Impressive.

Alexander welcomed all our requests, made his best to provide an answer and gave lots good informations about the surroundings.

Confortable beds, well equiped kitchens, views. The appartments were best in class.

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like a fairy tale

  • 5 of 5

We are still talking about what a peaceful and relaxing time we had at Castello di Montalto. Is enchanting too superfluous a word to use? The hospitality we experienced from the owners and the staff is just not experienced these days, not even for triple the price. Nothing can compare to a castle with over 1000 years of history and character, and yet modern enough for families with young children. You have to use the written directions as GPS is useless to find the place. The only mistake we made is not spending more time there.

  • Review Submitted: 19/06/2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This encourages us to continue. Thank you, Giovanni, Diana and Alessandro
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Bar Ambra
Nearest Ferry
95 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Golf Club Valdichiana
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Bucine e Rapolano terme
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A1 Milano - Napoli 'Autostrada del Sole'
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Colonna del Grillo
Nearest Ski
115 Kilometres
Monte Cimone
Nearest Beach
85 Kilometres
Car: necessary

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. 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.

There is too much to list in a single page, so we’ve tried to organize some information on our website- See more at: