|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Bedrooms: 4 (up to 8 people)
Bathrooms: 4 (all en-suite)
Location: down a cobbled ramp from the castle courtyard, or up a flight of steps from the parking area
Outdoor area: Wide covered terrace with expansive views over the valley
Perfect for: A group of friends, a large family
Size: 135 sq.m.
Upper floor: Up a flight of steps; living/dining room with kitchen area and fireplace; covered open-air terrace with table and chairs; bedroom A with queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom; bedroom B with queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom; bedroom C with twin beds (covertible) and en-suite bathroom; bedroom D with twin beds and en-suite bathroom.
Telephone; central heating; fireplace.
All homes include: Free wireless internet; shared use of music and reading room, pool, pinpong, laundry area
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.
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: http://www.montalto.it/history-montalto-castle-tuscany.shtml
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.
Giovanni & Diana Coda Nunziante purchased this farmhouse in 1970
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.
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.
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: http://www.montalto.it/area-tourism-italy.shtml