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MONTALTO CASTLE - Vescovo Tower

Castle hosted by Chiara
7 guests3 bedrooms7 beds3 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the castle to yourself.
Breakfast
This is one of a few places in the area that has this feature.
Torre del Vescovo is a two-story apartment comprising the south wing of the manor house of the castle, including the original watchtower. With antique furniture and frescoed walls, it's well suited to providing a complete medieval castle experience.

The space
The historic Castle of Montalto (see Wikipedia) lies in one of the loveliest and most unspoiled parts of the Chianti area of Tuscany, not far from Siena. It is very centrally located for art touring, an excellent home base for sight-seeing, winery visits and exploring hill towns and back roads.

Torre del Vescovo is a two-story apartment comprising the south wing of the manor house of the castle, including the original watchtower.
A separate facing tower (San Martino) can be conveniently added to accommodate 2 more people, giving full privacy also to the upper courtyard.


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.

Guest access
The estate has a swimming pool, tennis court, bocce ball court, laundry facilities and private garden areas. Enjoy the independence of a self-catering villa with all the advantages of a concierge's assistance.

There are many activities you can do right here at Montalto. Included in every villa rental:
•Swimming pool
•Tennis court
•Bocce ball
•Ping pong
•Bicycles
•Small playground
•Barbecue pit
•Maps of the many trails through fields and woods around the castle

Our swimming pool is 6x12 meters (20x40 ft) and has a deep end. We also have a bocce court for sand bowling and a covered ping-pong table. You are welcome to play tennis on our (old) court, which has a surface of synthetic grass and sand, and if you prefer asphalt or clay there are tennis clubs in Siena that accept temporary guests.

For health and wellness, we have miles of trails and dirt roads for walking and jogging, on and around our 700-acre estate, and a small work-out bench with weights for exercising.

Right on the border of the Montalto estate is an excellent horse-back riding school and equestrian center, where lessons in English mount and jumping are available, and interesting guided tours on horse-back through the countryside are organized daily. They also have a summer camp for children in June.

Other things to note
Torre del Vescovo is a self-catering holiday villa.

A vacation villa at Montalto Castle will give you flexibility and independence, but at Montalto, unlike an isolated farmhouse, the owners live in the castle and have a knowledgeable assistant for help with tourist information, medical emergencies, the loan of extra equipment and any other need. We also offer a variety of additional services to make your stay complete.
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Included in your rental:
•Kitchenware, sheets and towels (exchanged weekly), normal final cleaning
•Water, gas and electricity, heating, firewood
•Washing machines, in a common laundry and in four houses
•Use of swimming pool, tennis court and raquets, bicycles, a playground, bocce ball and ping pong,
•Parlour games, a multi-lingual library, television and a piano.
•Maps of the many trails through the fields and woods
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Available for a fee:
•Wireless Internet and use of a computer
•Breakfast buffet: available 8-11 every morning.
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Available for purchase:
•Postcards and stamps
•Local ceramics
•Wine from a family-owned vineyard
•Our own extra-virgin olive oil
•Organic produce from our organic vegetable garden. along with olive oil, eggs and honey.
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Special services available:
•Cooked meals
•Cooking class
•Italian lesson
•Guided Tours
•Transportation
•Horse-back riding
•Spas
•Wedding or special event planning
Torre del Vescovo is a two-story apartment comprising the south wing of the manor house of the castle, including the original watchtower. With antique furniture and frescoed walls, it's well suited to providing a complete medieval castle experience.

The space
The historic Castle of Montalto (see Wikipedia) lies in one of the loveliest and most unspoiled parts of the Chianti area of Tuscany, not…

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Free parking on premises
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Kitchen
Breakfast
Laptop-friendly workspace
Indoor fireplace
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Location

Castelnuovo Berardenga, Tuscany, Italy

The area of Tuscany around Montalto Castle is beautiful and peaceful but also very rich in history, art, good food and good wine. With its rich past dating back over one thousand years, the castle provides a truly unique setting for a vacation in Tuscany.

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: Siena, Florence, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Cortona,... 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 gathered some information and we always try to keep up to date on the many thingsto do in the surroundings, such as concerts, special events, etc.
Simply ask and we will be happy to provide the assistance you may need in planning your vacation.
The area of Tuscany around Montalto Castle is beautiful and peaceful but also very rich in history, art, good food and good wine. With its rich past dating back over one thousand years, the castle provides a tr…

Hosted by Chiara

Joined in July 2011
  • 12 Reviews
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Montalto Castle has long been family owned, first by the Berardenga family, then Palmieri, and finally by Giovanni and Diana Coda-Nunziante who acquired it from relatives in 1970. Since Giovanni’s death in 2014, Diana carries on with my assistance. I look after our guests’ needs and can give a wealth of information about local opportunities. Like Diana I speak English and Italian, fairly fluent French, some German and a little Spanish. Some of you may remember me from several years ago, when I used to work as receptionist at Montalto before my two children were born. Now I am very happy to be back, as I truly love this place and enjoy meeting the interesting people who come here. Diana is happy, too!
Montalto Castle has long been family owned, first by the Berardenga family, then Palmieri, and finally by Giovanni and Diana Coda-Nunziante who acquired it from relatives in 1970.…
During your stay
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.

We try to invite every guest for tea in the great hall. This gives you the opportunity to see the frescoed hall of arms, hear about the history of Montalto, and meet other guests that are staying with us.

We can also arrange for cooking lessons, italian language lessons, guided tours of the area, wine tasting tours,... upon request. Contact us in advance to book these.
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.

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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Pets are allowed
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