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Monteriggioni Castle Apartment

Monteriggioni Castle

Official Contact Details - Monteriggioni Castle

Phone: +39 338 9270601 Fax: +39 0577 304217

The Castle of Monteriggioni is a suggestive place naturally inclined to provide a unique holiday in a medieval and romantic atmosphere in one of Tuscany's precious corners!

  • Price from 70 EUR / Day
  • Capacity up to 5 people
  • 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom
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Last updated: 06/24/2009

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Overview

Monteriggioni Castello is the name of a charming holiday-house within the medieval walls of Monteriggioni. The castle is a typical example of a fortified village right in the heart of Tuscany a few km away from Siena, San Gimignano, Colle Val d' Elsa and Castellina in Chianti. The holiday-house has been recently restructured according to its original architectural plan. It is both elegant and refined and being family-run it also has an informal atmosphere. The antique furniture, the Persian carpets, the hand-woven curtains, the precious wall paper and paintings of quality take the visitors back in time while keeping them pampered in exclusive surroundings. Staying in Monteriggioni Castello does not only offer the advantage of staying in peace and tranquility but also of being able to live within a charming castle rich in art whose walls have lived a glorious history. It is the perfect place for those who love a taste of refined living couched in a unique atmosphere.

The holiday-house Monteriggioni Castello is considered to be a suite for all the elegance and comfort it offers. It is within the walls of Monteriggioni in one of the castle's picturesque, medieval streets. Monteriggioni Castello has the typology of a Tuscan hut, separated from the other houses and with its own independent entrance. It has one floor and is 68m² wide with 2 bedrooms one having a double-bed and one having 2 separate beds a kitchen, a dining-room, a bathroom with a shower and a hair-dryer, a laundry room, a private courtyard and a private parking-space with an automatic gate. It can house 5 people ( 4 + 1 ). Entrance to the house is through a private entry: once the gate is opened you walk into a private courtyard for the exclusive use of our guests. From the courtyard one goes to the warm and welcoming dining-room. The hall has wooden beams, walls of stone and a traditional floor in paved cotto fiorentino which have all been restored to their original splendor. These, together with the antique furniture, create a delicate atmosphere. Despite its antique style, the hall has modern comforts such as a satellite tv, internet, a video-recorder, a dvd and cd-player and a safe. The kitchen is the traditional Tuscan style with hot and cold water-taps, a cooker, an oven and a fridge. It also has spare crockery for your own guests. The bed-rooms have been white-washed in warm colors, with bedspreads to match, studied to strike and steal our visitors' emotions. In the 2-bed bedroom, the colors of the walls are subtle with scenes of Tuscan countryside. From the window one can see the gardens, the village's walls and the medieval towers. The other bedroom is very big with carpets and a romantic atmosphere. Our guests will therefore find themselves in an unusual, luxurious and exclusive place with an atmosphere that blends spiritual well-being with physical and mental relaxation.




In the heart of Chianti - one of the most prestigious places in Tuscany - there are elegant, refined apartments in the Castle of Monteriggioni; an ideal place for a calm and relaxing holiday where one can spend a life away from the stress of every day life.

The Castle of Monteriggioni is a suggestive place naturally inclined to provide a unique holiday in a medieval and romantic atmosphere to all of those who decide to temporarily live inside this Castle in one of Tuscany's precious corners.

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The lovely apartment has: 1 double bedroom, 1 double bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 bathroom with shower, a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable living room, a charming patio for pleasant meals on the shadow.

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Seen from a distance, the Castle of Monteriggioni with its walls and remaining towers witnessing the distant past, gives an impression that time has come to a stand-still - both inside and outside of its walls.

Even though the inhabitants and their ways of life have changed through centuries, those that still choose to live in the castle today remain in touch with history and the old agricultural values, retaining the slow, natural rhythm of life.

The image of the fortification on the hill-top, a sentinel in the defense of the Republic of Siena, has always inspired travelers.

But how much more majestic and powerful it must have appeared to Dante Alighieri who saw it at the time of battle during one of his travels! The fortress , at the time just a few decades old, was at the height of its splendour. With its circular shape and high towers crowning the walls , it certainly instilled enough sense of cyclopic majesty for Dante to find it worth of description (Dante Alighieri Inferno Canto XXXI)

Actually, Dante can be considered among the very first "tourists" to visit Monteriggioni. Among those that visited it recently were Ted Kennedy, Tony Blair, and many other VIPs.

The Castle has often been chosen as a site for films and short commercials .

The image of Monteriggioni is famous for yet another reason: it is a part of the emblem of Italy, the crown on the head of its effigy symbolizing Italy's invincible spirit.

In fact, due to the type of its fortification, Monteriggioni remained an invincible fortress (see the reconstruction) for three centuries. From the time of its construction in 1213, it resisted every siege, thus ensuring freedom to the Republic of Siena. It fell only in 1554, and that because of a betrayal; the traitor, the ill-famed Captain of the garrison, made a secret plot with the Florentines and in exchange for some favours surrendered the fortress to them without battle.

According to the legend, there were tunnels and secret passages connecting the castle with other fortifications. Legend also has it that there was an underground road that went all the way to Siena.

Prices & deals

Lowest Daily Price:
70 EUR
Highest Daily Price:
140 EUR
Lowest Weekly Price:
420 EUR
Highest Weekly Price:
600 EUR
Cleaning fee:
N/A
Charging Method:
Payment Types:
  • No Cash
  • No Credit Card
  • No Cheque
  • No Travellers cheque
  • No Paypal
  • No Wire Transfer

Location & area

The Castle of Monteriggioni is a suggestive place naturally inclined to provide a unique holiday in a medieval and romantic atmosphere in one of Tuscany's precious corners!

Monteriggioni is one of the most famous and attractive castles in all Tuscany. Its curtain wall and fourteen towers are virtually intact, and the interior is now occupied by a small and peaceful village. There is almost no traffic. Every year an excellent Festa Medievale takes place on the first weekend of July. The inhabitants of Monteriggioni plus some professionals demonstrate mediaeval occupations and professions, appropriately costumed.

Address:
10 Via I Maggio, Monteriggioni Castello, 53035, Monteriggioni, Italy
Accommodation located in:
countryside, near cultural interest, near golf course, near historical interest, near horse riding, near restaurants & bars, near shopping area, near tennis courts, old town, rural, town, village!

Amenities & services

# of Units: 1... and each unit includes:

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Single beds: 2
  • Double beds: 1
  • Baby cots: 0
  • Single sofa beds: 1
  • Double sofa beds: 0

Bathroom

  • Yes Towels:
  • Yes Bath:
  • Yes Hair Drier:
  • Yes Shower:

Extras

  • No Ironing Board:
  • No Stereo/Radio System:
  • No Library:
  • No Telephone:
  • Yes DVD Player:
  • No Fax:
  • Yes Washing Machine:
  • Yes Work Desk:
  • Yes Bed Sheets:
  • No Bikes:
  • No Cable/Satelite TV:
  • Yes Internet Broadband:
  • No Internet Dial Up:

Extraservice

  • No Local Guides:
  • No Local Transportation:
  • No 24h Concierge:
  • No Tours & Excursions:
  • No Butler Service:
  • No House Chef:

Kitchen

  • Yes Crockery & Utensils:
  • No Dish Washer:
  • Yes Microwave:
  • Yes Oven:
  • Yes American Kitchen:
  • Yes Fridge & Freezer:

Living room

  • Yes Table & Chairs:
  • No Fireplace:
  • Yes Sofa Bed:

Outside

  • No Spa / Jacuzzi:
  • No Swimming Pool:
  • No Lift / Elevator:
  • No Disabled Facilities:
  • No Tennis Court:
  • Yes Terrace:
  • Yes Parking:
  • Yes Pets Welcome:
  • Yes Barbecue:
  • No Private Beach:
  • Yes Garden:
  • No Sauna:
  • No Shared Bathroom:

Rooms

  • No City View:
  • No Daily Cleaning:
  • No Air Conditioning:
  • No DVD/Music Collection:
  • No Ensuite Bathroom:
  • No Balcony:
  • Yes Safe:
  • No Sea View:
  • Yes Central Heating:

Additional information

Board Basis:
Accommodation Only
Breakfast:
No
Lunch:
No
Diner:
No
Traveller

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