Castelletto di Montebenichi, Tuscany
|Località Montebenichi, 52021, Bucine, Arezzo, Tuscany, ITALY.|
Description: Castelletto di MontebenichiCastelletto di Montebenichi is not a hotel but rather small apartments (with no hotel services) for a minimum stay of three nights.
Castelletto di Montebenichi stands on the top of a hill at the far south east end of the Chianti hills in Valdambra, a place that has amazingly preserved the beauty and genuine aspects of its land. Enjoy the large private park near the castle that merges in with the gently sloping Tuscan hills. Inside the park there is a panoramic swimming pool with a small sauna, and a short walk away, in the greenhouse overlooking the valley, is a gym with a Jacuzzi mini-pool to relax and rest in the countryside.
The Castelletto of Montebenichi, in Tuscany, offers an out-of-time vacation living in the houses which hosted the people of this ancient and noble land. The apartments are elegant with fine finishes. This hamlet, formerly a citadel, perched atop a hill of Chianti, offers breathtaking views as far as the eye can see. Enjoy the garden of the Castelletto along with the gym and the pool with its wonderful landscape. Arrange a time to visit the interiors of the Castelletto and the works of art from the owners' private collections and even enjoy a refreshing cocktail on the terrace.
Montebenichi is located halfway between Arezzo and Siena, an excellent starting point for discovering the artistic, natural, and culinary wonders of central Tuscany. From Montebenichi, Chianti road and tracks wind around woods, olive groves and vineyards and take you to medieval villages and imposing castles. Along the roads you find wineries that offer guided tours with tasting of wine, oil and other local produce. If you are wine enthusiasts, why not to travel south west to Montalcino, a well-known area for its important Brunello wine, or south east to Montepulciano to taste the no less well known vino nobile?
With an easy drive you can reach many cities of art such as Siena, Arezzo, san Gimignano, Volterra, Monteriggioni, Pienza and Cortona. Slightly south of Montebenichi, the "vald'Orcia" and the land of the "cretesenesi" offer extraordinary, unique views. In about an hour you can reach Florence, or, in Umbria, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto.
First of all relax and enjoy the magic of this unique place and of the nature, then plan your time:pool and gym, trekking in the woods, biking and/or horse riding. For the bold ones: polo games and balloon flights, and even hunting when possible. At a short distance you can visit the spa at the hot springs of "Rapolano Terme".
You can also enjoy trips to the cities of art in the area, the countless castles, hamlets and churches, or attend the horse race (palio) in Siena (July 2nd and August 16th), the "giostra del saracino" in Arezzo (first Sunday of September), or countless local events to be checked on the web.
Type of rooms: Castelletto di MontebenichiThree of the four apartments are located in the main building and one at the front. Each apartment has an independent entrance, a bedroom, a bathroom, and a living room with a kitchenette and a sofa bed. Each apartment may host a maximum of three people (two in the bedroom and one in the living room).
The kitchen is equipped with, in addition to common crockery and cutlery, an induction cooker, electric and microwave ovens, dish washer, fridge and freezer.
The bathroom has a large shower and a courtesy set.
Each apartment is autonomous regarding air conditioning and heating. It has satellite TV and a safe deposit box.
The kitchen is equipped with detergents, salt, olive oil, vinegar, sugar, coffee, tea, bottled water and milk.
The apartment is supplied with bed linen, bath and pool towels Internet Wi-Fi is free and available in the apartments and in the garden.
A “welcome basket” meets the guests on arrival and contains some complimentary food products.
Washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board are located in a room at the large garden of the Castelletto. Enjoy the large garden along with the pool, the fitness room and the barbecue. A wide car parking is available.
Additional information: Castelletto di Montebenichi
Pisa airport about 2 hrs drive, Rome airport 2.5 hours.
Dining: There is no restaurant however there is a wonderful "trattoria" called "L'Orciaia" nearby which offers tasty traditional Tuscan dishes.
Parking: The car park is a short walk away.
Stairs: Contact the hotel to ask about your specific needs.
Special requests are taken into consideration but may not be guaranteed.
Photo ID matching the reservation credit card may be required.
City tax is 1.5 EUR daily per person to a maximum of 6 EUR.
Extra costs: Check the complete terms and conditions of additional services as well as early arrival or late departure fees. Costs that are not automatically included must be paid. The hotel may charge the guest according to its own current policies (deposit, cancellation fees, daily exchange rate to local currency, etc.). Check their policies and consider travel insurance that covers cancellation fees for all circumstances
Photos may not show each specific bedroom.
Number of rooms: 4
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1997.
Period of closure: winter months: Dec, Jan, Feb.
Languages spoken: Italian, English.Smoking policy: Non-smoking property.
Credit cards accepted: All major credit cards.
GPS Coordinates: 43° 24' 20.75'' N 11° 32' 39.53'' E
Nearest airport: Florence - 75km.