Castle | 10 bedrooms | sleeps 20
Castello di Magona is a splendid historical castle in Tuscany with 10 beautiful bedrooms and stunning gardens. Located near Livorno, just opposite the Island of Elba, the castle was built during the 16th century, and once home to the Grand Duke of Tuscany.
Castello di Magona is a magnificent 16th Century Castle with 7 suites and 3 double bedrooms split on two floors. The hall is enriched with beautiful oil paintings. To the left of the hall you will find a small sitting room. At the end of the entrance hall and to the left, there is another sitting room with a fireplace and a bar in the corner. This room gives access to an intimate living room richly furnished with an antique chest, two very comfortable sofas upholstered with rich damask fabric, a television and DVD player. On the right hand side of the entrance hall, there is a bright ceramic tiled dining room, where guests enjoy their buffet breakfast, along with lunch and dinner should they so choose.
|Size||Sleeps up to 20, 10 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Washing machine|
|Rooms||10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms of which 10 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (10), Double beds (5)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
The first floor can be reached via two staircases: one to the left and one to the right of the entrance hall. The staircase to the right of the entrance hall is a grand structure furnished with two antique suits of armour. It leads to the impressive Grand Duke’s bedroom (Suite 3). This suite looks out onto both the front and rear gardens, and is painted cardinal red. It also contains antique furnishings, including a 17th century headboard, bookcases and grand piano. This second staircase also leads to two other suites (Suites 1 & 2), one overlooking the southern garden, the other with a view of the northern garden.
At the top of the second staircase, we come across a lovely suite (Suite 7 with a large terrace), decorated in a soothing shade of green, a further two double bedrooms (Rooms 5 & 6) and another suite (Suite 4). Descending this staircase, to the right at mezzanine level, there is a small lounge, equipped with TV and internet point. WI-FI access is available on most of the ground floor in the common areas, including the garden area, and in the majority of the bedrooms. Continuing downstairs, there is a double bedroom (Room 9), a junior suite (Suite 8) and a staircase which leads to another junior suite (Suite 10) in the attic. This room features exposed wooden beams and a wonderful view of the landscape.
On entering the rear garden of the Castle, via the glass doors at the end of the entrance hall, there is a well kept rose garden and lawn area with comfortable outdoor furniture. It is an ideal place to enjoy a cool drink during the hot summer evenings. To the right, there is another area with chairs, tables and canvas umbrellas, where one can have breakfast or dine during the summer months, or perhaps even have lunch during the first warm spring days. Below the garden, in an enclosed area, there is the swimming pool, which is in use from mid-May to the end of September. The swimming pool overlooks a terraced olive grove and, during the hot summer hours is shaded by centuries-old, maritime pine trees. Near the pool is a hot tub and fitness corner with various gym equipment. This area also has a changing room with a bathroom.
All the bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning, mini bar, private safe, and television. The bathrooms are all hand painted with travertine marble. Each is equipped with hairdryers and a full set of bath towels.
|Further details outdoors|
Activities and services organized by an external agency:
- Golf / Tennis
- Car, van rental
- Auto VIP rental
- Helicopter rental
- Quads, motorbikes, scooters & bike rentals
- Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, Water Skiing
- Horseback riding
- Hot air balloon trips
- Access to the Calidario thermal spa
- Cooking demonstrations and wine tasting
- Guided tours to Siena, Florence, & Rome
- Tickets to the Palio in Siena
- Small Conferences
- Visit to the Alberese Natural Park
- Visit to wineries with wine tasting
- Medieval Banquets with entertainment
- Flag twirlers
- Weddings and special events
- Massages and beauty treatments
- Boat trips to the islands of Elba
Extra Services on Request (please call the office for costs):
- Catering and Chef services
- Extra housekeeping (€15 per hour)
- Additional bed linens and towels
- Laundry or ironing services
Castello di Magona is available for only 12 persons, please ask us for the price
Included in the Price:
Utility Bills: water, gas and electricity
Daily cleaning of the bedrooms and lounges
Swimming pool and ground maintenance
Supply and change of bedding, bath and pool towels on Saturday and Wednesday
Excluded from the Price:
Utility Bills: heating is an extra cost
A € 2500 security deposit is payable upon arrival in either in cash or by cheque.
We are able to offer a discounted price for less than a 10 room occupancy
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is considered one of the most beautiful regions in Italy with stunning scenery, outstanding food and beautiful cities full of art, history and architecture and for that reason many Tuscan towns have become UNESCO protected sites: the main square in Florence, Siena, the Piazza dei Miracoli at Pisa, San Gimignano, the historical centre of Pienza and also the Val d'Orcia. Tuscany is also considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and is also the birthplace of many famous Italian artists, painters, sculptors, musicians such Dante Alighieri ("the father of the Italian language"), Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Botticelli and that’s to name just a few.
The gently rolling Tuscan hills are lined with cypress trees and bathed in vineyards and olive groves which leave everyone who comes here with very special memories indeed. Tuscany has so many attractions and towns worth visiting that you would need to spend months to really appreciate everything there is to see and do here.
We recommend guests to visit Pisa with its leaning tower, Livorno and the Maremma coast for its spectacular beaches and landscape, Siena with its Piazza del Campo, Volterra and San Gimignano, smaller medieval villages but with lots of character and famous for its original medieval towers, Certaldo, the birthplace of Boccaccio and also Montecatini with its renowned spa offering curative waters and beauty treatments.
As you can see Tuscany has so much to offer no matter what your likes, hobbies and interest. For those who enjoy walking, biking and horse riding the options are endless. Other attractions include skiing at the Abetone ski resort which is just an hour and a half away from Florence, and the widely acclaimed Tyrrhenean beaches (between Viareggio, Pisa, Livorno and Grossetto) just over an hour away.
Last but not least is the Chianti. Nestled between the towns of Siena and Florence the Chianti region has become famous on an international level for its stunning hilly landscape covered in vineyards, cypress trees, hilltop hamlets and winding roads, and breathtaking vistas. A visit to Chianti gives access to an endless source to culture, architecture, scenery and many other attractions. Chianti is also internationally well known for its wine, Il Chianti Classico, olive oil and exceptional cuisine. Visiting the Chianti is a must for anyone coming to Italy! When in the Chianti land stop at Greve in Chianti, buy your local wine and stop off for a pannini at “Da Emilio” – the best sandwich/delicatessen store ever known to exist. When at Panzano in Chianti visit the famous macellaio – butcher “Dario Cecchini”. He also has a restaurant open for lunch and dinner (www.dariocecchini.com). Great steaks, meat anything you want. The meat he uses comes from animals specifically raised for him alone).
Furthermore, just 40 minutes from Florence you will find the Mall shopping outlet http://www.themall.it/en/ - a gallery of the world’s most exclusive designers available at bargain prices offering customers a very unique shopping experience.
Distances from the major tourist attractions:
Volterra – Its alabaster, its “Balze” and its museums - 50 km
San Gimignano and its Towers - 75 km
Siena – Piazza del Campo – The Chianti wines - 95 km
Lucca – 100km
Pelagone Golf Club - 25 km
Castagneto Carducci – Bolgheri and its vineyards - 7 km
Golf of Baratti - 10 km
Distances from the major International Airports:
Rome - 250km
Florence - 160 km
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