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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

Villa Leopoldo C is a romantic 65-square-meter (about 700 square feet) apartment

which sleeps two people. It features a view to the hills famous as 'Crete Senesi

'. There is also a shared swimming pool and shared gardens. The apartment is

part of an authentic medieval castle located between Montalcino and Siena.

It features air-conditioning and parking space.

At Villa Leopoldo C you will have a double bedroom, a bathroom, and a large

living-room with a fireplace and a kitchenette.

The place

You will be guests in a small medieval castle in stone on the top of a verdant

hill on the outskirts of a small and gracious hamlet, called Montisi.

You will be in a region of Tuscany which lies south of Siena and which is called

'Le Crete Senesi', a territory which has been preserved and protected due to its

environmental, historical and artistic beauty. You will have the most loved

landscape of Tuscany around you: one of sweet and green hills whose tops are

adorned by lines of cypress trees and also medieval villages set around towered

castles.

You will be in a region where the most famous wine in the world is produced: the

'Brunello di Montalcino '. You will be able to visit the numerous farms which

produce wine and taste extraordinary wines as well. The town of Montalcino is

only 27 km (about 16.8 miles) away.

In the hamlet of Montisi, just a few steps away from the house, you will have a

restaurant and small food shops.

Its history

You will live your vacation in a fort whose origins date back to the fourteenth

century, when the Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala of Siena, owner of the

surrounding lands, built it as a administrative place and a fortified warehouse

to the products of the local terrain.

The castle kept its same functions throughout centuries to come with different

administrators until the Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo, in 1775, decided to sell

the fort and its lands. The castle and part of the lands were bought by people

who are actually ancestors of the current proprietors. Therefore, the same

family has maintained this castle through centuries, cultivating it with love to

its traditions.

Nowadays, the agricultural farm linked to the castle produces wine, oil, and vin

santo: products that you can taste in loco!

The shared gardens and swimming pool

As guests of Villa Leopoldo C you will have a 11x7 meter (about 36 x 22 feet)

swimming-pool available. It's located in a large garden. The swimming pool is in

a panoramic position, allowing you to have a view of the below valley even from

inside the water. The sun-drenched area around is furnished with umbrellas, deck

chairs, and sunloungers. You can even sit under a gracious portico covered with

roof tiles to relax in the shade and enjoy and scenery consisting of the valley.

The swimming pool is available from half April to half October.

Not far from the swimming pool, you will have a barbecue area, with a barbecue

in stone. And also under a pergola, you will have wooden tables and benches. In

this area you will also find a large patio sustained by stone arches, with a

ping-pong table and bikes available free of charge to all guests.

Another old garden, shaded by two high Lebanon cedars, is located along the old

surrounding walls of the castle. From here you will have a wide and endless view

of the sea of hills below. You will be able to relax in the shades of trees in

perfect peacefulness, enjoying even two large stone tables amidst the perfume of

lemon trees planted in large terracotta vases.

From this garden you can reach the living-room available to all the guests of

the castle. The room features a vault ceiling in bricks and is furnished in a

simple and rustic way, with tables and chairs, a wicker furniture area, bottles

of wine on shelves on the wall, and old countryside objects. A nice and

characteristic place which is perfect to be enjoyed with friends!

The house

Villa Leopoldo C is a large apartment, and all its rooms feature a wonderful

view of the valley. You step into the apartment from the inside courtyard of the

castle. You will enter a living-room with a romantic balcony overlooking the

garden and the valley. Near the balcony you will have a couch and two armchairs.

In the living-room there is a kitchenette with a four-burner stove, a small oven,

and a fridge.

The double bedroom is large, and it features an elegant painted ceiling. The

bathroom inside the room has a shower.

Nearby tourist attractions

Every year, on the first Sunday of August, the castle where you will stay hosts

the beginning of a medieval costume parade whose climax is reached with the

celebration of an old medieval competition, so-called 'Giostra di Simone '. It

is a very interestingly historical revival! Not to be missed! Moreover, in the

area, between October and the end of November, there is also the Mostra del

Tartufo Bianco (Fest of the White Truffles).

From Villa Leopoldo C you can easily plan one-day visits to the most beautiful

cities of art in Tuscany. Distances: Siena is 50 km (about 31 miles) away and

Florence is 110 km (about 68 miles) away. At 8 km (about 5 miles) there is the

little town of San Giovanni d'Asso, at 12 km (about 7.5 miles) there is Pienza,

with shops open even on Sunday, and at 15 km (about 9 miles) there is Sinalunga.

The nearest airports are those in Florence and Rome.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Access Car advised
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

General Air conditioning, TV
Utilities Cooker, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1)
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Villa Leopoldo C is a large apartment, and all its rooms feature a wonderful view of the valley. You step into the apartment from the inside courtyard of the castle. You will enter a living-room with a romantic balcony overlooking the garden and the valley. Near the balcony you will have a couch and two armchairs.

In the living-room there is a kitchenette with a four-burner stove, a small oven, and a fridge.

The double bedroom is large, and it features an elegant painted ceiling. The bathroom inside the room has a shower.

Further details outdoors

As guests of Villa Leopoldo C you will have a 11x7 meter (about 36 x 22 feet) swimming-pool available. It's located in a large garden. The swimming pool is in a panoramic position, allowing you to have a view of the below valley even from inside the water. The swimming pool is available from half April to half October.

Not far from the swimming pool, you will have a barbecue area, with a barbecue in stone. And also under a pergola, you will have wooden tables and benches. In this area you will also find a large patio sustained by stone arches, with a ping-pong table and bikes available free of charge to all guests.

Another old garden, shaded by two high Lebanon cedars, is located along the old surrounding walls of the castle. From here you will have a wide and endless view of the sea of hills below. You will be able to relax in the shades of trees in perfect peacefulness, enjoying even two large stone tables amidst the perfume of lemon trees planted in large terracotta vases.

From this garden you can reach the living-room available to all the guests of the castle. The room features a vault ceiling in bricks and is furnished in a simple and rustic way, with tables and chairs, a wicker furniture area, bottles of wine on shelves on the wall, and old countryside objects. A nice and characteristic place which is perfect to be enjoyed with friends!

The Tuscany region

Located in the heart of Italy, Tuscany is surely one of the most famous Italian landscapes. The essence of this beautiful region are its natural, artistic, and cultural heritage.

Bounded by the Ligurian and the Tyrrhenian Sea (two arms of Mediterranean), this region is divided into ten provinces, whose capitals are Arezzo, Florence, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa-Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena. Florence is the capital city of the region itself.

Spring and fall are the best times to visit Tuscany, because the climate is mild. Bus-lines and trains connect the larger towns, but having a car would be a great advantage, and you would be easily able to enjoy the small towns and vineyards, which represent some of Tuscany’s strong points.

The “Chiantigiana road” is a must to see: it produces some of Italy’s finest wines. This is the colourful and legendary road of the “Chianti" region. The grape cultivation dates back to the Etruscan times. One of the biggest pleasures will be sipping different wines, at the wineries or at the wine bars scattered in the towns.

What about a drop in on “Mugello”? It is a countryside surrounded by oaks, chestnut trees and by the Apennines, This land of artists and painters have been source of inspiration in its farmhouses and colours. with kind people, authentic cooking, good wine, plus a great tradition in handicrafts.

Versilia is an area of 20 km sandy beaches located in the north of the region. The seaside with the colourful bathing areas is rich in bars and meeting places. Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi, Massarosa, Pietrasanta, Seravezza, Stazzema and Viareggio are the towns of this beautiful coast.

San Giovanni d'Asso

Let yourself be enchanted by Montisi: charming hamlet of San Giovanni d'Asso, in the area of Crete Senesi, near Siena, whose name probably derives from a temple situated 2Km away and dedicated to to the goddess Iside (worshipped by the Etruscans).

The charm and natural elegance of Montisi are even enriched by the small Music Academy sited into the ancient castle, dated back to the XIII century, which is the highest point of the village. You'll be able to enjoy great classical music concerts anytime of the year!

The lively 400 souls living here, make this place even more interesting: proud of their origins, the inhabitants of Montisi exploit the beauty of this sorcerous village with festivals and dinners involving everyone.

In the XII century Montisi was the castle of Counts della Scialenga, native of Asciano and belonging to the family of Cacciaconti that, in 1175, recognized the sovereignty of Siena. About 30 years later, the heads of Montisi's family were sworn in by the Scialenghi, at the head of Siena. This oath of allegiance provided that the Cacciaconti had to reside in Siena for at least 3 months a year and, in this way, the family slowed down the control of Montisi in order to take part in the political life of Siena.

The citizens of Montisi paid a rent to cultivate their own lands, but from that moment had the freedom to manage everything by themselves. This is how Montisi – or Monte Isi, as it used to be called – became a free commune in 1283.

In 1291 the Cacciaconti brothers stipulated an act for the partition of the land rent coming from the hamlet and the castle of Montisi. The citizens did not take up this act willingly, so that an year later Simone Cacciaconti with a group of people attacked the castle and, after a bloody battle, conquered it. Simone realized that he couldn't impose his domination on Montisi anyway, so plundered the inhabitants and set Montisi on fire.

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