Castello San Savino

Monte San Savino, Arezzo, Tuscany Villa Rentals, Italy

Sleeps 22      Bedrooms 11      Baths 11      Price per week starting at $8,407     
A/C      Pool      Internet      View     

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  • Description

    A long driveway, dramatically lined with centuries-old cypress trees, leads up to the impressive Castello San Savino. First built in the Middle Ages, then extended during the renaissance into an aristocratic residence, the Castello, and its private chapel, is situated in a panoramic position upon a hilltop. It is shown on the map of Valdichiana drawn by Leonardo da Vinci in 1503. The property has belonged to the same family for centuries and lies at the center of a large estate where the family produce Chianti wine and olive oil, which is available for purchase directly from the farm. The Castello has recently been carefully renovated, preserving the original rooms just as they have always been, with antique furniture, large 17th century stone fireplaces, splendid floors made in terracotta, stone and marble. It is, however, equipped with every modern convenience: central heating, Internet connection, satellite TV, and laundry service. The garden, which overlooks the valley, is surrounded by centuries-old trees, and on the stone panoramic terrace you will find a large swimming pool with a Roman staircase lined with mosaics, two bathroom/dressing rooms, and plenty of lounging furniture. Next to the pool area is also a hydro massage pool (3.5x2.5 m). From here you also access the gymnasium and sauna. The entire terrace is brilliantly lit up at night by large, wrought iron lamps.

    The Castello is five kms from Monte San Savino where there
    are excellent restaurants and other conveniences, and six kms from the A1 motorway exit. Centrally located, must-see places such as Florence, Arezzo, Cortona, Siena, Montepulciano, and Perugia are less than an hour away. Rome is just an hour and a half away.

    The staff who look after the Castello live in an independent apartment at the rear.

    Included in the price: Maid service two times a week for six hours (12 hours total), one set of pool towels/week, and 1 change of bath and linens during the week.

    At extra cost and upon request: Lunch and dinner prepartation ($45 - $60 per person), additional maid service.

    NOTE: THIS PROPERTY CAN BE RENTED FOR LONG WEEKENDS (MINIMUM 3 NIGHTS) DURING LOW AND MID SEASON. PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT PRICE.

    Castello San Savino is arranged on three floors, each offering its own unique arrangement of bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, and kitchens. The main house sleeps 16 guests, and the annex (with two floors and access from the outside) sleeps six. For supreme comfort, air conditioning and heating are available throughout the Castello (payable upon consumption). The main kitchen is fully equipped with an oven, stove, large refrigerator/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and American coffee maker. The expansive dining room can seat up to 22 guests and offers direct access out to the garden area. Under the gazebo is a second table, also seating 22, perfect for al fresco dining. The 11 double bedrooms are all exquisitely decorated in a classic, sumptuous, Tuscan style. All have en-suite bathrooms and most come with Satellite TV. Large, stone fireplaces are interspersed throughout the Castello, and floors one and two offer small, but complete, kitchens. The annex has a living room with Satellite TV, a corner kitchen, access to the garden, and three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (two with queen beds and the third with two twin beds).

    Needless to say, Castello San Savino would provide a perfect venue for an intimate wedding, family reunion, or for a special birthday/anniversary celebration. Its location is ideal for exploring all that Tuscany has to offer!

    Monte San Savino rises in the valley of Chiana, on a hill dominating the valley of the Esse torrent. The local economy is mainly based on the production of cereals, fruit, vegetables, grapes, olives and sugar beets. There are also many factories manufacturing pottery, furniture, and frames. The place name comes from a compound of "Monte" (mount) and the Latin name of person "Sabinius". The first settlements in the territory of Monte San Savino probably go back to the Age of the Etruscans, and later ,the Romans.

    Among the most important monuments to see in Monte San Savino are the Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista (Saint John Baptist Church), the Chiesa di Sant'Agostino (Saint Augustine Church), the Chiesa di Santa Chiara (Saint Chiara Church), the Loggia del Mercato (Gallery of the Market) and the Museo delle Ceramiche (Museum of the Potteries). Numerous celebrations periodically take place in Monte San Savino, including the "Sagra della Porchetta Savinese" held on the first half of September. The festival celebrates the "Porchetta" of Monte San Savino, that is, the typical sausage based on pork meat made according to some ancient and traditional recipes. The "Porchetta" is flavored with fennel, garlic and black pepper and is quite delicious.





    Rooms

    Rooms

    Living, Library, Dining, Family Room, Kitchen, Terrace,

    Bedrooms

    Bedroom 1 - Queen bed with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - Queen bed with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - Queen bed with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 4 - Queen bed with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 5 - Queen bed with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 6 - Queen bed with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 7 - Queen bed with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Double beds with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 9 - 2 Twin beds with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 10 - 2 Twin beds with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 11 - 2 Twin beds with bathroom ensuite

    King size bed: 180 cm, Queen size bed: 160 cm, Double bed: 140 cm, Twin bed: 80-100 cm

    Bathrooms

    Full bathroom with tub (with wall mounted shower) - 5
    Full bathroom with shower - 6


    Prices

    Price for Castello San Savino

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    Extra Charges

    1 - Heating/air conditioning: on usage

    Security Deposit

    Euro 1000 or US $ 1500

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    Prices are per week and listed in US Dollars. Weekly Rental Saturday to Saturday.

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    Details

    Amenities

    Type - house/villa
    Floors - 3
    Last Remodeled - recently
    Constructed - 14th century
    Smoking - No
    Pets - No
    Children - Yes
    Crib available - No
    Jacuzzi - No
    Pool - Yes 16m x 6m
    Linens - Yes
    Air conditioning - Yes
    Heating - Yes
    Fireplace - Yes
    Alarm system - No
    Deck - No
    Garden - Yes
    View - Yes
    Garage - No

    Appliances

    Stove - Yes
    Oven - Yes
    Barbecue - Yes
    Refrigerator - Yes
    Microwave - Yes
    Dishwasher - Yes
    Washer - Yes
    Dryer - No
    Phone - Yes
    Television - Yes
    Satellite - Yes
    Cable - No
    Video - Yes DVD
    Stereo - Yes
    Wi-fi internet - Yes

    Staff

    Caretaker - Yes
    Cook - Yes
    Cook fee - $45 - $60/per person
    Gardener - Yes
    Maid - Yes
    Maid fee - inquire

    Location

    Area - rural
    Car recommended - Yes
    City - Florence 40 miles
    Town - Monte San Savino 2.5 miles
    Attractions - 2.5 miles


    Reviews

    Guy , UK

    I stayed at il Castello in September 2015 with our 3 kids and my parents. I wanted to stay in a genuine medieval Italian castle, and this place certainly delivered. It has all the charm and romance of being 500 years old with gigantic fireplaces, but also has large comfortable bedrooms each with a medium sized en suite bathroom. The grounds are wonderful. The castello is on a small working vineyard and olive farm, and they make their own wine and olive oil. It was lovely to look out over the vines and across the neighbouring fields of sunflowers. There are also fig trees, blackberries, plum trees, and pear trees near the house. The kids loved picking delicious fruit to eat. We also enjoyed the large pool in the warm September sun. The castello is in good location. About 4km from Monte San Savino, which has a lovely historical hilltop town with newer grocery shops at the base of the hill (good parking). The much smaller hilltop town of Ciggiano is actually quite close, just a short drive or an easy and pleasant 10 to 15 minute walk along a gravel road running right above the property. Ciggiano has a small grocery shop, pharmacy and restaurant. This place is also a great base in eastern Tuscany, with Arezzo about 30 mins drive and Siena about 60 mins. We all thought Castello a definite repeat stay.

    Carol, USA

    Just a note to thank you for your help with the Castello rental. We, all 20 of us, enjoyed the place very much. We had a great time. The view was fantastic, the house lovely and the caretakers cooperative. Thanks again for all your help.

    Eileen, USA

    We LOVED the villa and everything about it. Also, I appreciate all the help I received. It was a great experience and I'd recommend your company and the villa to anyone interested. Thanks for everything.

    Tammy, USA

    The vacation was wonderful! The villa was beautiful and was exactly what we were looking for. No one really had anything bad to say about the villa and thought it was so old and historical. The caretakers were terrific and were always there when we needed something. Perfect vacation and I will definitely tell all my friends of this villa and the company we rented through. Please ensure you tell all your staff that I could not have planned this whole vacation without your help! Thanks again!

    Diane, USA

    We had a fabulous time at the Castello, and our very high expectations for the villa, the beauty of the area and the overall experience were exceeded! We absolutely loved the villa, had an incredible time in the area and found both the owner and the support staff to be extremely warm, welcoming and helpful. Thanks again for your help in setting up this trip and we look forward to coming back again soon!


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    LocationMonte San Savino

    The marker indicates the general area of the property.


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