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Castello San Savino

Monte San Savino, Tuscany, Italy
  • Sleeps 16 / 20
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Baths 8
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • A/C
  • View


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.

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.

There are 8 bedrooms in the main house to accommodate up to 20 people as follows:

8 bedrooms on 3 floors:

Living room, large kitchen, Dining room and 2 double bedrooms with 2 bathrooms on ground floor.
Living room, 1 double bedroom and 1 bathroom on first floor.
2 double bedrooms with 2 bathrooms.
1 bedroom with 2 double beds and 1 bathroom.
1 double bedroom with 1 double bed and 1 single bed an 1 bathroom.
1 bedroom with a double bed and 1 single bed and 1 bathroom.

The 8 double bedrooms are nicely decorated in a classic, 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. 

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.



Guy , UK

I stayed at il Castello in September 2015 with our3 kids and my parents. I wanted to stay in a genuinemedieval Italian castle, and this place certainly delivered.It has all the charm and romance of being 500 years old withgigantic fireplaces, but also has large comfortable bedroomseach with a medium sized en suite bathroom.The grounds are wonderful. The castello is on a smallworking vineyard and olive farm, and they make their ownwine and olive oil. It was lovely to look out over the vinesand across the neighbouring fields of sunflowers. There arealso fig trees, blackberries, plum trees, and pear treesnear the house. The kids loved picking delicious fruit toeat. We also enjoyed the large pool in the warm Septembersun.The castello is in good location. About 4km from Monte SanSavino, which has a lovely historical hilltop town withnewer grocery shops at the base of the hill (good parking).The much smaller hilltop town of Ciggiano is actually quiteclose, just a short drive or an easy and pleasant 10 to 15minute walk along a gravel road running right above theproperty. Ciggiano has a small grocery shop, pharmacy andrestaurant. This place is also a great base in easternTuscany, with Arezzo about 30 mins drive and Siena about 60mins.We all thought Castello a definite repeat stay.


We had an amazing time at the castle! Giovanni was a good host, responded very quick on our messages. The pool is amazing, the house was very clean and the beds are very comfortable!

Carol, USA

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

Eileen, USA

We LOVED the villa and everything about it. Also, Iappreciate all the help I received. It was a greatexperience and I\\\'d recommend your company and the villa toanyone interested. Thanks for everything.

Tammy, USA

The vacation was wonderful! The villa was beautiful andwas exactly what we were looking for. No one really hadanything bad to say about the villa and thought it was soold and historical. The caretakers were terrific and werealways there when we needed something.Perfect vacation and I will definitely tell all my friendsof this villa and the company we rented through. Pleaseensure you tell all your staff that I could not haveplanned 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 areaand the overall experience were exceeded!We absolutely loved the villa, had an incredible time in thearea and found both the owner and the support staff to beextremely warm, welcoming and helpful.Thanks again for your help in setting up this trip and welook forward to coming back again soon!

DB, Australia

This place was perfect for our party of 11 (6 adults and 5 kids). The wine and olive oil were lovely. We had dinner prepared onsite 2 evenings during our stay which were fantastic. Giovanni manages the property onsite. He was an exceptional host.


Our group of 19 had a wonderful stay at this villa in Tuscany. Federico was very helpful with the bookings and Giovanni and his wife cooked up a Tuscan storm for us. We would certainly recommend this place.


Our stay at the castle was excellent. Our group of 6 couples had a great time. So much character in the property. We used the pool several times. Everything was clean and functional. We used the outdoor dining area every night that we were there.



Living room, Dining room, Kitchen, Library, Family room, Terrace.


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 - 2 Queen beds with bathroom ensuite

Bedroom 7 - Queen bed and single bed with bathroom ensuite

Bedroom 8 - Queen bed and single with bathroom ensuite

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


Full bathroom with tub - 2

Full bathroom with shower - 6

Total number of Toilets - 8


Price for Castello San Savino

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Extra Charges

1 - Heating : Based on usage

Security Deposit

Euro 1000 or US $ 1500



  • Type: House/Villa
  • Floors: 3
  • Constructed: 14th century
  • Remodeled: recently


  • Children


  • Pool 16m x 6m
  • Linens
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • View


  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Barbecue
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer
  • Phone
  • Television
  • Satellite
  • Video
  • Stereo
  • WiFi Internet


  • Caretaker
  • Cook on request
  • Gardener
  • Maid on request : inquire


  • Area: Rural
  • Car recommended: Yes
  • Walk to Town: No
  • City: Florence - 40 miles
  • Town: Monte San Savino - 2.5 miles
  • Attraction: 2.5 miles


Location: Monte San Savino, Tuscany, Italy

The marker indicates the general area of the property


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