Castello Buondelmonti

In the heart of the Chianti region, 15 minutes drive from Florence, stands Castello Buondelmonti set on a hillside overlooking the valley of the river Pesa.

This extraordinary example of Tuscan medieval castle was built, on the foundations of a Roman Settlement, in the 10th Century by the Buondelmonti family, who ruled the surrounding area as the Imperial Visdomini. Later on they converted the Feudal Castle into a Renaissance Villa between the years 1450 and 1500.  In this period the castle was the residence of Caterina Picchena wife of a member of the family Buondelmonti. She became famous for her turbulent love affairs of which the castle was the theatre and the witness.

Castello Buondelmonti has been recently restored and transformed into a luxury holiday home where every detail has been carefully preserved and melted with all the modern comforts to offer all the charm of the historical residence without giving up to the contemporary conveniences such as the swimming pool, internet connexion and an elevator.

Here you can feel all the elegance of the past and sleeping in the antique four poster beds, or walking through the centuries old stone paths, you will be immersed in this ancient atmosphere. The sense of history and culture pervades every corner of this noble residence to make every moment of your stay just unforgettable.

This is also the perfect location for your dream wedding in Tuscany.

ACCOMODATION

Castello Buondelmonti can perfectly accommodate comfortably 15 persons but it can sleep up to 20 persons in total in 11 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The structure of the castle is made of two perpendicular parts connected to one another by the squared tower. 

You enter the villa on the ground floor and access a grand central hall which divides the castle into two main sections: The Conventino and The Torre.

"The Conventino" offers a large living room and 1 master suite bedroom with bathroom ensuite, 3 double bedrooms with bathrooms ensuite and a small living area. 

"The Torre" :an entrance hall, the dining room with fireplace, the kitchen, the laundry, a guest bathroom, a large living room and a beautiful loggia facing the pool inside its fortified walls. 

First Floor: a spacious living room with a terrace divides the first floor again in the two sections: 

"The Conventino": 1 double bedroom with bathroom ensuite, 2 single bedrooms and 2 double bedrooms with 2 bathrooms to share. 

"The Torre Section": (served by a lift), 1 master suite with bathroom, and 1 double bedroom with bathroom ensuite sharing a living room.

In a separate area of the castle live the caretakers and they have no access to the pool or garden area which is completely private for your exclusive use.

GARDEN & SWIMMING POOL 

Built on the steep cliffs on the left bank of the Pesa river Castello Buondelmonti is surrounded by cypress trees and it offers unobstructed views over the Pesa Valley. 

On the side of the river Pesa you find a loggia on two levels which was built on the year 1520 as you can read in the inscriptions there. The loggia has three round arches on the ground floor watching the pool and it is perfectly equipped to eat outside. On the upper floor another terrace loggia has three squared arches.

The garden enjoys impressive views overlooking the valley and it has a perfectly manicured lawn and a delicious swimming pool (12 x 5 meters, maximum deep 3 meters) equipped with sun lounges. Outside the gate of the garden there is the parking place.

 

 

Suggested activities for this property:

Palio di Siena tickets
While staying at this property we would like you to consider the possibility to attend the famous Palio di Siena, a world wide renowned event. The Palio takes place twice a year on July 2nd and on August 16. You can contact us to reserve your tickets - MORE DETAILS

Property facilities

Location: 
Chianti area
Nearest town: 
Bargino 2 km
Sleeps: 
15+5
Bedrooms: 
11 (double: 7, twin: 2, single: 2)
Bathrooms: 
10 (shower: 8, bathtub: 2)
High season price range: 
7,550 - 9,950 €
Swimming pool
Internet
Pets allowed
Wedding
Parking
Mosquito screens
Baby cot + Highchair
TV
Satellite TV
VCR / DVD
CD player
Phone
Fireplace
Countryside
Private villa
Private swimming pool
Private outdoor area
Disabled facilities
Barbecue
Oven
Microwave
Toaster
American style coffee machine
Hair dryer
Dishwasher
Washing-machine
Iron + ironing board

Castello Buondelmonti

Location: 

Castello Buondelmonti is near Florence, as well as within easy reach of the other most important places of historic, cultural and artistic interest in Tuscany. At less than 30 mins drive, Florence airport is the nearest. Pisa airport is about 1 hr and the two Rome airports are about 3 hrs away.

The nearest village is Bargino (about 2 km) where you can find grocery shop and restaurants.

 

 

Suggested activities for this property:

Palio di Siena tickets
While staying at this property we would like you to consider the possibility to attend the famous Palio di Siena, a world wide renowned event. The Palio takes place twice a year on July 2nd and on August 16. You can contact us to reserve your tickets - MORE DETAILS

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Nearby facilities: 
Nearest town: Bargino km 2
Restaurants: Bargino km 2
Supermarket: San Casciano In Val di Pesa km 9
Grocery: Bargino km 2
Shops: San Casciano In Val di Pesa km 9
Outlets: The Mall, Reggello km 45
Bank: San Casciano In Val di Pesa km 9
Post office: San Casciano In Val di Pesa km 9
Chemistry: San Casciano In Val di Pesa km 9
Golf: Ugolino Golf Club km 25
Horse riding: San Pancrazio km 5
SPA: -
Train station: Florence km 20
Airports: 
Florence - Amerigo Vespucci: 30 km
Pisa - Galileo Galilei: 80 km
Roma Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci: 315 km
Roma Ciampino - Giovan Battista Pastine: 300 km
Milano Malpensa - Città di Milano: 370 km
Venezia - Marco Polo: 280 km
Perugia - Sant'Egidio: 170 km
Bologna - Guglielmo Marconi: 120 km
Art cities: 
Firenze: 20 km
Pisa: 85 km
Siena: 50 km
Lucca: 95 km
Arezzo: 90 km
Perugia: 165 km
 
San Gimignano: 30 km
Volterra: 55 km
Montalcino: 90 km
Forte dei Marmi: 120 km
Pienza: 105 km
Montepulciano: 115 km
Cortona: 115 km
Assisi: 175 km
Seaside: 120 km

Castello Buondelmonti


Castello Buondelmonti

2017 Rates

from 29 April to 23 June € 7,900.00 per week
from 24 June to 15 September  € 9,400.00 per week
from 16 September to 20 October  € 7,900.00 per week

 

These prices do not include booking fees: Euro 20 per reservation

Price includes

water, gas for cooking, electricity; cleaning service for rooms 4 hours a day; towels (change in the middle of the week), bed and bath linens; final cleaning; Wi-Fi internet connection; pool maintenance, gardener, castle manager.

Price excludes

city tax: Euro 2.50 per person per day.

Extra services (upon request)

from 15 to 20 guests: Euro 50 for guest a day.

Check in

from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Swimming pool

open from 10 June to 15 September

Check out

within 10 a.m.

Security deposit

Euro 1,500.00 to be paid by wire transfer before arrival

High season booking strictly saturday to saturday. Other arrival days considered on request in medium and low season.
Conditions: 

DEPOSIT: A deposit of 20% of the total letting price is payable at the time of booking directly to InTuscany via credit card or wire transfer. A further amount of 20% is payable to the owner at the time of booking via wire transfer. Upon receipt of your deposit you will be sent via e-mail a voucher confirming your payment with contact and arrival details.

BALANCE: The balance is due no later than 30 days prior to the beginning of the letting period and must be sent to the owner via wire transfer. If the balance is not paid by the appropriate date, the letting agreement will be deemed to be invalid and the deposit forfeited. ‘InTuscany’ will send you a reminder when the balance is due and advise you how to send the money.

CANCELLATION: In the unfortunate event of you needing to cancel all or part of your holiday we will have to charge either:

a) deposit only - if cancellation is received more than 30 days before letting, or
b) Total rent - if cancellation is received less than 30 days before letting.

INSURANCE: All tenants are advised to consider insurance needs in relation to travel, accident, medical and personal cover; 'In Tuscany' can not accept liability for any accident, injury, loss or damage sustained by tenants.

IN THE EVENT OF DISPUTE: all disputes will be heard in the court of Montepulciano.

 

 

Suggested activities for this property:

Palio di Siena tickets
While staying at this property we would like you to consider the possibility to attend the famous Palio di Siena, a world wide renowned event. The Palio takes place twice a year on July 2nd and on August 16. You can contact us to reserve your tickets - MORE DETAILS

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Castello Buondelmonti

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+39 0577 630257

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