Enjoy a visit to the celebrated region of Tuscany where you'll be immersed in the rare beauty of the Chianti countryside from your vantage point at Castello di Montegufoni, a 12th century castle in the Tuscan hills. Set on a large estate with vineyards and olive groves, you'll be able to explore Tuscany's breathtaking countryside or nearby cities of international fame such as Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Certaldo, Pisa, Lucca and Arezzo.
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The Montegufoni Castle is located in the heart of Italy in the Chianti region within the town of Montespertoli. The celebrated film "Under the Tuscan Sun" was shot in this Italian region, showing sweeping views of the picturesque and breathtaking landscape! The Montegufoni Castle is centrally located near major sites and towns: Florence (a 20 minute drive); Siena (30 minute drive); Pisa; Lucca; San Gimignano; and Arezzo. The history and vast culture of Tuscany boasts some of the world's most renowned museums, fine dining and shopping that will captivate any traveler. You have the option of spending seven nights at this lovely castle hotel or you can extend your Italy getaway to nine nights and enjoy the two additional nights just outside of Rome!
**Please Note** There is a 25 euro heating fee per day if used, as well as a cash security deposit of 150 euro (refundable) which are not included and must be paid directly to the property. There is also a final cleaning fee of 60 Euro to be paid directly to the property.
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Please note: Many cities in Italy charge a local tourist tax to hotel guests. These taxes must be paid directly to the hotel by hotel guests; these taxes cannot be pre-paid or covered by a tour operator. All taxes are subject to change, as determined by local governments in Italy.
In Rome, there is a 3 euro per person per night local tax; in Florence and Venice, there is a 3 - 5 euro per person per night local tax. Other examples of cities where a tourist tax applies include: Alberobello; Ancona; Bergamo; Capri; Catania; Giardini Naxos; Montecatini; Padua; Tuscany region; Sorrento Coast. Similar local taxes apply in other cities in Italy.
**Please Note** There a 25 euro heating fee per day if used, as well as a cash security deposit of 150 euro (refundable) which are not included and must be paid directly to the property. Also, there is a final cleaning fee of 60 Euro.
**Please Note** Check-in at Castello di Montegufoni is between 230pm and 630pm. If you will be arriving late please contact 0039 0571 671131(Italy) in advance. A supplement of 50 euros will be applied for any late check-in.
Cancellations /Changes: Fares are non-refundable. Substantial restrictions apply for cancellation/change and depend upon the package type.
Travel Trip Protection (including Pre-departure Trip Cancellation Waiver) will be offered during the booking process and if purchased you will be allowed to cancel/change your trip once for any reason up to 72 hours prior to departure and receive a refund of your payments made, less Travel Trip Protection costs and fees. Additional coverage for trip delay; missed connection; baggage and medical protections; and 24 hour worldwide assistance services are also included. If you have not purchased Travel Trip Protection, all bookings are non-refundable.
Vacation package ID: PK-GC4P-TC-FCO
Castello Montegufoni is part of a large estate comprising vineyards and olive trees in the heart of Chianti region. The historic towns of Siena, San Gimignano with its 14 famous towers, Pisa and Lucca await your visit. Drive through the Chianti countryside and picnic in the Sienese Hills. Florence is just 30 minutes away, where the masterpieces by great Renaissance artists including Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello, Botticelli and a host of others are a must-see.
Castello di Montegufoni, a 12th century castle set in the Tuscan hills, offers the perfect home for your Tuscan adventure. Set in the midst of a large and very charming terraced park overlooking beautiful Italian gardens, it still retains a certain medieval flavor which blends smoothly with Renaissance refinement and solidity. In addition to the spacious and comfortable accommodations, the Castle offers a swimming pool, and restaurant specializing in sumptuous local Chianti fare. Golf, horseback riding, hiking, biking and spa facilities can all be found within easy reach.
Surrounded by a beautiful park and immersed in an environment of art and nature, the Hotel Villa Vecchia is conveniently located just outside of Rome (under an hour from the airport), in Frascati – a lovely area in the midst of Roman castles, known for its peace and tranquility.
A historic Frascati mansion with stunning views, Hotel Villa Vecchia features 92 elegantly furnished, air-conditioned guestrooms. Its spacious Winter Garden offers a superb collection of artwork, and the stunning panoramic terrace provides breathtaking views over the Eternal City and nearby Roman castles. Boasting 16th century vaults, the restaurant Il Vignola offers an outstanding blend of local culinary traditions, with specific detail to innovative preparation techniques and presentation. The surrounding park features a swimming pool, providing guests with a stylish setting to enjoy the beauty and harmony of the natural environment – all within easy reach of the highlights of Rome.
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