Amidst works of art and modern comforts
Welcome to the Castelletto di Montebenichi, a perfect spot for visiting Tuscany, located in the Chianti, half way between Siena and Arezzo.
Staying at the Castelletto is a magic experience offered to a few guests only who will enjoy precious works of art, including period frescoes, archeological finds, sketches and antique paintings, drawings, sculptures, bronzes and ceramics. They will be caught up in a pleasant, unforgettable out-of-this-time atmosphere.
For 2 or 3 people, in the annex. Located in a nearby outbuilding, a small independent home on the grounds, 50 m from the castelletto.
On the ground floor: a small living room with a kitchenette and a small sofa bed. The bedroom is on the mezzanine that overlooks the living room. The beds can be separated. Overlooking the lane.
For 2 or 3 people. Large room with a double bed (two of the three jr suites have a king sized bed) (one jr suite can have twin beds) and a living room with sofa bed, on two floors. They are located in the main building. Two of the three jr suites have an independent entranceway. One of the three jr suites has a kitchenette in the living room.
The Castelletto has only nine rooms: three Classic Rooms, two De Luxe Rooms, three Jr Suites and one Minisuite, where period pieces and modern furniture are finely combined. The minisuite is in the outbuilding at close distance. Each room has an individual personality, with a special style and atmosphere. All rooms have comforts such as en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, telephone, satellite tv, dvd player, fridge and safe. All the rooms have air conditioning.
The "buffet" breakfast is served in the "loggia" from 08:00 to 10:30 am.
- The Castelletto has no restaurant, but an excellent "osteria" that offers traditional tuscan cuisine is available within walking distance.
- Drinks available at the bar an in the in-room-fridge are free of charge and on a help yourself basis. The use of the swimming pool,
Sauna and gym is included in the room rate. The wireless internet access is free, as well as the private car parking. Only drinks at the pool are charged.
- The Castelletto is closed from November 3rd through to April 24th.
- The hotel is a non-smoking establishment and does not accept any type of animals.
- The hotel is also not suitable for children under the age of 14.
In the Chianti, the heart of the charming Tuscan countryside, between Siena and Arezzo.
The Castelletto di Montebenichi stands atop a hill in the south east Chianti, in Valdambra a place that has amazingly preserved the beauty and genuine aspects of its land. The small hamlet that surrounds the castle is Montebenichi, halfway between Arezzo and Siena. This is an excellent starting point for discovering the artistic, natural and food and wine wonders of central Tuscany.
Siena, Arezzo, San Gimignano, Cortona, Montalcino, Val d'Orcia, Assisi, Chianti wineries.
From Montebenichi, Chianti road tracks wind around woods, olive groves and vineyards and take you to medieval villages and imposing castles.
Along the roads wineries that offer guided tours with tasting of wine, oil and other local produce. If you are wine enthusiasts, why not to travel south west to Montalcino, a well-known area for its important Brunello wine, or south east to Montepulciano where it is possible to taste the no less well known Vino Nobile?
With an easy drive you can reach many cities of art such as Siena, Arezzo, San Gimignano, Volterra, Monteriggioni and Cortona.
Slightly south of Montebenichi, the "val d'Orcia" and the land of the "Crete Senesi" offer extraordinary, unique views.
In about an hour you can reach Florence, or, in Umbria, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto
First of all, relax and enjoy the magic of this unique place and of the nature. Then plan your time.
Sport: pool and gym. Trekking in the woods, biking and/or horse riding. For the bold ones: polo games and balloon flights. Hunting when possible.
Wellness: massage, sauna, jacuzzi mini-pool in the park. Visit to the spa at the hot springs of "rapolano terme" in the vicinity.
Culture: trips to the cities of art in the area. Visits to the countless castles, hamlets, churches.festival and events: the horse race (palio) in siena (july 2nd and august 16th), the "giostra del saracino" in arezzo (first sunday of september), countless local events to be checked on the web.
Food and wine: visits to wineries tasting wines, oils and local products in the chianti or in montalcino (brunello wine) or in montepulciano (vino nobile). Tasting of cheese such as "pecorino di pienza" or enjoying truffles in val d'orcia. Cooking classes of traditional tuscan dishes.
Shopping: local crafts (painted majolica, jewels, leather goods). Prada outlet store. Outlets centers such as "the mall" (armani, gucci, ferragamo, etc) and the "valdichiana outlet village". The first weekend of each month the antiques fair in arezzo, the largest in italy.
The name of this town points to Etruscan-Roman origins, but it was not until the Mediaeval period that it enjoyed some degree of importance with the building of a castle to control the Ambra Valley. Given its strategic position on the main communication link between Valdarno and Siena, a well populated and industrious centre grew up round the original military post.
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Train Station: Siena (28 Kms.)
Airport: Peretola International Airport - Firenze (76 Kms.)
From Florence: Take Motorway A1, direction South toward Rome. Exit at Valdarno (approximately 30 Kms. past Firenze Sud exit). Pass the toll booth and turn right following the signs to Montevarchi. After about 2 Kms. if you identify on your left a small sign to Levane-Bucine-SP 11, take this road to reach Levane, otherwise pass through Montevarchi, following indications for Arezzo, Levane and Bucine. When you reach the traffic light in Levane follow the signs to Ambra-Siena. Remaining on the main road drive past Bucine, Capannole, Ambra and Pietraviva. 2 Kms. after Pietraviva make a right turn following the sign Montebenichi. Follow the small country road uphill for 4 Kms. until you reach the village, enter it and drive in to the central small "Piazza" where the hotel is located.
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