The Hamlet

Montegonzi Castle, offers various kinds of apartments, all with private space outdoor and a beautiful view on the surrounding hills.

The property comprises comfortable apartments of various sizes, all of them nicely decorated in a Tuscany rustic style. At guests' disposal: a beautiful garden furnished with sun-beds, sun-umbrellas ; a panoramic terrace furnished with tables and chairs to have a drink at sunset ; panoramic swimming-pool (12 x 6 metres -maximum depth 1,5 m - open from 01/04 to 31/10), shared barbecues, private furnished outdoor area for each apartment.

Shared washing-machines in the commun laundry, hairdryer, iron and iron-board available on request as well as additional single bed, babycot and high chair. Pets accepted. Free parking within the grounds. Internet Wi-Fi in all the apt.s as well as independent heating and air-conditioning

Some History

Montegonzi is located in a quiet and panoramic location, nestling deep amidst vineyards and olive groves and offering beautifiul extensive views over the surrounding landscape of Chiantishire. This hamlet has been recently and skilfully restored preserving its architectural origin features and using ancient stones and materials. During the restoration of the Castle, great care has been taken, where possible, in recreating the original and all the external features have been designed to reproduce as closely as possible the original ones, always using the original stoneworks taken from the old fortress, in order to recreate the atmosphere of the past.

The dominant position of the Castle made it strategically important for controlling communication between Florence and Siena. In 1629 the Castle was partially destroyed by the Ghibellini's guild of Siena who were fighting against the florentine Guelfi's guild.

A recent theory, explained by Carlo Baldini in his volume “The Summaries of parchments of San Michele Arcangelo Abbey in Passignano” edited with Italo Baldini, asserts that Napoleon Buonaparte, the French Emperor, could have his origins in Chiantishire.

Read the full article published on an italian newspaper!

Things to do

Greve is located between Firenze and Siena and also close to famous places like: Certaldo, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and many others.

Distances: the charming little village of Panzano in Chianti with all kinds of shops 6 km, Greve in Chianti 1 km (Greve in Chianti is also reachable by walking in 15 minutes downhill and to come back uphill , you can take advantage of our taxi service ), Florence 25 km, Siena 35 km.

All guests can partecipate to organized mountain-bike tours, recommented shopping in the outlets, cooking lessons, wine tasting tours, guided tours in groups or individual with private driver, service to/from Airports/Train Stations and many other activities according to the period.

We also have facilities at the nearby "Ugolino Golf Club" which is only 15 km away from Greve.