- Bedrooms 5
- Bathrooms 6
- Sleeps 10
Toiletries, Hair Dryers, Satellite TV, DVD, Sound System, WIFI, Safe
Private beach with beach house, chaises, etc
Maid(s), Cook, Manager, Groundskeeper/Pool Maintenance
Family cook Daniela
Driver upon special request
Also readily available is an assistant with excellent command of English and knowledge of local area attractions and activities
Food & Beverages
Donoratico for all shopping needs, banks, etc. 10 minutes
Pisa 45 mins
Florence 1.5 hours
Siena 1.5 hours
San Gimignano 1 hour
Grosetto 1 hour
Rome 3 hours
Activities within one hour:
Charming ancient village of San Gimignano and Pisa are each 60 minutes drives
Volterra with its outstanding museum of Etruscan history is one hour
Numerous quiet villages with significant cathedrals and shopping for local items within one hour
In Cecina, 30 minutes away, are larger fine stores for Italian leather and outdoor sports/hunting clothing, as well as pottery
Vineyard tours, including the renowned Sassacaia and Ornellaia wineries, are within 30 minutes, as are olive oil presses for tours
Castegneto is an 11th-century castle with a grand, curvilinear design, belonging to the same noble Tuscan family for 36 generations. It has an impressive, fortresslike facade with entrance drive through secured gates.
The interiors are a veritable museum of one family’s (and Tuscany’s) history. Multiple dining rooms, living rooms, and salons are stately yet comfortable and filled with an incredible array of beautiful and unusual antiques, stained glass windows bearing the family’s crests, frescoes, and oil paintings including many ancestral paintings such as a Medici Pope.
There are multiple terraces and gardens to enjoy, some with lovely views to the sea. There is no pool but the private family beach area is a 10-15 minute drive and has cabanas, shower, tables, chaises, etc.
For a larger group, the castello may also be rented in conjunction with Montepergoli, a grand country house with same owners just 10 minutes away.
- Five double bedroom with ensuite bathrooms, decorated in grand style and with views over village and countryside to sea. Master with large terrace.
- Large reception rooms for events.
- Private access to the beach 15 minutes away, where there are a number of cabanas for changing, showering, picnicking and lounging; beach is soft sand and water is generally very calm, also shallow for several yards until it deepens, perfect for children of all ages.
- Lovely shaded lawns and patios around the circumference of the castle offering many different views and opportunities for relaxation and privacy if desired.