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The historical home of the Grand Duke of Tuscany Leopold II, half way between Lucca and Siena, looking out over the Maremma coastline, is happy to welcome whoever wishes to concede themselves a magical moment of relaxation.
After a very careful restoration, there are 13 bedroom suites available. Rental is for 6 bedrooms minimum, there is a possibility of renting additional bedrooms for up to a total of 26 guests if needed.
Each room is diverse in color, type, view and furnishings, while all combine elegance and modern day comforts: air conditioning, minibar, safe, satellite color television, telephone with internet access.
All are meticulously furnished and represent the perfect departure point from which to discover the artistic and natural riches that the surrounding area has to offer, such as Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci, Volterra and Massa Marittima.
As well as being an ideal base for visits, the castle itself manages to gracefully combine modern comforts with the refinement of a period residence.
Guests feel at home thanks to the welcome and the tailor-made services offered those who visit.
The castle is a splendid historical home, just opposite the Island of Elba, which looks out onto an olive grove and is within easy reach of many artistically and historically interesting Tuscan towns and cities.
It's gardens guarantee complete privacy. It's architecture, furnishings and décor are of late 16th Century noble Tuscan style.
The castle is designed on two floors.
On the ground floor, there is a very important entrance hall enriched with oil paintings and furnished with an important 18th Century wooden table.
Upon entering, to the left of the entrance hall is a small sitting room, containing antique wooden writing table and bookcase.
At the end of the entrance hall, and to the left is a sitting room with a fireplace and a bar in the corner, and one can also access the small and intimate living room richly furnished with an antique chest, two very comfortable lounges covered in a rich damask fabric, color satellite television, VCR and an internet point where guests can consult the web at their leisure.
On the right hand side of the entrance hall, there is a ceramic tiled and well lit dining room, where guests will enjoy their buffet breakfast, along with lunch and dinner should they so choose.
At the end of this dining room, one has access to a much smaller and very intimate dining room and the kitchen.
The kitchen is fully equipped with ice making machine, American coffee machine, and a professional refrigerator.
The first floor can be reached via two staircases; one to the left and one to the right of the entrance hall.
At the end of the first staircase, one comes across a lovely suite with a large terrace. It's décor is in the scale of green.
Beside this suite, there are two double bedrooms and another bedroom suite.
The tower can also be accessed from this wing of the castle, which hosts a gracious and intimate double bedroom.
Descending this staircase, one has access to the mezzanine level, where you find another double bedroom, a junior suite and the staircase which leads to an attic, it too with a junior suite. This room features exposed wood beams and a commanding view of the landscape.
The second staircase, to the right of the entrance hall, is a grand structure furnished with two antique suits of armor.
It leads to the imposing Grand Duke’s bedroom. This junior suite looks out onto both the front and rear gardens, and is painted cardinal red. It also contains antique furnishings, including a 17th Century bed head, bookcases and grand piano.
This second staircase also leads to two additional bedroom suites, one overlooks the southern garden and the other looks out onto the northern garden.
All the bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning, mini bar, private safe, color satellite television, telephone with independent external line and modem access, radio and personal alarm clock.
The bathrooms are all hand painted with travertine marble and equipped with hairdryers, full set of bath towels and bathrobes. Linen and towels are changed twice a week (Sat. & Weds). Extra additional bed linen and towel will be charged extra. Laundry service is available as an extra, charged per garment.
On entering the rear garden of the castle, via the double glass doors at the end of the entrance hall, there is a well kept Rose bed and lawn area with comfortable outdoor lounges; ideal place to have pre dinner drinks or something cool to drink during the hot summer evenings.
At the end of the garden is the swimming pool, cordoned off by a gate, which is able to be used from mid-May to the end of September. The swimming pool looks over a split level olive grove and, during the hot summer hours, is shaded by historical pine trees. The swimming pool measures 11 X 5 meters in size.
There are changing rooms and bathrooms located in this area.
There is also a Jacuzzi and some fitness equipment.
Every window has mosquito nets and every bedroom has ceiling fans.
Reservation includes: Welcome drink. Electricity, water and gas consumption. Wifi Internet. Heating is additional.
For a more comfortable stay, the following mandatory maintenance and domestic services are conducted for a complete management of the historical home during the rental period. These services are to be paid for in cash, directly by the guest:
Domestic Assistance and Maintenance - Three people for the daily cleaning of the bedrooms and lounges, swimming pool and ground maintenance. The supply and changing of bedding, bath and pool towels on Saturday and Wednesday. Final Cleaning. The fee for the above services (domestic staff and linens) is €1000 Euros payable in cash upon arrival.
Meal Preparation and Service - Personnel for the preparation and service of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals will be charged per person, at a rate determined by the menu chosen by the guests, and to be paid directly at the villa. (Breakfast €10/€15, lunch €20-€40, dinner €40-€65. drinks excluded)
NOT Included in weekly rent: External laundry service. Baby equipment (crib/cot with linen, high chair and car high chair) are available on request. Winter heating according to usage
Additional hours of domestic service, will per charged extra at an hourly rate of €15.00 per hour per person.
The staff will have a day off during the week to be agreed with the guests
The organization of ceremonies and anniversaries require a separate agreement.
We can organize guided tours to the ruins of Populonia and nearby medieval villages such as Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci and Suvereto; guided tours of Pisa, Lucca, Siena and Florence, guided tours to the historically important wineries in Bolgheri such as Sassicaia and Ornellaia with wine tasting; also Montalcino, tickets to the Palio (a world famous harse race in Siena held twice a year 02/07 - 16/08); cruises in the 11 meter motorboat along the Maremma coastline, discovering beautiful locations such as the Island of Elba and Giglio Island, visit to the natural park of Alberese, visits to the major natural and archeological parks, access to the natural Calidario SPA, visit to the outlets of Prada and Gucci, cooking demonstrations, golf, tennis, massages, hot air ballooning and horse back riding.
This castle is a splendid historic home, just opposite the Island of Elba. Distances from major Airports: Piza 70 km, Florence 120 km, Rome 220 km. Distances from major tourist sights: San Vincenzo - its world class restaurant “Il Gambero Rosso” - 7 km, Castagneto Carducci – Bolgheri and its vineyards - 7 km, Baratti and its gulf - 10 km, Populonia and the Etruscan tombs - 10 km, Punta Ala and the Luna Rossa clubhouse - 20 km, Massa Marittima – the art and wine roads - 30 km, Volterra – Its alabaster, its "Balze" and its museums - 50 km, San Gimignano and its Towers - 75 km, Siena – Piazza del Campo – The Chianti wine - 95 km, Lucca and its historical homes - 100 km, Pelagone- golf club.
The coastline is located 10 minutes by car, there you will find a wonderful beach. Tennis Courts are located nearby just a 5 minutes Drive.
Rates are for 12 guests minimum in 6 bedrooms. Please Email for additional rates for group over 12 up to 26 maximum.