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  • Facilities

    A passion for hospitality and love of details

    The Castelletto has nine rooms only: three classic and 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.
    Relevant information:
    - the "buffet" breakfast is served in the "loggia" from 08:00 to 11:00 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.

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  • Chianti

    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.

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  • Welcome

    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.
    In this ancient mansion, dating back to XII century, tradition and modern comfort are combined perfectly. Guests are encouraged to move free like in their own home in a comfortable and familar, yet elegant and exclusive environment.

    At a few steps in the park guests can enjoy a swimming pool, a small sauna, and a gym with a jacuzzi mini-pool along with a marvellous view over the surrounding hills and the valley.
    The Castelletto has no restaurant, but around the corner a wonderful “trattoria” called “L’Orciaia” offers tasty traditional Tuscan dishes.


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  • Chianti

    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.

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  • Surroundings

    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

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    • Siena

    • Arezzo

    • Monte Oliveto Maggiore

    • Monteriggioni

    • Cortona

    • San Gimignano

    • Firenze

    • Assisi

  • Minisuite

    Minisuite for 2 people (max. 3), 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. Bathroom with a shower in the back.

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  • Rooms

    A passion for hospitality and a love of detail

    Owners at Castelletto di Montebenichi offer their guests five double rooms, three jr suites and one mini suite, in which period pieces and modern furniture are finely combined. The junior suite is in the outbuilding at close distance. Each room has an individual personality, with a special style and atmosphere and they all 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 11:00 AM
    The Castelletto has no restaurant, but an excellent "osteria" that offers traditional Tuscan cuisine is available within walking distance.

    Drinks available at the bat 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.

    Castelletto di Montebenichi 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.

  • What to do

    activities during your stay

    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 minipool 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.

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    • Siena Piazza del Campo

    • palio di Siena

    • cantina Vino Nobile

    • Maioliche artistiche

  • Classic room

    Classic room (for 2 people)

    Room with a large double bed (one of three classic rooms can have twin beds) in the main building. Elegantly furnished with period artwork and antique pieces. Nice view of the hills and roofs of the town. Bathroom with shower and/or tub and travertine decorations from the local quarries.

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  • Deluxe room

    Deluxe room (for 2 people) in the main building

    Spacious room with a large double bed in the main building, elegantly and individually furnished with period artwork and antique pieces. Lovely view of the valley and hills. Bathroom with shower and tub and travertine decorations from the local quarries.

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  • Junior Suite

    Junior Suite (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. All are individually and elegantly furnished with period artwork and antique pieces. Bathroom with shower and tub and travertine decorations from the local quarries.

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    How to get here

    Directions to the Castelletto

    You have to have your own transport to reach Montebenichi as there is no public transportation. A taxi may be an expensive alternative. The nearest railway stations are Arezzo and Montevarchi (about half an hour away by car).

    By car
    GPS Coordinates: North 43° 24’ 21’’ - East 11° 32’ 39’’

    - from the North: highway A1 exit at Valdarno (the second after Firenze Sud). Drive in the direction of Montevarchi-Levane-Bucine. At the Levane traffic light, carry on for Siena-Bucine-Ambra and once past Bucine, carry on for about 15 km, passing by the villages of Capannole, Ambra and Pietraviva. About one km after Pietraviva there are directions to the right for Montebenichi, which is at the top of the hill, another 4 km further on. Carry on to the end of the asphalted road, going past the hotel park's gates on the left and drive into the square in the town where the hotel is located.

    - another route from the North: (more panoramic) is to come off the Highway A1 at Impruneta, carry on the Florence-Siena state road and then continue towards Arezzo-Perugia (SS 326 on the Siena-Bettolle link road) once you have reached Siena. Exit at Colonna del Grillo after about 18 km and then follow the directions for Bucine (SS540). You will find directions for Montebenichi after about 4 km on the left. The hotel is in the small square in the village center.

    - from the south: highway A1 exit Valdichiana. Drive in the direction of Siena (SS326 on the Bettolle-Siena link road) and carry on for about 30 km until you pass the exit for Rapolano Terme. Exit at Colonna del Grillo after about 4 km and then follow the directions for Bucine (SS540). You will find directions for Montebenichi after about 4 km on the left. The hotel is in the small square in the village center.

    By train
    The stations at Siena and Bucine are on minor railway lines and do not have trains passing through so frequently.
    You can catch a train that stops at the stations of Florence (70 km) or Orvieto (80 km) or Montevarchi (32 km) or Arezzo (40 km). From there it is possible to reach the Castelletto di Montebenichi by a rented car or a taxi.

    It is easy however to travel to Siena from Milan or Rome by coach.

    By plane
    The nearest airport is Florence (about an hour away by car). It is also possible to use Pisa airport (about two hours by car) and Rome (about two and a half hours away by car).

  • Contact us

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    Castelletto di Montebenichi
    Località Montebenichi, Bucine, Arezzo
    Tel: +39 055 9910110
    fax: +39 055 9910113
    E-mail: info@castelletto.it

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  • Privacy

    Information on personal data recording (according to the law n. 196/2003)

    The form will send some personal data to the "Castelletto di Montebenichi SRL". According to the Italian law, we must inform you on the methodology of processing your personal data. In conformity with this law, your personal data will be treated according to the principles of correctness and transparency, in order to protect your rights and privacy. Access to your personal data will be restricted to the persons in charge of data processing. In no case they will be released to others. Your personal data will be used to answer your request only.

    The person in charge for data processing is Marco Gasparini.

    In any moment you can exercise your rights (i.e. data update or correction, cancellation of your personal data, personal name withdrawal or data blockage) according to the law.