The Castle of Pianettole was first mentioned in texts in the 11th century - it served as a Fortress and a Monastery. It lies on 25 hectares of land comprising forests filled with deer and squirrels, and a myriad of wildlife. Adjoining is our vineyard and orchards with fruit and olive trees. For complete privacy and tranquility we have a private road that leads to the castle - a really unforgettable stay in the gentle Tuscan countryside at extremely reasonable prices. You will be the only guests on the property as the other parts are not rented out.
Within the inner walls of the Castle, we have charmingly restored what was once the original lodgings of the Castle's military commander. The house now has three tastefully restored and furnished double bedrooms and a fourth bedroom in the basement (access from outside) with its ensuite bathroom. The first floor has two double bedrooms and on the second floor there is a third double bedroom and the bathroom(accessed by stairs which are steep (original medieval stairs) and not suitable for the elderly .There are all the modern necessities for a comfortable, unique and relaxed stay.
The house is designed to comfortably accommodate a maximum of 7 or 8 guests and the main part is laid out over 2 floors, on the first floor is the living area which combines the modern kitchen and dining area comprising dining table for 6 or more people. Satellite Tv means you can keep up with international news. The very thick walls of this centuries old property keep the house cool in summer and you won't need air conditioning. Just outside there is a private patio with table and chairs and is illuminated for alfresco dining in the evenings. New for 2014 are the above ground pool and gazebo. We can help organize cooking course in Florence.
We include a selection of local wines, olive oil from our olive groves, fresh eggs from our chickens. Also included in the pantry are delicacies from the local area to make your experience at the Castle of Pianettole unforgettable. Within easy walking distance is our vineyard from which you can admire the breathtaking panorama of the surrounding countryside. Every window has a panoramic view over the Tuscan countryside.
A five minute drive away is the stunning medieval walled fortress town of Anghiari. It sits on the top of a hill overlooking the valley of the River Tiber. Listed as one of the ten most beautiful hilltop towns of Italy, it has fascinating winding streets and wide choice of specialist shops and fantastic restaurants. You can spend hours exploring the medieval passageways and ramparts of the town or just eating there - there are many fantastic restaurants within the village. From the centre an amazing long (7 km!) straight road (almost intact after 5 centuries) leads to Sansepolcro. The scenery from the top of this road is breathtaking! Classical music concerts in July, medieval festivals in June and shows on Wednesday evenings in Anghiari throughout summer.
Our Castle will deliver everything it promises and more! Please take the time to read our previous guests' comments - we can provide you with emails if you wish to write to them for their views.