Chic Urban Retreat is an extraordinary place included among the best 100 in Europe, it is the only one located inside the Medieval Fortress of Monteriggioni. A small treasure nestled in the heart of green Tuscany in the province of Siena. A typical example of a fortified village, Monteriggioni has an urban center of modest size because of the walls that surround it, which measure 570 meters perimeter.
A small stone treasure, with garden, swimming pool and hydromassage tub, inside a small one-of-a-kind jewel.
11 Romantic Rooms immersed in history, only 10’ minutes driving distance from Siena and 40’ from Florence.
All with private bathroom with shower, A/C or heating.
1 Deluxe room with double bathroom (max 3 pax), tea and coffee facility in the room
2 Superior rooms located on the second floor, tea and coffee facility in the room, astonighing view
6 Double rooms with private bathrooms (one on the ground floor)
1 Triple room on the ground floor, can accomodate 3 persons
1 Single room with a great view
(11 rooms, max capacity 23 persons child/infant included).
We accept a minimum stay of 3 nights, 4 nights, 7 nights.
Let me know your needs and I’ll show you the best solution for your holiday.
Arrival on Saturday for min 3 or max 4 nts
UNIQUE AND EXCLUSIVE
The Deluxe Rooms of Monteriggioni villa offer all the authenticity of the typical Tuscan style, combined with comfort and elegance. The 40sqm rooms is the biggest and has 2 bathrooms to guarantee the maximum privacy and comfort. The attentions of a service reserved exclusively for guests of the Deluxe Rooms that includes slippers and bathrobes complete an unforgettable experience, immersed in the sweet quiet of the Senese countryside.
The two Superior Rooms of the Monteriggioni villa are the rooms with the most astonishing panorama, that overlooks over the ancient walls of the medieval fortress towards San Gimignano and the sunset or to the Chianti vineyards. The rooms are immersed in the quiet atmosphere of the olive-tree garden with a view over the swimming pool. Antique furnishings in Tuscan style, terracotta floors, exposed beams and fine decorations that make use of original materials.
Stone and exposed bricks, arched entryways and windows, wooden beam ceilings, terracotta floors: the precious architectural features of Monteriggioni villa marry up perfectly with its refined furnishings, giving birth to intimate and romantic corners, enhanced by precious details.
The only Single room of Monteriggioni villa has one of the best view of the hotel, perfect for Sunset over San Gimignano. Stone and exposed bricks, arched entryways and windows, wooden beam ceilings, terracotta floors: the precious architectural features of Hotel Monteriggioni marry up perfectly with its refined furnishings, giving birth to intimate and romantic corners, enhanced by precious details.
Triple room is located on the ground floor and has limited view. The size of the room is generous and can accommodate three guests.
Stone and exposed bricks, arched entryways and windows, the precious architectural features of Monteriggioni villa marry up perfectly with its refined furnishings, giving birth to intimate, romantic corners, enhanced by precious details.
The ancient city walls surrounding the medieval village separate the garden from the gentle hills that overlook the countryside towards Siena and Florence. Amid ancient olive trees, a swimming pool and a private heated Jacuzzi experience, our guests may find a quiet corner to read, chat or simply relax and enjoy the peace of the garden.Read More
Monteriggioni, a small medieval village in the Senese hills, was originally built in the 13th century as a fortress to defend Siena against Florentine attacks.
A surrounding wall, evenly spaced out by 14 towers, protects the little group of houses gathered around the square, which hosts a 14th century parish church on one side and a well in the center.
Nothing has changed ever since within the walls of Monteriggioni, whose shape was compared to a crown by the great poet Dante Alighieri in his Divine Comedy.
Narrow stone alleyways will lead the visitors of Monteriggioni to discover beautiful views over the surrounding countryside, amid picturesque buildings, gardens and artisan shops from another era.
Climbing onto the oval city walls that mark the boundary of the Villa’s Garden, a walkway along the ancient patrol path opens up amazing views over both the village and the surrounding Tuscan countryside.
What makes this village unforgettable is the history of which it seems to be steeped in every building, alley or stairway, and the care taken in the details, from the colorful flowers on the windows of the stores, to the cleanliness of the streets, to the pretty little painted doors that do not actually lead anywhere. The evocative setting of the castle of Monteriggioni looks like a place where time has stopped, with its fourteen towers still intact, as if to protect it from the dangers and the passing years. Dante himself was struck by this, quoting it in a canto of the Inferno: “Monteriggioni is crowned with towers, so is the road that surrounds the well”. The spectacle of the circle of walls – elliptical in shape that surrounds the top of a high hill called Monte Ala – is a unique visiting card. It is therefore an opportunity not to be missed to climb the walls and walk two sections of the ancient walkways, from which you can enjoy wonderful views of the village and the surrounding hills, from the slopes planted with vines and olive trees.
WHAT TO DO IN MONTERIGGIONI
In full respect of traditions, those who visit Monteriggioni cannot fail to attend a falconry show held on some weekends by the Association “Falconieri del Re” to revive the prestigious art of falconry giving demonstration of ancient techniques of flight and hunting with beautiful specimens of birds of prey. Monteriggioni, not only offers history and tradition, but also gives space for shopping and souvenirs.
In the central square you can find nice stores, most of which offer typical products, others are specialized in home decor and clothing.
Piazza Dante Alighieri is also the seat of the three restaurants of the city, which with their well aligned tables and the characteristic signs lend themselves to refresh visitors, with traditional dishes such as Ficattole (appetizers made with bread dough left over and fried), Pappardelle with rabbit, Pici con salsa briciolata (paccheri with zucchini and sausage sauce), and Sfratti di Sorano (ancient sweet of Jewish tradition, made with honey, orange peel, walnuts, aniseed seeds and nutmeg).
Among these we point out: Le Torri and L’antico Travaglio
Nature lovers should not miss the opportunity to walk along the paths of the Montagnola Senese, a large green area classified as a Site of Community Interest (S.I.C.). On foot, by bike, or on horseback the landscape offers secular woods of holm oaks alternated with wide vineyards, with the possibility, for those who wish, to walk along suggestive stretches of the ancient Via Francigena to Rome.
The village of Monteriggioni is of modest size, so it can be easily visited on foot, but also the bicycle can be a very convenient way to regain lost rhythms and to fully experience these magnificent streets surrounded by nature. You can rent a bike, maybe electric, at one of the many service centers or use the bikes of the bike sharing points. Just ask us in advance.
Near Monteriggioni there are also two parking lots where you can leave your car (50/250 meters from the Castle), while Monteriggioni can be easily reached from Florence, passing through the Autopalio highway in the direction of Siena, exit at Monteriggioni and follow the signs to the Castle. Monteriggioni is served by the Ferrovia Centrale Toscana through the station of Castellina in Chianti – Monteriggioni. The nearest airport with commercial traffic is that of Florence.
Walkways on the walls of Monteriggioni.
It is possible to choose two solutions in Chic Urban Retreat in Monteriggioni:
Rooms only ROOM ONLY – A weekly change of linen and pool towels. No cleaning. No use of the kitchen.
B&B formula with 1 weekly change of linen and pool towels – Daily breakfast without use of the kitchen – Room tidying up and kitchen cleaning for 3 hours daily — CHEF AND WAITER SERVICE FOR 3 HOURS LUNCH DINNER
Ask us for the rates, which change depending on the number of rooms and the minimum stay!
LUNCH AND DINNER: 1 chef and 1 waiter 3 Hours available for Lunch or Dinner Service, from 12 am to 3:00 pm or from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
MENUS: To be ordered min 3 days in advance, for minimum 14 pax, three courses menu starting from, house wine included 1/3 lt pp and 1/2lt water pp (from € 35,00 per person + vat)
SHOPPING LIST: To be requested at least 24 hours before (cost of the list to be added): € 50,00 per trip + vat
CHECK-IN NOT BEFORE 16:00 ON THE ARRIVAL DAY – CHECK-OUT WITHIN 10:00 ON THE DEPARTURE DAY
- Guests: 23
- Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom essentials, Bedroom comforts, Garden, Housekeeper, Swimming Pool, Wi-Fi
- View: Monteriggioni (Siena): A small treasure nestled in the heart of green Tuscany. Swimming pool and jacuzzi.
- Categories: Countryside, Eco Friendly Houses, Family Holidays, Luxury Villas, Tuscany
- Location: Chianti Area, Monteriggioni, Siena, Tuscany
- Bedrooms: 11
- Bathrooms: 11