Apartment, 135 m², Sleeps 8 people
4 bedrooms , 4 bathrooms
La Loggia is a large 4-bedroom apartment that occupies the entire top floor of an old stone building within the castle walls. Access is by a flight of stairs.
The large living/dining room has a corner fireplace that can be used to grill meat in the Tuscan fashion, a dining table that can seat up to 12 people and a full kitchen with a dishwasher. There is ample seating space, and glass doors give access to a covered terrace that offers outdoor seating for 8, with sweeping views of the valley and the wooded hills.
The 4 bedrooms are in the four corners of the apartment so they all have windows on two sides. Each bedroom has a private bathroom; some bathrooms have shower stalls, some have showers over bathtubs. In three bedrooms, the beds can be united as a queen or separated as twin singles; in the fourth bedroom the bed is necessarily queen.
This apartment also has a washing machine.
La Loggia is part of the San Giovanni building, which also includes San Giovanni West and San Giovanni East. The outside entrance is shared with San Giovanni East. The three apartments of the San Giovanni building can be interconnected and rented together to accommodate up to 16 people.
Montalto is a private estate, not a hotel. Check-in time is between 4 and 7 pm; please let us know in advance if you need to arrive after 7 pm so that we can make arrangements to receive you after hours. Please check out by 10 am.
The minimum stay is 3 nights. Bookings shorter than minimum stay can be accepted only 10 days or less before arrival, based on availability, by contacting us via email or phone.
A 30% booking deposit must confirm each reservation. The rent balance is due one month before arrival. Please be sure you have read and agree to our Cancellation Policy before making your reservation.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and PayPal. Prices are in euros (credit card payments will be addebited in euros). If you use our online booking system, you will be requested to enter your payment information securely. If you prefer to complete your reservation by contacting us, we will give you instructions on how to make payments on-line.
Rental prices are per house, regardless of the number of occupants. Italian law requires us to remain within the limits of the authorized maximum number of occupants of each house or apartment. An extra bed can be added at extra charge (where space permits) only for an infant or a child up to 12 years of age.
There is a Local tourist tax of 2,00 Euros per person/day for the first 7 days (not applied to children under 13 years)
Pets are allowed in some, but not all, houses; they are subject to an extra cleaning fee of 50 Euros and require special permission, so please be sure to ask in advance.
Reservations at Montalto are not final without a non-refundable booking deposit of 30% of the full amount of rental.
The rent balance is due and payable one month before arrival and cannot be returned after that date.
We regret that we cannot extend cancellation policy exceptions; we strongly recommend that guests take out travel insurance to cover any unexpected events.
Groups of 15 people or more, weddings and other special events may receive special pricing with special cancellation terms; please contact us to inquire.
All homes include:
Shared common areas:
Many other special services are available upon advance request, such as cooked meals, cooking classes, guided tours, group or individual transportation, horse-back riding, bike hire and tours.
We also offer wedding or special event planning: contact us for more information.
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: July 1 - August 31
Mid Season : May 15 - June 30, September 1 - October 15, December 24 - 31
Low Season : March 15 - May 14, October 16 - December 23, January 1 - 10
Loggia, the top floor of the San Giovanni building, commands a breathtaking view of the valley below.
The building appears to have been originally three surveillance towers, erected by the Longobards around 700 AD after they invaded Tuscany. The center tower was the oldest and appears to have fallen, in part, during Berardenga times.
Looking back from the castle walls a keen eye can still detect the cornerstones of the two flanking towers and a line of demarcation where the top part was reconstructed.
Later the lower part was roofed over to provide an attic space for raising silkworms, pigeons and chickens, and for drying ears of corn, garlic and onions for the winter, while pigs, cows and oxen were kept in the barn downstairs (Fondi), and the contadino and his large family lived on the middle floor.