Tower, 35 m², Sleeps 2 people
1 bedroom , 1 bathroom
San Martino is a small 2-story tower over the main gate to the castle courtyard; it takes its name from the large fresco depicting Saint Martin sharing his cloak with a beggar. It is accessed from the upper courtyard (two short flights of stone steps).
Downstairs there is a cozy sitting room with beamed ceiling, fireplace and parquet floor; a mini-kitchenette in the back includes two burners, a sink and a small refrigerator.
Upstairs is a bedroom with high beamed ceiling, parquet floor and queen-size bed, as well as a small bathroom with stall shower.
San Martino’s outdoor area has a stone table and wrought iron chairs under the shade of a majestic linden tree. This little tower is full of character and perfect for romantic vacations or honeymoons.
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.
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 1,50 Euros per person/day for the first 7 days (not applied to children under 12 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 booking deposit of 30% of the full amount of rental.
If a cancellation is made at least 4 months before arrival, this deposit will be returned, except for 75 Euros per house for expenses. Within 4 months of the arrival date no refund is possible.
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
The little tower called San Martino takes its name from its fresco, facing the court, of the crusader St. Martin of Tours giving his cloak to a naked beggar on a cold winter day. The beggar is a devil, as shown by his horns, cloven hoofs and tail. Martin does not stop to consider whether the beggar is a worthy person or not, he sees the need and gives. According to legend, at that moment the Lord rewarded him by pausing winter and now every autumn there is a period of a few days when the weather is warm again: what Italians call St. Martin’s summer.
Inside the apartment there is a rendering of the Trigramma, or monogram of Christ, designed by the Franciscan missionary San Bernardino. The letters I H S had been used to abbreviate the name of Christ since the third century. They are first three letters of the Latinized version of the name Jesus in Greek (ΙΗΣΟΥΣ) and also stand for “Iesus Hominum Salvator”, Jesus, Savior of Mankind. The three vertical branches are palm fronds, the symbol of the Palmieri family.
The bookcase near the window is actually a niche that can be opened by pulling the knob. Today a broom closet, it was once a clothes closet for the owner when he opted to sleep in this apartment instead of opening the big house when he came without his family. The kitchenette fills the former doorway to the overseer’s house, through which the Fattoressa (overseer’s wife) would provide Palmieri his meals on those occasions.