75 m², Sleeps 4 people
2 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms
San Giovanni West is on the lower floor of the San Giovanni building, an old stone house within the castle walls. It has a combined living-dining room with kitchen area and full size stove and refrigerator.
There are two bedrooms, each with a bathroom en suite. In one bedroom the beds can be united as a queen or separated as twin singles, in the other bedroom the bed is necessarily queen. Both bathrooms have shower stalls (no tub).
San Giovanni West is part of the San Giovanni building, which also includes San Giovanni Eat and La Loggia. 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, 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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: June and September
Mid Season : May, July, August, October and Christmas/New Year holidays
Low Season : March, April and November
The large San Giovanni building commands an ample view of the valley below. Perhaps for this reason it seems to have been the first fortification on the site.
The original construction appears to have been three Longobard towers, erected around 700 AD, and in Berardenga times the building was probably a barracks.
Eventually the middle tower collapsed partially, while the once defensive castle continued life as a peaceful agricultural center.
A small window framed by “pietra serena” (a grey sand stone typical of Tuscan historic architecture, extracted from quarries at Fiesole, Arezzo, Cortona and Volterra) is still visible on the outside of the wall facing the valley, though it has long been walled over on the inside. You may be able to see it looking back from the castle walls.