Castello di Pergolato. Tuscany Villa Rental
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Castello di Pergolato. General details and a little history
The Castello di Pergolato is a splendid, original example of a Tuscan Medieval castle, set on a hill with far-reaching views in stunning countryside in the Chianti district, world renowned for its prestigious wine production and the beauty of its scenery immortalized in Renaissance masters' paintings. Overlooking the valley of the river Pesa, Pergolato Castle is 14 km (9 miles) from Florence and 45 km (30 miles) from Siena.
It was built on the foundations of a Roman settlement in the 10th century as a feudal castle by the Buondelmonti family, who ruled the surrounding area as the Imperial Visidomani. The Buondelmontis, who after the rise to power of the city of Florence became the new owners of this whole territory, had a number of castles all linked among them, to protect the Pesa Valley. They fortified all the important high points along the river Pesa and along the Roman road via Cassia.
So they built the Castello di Pergolato, whose name has a Latin origin: "Pergum Latum", meaning "large promontory". The Castle, which was internally converted to become villa between 1450 and 1500, was inhabited by the Buondelmonti family until the death of their last member, Luisina Buondelmonti, in 1845.
Pergolato castle, now over 1,000 years old, has been restored by its present owners to a very high standard. It has been furnished with the rarest, most precious antiques, it has a lift and a beautiful outdoor swimming pool with a view inside its fortified walls (pictured left). The pool is in the castle's garden, overlooked by Roman statues in the loggia next to it.
The castle can now be rented as a vacation villa in gorgeous Tuscany countryside. Many celebrities like the rock group U2 and the supermodel Naomi Campbell have stayed here; business magnates and wealthy tycoons have holidayed at Castello di Pergolato. But the castle is affordable by many ordinary people, especially since it can be rented by large groups.
Bargino, the nearest village, with shops, is 1 mile away. The town of San Casciano Val di Pesa, with bank, post office, shops, is 4 miles away. Florence is 14 km (9 miles), Siena 45 km (30 miles), Pisa 1 hour's distance.
The castle can accommodate up to 15-23 people.
Inside the walls of Pergolato Castle
The Castle has a ground floor, a mezzanine and a first floor, and is served by a lift.
- entrance hall
- dining room with fireplace (pictured below, with Pergolato prices)
- laundry room
- very large living room with a fireplace (part of which pictured left)
- large hall
- suite containing: master double bedroom with four poster bed (pictured above right), en-suite bathroom, living room
- ground floor loggia facing the swimming pool, with garden (view from the loggia pictured further below)
- living room
- 3 twin bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom
- large hall/game/television room
- suite containing: master bedroom with a 4 poster bed (pictured right) with bathroom en suite, large living room (pictured above left), twin bedroom with bathroom en suite
- 2 single bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom and 1 double bedroom which share 2 bathrooms
- 1 single bedroom with bathroom en suite
- 1st floor loggia overlooking the swimming pool and the valley (view from the ground floor loggia pictured below)
Guardians House(to be used only when more than 15 people are staying)
- Large living room with fireplace and kitchenette
- 2 double bedrooms
- 1 bathroom
Pergolato Castle area
Square metres: 600 approximately
Square feet: 1,968.50
Pergolato Castle rental price
The rental of the Castle for one week is:
- July/August - 8,700 euros
- May/June/September/October - 7,400 euros.
If you are interested in booking at other times of the year, please contact us and we will arrange a special price.
The rental week usually starts on Saturday from 4pm and ends on Saturday by 10am.
The price includes the staying at the Castle for up to 15 people.
Any extra person up to 29 people carries an additional charge of 50 euros per day.
Not included in the price are 4 hours cleaning per day, at 10 euros per hour.
For the organization of weddings or special parties during the weekly rental period there is an extra charge of 1,500 euros.
Short breaks can be arranged on request, any time of the year.
The rental cost of ground floor and garden for one day is 3,000 euros.
The organization of weddings, conferences or other functions, special events, other happenings, guided tours and similar can be arranged on request.
Pergolato Castle extra services on request
- Preparation of breakfast/brunch - 70 euros
- Chef Service for doing the shopping, preparation of an Italian 4-course meal, setting and cleaning kitchen and dining room - 200 euros per meal
- Preparation of second meal on same day - 150 euros
- Food supplies and beverages to be paid based on shopping receipt
- Waiting at the table on request
- Extra cleaning of rooms and castle - 12 euros per hour
- Private laundry per machine, ironing extra
For more photos, further details, enquiries and reservations, please use the contact details at the top of the page.
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- January to April - 4,000 euros
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Chianti district information & how to get to Pergolato
Castello di Pergolato is in the wine-producing region of Chianti, a vast, predominantly hilly area between Florence and Siena cultivated with vineyards and olive groves, with cypress trees marking the boundaries between plots of land. It is the oldest officially defined wine-producing area in the world, dating from a 1716 decree.
Chianti is in the region of Tuscany, in north-west Italy. Halfway between Rome and Milan, it is in a central location to many parts of Italy.
The nearest village to Pergolato Castle is Bargino, which is a few minutes' drive away and can also be reached by a brisk walk from the castle. Other renowned nearby villages are Greve in Chianti and San Casciano Val di Pesa.
Florence is also very close, 9 miles from the castle.
To get to Pergolato, take the A1 motorway (Autostrada del Sole) in direction of Florence (Firenze in Italian). At the Firenze Certosa exit, take the superstrada to Siena until Bargino exit. Take the exit and drive past the village of Bargino until the second right turning where you will find signs to Castello di Pergolato.
The Chianti district has for many years attracted not only visitors but also people of different nationalities, mostly from northern Europe, who, fascinated by the mesmerizing beauty of the area, have taken residence on its sunny hills. So an international community has developed over the years here alongside the local community. German, British and other English-speaking tourists have turned into permanent citizens, and they all have one thing in common: a love of art and beauty (and possibly excellent wine and delicious food). Not surprisingly, since this is after all the landscape that has inspired the great artists of the Renaissance and at the same time has been modelled by the artistry of its farmers and growers.
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