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Louise Harker
· July 22, 2017
Words cannot describe how beautiful and spectacular Castello di Montalto is! We truly had a fairy-tale wedding there in early July this year.

From the moment you see the tower peeping out of the lan...dscape to the second you enter the castle grounds, you feel such a welcoming atmosphere that the venue almost glows with happy vibes!

Chiara - from the second we made an enquiry you were AMAZING. Living in New Zealand and organising a wedding overseas was quite an undertaking but you just made it so easy and straightforward. Your organisation, efficiency and hospitality to us and our guests was outstanding - grazie grazie grazie! We really can't thank you enough!!

We were also very lucky to have been referred to Elena Chiaramonti from IWD (Italian Wedding Designer) who is a wedding planner extraordinaire!! She was fabulous both on the lead up to the wedding and throughout our stay and we would highly recommend her services.

We rented the entire venue for 4 nights and had 34 guests attend our wedding. Each apartment has it's own unique style and each is very private from the next; perfect for when family/friends want some downtime.

From the welcome meal, to the wedding day, the BBQ and the pool; the whole experience was just AMAZING...a real life fairy-tale that we (and our guests) will never forget.

We will most certainly be back in the future!!
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Kevin McGuinness
· July 11, 2017
Fell in love with this place the first time we happened upon it looking for a wedding location. We got married here 10 months later. An amazing location, where all 45 of our guests had an awesome time.... Big love to Chiara and the staff. they could not do enough to ensure everything went perfectly. A beautiful experience xx See More
Gina Lee Kister
· May 24, 2017
One of the most enchanting places we have ever visited on earth!!! We highly recommend this place as we felt as if we were not visitors, but HOME! A rare treat for frequent travelers like us. Very sad... to leave this extraordinary place! How often can one say that they've actually "slept" in place that is over 1100 years old? Suddenly we feel young again! See More
Kim Hoogerwerff
· October 11, 2016
What a wonderful & tranquil place to stay is San Mantino @Castello di Montalto! We thoroughly enjoyed every moment & it was very special to get to meet the lovely owner Diana, who shared her beautiful... Tuscan house with us & to listen to the history & her stories of the Castle. Thanks also to Chiara & her staff for all the great hospitality. Would love to come back. See More
Laurie Anne Mahle
· September 29, 2017
Best place to be. Beautiful, historical and close to historical towns. Very much Suggested!
Stephen Cella
· September 26, 2016
We just got back from two weeks at Montalto. This was our 4th time staying there. We absolutely love this beautifully serene estate. We sleep better here than anywhere else! We could not recommend it ...any more highly. See More
Amelia Ross
· October 23, 2017
Amazing place to stay would recommend.
Margaret Mackey
· June 29, 2017
Amazing, beautiful, so very special. The grounds and the castle are truly amazing and wonderful.
Jayne Meisell
· September 15, 2014
We spent a week there and it was the most fabulous experience. I highly recommend you spend some time with Diana and her fabulous staff. The scenery is is centrally located to so many be...autiful towns, Sienna, Florence, Orvieto. Will definatley be back! See More
Johan Hendriks
· May 11, 2016
We were there in mei 2016 for a wedding. It is a great countrysite and the castle and the rooms are fantastic. The staff is friendly and they help you where they can. It is very clean and the is fantastic. See More
John Schoeb
· December 30, 2016
Words and picture can not describe Montalto... It is a place you must experience in person. We will return!
Heather Bishop
· October 20, 2016
We were so lucky to have found this gem in the heart of Tuscany! Spent 5 glorious nights there in September 2016. Would recommend to anyone travelling to this region. ���
Brian Yan
· August 16, 2016
Good castle, well fortified, high enough perch to look down upon the commoners
Josephine Lake
· July 13, 2016
The highlight of our trip, we loved it all! Scenery is awesome, everyone is so welcoming, couldn't have made a better choice anywhere!
Margaret Williams
· December 3, 2013
Have stayed twice and stopped by to say hello twice! Lovely setting in Tuscany near Siena. Very friendly owners and great choices of apartments. You will not be disappointed.
Ty Rorick
April 28, 2013
What a fantastic getaway in the beautiful Tuscan countryside! Highly recommend staying here if you plan to visit wonderful Tuscany this summer!
Dasha Ross
· July 28, 2016
Fantastic experience staying in such a magical location
Giuseppe Tofani
· August 15, 2017
Luogo immerso nella natura, con la bellezza della semplicità al riparo dal frastuono delle aree abitate, regna il silenzio e una dimensione di pace e armonia con l'ambiente.
Thérèse Blanch
· August 5, 2016
C'est un endroit magnifique et les prestations sont à la hauteur de la beauté du lieu

A great part of our family got together after Christmas for our annual family reunion. The tradition was started by our father Giovanni in 1997, and continues after his passing. We are so thankful for relatives near and far that came to visit! We’re also lucky we have the perfect space to host such an event — Montalto is an ideal location for group trips and family reunions.

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The recent heat wave did not seem to deter the birds at all. In fact, they thrived. Peace and quiet at Montalto!

Autumn has reached Montalto. Colors are getting redder, and days are getting cooler...

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We took down our chapel's altarpiece for a restoration that was somewhat overdue. In part due to a roof leak several years ago and in part just due to its age, the canvas was deteriorating in a few places. The painting was done in 1884 by Giuseppe Palmieri (of the Palmieri family who owned the castle for over four centuries), and in the background shows Montalto as it looked like at that time. The restoration will take 4 months, and the altar will be back to its full glory in time for next year's weddings!

Auguri Joanna and James!!

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After the wedding...

This is the incredible moment a swimmer precisely dives through a hole in the middle of an inflatable flamingo whilst on holiday with friends.

François Speich, a french painter, often comes in Montalto and loves the castle where he married a few years ago.

He shows some watercolors from Montalto and Tuscany you can see in Granaio and at the reception.

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