|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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The Castle of Pianettole was first mentioned in texts in the 11th century - it served as a Fortress and a Monastery. The stone tower and wonderful grounds will set the stage for your Italian holiday. UNFORTUNATELY NO POOL THIS YEAR DUE TO INTERNAL PROBLEMS. Discounts available for small party .
You can experience wine tasting of local Arezzo wines in a agriturismo farm just 30 mins drive at 15 euros a head with snacks. A car is needed.
In the past the castle served as a refuge to the Knights Templars and it is dotted with mysterious symbols such as the knot of Solomon. It lies on 25 hectares of land comprising forests/wildlife etc. Nearby are our vineyards and orchards with fruit and olive trees. For complete privacy and tranquility we have a private road that leads to the castle - a really unforgettable stay in the gentle Tuscan countryside at extremely reasonable prices. You will be the only guests on the property as the other parts are not rented out. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ OUR NUMEROUS PAST GUESTS' COMMENTS. Most people book after having read these!!
Within the inner walls of the Castle, we have charmingly restored the original lodgings of the Castle's military commander. The house has four tastefully restored and furnished bedrooms and all the modern necessities for a comfortable, unique and relaxed stay. The main house has 3 bedrooms and one bathroom and 4th bedroom is in basement with its own ensuite. The stairs are the original stairs and are a little steep so may not be suitable for those with mobility problems. Maximum guests 6, plus one child.
I am the owner and the castle has been in my family for 60 years and we have lovingly restored many parts of it.
My wife and I will ensure you have a wonderful stay. Louise (our good friend) helps us manage bookings.
Mario purchased this chateau / country house in 1950
This property is unique. There are not many castles in Tuscany and the price we offer is unbeatable. You will love Anghiari and its surroundings. Nearest airport is Perugia (50 mins) and ryanair have cheap flights available
You will have complete privacy and enjoy our olive oil and wine and visit our vineyards. Pets are welcome
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thanks once again to Mario and his parents. Pianettole was the best stay we had while in Italy.
We had a wonderful stay at Pianettole, and as always, it is the little things that make the difference. The Bianchini's were very friendly and helpful, and made us feel like old friends visiting. They had thoughtfully provided some food for our arrival, the kitchen was well stocked with
cooking implements, and we were given fresh produce from the family garden almost daily. The castle itself is a lovely old authentic building, and very comfortable. It's private, blissfully peaceful and the views are straight
out of a picture book. Nearby, the town of Anghiari is a beautiful medieval town unspoilt by tourist hordes. We found the location to be perfect, and
central to other classic Tuscan towns in the area. We heartily recommend Pianettole to anyone who wants a taste of the real Tuscany.
Again, thanks for a wonderful stay in Italy.
Dave, Bonnie, Aden and Zoe Moore
The guidebooks tell us Italy is a beautiful country with warm, friendly people and excellent cuisine. How true, and all these things are encapsulated at Pianettole. The location is fantastic, the accomodation is awash with character having been lovingly restored by Mario. The atmosphere is warm, friendly and generous - delicious local produce awaits in the cupboards. Mario's family (including the dogs) were fantastically friendly with our two young children, as well as being very helpful with advice on where to go and what to see/do.
If that's not enough, Pianettole is a great base for discovering Florence, Siena, Cortona etc etc.
We cannot wait to go back.
Rob, Laura, Maisie and Florence (Scotland).
Our group stayed at Pianetolle in July 2015 and we loved it! This castle was the perfect place for our group of 6 (2 couples with 13 year old daughters) to experience Tuscany and its beauty for a week. We appreciated the warmth and hospitality provided by owners Mario and Erminia and their two dogs. Pianetolle is on the top of a hill right near the walled midieval village of Anghiari and we stayed in the castle building with 4 beautiful bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, along with a kitchen and sitting area. This is not your cookie cutter experience - each room had its own charm and beauty, reflecting the history and feel of the region/area. Since Italy was experiencing a heat wave during the week we visited, we fully appreciated the pool each day. We were only a few minutes drive from Anghiari and we also took day trips to Sansepolcro, Sienna, and Florence (took the train from nearby Arezzo). We also spent time at a favorite cafe on the piazza in Aghiari and spent our Wednesday night eating pizza at Baldacchi on the piazza and enjoyed the music and festivities that night. We also were able to attend a festival on Friday night in Sansepolcro and enjoyed a progressive dinner there. We loved returning to the castle each evening to stargaze and swim. We loved staying at this castle - full of character, history and charm - we would love to return!
Spent a week at Castle of Pianettole, great time for all. Each granddaughter had a bedroom, son and wife a bedroom and my wife and I had one. More food than we could eat in a week was on hand, Thank You Mario. We took day trips to Arezzo, Florence, and Siena. The real treat was the Battle of Anghiari, all the folks dressed in 15th century garb. The run up the hill was so special. If you time it right, you can see both the Paleo and the horse race in Siena. Granddaughter used the pool every day, the last night, Mario and his wife recommended a pizza place "in the pines". Great local place, kids running everywhere, I think we were the only tourists in the place. First day, met a guy from England in the market, His name is Barry, what a guy. He gave me the inside scoop on everything he could. Do not miss the Michelin restaurant. Great meal. You will need a car, but worth it. Thank You Mario and Hermine for opening your home, we will not forget your warm hospitality.
Forget Chiantishire - here's your chance to enjoy the real Tuscany, in this quirky castle packed with history. We enjoyed two weeks here with our family - loving the homely feel of the house, the pool and garden, enjoying great family meals, and exploring the neighbourhood. Anghiari was an unexpected gem of a medieval walled village with good restaurants and excellent local shops, while Sansepolcro was packed with interest including the market and the not-to-be-missed Aboca Museum. With an excellent train service from nearby Arezzo, the whole of Tuscany is easily accessible. Mario and Hermine were wonderful hosts and we thoroughly recommend Pianettole.
Reached by a winding track up the mountain, access is not for the faint-hearted, but quite manageable and we loved the views.
The main bathroom is up a fairly challenging old staircase, so not recommended for anyone with mobility problems.
Wonderful hosts, wonderful location and the ideal place to base yourself for discovering Tuscany all the way from Florence to Montepulciano.
I cannot recommend Mario and Hermine more highly, we had a wonderful time at Pianettole and Mario went out of his way to make sure our stay was perfect.
We stayed for 8 nights and would come back again in the future.
Pianettole was worth it just for the views from the mountain at dawn or dusk.
Everything about our stay was wonderful! Mario and his wife were extremely hospitable, the castle itself was beautiful with the most picturesque view of the Tuscan countryside I've seen outside of postcards, the local town of Anghiari was a joy to explore (go visit Sylvia and Gianni at Da Alighieri, you won't regret it!) and we're already looking forward to visiting again. We would recommend anyone stay here.
We can organize fly fishing permit and routes for fly fishing. We can organize cooking courses
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|final cleaning fee||$53|
We can offer lower rates for small parties of 6 or less (EXCEPT FOR HIGH SEASON). Please ask.
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HEATING IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE WINTER BUT THERE IS FREE FIREWOOD