King Umberto I, Vittorio Emanuele III, D'Annunzio and Giolitti were just some of the illustrious guests who stayed at Castello Sonnino in the early years of the twentieth century. The Castello di Montespertoli is located in a strategic position, only 20 km from Florence, on the road for Volterra, Certaldo and San Gimignano, and within easy reach of Pisa and Siena. It was in fact originally a customs post between Florentine Chianti and that of Siena. Composed of a number of architectural structures, the oldest parts are the thirteenth-century Tower and chapel. Over the centuries the Castle passed hands between a number of powerful local families until it was purchased by Isacco Sonnino in the nineteenth century. It is now a Historic Dwelling and home to Baron Alessandro and Baroness Caterina de Renzis Sonnino.
It conserves precious evidence of the role played by the family during the period of the birth of the Kingdom of Italy.
Along the tree-lined road of the farm is located the lovely apartment of the "Cantiniere", which dates from the fifteenth century.
It is composed of three bedrooms with air conditioning (two doubles and one triple), each with a private bathroom and a cozy fully equipped kitchen. The combination of the decor in the "country" style of the past century, and the new renovation of the rooms creates the ideal atmosphere to stay in harmony with the Tuscan countryside. A lovely balcony, surrounded by cypress trees, overlooking the rolling hills of Tuscany.
In front of the terrace is the old "Aia" perfect place to relax and enjoy a beautiful sunset over the vineyards and olive groves of the Castle.
Just behind the Castle is the “Farmhouse” that dates back to the late nineteenth century. Although recently renovated the house has maintained the rustic style of the past century.
The ground floor consists of a spacious living room with a sofa, a large kitchen with fireplace and a double room with private bathroom. The stairs leads to the first floor composed of two double rooms with bathroom.
A large private garden enriches the home and allows guests to relax in the shade of the tower. Ideal for families with children.