75 m², Sleeps 4 people
2 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms
San Giovanni East is on the lower floor of the San Giovanni building, a large stone house within the castle walls. It has a combined living room/kitchen, with dining area and full size stove and refrigerator.
Of the two bedrooms, one has a beautiful view of the valley below, the other a view of the sunrise. 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.
Each bedroom has a bathroom en-suite; one bathroom has a shower stall and one has a tub with wall shower.
San Giovanni East is part of the San Giovanni building, which also includes San Giovanni West and La Loggia. The outside entrance is shared with 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.
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, American Express 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 booking deposit of 30% of the full amount of rental.
If a cancellation is made at least 4 months before arrival, this deposit will be returned, except for 75 Euros per house for expenses. Within 4 months of the arrival date no refund is possible.
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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: July 1 - August 31
Mid Season : May 15 - June 30, September 1 - October 15, December 24 - 31
Low Season : March 15 - May 14, October 16 - December 23, January 1 - 10
The large building of San Giovanni commands an expansive view of the valley below. It was originally three adjacent Longobard towers, built perhaps as early as 600 or 700 AD.
With the coming of the Berardenga family after 850 it was englobed in their castle and housed the only peasant family to live inside the castle walls instead of dispersed around the extensive property.
The kitchen on the east side occupied the middle room, with a small window and a large recess where the coppered pots and pans hung above a big flat stone sink that now sits outside the house near the Fondi door.
The wall alongside the stairs that lead to the court contains a stone with a hole in it, where the children of the family would deposit the teeth they lost, for the Tooth Mouse to ‘buy’ with a small coin