Romantic Tuscan Vacation with Stay in 12th-Century Castle
On this 9-day vacation from Great Value Vacations, you can sample Tuscan wines and cheeses, stand before Michelangelo’s David, and tilt your head in line with the Leaning Tower of Pisa during a stay at a 12th-century hillside castle. We’ve listed some of our favorite highlights below. This vacation includes:
- Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), or Chicago (ORD)
- 7 nights' two-bedroom/one-bathroom apartment accommodations in a 12th-century castle: Castello di Montegufoni in the Chianti countryside
- Manual-shift midsize car rental for the duration (groups of three will receive a compact-size car; groups of one or two will receive an economy-size car)
- €60 final cleaning fee
View the full itinerary here.
Montegufoni Castle (Castello di Montegufoni in Italian) is a relic from the 12th century, built just before the Italian Renaissance. Situated amid the rolling hills of Tuscany, the castle is just 14 miles outside of Florence. You’ll be staying on the castle grounds, in an apartment equipped with an en suite bathroom and a kitchenette. From here you can walk into town to purchase the Chianti region’s namesake wine.
The castle has a prized room frescoed by Italian Futurist Gino Severini. The work, known as La Sala delle Maschere, or “the room of masks,” depicts characters from Italian commedia dell'arte masked theater. The castle estate features an outdoor pool and a restaurant that serves authentic Tuscan food prepared with locally sourced ingredients.
Day-Trip Ideas: Florence, Pisa, and San Gimignano
While you’re staying at Montegufoni Castle, hop into the included rental car and check out some of these nearby attractions.
Florence: The birthplace of the Renaissance and one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Florence is just 14 miles away. Climb Il Duomo di Firenze—the Florence Cathedral—to see the city in all its splendor, or marvel at Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa: This world landmark is just an hour’s drive west of the castle. While in Pisa, you can study up on 20 other historical churches or explore the campus of the University of Pisa, which dates back to the 12th century.
San Gimignano: This walled medieval hill town is known as The Town of Fine Towers for its magnificently preserved Romanesque and Gothic architecture. The town is equally popular for its white wine, vernaccia di San Gimignano.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal?
Call Great Value Vacations at (800) 495-4903 for additional pricing options from any departure airport not listed on the Groupon Getaways deal page.
Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal?
Yes, for an additional fee you can arrange for that over the phone when you redeem your vacation.
How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available?
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What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available?
If Great Value Vacations is unable to book the stay you want during the available dates and before the book-by date, Groupon will refund your purchase.
Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room?
All travelers age 2 and over are required to purchase a Groupon. Different occupancy arrangements can be requested with Great Value Vacations at the time of reservation.
Is the price advertised available on every date?
Airfare subject to availability. Additional fees may apply for some departure dates. Contact Great Value Vacations for details.