Il Castro was built in the 13th century as a rural hamlet on the via Francigena, an ancient pilgrimage route. An old story recounts that in the 16th century, the famous artist Michelangelo passed several nights here on a trip to Rome, fascinated by the beauty of the location.
Now the property opens its doors to guests looking for peace and relaxation in a historic location with beautiful landscapes, which is also a magical setting in which time seems to stand still.
The furnishings have been decorated by local craftsmen, and fit perfectly with the high quality designer accessories which make it so original, elegant and eclectic – unique also due to the high quality of its materials.
The Leonardo apartment can be reached via an external walkway, directly from the magical private garden next to the day area. All facing into the unique emblematic skyline of San Gimignano. The apartment, which is unique of its kind, has been finely renovated and furnished while maintaining all its original details, like the traditional exposed beam brick ceilings and the antique terracotta brick floors. The light coloured furniture and exposed wood make the interior warm and welcoming, a mix of shabby chic and rustic. The large, bright living room faces onto the garden, which illuminates the room and infuses it with a purely natural sensation of tranquillity even from the comfortable sofa.
Il Castro provides the best services for its guests, to ensure they pass a comfortable, relaxing stay.
The Leonardo apartment has its own internal washing machine, dryer and ironing board so that you can wash and iron your clothes at your own convenience.
We also offer an office area where you can work with your laptop, with a comfortable office chair suited to many hours at the desk.
The apartment offers all comforts to our guests, including TV and Ethernet.
The kitchen area has everything you need to organise your lunch and dinner: cookware and tableware, oil, salt and pepper, a microwave oven, refrigerator, oven and cooktop, coffee machine and – last but not least! – a handy dishwasher.
During the coldest days you can warm yourself in front of the stove, while the dehumidifying air conditioner keeps you cool and relaxed even during the hottest summer days.
The bathroom includes: shampoo, clothes stand and hair dryer, while the bedroom linen is always fresh and clean and extra pillows and blankets are always ready to hand if needed.
All immersed in a green setting thanks to the private garden with access to the swimming pool.
The Leonardo apartment is located on the ground floor and hence there are no steps or stairs leading up to it.
Along with the convenient parking space, each apartment has its own private entrance to ensure you are not disturbed.
Furthermore, you can even stay for more than 28 days if you desire.