Montespertoli is an old municipality of the world famous wine region of Chianti, which has been an important trading area since the Etruscan era, resulting in Montespertoli having a magnificent wine heritage and a countryside adorned with beautiful castles and chateaux of varying origins.
A tour of the Chianti countryside which surrounds any of the holiday accommodation in Montespertoli will take you to many strategic castle locations, including the beautiful castles of Botinaccio, Sonnino, Montefugoni, Lucardo and Poppiano. Throughout the region, walking holidays thrive, especially because of all the historical places of interest which adorn the landscape, meaning that there are plenty of places to pause and open your sandwiches, whilst taking in the views of the famous Tuscan countryside. Throughout the region visitors can find beautiful buildings, from chapels to fortifications, many of which contain beautiful artwork or important examples of sacred art.
Throughout the year, residents of Montespertoli villas and houses celebrate a range of festivals and carnivals, which are, without exception, colourful and joyful times to come and visit the town. The Chianti Festival in the first week of June, the ecological festival (Ecofesta) in October and the new wine festival (Festa del Vine Novello) and White Truffle Festival, both in November, fill the streets with stalls, exhibits and entertainment, and the abundance of local delicacies on offer mean that you will hardly need to cook from your self catering Montespertoli accommodation at all.
As you would expect from a region with such a long and respected tradition in wine, Montespertoli is a magnificent place in which to take a wine tasting holiday. The ‘roads of wine’ are ancient wine routes from Montespertoli to major settlements, which still provide the route for many walking and wine tasting holidays to this day.
When you take a Montespertoli apartment or villa, the town of Montaione will become familiar. It is a small but useful town, where you will find an array of fine shops, cheerful services and excellent little family owned restaurants, all surrounded by the beautiful grove covered countryside of Tuscany.
Montespertoli is a wonderful holiday destination for those who enjoy the warmth but do not like it too hot. Average temperatures from late spring until early autumn remain around 22˚C, with daily peaks reaching around 30˚C, perfect for exploring the countryside or enjoying a glass of wine in a pavement café looking over the view.
Montespertoli accommodation can be reached in under an hour from both Florence (FLR) and Pisa Airports (PSA), although Florence is slightly closer. Both airports receive direct flights from the UK throughout the year, with an increase in the number of scheduled flights throughout the peak months of July and August.