Podere Torricella is a small hamlet located on a hill
among olive groves and vineyards. The property is only 18 km from the
centre of Florence, and represents an ideal base from which to reach the
most important artistic cities of Tuscany, such as Pisa, Siena, Lucca,
San Gimignano, Volterra and Vinci.
The central tower dates back to 1200, whilst the main body - all ochre
walls and higgledy-piggledy roofs - has had more than three centuries to
acquire the grace of old age. Although it enjoys absolute seclusion,
Podere Torricella is part of an active farm which produces Chianti
wines, olive oil, grappa and honey (all of which can be purchased). Wine
tastings and visits to the cellars can be arranged on the property, and
next door to Torricella is a charming typical restaurant where local
specialities are served.
Three years of labour went into the conversion of the rambling old
farmhouse into 10 beautiful and spacious one and two-bedroom apartments.
The apartments, renovated throughout according to Tuscan tradition, have
a clean, fresh country look but are immaculate rather than
"rustic" as the attention to detail, both aesthetic and
practical , is scrupulous. Handsome ornamental "Montelupo"
plates, beamed ceilings and hand-wrought bedsteads complete the simple
but exquisite picture and modern luxury is added in the form of
satellite television and phones (outgoing calls only).
We can add on a car rental for you.
Saturday to Saturday rentals
Jan 7 - April 8
April 15 - May 31
Sept 28 - Dec 22
April 8 - 15
May 31 - Jun 29
Aug 31- Sept 28
Dec 23 - Jan 6
June 29 - Aug 31
Bedrooms one bath
bedroom 2 baths
are per person double for 7 nights. 3rd and 4th persons are
free in Two bedroom unit.
Electricity, water, gas
and final cleaning included
American style coffee maker
Washing machine and iron
board on the premises
Telephone charges extra.
(E 0.21 per unit – we recommend to use pre-paid telephone cards)
*Heating not included
Euro 10 per day
sitter service available for E 10 .00 per hour
Security deposit: E 150
please cash or traveler cheque by the client directly to the owner
PETS NOT ALLOWED