The medieval watchtower (XI century AD)
La Torre is an ancient medieval watchtower (circa XIV a.d). The cellar was excavated in the tuff (the indigenous earth of the area) featuring an imposing vaulted ceiling and it is still being used today (this is where organic wines and a brandy are produced). Guests can still walk along a little path, which was used to escape from the Tower. The Tower still stands high on a hill overlooking the surrounding countryside, from where the gates of the city of Siena are visible as well as vineyards, olive groves and the ancient pilgrimage route- the Francigena. The east side of the Tower was enlarged in 1800.
A medieval tower with the comfort of a villa on the first hill south of Siena
The villa and the tower are really comfortable. Overall, there are three levels for a carpet area of about 250 square meters. In detail:
- On the GROUND FLOOR there is a large kitchen with a 10-seater dining table, a cozy guest bath and a huge living room with a fireplace, books and pictures of our travels. This floor has two glass doors to access a terrace garden which is connected to a 500 square meter walled garden. The terrace is made of ancient bricks and runs the length of the farmhouse. You can enjoy a wonderful meal on the terrace sitting around the table, canopied by soft curtains, or just lie around reading a book or sipping an aperitif with the view of the Torre del Mangia and the Siena cityscape in full view.
- On the FIRST FLOOR there are three bedrooms and a fully equipped laundry room. We have a large double room with a private bathroom with shower. There is also a double room which shares the bathroom with a third room furnished with a 2 people bunk bed. On the firts floor
- On the SECOND FLOOR there is a big double room with private bathroom. There is also a mezzanine with an ancient Indonesian bed to be used as a sofa or additional bed. The room has four windows, one for each side, so it overlooks the entire valley.
Maximum occupancy: 8+1 people
The garden, the loggia, the hot stone tub, the swimming-pool and the stunning view
The villa has a secluded outdoor area, a swimming-pool and a parking.
From the villa, you can access a large ancient-brick terrace garden where you can find plenty of seating facilities to enjoy the beautiful skyline view of Siena, have a glass of wine or just relax under the sun. There are tables, chairs and parasols as well as an Indonesian canopy with comfortable sofas
From the terrace, you can walk into two walled gardens. In fact, we have a 500 square-meters garden, filled with frangrances and colors from roses, aromatic plants and centuries-old trees. In addition, there is a small garden with a hot stone tub.
The guests can enjoy a swim in our private pool which can be reached trough a 30-meter private walkway. Our pool is 11x6 meters large and from 1 to 2 meters deep.
There is also a deck with sun beds and tables with parasols. At night, the swimming pool is always lighted.
Last, we have a private parking, just few steps away from the villa.