Watchtower and child-friendly Cottage together
Decorated with original and rare 14h century wall frescos, the property sleeps up to 11 as a unit, or up to 15 including the adjoining cottage La Casina. It includes 4 double and 2 twin rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, and an additional twin with shared bathroom, a study, wi-fi, kitchen, dining room, large sitting room with open fireplace and TV, an outside loggia and dining area, courtyard, garden, olive grove, secure gated entrance and parking. The adjoining property sleeping 4 is available separately or together; see La Casina at same address.
A unique historic building converted by an avant-garde architect, Torre di Sopra is an architectural marvel with pool conveniently located 20 minutes drive from the centre of Florence and within easy access for sightseeing in the rest of Tuscany. A uniquely contemporary take on an original Medieval watch-tower complex. The main tower property includes 3 double and 2 twin bedrooms, 4 en-suite bathrooms, sitting room with open fireplace, dining room, kitchen and external sitting and dining areas under the loggia and pergola. The garden has views over surrounding olive groves and Florence in the distance. Fenced salt-water pool (summer 2016). Maximum occupancy is 11.
Top Traveller Review
Tower of Dreams!
About the Owner
About Camilla Field
The daughter of leading Italian architect father and English mother who restored this house during our childhood, I am so pleased to open up our family home to visitors wanting a truly authentic and exclusive taste of Tuscany.
Camilla Field purchased this house in 1976
Why Camilla Field chose Florentine Hills
Our childhood home.
What makes this house unique
An exceptional historic building and exclusive national monument, The Torre offers a unique mix of modern architecture and interiors within a genuine medieval structure. It is an inspirational setting for sightseeing and relaxing in Tuscany and conveniently situated for direct and fast access to motorway links.
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Arrival time between 16.00-18.00.
(10 traveller reviews)
Fabulous, outstanding property, close to Florence
We absolutely loved the Watchtower - It is a stunning property, very spacious and with all amenities. Additionally, it is decorated with many interesting artifacts from around the world. For our group of 8, with 2 couples and 4 singles each had our own bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped. There are 4 courtyards and beautiful grounds with swimming pool. It is walking distance to restaurants and to a larger town. It is about a 9 minute drive from Florence and very close to Siena, and in Chianti country. The owner, whom lives on the property was very gracious, accommodating, and helpful. I cannot recommend this property enough - It is absolutely fabulous!
Tower of Dreams!
I cannot say enough about how beautiful this house is. You will be in heaven with frescoes from the 12th century and modernist interior design! It is a winning combination. Plus Camilla and Jane are absolutely incredible. They will make your stay seamless and easy. They are generous and kind: bringing fruit from the garden and stopping by to make sure that everything is perfect. The house is located about 5 minutes (by car) from a small town called Antella where you can pick-up supplies. It is also about 5 minutes (by foot) from the town of Bagno a Ripoli. You can reach Florence by bus (35 minutes by bus). It is a fantastic location as you are close to everything you need and want and yet far enough to enjoy the Tuscan countryside. We left inspired and hoping that one day we will be back again.
We didnt have a straight forward journey to the house but were given a warm welcome and felt relaxed right away. The grounds and gardens are lovely with plenty of space for our children to explore and take in the italian air. The gardens are well maintained and producing lots of fruit and herbs. The pool is fantastic and we spent some time there, we felt so at home there that the day would slip away before we managed to see some of the local villages and florence. My lasting memories are of a really relaxing family time together which everyone loved.
martin kirstin iona joe and esme
A small piece of paradice on Earth
We had 7 fantastic days at the Watchtower and had the best vacation ever. The house, the pool and the outside areas were perfect, idyllic and beautiful. Our host, Jane was most kind and helpfull at all times and we felt very welcomed and got the very best service. Thanks. We give our highest recommendations. Best wishes from a Danish family of 15
Great June Stay
We stayed in this property (both the Watchtower and villa) the third week of June and it was a great experience. Centrally located with easy access to Florence and the Tuscan region. With awesome grounds and a beautiful residence we had no complaints and the 7 of us enjoyed the unit greatly. The restaurants recommended by the book left by the owner were very good and having some sports equipment for the kids was nice as well.
Io e altri miei 10 amici siamo stati ospiiti di Camilla per il periodo di Capodanno (30/12 - 02/01) e che dire... posto favoloso, la signora Mariel ,la governante che ci ha accolto, è stata subito gentilissima portandoci a vedere il contatore del gas (che serviva per il conteggio totale del costo del riscaldamento) e mostrandosi disponibile per qualsiasi nostra richiesta. La casa è arredata benissimo, ma soprattutto è comoda e funzionale, cosa che essendo in 11 è di fondamentale importanza. La cucina è spaziosa e munita di qualsiasi oggetto possibile ed immaginabile, per non parlare del salotto con un gigantesco camino a cui ci si radunavamo tutti intorno di sera. Altro punto a favore è la vicinanza a quasi tutte le città più belle della Toscana (Firenze, San Gimignano, Arezzo). Che posso dire? CONSIGLIATISSIMA!!! soprattutto per l'efficienza organizzativa di Camilla che, nonostante non sia presente fisicamente alla casa, con noi è sempre stata limpida e veloce nelle risposte fornendo qualsiasi tipo di delucidazione possibile. Alla partenza da questa casa solo una cosa si può dire: "perchè non abbiamo fatto più giorni?"
Grazie per la magnifica vacanza
From the Owner
“Our childhood home.”
Activity and Interests
Ideally placed for visiting Florence as well as the rest of Tuscany, Siena, Arezzo, Pisa and Lucca, 30 minutes from Greve and San Gimignano.
From the Owner
“An exceptional historic building and exclusive national monument, The Torre offers a unique mix of modern architecture and interiors within a genuine medieval structure. It is an inspirational setting for sightseeing and relaxing in Tuscany and conveniently situated for direct and fast access to motorway links.”
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Ping Pong Table
- Toys ...
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- winery tours
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
- Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
- 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Access to bathroom through bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed
- Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed, Additional room available on request
- Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
- For full occupancy of 15 people, the house can be let together with the adjoining property La Casina.
- Beach Umbrellas
- Deck Furniture
- Golf ...
- Outdoor Furniture
- Porch Furniture
- Tennis ...