|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
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The independent wing of a Medieval watch-tower complex, La Casina makes an ideal base from which to sightsee in Florence and the rest of Tuscany. The property includes one double and one twin bedroom, bathroom, shower room, sitting room and new fully equipped kitchen with wood burner, a courtyard dining area and outside seating in the olive grove with views of Florence. Child-friendly equipment available, plus an optional extra double room available on request.
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.
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 cottage in 1976
Our childhood home.
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.
During the winter season we charge an additional fee of €300.
We had a very enjoyable stay in the cottage, which is attached to the historic watchtower. Surrounded by lovely gardens and an olive grove, the property is in an excellent location - close to Florence and other places of interest, such as Siena. If you want to relax at the property, there's a great, new pool, though we didn't get a chance to try it out because the weather was unsettled during our stay. Jane, whose family owns the property, was on site and was very welcoming but discreet. She was also kind enough to give us a tour of the fascinating watchtower, and we hope to visit again.
What a lovely little gem of a place, very close to Florence with easy access by car and bus. We stayed in La Casina, and was very comfortable with all amenities. Sitting outside on the lovely couch with big pillows, sipping a glass of wine watching the Tuscan sunset over the olive grove and hills was breathtaking. Nearby village of Antella has wonderful coffee at Jolly Cafe.Highly recommend this lovely place
We stayed here for 6 nights (Husband, Wife and two teenagers) and used it as our home base for exploring Tuscany. It was perfect! Historic Buildings. Beautiful Gardens. Easy Access to Public Transport. Sweeping Views. Gracious Hosts. Fully Equipped Kitchen. Quaint Towns. We spent two days in Florence, one day in Pisa, one day in Maranello (Ferrari factory and museum - 17 year old son) and two days exploring the local area. Home cooked dinners using veges and herbs from the gardens on the grounds. Wine on the terrace area at sunset. It was a great way to immerse ourselves into the Tuscan lifestyle. I would highly recommend this property. Thanks for being a part of our incredible trip to Italy.
The welcome we had from the housekeeper was hart warming. We had a wonderful time here.
The location is just 10 min outside of Florence, therefore you can relax around the house to see the sun set over Florence. Around the house are enough chairs and tables. We enjoyed the breakfast outside en the sunset.
In short this place is ideal for relaxation.
Our stay at La Casina was absolutely wonderful!
Watching the sunset over the Tuscan hills from the loggia with a glass of wine was priceless! The accommodations were delightful and perfectly suited our family of four. The caretaker was very helpful upon our arrival providing us with essential provisions including fresh tomatoes, potatoes and basil from the garden and giving us directions to the surrounding area. La Casina made a lovely home base to return to after tiring yet enjoyable day trips throughout Tuscany.
An amazing residential property that over looks Florence with a great fresh vegetable patch to feed from and a super helpful concierge. There's no where else I'd rather be when visiting Florence. 5 Stars.