Villa La Torre is a magnificent and imposing villa dating back to 1200's that has been expertly restructured by the current owners. The property is beautifully perched on a Tuscan hill overlooking rolling hills and picturesque valleys and the incomparable city of Florence, which is only 12 km away.
The property’s architecture is very interesting and the style dates back to a phenomena which spread in the IX century known as ‘incastellamento’ in which wealthy families would build ‘case torri’ or tower houses, outside the city walls as an indication of their wealth.
Villa la Torre is set out over 4 floors (the tower) and 3 floors the remainder of the villa for a total of approx. 550 sq m. The property is currently set out as 7 beautifully furnished, independent apartments for a total of 9 spacious bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.
The recent restructuring was overseen by the Department of Fine Arts and the work was carried out paying extraordinary attention to detail. Materials such as Firenzuola pietra serena, hand made terracotta from Impruneta, solid cypress and chestnut wood for the doors, windows and beams in the ceilings, lime based plaster made using the traditional methods dating back to 500's, all contribute to create a unique and refined atmosphere.
State of the art electrical and plumbing systems were also installed and there is a domotic system throughout the property, which amongst other things, can control the lights, air-conditioning and heating system remotely.
The basement of the villa has been conceived as a wellness centre and although not finished it foresees a small indoor heated swimming pool of 6 x 4 m, a Jacuzzi, sauna, a colour and aromatherapy shower (known as emotional showers) and a massage area.
Villa La Torre is surrounded by over 32 acres of land, which includes chestnut, pine and oak woodland. A landscaped garden of approx. 10,000 sq m, equipped with an automated irrigation system, surrounds the immediate vicinity of the villa and includes a beautiful infinity swimming pool with waterfall feature, Jacuzzi and panoramic pergola area overlooking the villa and countryside below.
The architectural significance of the property, its position, size, condition and not least, proximity to Florence, all make Villa La Torre a very attractive proposition and it is also equally capable of being transformed into a luxurious personal residence or a high end retreat or wellness resort.
Nearby towns & cities
Florence (12 km); San Gimignano (64 km); Siena (86 km); Cortona (92 km); Montepulciano (97 km); Pienza (104 km);Perugia (139 km); Orvieto (154 km); Assisi (160 km); Spello (165 km); Todi (177 km); Rome (260 km).
Florence Peretola (23 km); Pisa Galileo Galilei (99 km); Forlì L Ridolfi (111 km); Bologna G Marconi (120 km); Perugia Sant’Egidio (148 km); Ancona Falconara (244 km); Rome Ciampino (275 km); Rome Fiumicino (290 km).