Appartamento La Tortora is an apartment of 70 square meters (approximately
750 square feet) which sleeps four persons. It is located in a farmhouse on the
hillside, which has a garden and a swimming pool.
The apartment is equipped with satellite television and central heating, and it has a reserved parking space. It is possible to connect to the Internet.
It is located on the first floor, and it has two bedrooms with en-suite
bathroom, a living room with a small kitchen, and a reserved area of the garden
equipped with a large gazebo, under which you will find a table with chairs.
As a guest of the apartment you will be able to use the swimming pool, which is
shared with the guests of three other apartments on the premises.
Appartamento La Tortora is part of a farmhouse that grows 4 hectares (10 acres)
of vineyards and wood. The farmhouse is located in a panoramic position on the
top of a hill.
Once you are past the entrance gate, you will see a green lawn decorated with
terracotta jars and pots full of flowers, and marked by a few pathways flanked
by rose bushes. At the end of the lawn you will find the beautiful and large
ancient building, made of stone and terracotta. In ancient times the building
use to be a fortified monastery, located on the road that pilgrims going to Rome
had to follow. This is quite evident if you look at the remains of an ancient
tower, nowadays incorporated in the building.
The large house has been skillfully renovated and divide into four apartments,
all of them with an independent entrance and reserved external areas. Three of
these apartments are being rented out, while the owners of the estate reside in
the fourth one.
On the side of the garden, at a slightly lower level, you will find the swimming
pool, hidden from the view by a hedge. It is almost circular, placed on the side
of the hill and surrounded by an amphitheatre of green lawns.
You will find this location particularly suggestive, because when you are by the
pool you will be able to see only the blue of the water and the green of lawns,
trees and vineyard, and you will be able to relax and enjoy the sun all day
long. By night you will be able to swim in the illuminated pool, and the place
acquires even more charm.
Around the swimming pool there is a sun deck paved with terracotta tiles and
equipped with beach umbrellas and deck chairs.
You will enter the apartment climbing an external terracotta-tiled stairway of
16 steps, which will take you to a characteristic covered loggia with terracotta
columns. From this loggia you will be able to admire a nice view of the
surrounding hills, including the profile of San Gimignano, with its famous crown
of high medieval towers.
Through the loggia you will enter the living room, which is pleasantly decorated
in white and sky-blue, and has a table with chairs, a nice sofa, two small
armchairs and a wood-burning stove. The small kitchen is connected to the living
room, and it is equipped with a four-burner cooker, oven, refrigerator with
From the living room you will be able to reach the two bedrooms, both with an
en-suite bathroom. One of the bedrooms has a double bed surmounted by a tall
canopy with blue and white curtains, a bathroom with jet-shower and windows with
a view of the garden.
The other bedroom has two single beds, windows with a view of the vegetation and
an en-suite bathroom with bath tub. In this bathroom you will also find a
The decoration is airy and luminous, with floors which are the color of the sky,
white curtains made of linen and lace, paintings and items selected with care
and fantasy by the owner, and that add a personal touch and charm to the whole.
The house is equipped with satellite television and central heating, and it has
a reserved parking space. It is possible to connect to the Internet.
The swimming pool is open from mid-May until the end of September.
Close by the house a trail begins, marked in guide books, for hikes and mountain
bike trips. Within 10 km (6 miles) you will find a horse center, tennis courts
and a golf club.
At the farmhouse you will be able to taste the produce of the estate: Chianti
wine of the Sienese hills and extra virgin olive oil.
You will also be able to use a pizza oven and a portable barbecue.
Staying at Appartamento La Tortora you will be able to easily visit the most
beautiful art and historic spots of Tuscany: San Gimignano and Certaldo are at
approximately 10 km (6 miles), Volterra is at 40 km (25 miles), Siena is at 35
km (20 miles), Florence is at 50 km (30 miles), Pisa and the sea at 80 km (50
The closest airport is Florence. You will need to have a car.
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Mar 1 2014 - Jun 21 2014
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (Euro) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.