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Exclusive Medieval Watchtower with Pool - Watchtower and child-friendly Cottage together

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 6 nights


Bagno A Ripoli House Rental Photos and Description

Unique tower with pool (2016) ideal for art tours, only 10km from Florence

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.

Details for Watchtower and child-friendly Cottage together 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, 6 Bathrooms

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.

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Camilla Field
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
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September 30, 2016
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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.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Watchtower and child-friendly Cottage together
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Tower of Dreams!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A small piece of paradice on Earth

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: It was wonderful to have you - thanks for being great guests! We look forward to being able to welcome you again soon.
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Great June Stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you liked it! Thank you so much for your helpful comments. We very much hope to be able to welcome you again in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

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


  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Owner's Response: Grazie di cuore! E' stata una gioia potervi accogliere. Tornate presto! Camilla
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Captivating Tower.

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 5 adults (my husband, my son and 2 friends) and had a great time in this place.

My stay at Torre di Sopra surpassed my expectations.

It is a piece of history and art all-in-one!

Its renovation shows ingenious architectural design, complemented with exquisite decor.

Torre di Sopra is not simply a rental premise, it feels like a real home for its comfort. With clean towels and full kitchen facilities. Whole place carefully and well maintained by the owner.

We were treated with fresh produce from its garden.

Only the stairs leading to the two bedrooms in the tower could be challenging for both children and senior people.

Torre di Sopra is located in a quiet hill, but not isolated as it is between residential area. Just a short drive to a big supermarket at Antella.

Easy access to highway to explore many towns and cities.

Visiting Florence was easy by taking a bus at Antella (€1.20) and parking our car near the bus stop. Also convenient taking a taxi late at night from Florence back to Antella (over €30).

Would like to thank Camilla and her mother for facilitating this memorable time spent at their amazing place.

Looking forward to coming back to this welcoming home again!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Florence 15 km and Pisa 99 km
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Bagno a Ripoli
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Ideally placed for visiting Florence as well as the rest of Tuscany, Siena, Arezzo, Pisa and Lucca, 30 minutes from Greve and San Gimignano.


Rates & Availability

Bagno A Ripoli House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 16 2016 - Dec 20 2016
6 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
6 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 16 2017
6 night minimum stay
Autumn/Winter 2017
Sep 17 2017 - Dec 22 2017
6 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $546

PayPal payments accepted.
Arrival time between 16.00-18.00.

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Bagno A Ripoli House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Access to bathroom through bedroom 2
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Additional room available on request
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
  • For full occupancy of 15 people, the house can be let together with the adjoining property La Casina.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis

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