About the property
- Castle1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
MEDIEVAL TOWER XI° CENTURY, ON PANORAMIC VIEW
LUNGARNO MEDIEVAL TOWER , is located just outside the medieval town of Pratovecchio.
It was built by the Counts Guidi in the middle of the eleventh century. Is the first historic building along the ancient walls encircled the town of Pratovecchio.
Here, you can spend a lovely stay immersed in the story: After a thorough restoration was carried out, in fact, a beautiful detached house equipped with every comfort and air conditioning. The medieval tower has three floors with an area of 100 square meters terrace. The access is located on the 1st level through typical wooden stairs (33 steps) and leads into the hallway equipped with hangers and input in the master bedroom (20 sqm) with majestic walls cleverly built and restored, decorated with wooden furniture that recall the feudal period. Each wall of the friendly room there are the typical slits overlooking the Arno river and the garden. Inside the room access to a private bathroom (4 sqm), built in compliance with the architectural form of the structure and provided with toilet, bidet, shower and antique marble sink. From the hallway a staircase leads to the living room (28 sqm) with bright antique sofa, armchairs, satellite TV, dining table with four chairs, storage, and feature wooden kitchen fully equipped with fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, two-burner and antique marble sink. From the living room a staircase with nine steps leads to the loft (10 sqm) with a comfortable single bed and second bathroom decorated with outdoor decorations that show the various castles of the valley and equipped with toilet, bidet and washbasin. From the loft a few steps lead to the terrace. Internet access must be booked (for a fee).
The highlight of the medieval tower is definitely the lovely terrace (35 sqm) overlooking the valley of the Casentino, the medieval castle of Poppi, Romanian and Porciano. The terrace is equipped with a Jacuzzi, sun, night lighting, roof garden, barbecue lava rock, drinking water, dining table and chairs. Here you can arrange lovely romantic dinners by candlelight under the stars.
Upon request, any use of the pool in about 1,5 km, to be shared with other guests, or the Arno River on the border with the residence.
The owners are there for those with their own specialties, on arrival, and any mid-week.
The tower does not have a washing machine, but in the middle of Pratovecchio is a laundry room.
The sea is approx Adriatrico 90 minutes and the Tyrrhenian Sea ca. 120 minutes by car. And ' possible to swim in the lake which is about 1.5 km from the center of Pratovecchio or Stay in the river Arno. Excursions can be made to the zoo Poppi, to the Sanctuary of La Verna, Camaldoli Hermitage and the National Park of the Casentino Forests. Florence and Arezzo are within 50 minutes drive away, Siena 80 minutes. From Arezzo you get to Rome by train in an hour and only quick 5 minutes, why are possible day trips to the capital.
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- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Medieval Dream Vacation! Perfection!!
Perfect introduction to the "real" Italy! My husband and I traveled to Italy to trace his family routes this past August 2014. First stop was Genoa (my advice is to skip it!) followed my Magioncalda (perfection and my husband's heritage) with the majority of our time being spent in Pratovecchia. What a hidden gem! If you are looking for someplace that has an unspoiled feel to it, Pratovecchia is it! LOVED every second of every day we spent there.
The Tower is full of hidden treasures, from the wide plank wooden floors with "key" locks, to the hand painted scenery. Every spot you look there is something else to thrill and relax you at the same time. What can I say, I felt like a Princess for the entire time we stayed there! My husband called me Rapunzel the whole time as I have rather long blonde hair - a true storybook come to life.
We spent many nights relaxing on the roof top spa listening to distant church bells chime the hour. On one side, the beautiful village and the other side, the mountains. Who could ask for more? Every morning we took the short stroll to the town square for coffee and fresh baked danish. Next was a stop to the butcher shop or the cheese store followed always by a walk to the bakery.
Two things surprised us the most about Pratovecchia, first was the town square. Children playing, older women gossiping, old men playing cards, young lovers walking hand in hand. Pure magic! The second thing was the cost of everything was SO much cheaper then we had expected! What a great surprise!!
We plan on returning in 2016, hopefully for two weeks instead of just one.
Thank you Monica and Leonardo for making our stay nothing less than magical.
Carissimi T. and S . impressioni piu' belle non potevano essere descritte !!!!
Grazie mille per aver apprezzato la Torre Medievale, il nostro paese e la sua gente.
Sarà un piacere rincontrarvi prossimamente, tutto il meglio per il futuro.
grazie Famiglia Mattoni
" La Torre ", endroit pour amoureux du calme !
Merci à Léonardo et Monica !!
Perfect retreat for a relaxing holiday
The tower is really charminging and furbished with a lot of nice little details. The best thing about the tower is the roof top terrace where you can sit in the jacuzzi and enjoy "la dolce vita". On the roof top you even find an open air kitchen.
The owners are really friendly and helpful. In the beginning they even brought us home made cake and lasagne.
Overall it is the perfect location to enjoy and explore Tuscany - the tower is located off the beaten tracks in Pratovecchio but Firenze and Arezzo are really close by.
Thank you very much for a perfect holiday!
thanks so much for all detail. ciao Monica e Leonardo
Very lovely special place.
Nach ein paar Tagen in Florenz hat es uns für eine Woche auf den Torre Medieval in Pratovecchio verschlagen. Wir wurden wärmstens von Monica empfangen und mit italienischen Spezialitäten begrüßt. Der Torre ist liebevoll eingerichtet und der Whirlpool auf dem Dach ist wirklich ein Highlight. Über den Dächern des Städtchens ein Bad nehmen oder auf der Dachterasse sitzen und ein Glas Rotwein genießen, in den Sternenhimmel schauen - das war Urlaub pur. Pratovecchio ist ein reizendes Städtchen und in nur wenigen Schritten hat man den Marktplatz erreicht und kann in das italienische Alltagsleben eintauchen. Abseits vom Massentourismus kann man hier das italienische Dolce vita erleben, abschalten vom Alltag und herrlich entspannen. Kurz gesagt, wir haben uns hier sehr wohl gefühlt. Monica, mille grazie!
Grazie mille .Monica
IN HART OF TUSCANY BETWEEN FORENCE AND AREZZO, IN CASENTINO GREEN VALLEY-
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Time of arrival and departure: Always call 1 hour before arrival and present the name of the holiday home: MEDIEVAL TOWER Check-in from 15.00 to 18.00 Check-out from 7.00 to 9.00 Payment: • 30% deposit by bank transfer to the IBAN that will be described in the booking contract. • Balance due 60 days before arrival also by bank transfer. Cancellation Policy • The down payment will always be at your disposal for a new booking in any of our available holiday homes - even for cancellations made 1 day before arrival. • If cancelled up to 59 days before arrival 30% of the balance must be paid by the Guest. • If cancelled between 29 and 15 days before arrival: 50% of the balance has to be paid by the Guest. • If cancelled later than 14 days before arrival: 100% of the balance has to be paid by the Guest. Security deposit The Guest must pay a security deposit in cash on arrival equal to 300€. The deposit will be returned at check-out after inspection of the property. Miscellaneous • Swimming pools are open from middle and high season ( pool about 1,5 km. with extra payment. • The maximum number of guests has to be as written in the contract for each holiday home. • Towels and bed linen are included in the price (you must return all the supplied linen). • Cleaning is included in the price, but you have to empty the fridge and do the dishes. Waste and bottles have to be removed and thrown into the designated public containers. • Gas and electricity will be charged according to consumption. • Pets are welcome prior to arrangement at booking. INTERNET ROUTER WIFI 25,00 per week . WWW.VACANZE.TOSCANA.IT - INFO@VACANZE.TOSCANA.IT – MOBIL + 39 333 700 98 07 – FAX + 39 0575 504 174