Tuscany / Chianti / Restored Ex tower
The small ancient village of Catignano, 4 km from Gambassi Terme, is the location of this characteristic medieval tower which has been completely restored and turned into a charming home.
The tower, dating back to the 11th century, is situated right at the end of the village and enjoys a panoramic position with open views across the beautiful tuscan countryside with olive-groves, vineyards and rolling hills.
Inside the tower, tastefully fitted and furnished, accommodation is split on three levels.
Central heating. Private parking space. Small dogs admitted.
Before the house a kind of terrace (garden) with loungers and a built-in outdoor kitchen with barbecue and pizza oven.
Panorama: like a picture from the 16th century - "The" real Tuscany!
In addition and for an additional charge: separate apartment ( ca. 50qm) with separate entrance, ground floor, kitchen, great room with pullout sofa bed, TV, bathroom with shower.
Distances: Certaldo 9 km. Colle Val d’Elsa 30 km. Firenze 40 km. Siena 55 km.
Tower for 4-5 persons (160 sqm):
Entrance hall with small settee. Double bedroom with fireplace.
Winding staircase leading below to a sitting room with single sofa bed.
Bathroom with bath tub/wc. Access to the garden.
From the entrance hall stairs go up to the kitchen/dining room with fireplace.
Double bedroom with shower room/wc.
From the Etruscans to the Romans to the Renaissance, Tuscany is possibly the greatest repository of art in the world, from extraordinary paintings and sculpture to frescoes and architectural masterpieces. Visitors to Tuscany come for many reasons. Many come in search of fine art, others to explore the extraordinary countryside. Gourmets and wine buffs descend on Tuscany to enjoy the simple yet wonderful cuisine and wine. Walkers enjoy the mountain paths, cyclists the rolling hills, summer vacationers the sea coast and islands. Students come to learn the beautiful Italian language and culture. There is a lot to see and do in Tuscany, the difficulty is really where to start. Certainly most should start with Florence, then continue on to Siena and Pisa. The roll call of città di arte, cities of art, is daunting: Arezzo, Cortona, San Gimignano and Lucca are all striking. The more you come to know the region, the more extraordinary Tuscany appears.