Podere Torricella

PROPERTY

Property facilities

Location: 
Chianti area
Nearest town: 
Cerbaia 3 km
Sleeps: 
from 2 to 4
Swimming pool
Internet
Restaurant
Parking
Bikes
Laundry
Wheelchair accessible
Countryside
Podere Torricella is a large old rambling Tuscan farm house located on a hill among olive groves and vineyards only 18 km from the centre of Florence. It represents an ideal base to easily reach the most important artistic cities of Tuscany; Pisa, Siena, Lucca, S. Gimignano, Volterra, Vinci and of course Florence. 
 
The central tower dates back to 1200 whilst the main body, all ochre walls and higgledy, piggledy roofs, has had more than three centuries to acquire the grace of old age. 
 
Three years of labour went into the conversion of the rambling old farmhouse into 9 beautiful and spacious one and two-bedroom apartments. The apartments renovated throughout according to Tuscan tradition, have a clean, fresh country look but are immaculate rather than "rustic" as the attention to detail, both the aesthetic and the practical, is scrupulous. Hand some ornamental "Montelupo" plates, beamed ceilings and hand-wrought bedsteads complete the simple but exquisite picture and modern luxury is added in the form of satellite television and phones (outgoing calls only). With in walking distance is a charming typical restaurant where local specialties are served.
 

GARDEN & SWIMMING POOL


The handsome old house stands on a hill among vines and olive trees with a sixteenth century villa nearby.
 
The swimming pool, 7 x 14 is 1.5 m deep at the shallow end and 1.8 m at the deep end, has an extensive sun terrace with a magnificent view of the Chianti vineyards.
 
There is a communal barbecue and traditional old wood oven for the baking of bread and pizzas.
 
Tennis table and mountain biking are available for a communal use, free of any charge.

FARMHOUSE APARTMENTS

ApartmentsSleepsBedroomsBathroomsHigh season price range
2 Bed & 2 Bath4+222800 - 1,000 €
2 Bed & 1 Bath4+221800 - 1,000 €
1 Bed & 1 Bath2+211500 - 800 €
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LOCATION


Podere Torricella is near to Florence as well as with easy reach of most important Tuscan places of interest. The nearest airport is Florence airport (less than 40 minutes), Pisa is about an hour and Rome airports are both about three hours distant.

OTHER FACILITIES AVAILABLE NEAR BY: Montefiridolfi is a little village with shops for the first necessities. The village is situated in the heart of the countryside, among the hills that surround the Pesa valley. The village of Cerbaia, with more diversity, a pharmacy, and a supermarket, is 3 Km away. 

Horse riding: It is possible to go horse riding at the Riding Centre Horse World, which is situated on the same road as the villa, about 200 meters or yards away.

Nearby facilities

  • Nearest town: Cerbaia km 3
  • Restaurants: in the property
  • Supermarket: Cerbaia km 3
  • Grocery: Cerbaia km 3
  • Shops: Cerbaia km 3
  • Outlets: The Mall, Reggello km 45
  • Bank: Cerbaia km 3
  • Post office: Cerbaia km 3
  • Chemistry: Cerbaia km 3
  • Tennis court: Cerbaia km 3
  • Golf: Golf Club Ugolino km 18
  • Horse riding: Cerbaia km 0,2
  • SPA: Gambassi Terme km 25
  • Train station: Firenze km 18

Airports

  • Florence - Amerigo Vespucci: 25 km
  • Pisa - Galileo Galilei: 65 km
  • Roma Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci: 325 km
  • Roma Ciampino - Giovan Battista Pastine: 300 km
  • Milano Malpensa - Città di Milano: 365 km
  • Venezia - Marco Polo: 275 km
  • Perugia - Sant'Egidio: 170 km
  • Bologna - Guglielmo Marconi: 120 km

Art Cites

  • Firenze: 18 km
  • Pisa: 70 km
  • Siena: 60 km
  • Lucca: 70 km
  • Arezzo: 90 km
  • Perugia: 165 km
     
  • San Gimignano: 35 km
  • Volterra: 60 km
  • Montalcino: 100 km
  • Forte dei Marmi: 100 km
  • Pienza: 130 km
  • Montepulciano: 125 km
  • Cortona: 130 km
  • Assisi: 185 km
  • Seaside: 75 km

RATES & CONDITIONS

These prices do not include booking fees: Euro 20 per reservation

Price includes

water, electricity, gas for cooking; weekly change of linen; final cleaning; WI-FI internet connection; baby cot with linen and highchair (on request).

Price excludes

tourism tax: Euro 1 per person per night (14 years old and up and for a maximum of 6 nights); heating (if used - on request): Euro 10 per day.

Extra services (upon request)

extra cleaning: Euro 10 per hour; extra change of linen: Euro 10 per full set; use of communal washing machine: Euro 5 per load; ironing facilities in the communal laundry room.

Check in

from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Swimming pool

open from 01 May to 30 September

Check out

within 09.30 a.m.

Security deposit

Euro 150.00 in cash

 Any day changeover. 3 nights minimum stay.
Conditions: 

DEPOSIT: A deposit of 37% of the total letting price is payable at the time of booking. It may be paid by credit card or wire transfer. Upon receipt of your deposit you will be sent notice confirming your payment with contact and arrival information.

BALANCE: The balance is due no later than 56 days (8 weeks) prior to the beginning of the letting period and must be sent to InTuscany via credit card or wire transfer. If the balance is not paid by the appropriate date, the letting agreement will be deemed to be invalid and the deposit forfeited. ‘InTuscany’ will send you a reminder when the balance is due and advise you how to send the money.

CANCELLATION: In the unfortunate event of you needing to cancel all or part of your holiday we will have to charge either:

a) deposit only - if cancellation is received more than 8 weeks before letting, or
b) Total rent - if cancellation is received less than 8 weeks before letting.

INSURANCE: All tenants are advised to consider insurance needs in relation to travel, accident, medical and personal cover; 'In Tuscany' can not accept liability for any accident, injury, loss or damage sustained by tenants.

IN THE EVENT OF DISPUTE: all disputes will be heard in the court of Montepulciano.

AVAILABILITY

REVIEWS

For Torricella: We really enjoyed Torricella and found the owners to be very hospitable. We definitely recommend it and have told our friends how happy we were with our choice of lodging. Sincerely.

Melodie from UK • August

Yes we did have a great trip! We had a wonderful stay at Torricella and we drove over 1000 kms within Tuscany during the week. Tuscany is heaven on earth. The apartment was perfect, and the little restaurant at Torricella serves excellent food (as most places in Italy). Our children also enjoyed the stay very much. They/we used the table tennis facilities every day, and they appreciated the Italian food and ice-cream very much. I got your website from an Italian colleague, and I will most certainly share it with anybody who is considering going to Italy. Thank you and Best regards, Helena with family!

Helena from USA • July

I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had in Tuscany at Torricella. The apartment was spacious, clean and reasonably well equipped. We had some delightful neighbours and the entire atmosphere was warm and inviting. And the view! Gorgeous. The grounds were kept so tidy! They were just opening up the pool for the season so the water was a little cold for us but we did enjoy sitting in the sun watching the thick skinned children (our upstairs neighbours) play blissfully in the water. We had dinner in the restaurant on our last night and it was probably the best we had during our entire trip. Our host's and the pleasant young woman who worked in the office were all wonderful. Thanks so much for your help and for making the first week of our first visit to Italy so enjoyable. I know we'll return!

Maryanna and Wesley from USA • June

Dear Manola, We safely made it back to Seattle, Washington late last night after an hour delayed flight in Philadelphia connecting to our Seattle flight. It was definitely a long journey home but through it all, we felt it was all worth it. Podere Torricella is definitely the place to be if ever we're in Tuscany again. We absolutely enjoyed the peaceful surroundings, the greens around the villa and the spectacular view of the mountains and fields we saw from the pool and the unit we were in. You were so helpful in every possible way and we are truly grateful for that. I have one suggestion though, perhaps there will be a much better mattress in the master bedroom (double bed) next time. We could really feel the spring on the one we had in our unit and it made sleeping a little tougher at times. Well, I hope to see you again in the future and I will definitely recommend your place to friends and families who'll travel to Tuscany. Ciao!

Maria from USA • July

Just to let you know we had a very enjoyable stay at Podere Torricella. The gentleman who helped us there (father of Christiano who runs it) was very polite and helpful, a true gentleman. It was well signposted and easy to find by car with the directions given. Accommodation was clean and tidy and pretty much as we had expected. We were happy with the location and with the help of owners were able to catch bus to Florence for the day with ease. They gave plenty of directions as to where to shop for food. The restaurant attached to the the farm and accommodation was very good, had a lovely ambiance and very good food. We had some trouble locating accommodation that suited our needs for this particular time of year, which was one reason that we chose this property. We required two double bedrooms with two bathrooms, only four nights and of course in November as well. Podere Torricella gave us all this, the only hesitation being that the second bathroom was very small, Other than this, we were very pleased with our choice. Thank you for your help in booking this property, we had a faultless holiday in Italy (and Spain) with perfect weather!!

Edwina from USA • November 2009

We had a wonderful time at the farm. The owner met with us and personally showed us the beautiful rooms and property. The kids had a ball of a time. The pool, table tennis was a big plus. The location of the property could not be better. It overlooks the vineyards at the top of the hill and had a fantastic view. We would sit till late every day in the open overlooking the greenery around and the rolling hills getting drunk on the various Tuscan wines available in plenty and at a very reasonable price. The rooms, bathrooms, kitchen etc was 5* quality. We wished we had spent a few days more.! Will definitely visit again in the future. Only advice is that you must carry insect/mosquito repellent with you. Thanks again!

Janak from UAE • August 2010