This holiday will stay in memory for a long time to come. I'm sorry it had to come to an end.
I found this Tower on the holidaylettings website almost 18 months ago and although we opted for a holiday in Sicily in 2012, I am so happy that I recollected this property for a summer holiday in 2013.
The fact you able to stay in a property with such a longstanding history is memorable in itself, but its location is ideal if you want to soak up ambience in the cities such as Siena and Florence, tour the local vineyards, hill-towns and wine producing areas or use it as a base for walking or touring on a bike.
Each night, following our meal on the roof terrace we were able to see the starry sky and many shooting stars each evening. A privilege in most places but something too easily taken for granted.
The community of Asciano is truly welcoming and it is always helpful to learn a few phrases in Italian to help you on your way, because your host community will always warm to anyone who shows even the briefest knowledge of their culture.
The property wouldn't be ideal for anybody who cannot handle climbing a staircase, but this doesn't need to be elaborated, since its a Tower! The property is kept in excellent order and throughout our stay we were taken good care of by our hosts. If driving, a private parking area will be shown to you away from the tower just a short distance away.
The town itself is equipped with bakeries, butchers, a gelaterie, various bars and restaurants and a small supermarket. There is also a train station, museum and tourist information centre if you require this. For such a well eqipped place, it has retained its charm as a rural village.
For everything I've commented on in this review, this property represents astonishing value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the village of Asciano (Siena), a fortified small village in the heart of a superb landscape called le Crete Senesi, this ancient dated back 1345. Torre Giordano is the perfect setting for a romantic romantic retreat. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Giordano's Tower Asciano, Italy - Tuscany