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La Torre

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
2 guests
4 nights minimum
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Belonged to the Salvucci Family, one of the wealthiest families in the city in medieval times, the tower was built as a defense between the XI and XII Century to demonstrate their prosperity and defend their power, as well as having a function of stock: the taller was the tower, the greater the perceived prestige of the family.Everything in the tower was designed to guard against the enemy, inside there weren’t intermediate floors and only by climbing a retractable ladder it could be reached the top of the building, from which it was possible to see long distances, send and receive signals and report any attack. TODAY: Thanks a careful and attentive restoration project, the tower is today a memorable location for a unique hospitality. The 11-floors accommodation has been custom made for no...Belonged to the Salvucci Family, one of the wealthiest families in the city in medieval times, the tower was built as a defense between the XI and XII Century to demonstrate their prosperity and defend their power, as well as having a function of stock: the taller was the tower, the greater the perceived prestige of the family.Everything in the tower was designed to guard against the enemy, inside there weren’t intermediate floors and only by climbing a retractable ladder it could be reached the top of the building, from which it was possible to see long distances, send and receive signals and report any attack. TODAY: Thanks a careful and attentive restoration project, the tower is today a memorable location for a unique hospitality. The 11-floors accommodation has been custom made for not to touch the original structure. In a state of neglect and lacking inside of any floor the tower had required four years restoration. The wooden-floors were carried out together with the construction of the iron staircase with handrail leading up to the rooftop, where you find the panoramic terrace equipped with table and chairs. The historical charm of this accommodation will make you feel back on medieval times. The Tower is a building under the Architectural Heritage. The staircase of more than 150 steps claims up on 11 floors, the interior space of the tower reflects the one in origin, with more than two meters thick walls for each side. The panoramic terrace is open on all sides, you will find a table and confortable chairs. The accommodation is rented as self catering, perfect for all those are looking for a different and original opportunity to spend a unforgettable stay. You will find everything you need to cook such as a kitchenette with four burners, electric oven, moka for italian espresso, moka for american coffee and toaster. There is a second kitchen corner under the terrace (on 10th floor) to enjoy breakfast, lunch or a romantic dinner right to the top of the tower. A welcome basket is offered at arrival to the guests. The living space inside is around 10 meters square per floor and there are no doors between the different levels. For its particular aspect the accommodation may be not suitable for children under 12. Heating is available with extra charge (1,20 Euro per meter) 1st floor: access to the tower / storage room for luggage. Going a few steps dining area (table + chairs) with tiled floor, large windows and a fully equipped kitchenette (4 burners, fridge, freezer, mocha espresso, mocha coffee, small oven, kettles) 2nd Floor: Mezzanine loft furnished with a table and sofas overlooking the 1st floor 3rd Floor: Bathroom with shower 4th Floor: Passage room with a small table and chairs design 5th Floor: 2 adjoining single beds (80x190) 6th Floor: double bed (1 piazza and a half) retractable wall, for 2 persons (120x190) 7th Floor: Small library 8th Floor: Toilet Service (toilet - sink) 9th Floor: Small passageway between floors 10th Floor: kitchen for use of the terrace (refrigerator, freezer, 4 electric) 11th Floor: access to the terrace through electric skylight. The terrace has an area of ​​16 square meters and the walls are thick more than one meter. The terrace is open on all four sides and equipped with table and chairs. GENERAL SERVICES: Historic Centre, Indipendent Kitchenette Hairdryer Tv, Fans, Heating, WIFI Change of linen 1 per week Panoramic View Laudry at 300 m ( no washing machine) The tower is located in the historical center of San Gimignano, very close to the following essential services such as pharmacies, banks, all kind of shops, bars, restaurants, museums, post office, Tabacchi Shop (fax, photocopying), automatic laundry service. Tourist Information Office: 50m Petrol station: 500m Supermarket: 1 km Tennis Courts: 2 km (San Gimignano - in direction of Saint Lucia) Spa: 5 Km Nearest Railway Station: 12 km (Certaldo/Poggibonsi) Closest hospital: 13 km (Poggibonsi) Motorway: 11 Km (Poggibonsi) Motorway that connects Firenze / Siena. INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Welcome Hamper as gift at arrival Free WIFI (modem 3) Bedroom & bathroom linen (weekly change) Utilitis (water, light and gas) Final Cleaning NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Heating consuption (with meter calculated ) Local Tourist Tax until 5 consecutive nights at price of Euro 1,50 per person per night. Children under 12 free of charge. SECURITY DEPOSIT AT ARRIVAL € 150 by cash on arrival. The security deposit will be refunded before the departure, in the absence of damage to the accommodation and/or things related to it Additional amenities: Fan, Final cleaning, Full Kitchen, ShowerMore
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Giacomo Frediani
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
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Kid Friendly: Yes
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