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Independent stone built villa, originally a medieval watch tower, near Florence

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms, farmhouse, rural, pool, satellite TV Internet

The villa is the oldest building of a medieval small hamlet and dates back to the XIII century, it was originally a watch tower, it has been recently restored keeping its original structure. The rooms are all on the first floor while the ground floor is not inhabited. the wide living room is central and has its original stone floor and fireplace, the 2 windows offer a wonderful view of the valley and from one of them you can see the lovely pool (13x7m) . Both the living room and the kitchen open on a large porch ideal for sitting and dining in the open. Two of the bedrooms have double beds and one has 2 single beds, all the rooms have their original wooden beamed ceilings . Both bathrooms are modern and comfortable.The villa has a private, large and fenced garden provided with outside furniture and a lush grape pergola. The pool is located 250m from the villa and is shared with the guests of another holiday house of the medieval hamlet which belongs to the owner's family.

Owner's profile:

The medieval hamlet was part of a century old farm which belonged to my mother's family. The farm is now run by my aunt and by my nephews, they farm organic and can offer excellent extra virgin oil from our olive groves and excellent wine from their beautiful vineyards. Torre della Musica ( the villa I offer for rent) is one of the 5 houses which make up the medieval hamlet, they belong to my 3 sisters and to my aunt. I spend as much time as I can in a house close to Torre della Musica because the place is green and peaceful and close to Florence even if secluded.

In summer, after a day trip to one of the art towns of Tuscany, you will appreciate your return to Torre della Musica where the evenings are always breezy.

More Details

Owner
Adriana Bochicchio
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear adriana,

We've enjoyed a lovely relaxing holiday at Torre della Musica. The house and garden are beautiful and we've spent several days by the pool swimming and admiring the beautiful views. Bilancino lake was good for swimming and pedalo hire.We've visited Pisa and Siena and went to Florence twice, parking near Piazzale Michelangelo where the views over the city were breathtaking.

This was a great holiday and we've got lots of memories to take home.

Thank you

The Taylor family from UK
Jul 2011
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Amenities

Metropolitan City of Florence Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , 1 basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1 basin
  • The bathrooms are modern and very comfortable one of them has a large rain-shower, the other has a normal shower. Both of them have shower enclosure, a basin and glass shelves. Hair-dryer and shower mats are provided as well as hand soap .
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All the bedrooms are tastefully decorated with wooden, antique furniture and all of them are provided with bedside tables, chest of drawers, chairs, cloth-stands or cupboard etc. All bedrooms are spacious, the 2 double bed rooms have 2 windows the single bed room has 1 window, one window in each bedroom has a mosquito net. Baby bed and extra bed on request We ask 25 Euro/week for the baby bed and 70 Euro/week for the extra bed. Please ask at booking time.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Wireless internet access is available in the house (no charge). High chair available on request, no charge, please ask at booking time.The private garden is large and completely fenced, garden chairs, tables, 2 sunbeds and 4 deck-chairs are available. In the high season, one of the owner's sisters personally guides free tours in the family wine cellar and oil-mill in Londa with oil tasting on bruschetta . The swimming pool is immersed in a large green area, it is fenced and furnished with umbrellas, sunbeds, chairs, tables, outdoor shower, it is open according to season usually starting June 1st to Sept. 30, please bring your own towel. You can see Torre della Musica on the right edge of the hamlet in the hamlet photo.

Reviews

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Independent stone built villa, originally a medieval watch tower, near Florence
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
Summerfield, NC USA
5

Heavenly!

  • 5 of 5

We can not say enough good things about this property or about our hostess Adriana who lives in the house next door. She greeted us and spent time showing us all the features of this well-equipped house and even presented us with a bottle of delicious red wine from her family's vineyard and put vases of her beautiful pink roses in every room! She made sure we were comfortable and gave us great tips for visiting the region and local restaurants. She was always there to cheerfully answer any questions we had and spoke excellent English.

Although the house is remotely located, we did not mind the drive through the hills since we were well rewarded with fantastic views of the Tuscan hills and a home with true character. Adriana has made sure that the home really feels like your home by providing a comfortable bed with nice linens and soft towels, a well stocked kitchen with plenty of dishes and cooking utensils and comfortable sitting areas both inside and out. It is beautifully decorated with her own personal treasures and was extremely clean and well cared for. One can tell she has a true pride of ownership of this property!

We enjoyed our breakfasts and dinners on the covered terrace filled with pots of red geraniums and evenings listening to the sounds of nature. Although there is no air conditioning, the thick stone walls keep the inside temperature pleasantly cool and there are screens on the bedroom windows which provide plenty of air flow during the evening hours. We actually looked forward to returning to this rental every day to enjoy its ambience and relax in its surroundings after touring Tuscany in the hot summer sun.

I highly recommend staying here and experiencing the true heart of Tuscany!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeanne, thank you so much, your review is wonderful and detailed. It was a pleasure to have you as guest. Hope to see you again sometime Adriana
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5

Worth every Penny. Truly Wish I could move to this part of Italy.

  • 5 of 5

Adrianne, and her entire family have a gem of a property. From the awesome home we stayed at, to their oil mill,(which the sister did a masterful job of explaining why their olive oil is second to none, and been in the family for over 300 years.), to the special bottle of of wine they had waiting for us upon check in. The home had the most character I have ever stayed in, There story of the guard tower was great, The views inspiring, and the best thing is that all I could hear were the birds and the bees. We stayed here 8 days, and basically saw all of Tuscany from our base. Do the Dante hike in the national park next to Londa, Go the center centre on Saturday evening and mix with the locals, Great produce in the local markets. You will definitely need a car, it is approximately an hours drive from Florence. My family of four did all of the tourist attractions in Rome, Florence, and Cinque Terre, but give me the serenity of our stone built Villa in Londa, Don't hesitate to book. Bravo Adrianne....

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Joe, you made a great job. It was a true pleasure to have such an enthusiastic family as guests. All the best Adriana
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5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

If you looking for a quiet place in a beautiful setting look no further. The house is very spacious, way more than the 2 of us needed! This stop was the highlight of our 2 weeks in Italy. You will need a car to access the property but there is a train station just a short drive away and this is how I would recommend traveling into Florence. Lucca and Sienna are an easy 1 hour drive. Londa is a charming town with a small grocery store and a bar just down the hill from the house. Adriana was super nice and helped answer any questions we had about the area and travel. Looking fiorward to staying there again some day.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Magical days at Torre della Musica

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Torre della Musica for a week. The property is even better than the pictures. Adriana is a very gracious host. When we arrived every room had freshly cut roses and other flowers from her beautiful garden.

The week of our stay was very hot in Tuscany and we looked forward to returning to the cool of the hills and the villa. The swimming pool was also very refreshing.

The villa is a little out of the way, so driving in the countryside is not for people used to the autobahn, but believe me, it is worth it.

Thank you, Adriana, for the wonderful memories.

Veronica, John, Sasha and Franziska

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Adriana and her family were wonderful. All our questions were answered and we even picked up some wine and olive oil from the family label. The place was as amazing as we could imagine. We spent our days traveling the countryside and our evenings cooking and relaxing in the peaceful countryside. Thank you again!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oregon city, OR
5

Not just a place to sleep!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place! We were warmly greeted and shown around and found the place to be fully equipped with just about anything we could want. We were at the end of our vacation, and spent some time exploring around, but were also very content to enjoy the view, and the property. It is a wonderful place with so much character - I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you krysti, it was a pleasure to have you as guests, thank you also for having left my house clean and tidy!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
41 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Londa
Nearest Ferry
135 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
34 Kilometres
Poggio dei Medici Golf Course, Scarperia
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Contea
Nearest Motorway
41 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Londa
Nearest Beach
140 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: necessary

The villa is situated in a secluded and elevated position 450 meters above the village of Londa with a stunning panoramic view of a unique area of Tuscany known as the Mugello / Val di Sieve. It is hard to imagine that you are only 60 min driving from Florence and 10 min. driving from Londa, a charming little village, where you can find restaurants, a post office, a bank, a pharmacy and anything you can need. Londa is on the edge of the Casentino Natural Park. 40 km away is Lake Bilancino on whose shores you can swim and windsurf. The villa location is ideal for day trips to the many historical cities around: Arezzo, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca can be reached in max 2 hrs driving. From the nearest train station, Contea (15 min driving), you can easily reach Florence center by train in 35 min. Those who love fashion can reach outlets of the most famous designers in less than 1 hr driving. Nearest airports: Florence (41 Km) Pisa (120 km) Bologna (130 km). You need a car

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $231.16
Pet Fee $23.12

Prices include: final cleaning, towels, bed linen, dish-cloths, table cloth, utilities consumption.
1 extra bed and 1 baby bed available on request. Pets considered,
extra bed : 10 Euro/nighjt. Baby-bed: 25 Euro/week. Pets 20 Euro/week ( Please ask at booking time)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.