AND CELLAR VISITS, RESTAURANT WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE.
Chianti holiday rental apartments close to Florence, Tuscany.
Podere Torricella is a small hamlet
located on a hill among olive groves and vineyards. The property is only 18
km from the centre of Florence, and represents an ideal base from which to reach
the most important artistic cities of Tuscany, such as Pisa, Siena, Lucca, San
Gimignano, Volterra and Vinci.
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. Although it enjoys absolute seclusion, Podere Torricella is
part of an active farm which produces Chianti wines, olive oil, grappa and honey
(all of which can be purchased). Wine tastings and visits to the cellars can
be arranged on the property, and next door to Torricella is a charming typical
restaurant where local specialities are served.
Three years of labour went into the conversion of the rambling old farmhouse
into 10 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 aesthetic and practical , is scrupulous. Handsome 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).
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