The small ancient village of Catignano, 4 km from Gambassi Terme, is the location of this characteristic medieval tower which has been completely restored and turned into a charming home.
The tower, dating back to the 11th century, is situated right at the end of the village and enjoys a panoramic position with open views across the beautiful tuscan countryside with olive-groves, vineyards and rolling hills.
Inside the tower, tastefully fitted and furnished, accommodation is split on three levels.
Central heating. Private parking space. Small dogs admitted.
Before the house a kind of terrace (garden) with loungers and a built-in outdoor kitchen with barbecue and pizza oven.
Panorama: like a picture from the 16th century - "The" real Tuscany!
In addition and for an additional charge: separate apartment ( ca. 50qm) with separate entrance, ground floor, kitchen, great room with pullout sofa bed, TV, bathroom with shower.
Distances: Certaldo 9 km. Colle Val d’Elsa 30 km. Firenze 40 km. Siena 55 km.
Tower for 4-5 persons (160 sqm):
Entrance hall with small settee. Double bedroom with fireplace.
Winding staircase leading below to a sitting room with single sofa bed.
Bathroom with bath tub/wc. Access to the garden.
From the entrance hall stairs go up to the kitchen/dining room with fireplace.
Double bedroom with shower room/wc.
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