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PETROGNANO - Chianti region - Tuscany
Property ID: 7714
Sleeps: 16

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- Premium selection
- Independent house
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Swimming pool

- 8 bedrooms
- 10 baths

- Hair dryers
- Satellite TV
- Baby bed available
- Central heating
- Barbecue
- Dishwasher
- Garden, terrace
- Microwave
- Panoramic view
- Radio / CD player
- Typical regional dinner available on request
- Telephone
- Fireplace
- Oven
- Wireless Internet
- Chef kitchen
- Clothes dryer
- Maid Service
- Particular charm
- Screens
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Torre Elsa is an impressive 11th century tower that witnessed the momentous 12th century battle between Florence and the citizens of Semifonte. Threatened by Semifonte’s dominant position over the Elsa valley and its trading strength, the Florentines virtually eliminated the town of Semifonte, leaving just a handful of remains. Torre Elsa figures among these and still stands tall on its beautiful hilltop overlooking the sweeping Elsa valley.

Torre Elsa can now host civil weddings.

After an extensive period of careful and painstaking renovation, the current owners have created a virtual delight with stunning views and perfect location, mid-way between Florence and Siena.

The soul and spirit of the original structure have been respectfully maintained and, at the same time, an imaginative flair has created a completely updated home with the most modern amenities and services.

Torre Elsa has 8 bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, and is ideal for groups of friends and families.

The Villa is comprised of two parts that connect, the old tower section and the hay barn, that are joined by a glassed-in loggia. Each has its own distinct personality. The tower (torre) has been restored preserving the old brick flooring and wooden ceiling beams. The haybarn (fienile) has more of a contemporary look.

Roses, jasmine, local plants and flowers distinguish the expansive grounds. The infinity swimming pool (10mX5m) with built in jet pool is set in a striking panoramic position overlooking the valley. This is a perfect place for relaxing and enjoying the vineyard colors changing during the different seasons. The impressive medieval towers of San Gimignano can be seen in the distance and there is no place more enchanting to enjoy a Tuscan sunset. The furnished covered patio overlooking the countryside is especially inviting for relaxed dining and the custom-made table blends perfectly with the space.

Villa description


Main floor: two large living rooms with impressive arched windows looking out over the countryside, one twin/double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and a powder room/1/2 bath.

First floor: One double bedroom with fireplace and a large bathroom with double shower; one twin/double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower; one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom; living room/reading room with large fireplace.

Second floor: Master bedroom with queen bed, spacious bathroom with large bathtub and walk-in shower and changing room.

Hay Barn:
Main floor : open kitchen with all of the finest facilities ( 2 ovens, microwave oven, double refrigerator with freezer, tea kettle, American coffee maker, wine cellar (the owner provides his “own- labeled” wine (at a modest charge per bottle) and, 8 burner induction range, double sink, fast dishwasher, toaster, kettle, American coffee maker) dining room with a long table; laundry room (washer/dryer and iron) and powder room/1/2 bathroom.

First floor: Two double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms.

Guest house at swimming pool level: 1 double bedroom, bathroom with shower and small kitchen with sofa.

Please inquire if some of the double beds can divide into two twin beds.

Central air conditioning and screens on all of the windows.

Parking on site.  Access to the villa is approximately 300 meters on unpaved road in good condition. The Petrognano hamlet is within walking distance and the village of Barberino val d'Elsa is at 3 km.

Florence: 30 km
Florence airport: 40km
Siena: 40km
Pisa airport: 90km
Rome airport: 300km

Owners Enzo and Annagloria are very welcoming!

Please inquire for pricing and availability


Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals
1003 South Madison Street
Denver, Colorado 80209 USA


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