===== Exterior =====
Torre del Cielo is a superb villa with 5 bedrooms each with bathroom ensuite, large garden, a 12 x 6 swimming pool that is warmed by all day sun exposure with fantastic panoramic views.
AIR CONDITIONING in each bedroom and a new play ground area of 1000sqm.
Torre del Cielo - 'Tower of the Sky' - takes its name from its outstanding position over the valley from which you can enjoy superb panoramic views.
The tower was built in middle of 1600 when it was used as a lookout for approaching enemies. In 1894 the building was expanded to include a stone farmhouse. This work was done by the great-grandfather of the current owner.
Traditional Tuscan style was maintained in the recent restoration of this property. The ceiling and floors are beautifully finished with terracotta tiles, and the ceilings have exposed wooden beams. The original wooden doors have all been refinished with antique hardware.
There is a new pool (12 x 6 m depth 1.5 mt; open from 1st May to1st October) in a beautiful garden with roses , lavender, jasmine, with cypresses and olive trees, offering stunning views over the valley towards the lush green tuscan hills.
A heated Jacuzzi is available on request (at booking confirmation) at € 250 per week / to be paid on site.
The pool area has a big gazebo, table, chairs and barbeques, from which to enjoy your al-fresco meal, the mediaeval town of Monterchi and the lush green Tuscan Hills are a backdrop.
The nearest village is Monterchi at 2,5 km, it can also be reached on foot through a beautiful country road. Cortona is 45 km, Siena 91 km, Florence at 105 km, and San Gimignano is 147 km.
At Guests' disposal:
During your stay, you will have access to tennis table, volley ball, playground area for children, and football area. There are also sunbeds/chairs and umbrellas for the pool area as well as a private outdoor dining area and a barbecue.
Free WI-FI internet available both in the villa and in the outside areas.
The vistas are absolutely splendid, looking over small hilltop towns and villages with the Apennine mountain range forming the backdrop in the far distance.
Local Activities: cycling, fishing, golf, horse riding, mountain biking, roller blading, sailing, swimming, tennis court in Monterchi, walking, wind-surfing, professional Clay Pigeon Shooting
"Torre del Cielo" is a property with a very high standard of accommodation and facilities. It is managed directly by the owners. In case of any problems, the owners are just 20 minutes away. They are there to meet and greet you, show you around the property and help with any needs you have. The difference between a property managed by the owners and a property owned by someone living in another country is huge. Have you ever arrived after a long journey and found the most basic of welcome packs? A half cleaned house? A semi clean pool? At 'Torre del Cielo' the majority of our guests are repeat bookings. The enjoyment of your holiday is our number one priority.
WELCOME BUFFET ON THE ARRIVAL EVENING
- Attractions: LOCAL ACTIVITIES:
cycling, fishing, golf, horse riding, mountain biking, roller blading, sailing, swimming, tennis, walking, wind-surfing, Clay Pigeon Shooting.
Walking and cycling and fishing:
The villa is surrounded by stunning countryside, offering beautiful walks around it's land and the adjacent woods.
There are simply miles of country paths and tracks.
Guided walks are also available for all levels. The routes range from gentle strolls through to challenging climbs, and they all offer fantastic panoramic views and the chance to get back to nature.
Walkers have often reported seeing wild boar, deer as well as a whole variety of birds.
The woods are also full of porcini mushrooms, chestnuts and truffles (for those that know how to find them).
cycling with the famous hills of Tuscany, you can pick a gentle ride down into the village of Monterchi , or a full blooded Mountain Bike ride throud the woods.
Guided rides are available as a bike hire.
Monterchi hosts many organised rides from fun rides for all the family through to international races .
It is possible to fish in the private lake about 450 m. far to the villa, in the lake there are carps, perchs, trouts.
Horse Riding :
There is a riding centre approx 15 minutes away, for both experienced riders and beginners.
Lessons for children, with ponies, are also available there.
Golf There is a 18 holecourse approx 30 minutes from the Villa.
Throughout July and August in Monterchi,In the gardens of the Madonna del Parto museum, every Wednesday night, Monterchi is host for music concerts. Covering Classical music, Jazz and more. The events are free of charge and after the concerts a buffet is served.
Within an hours drive, you can find Italys top fashion designers, as well as designer labels from all over the world. Among the names are Prada, The Mall (an outlet covering many designer names), Gucci. For our guests, we have a special discount card.
We also have a special agreement with other local select stores. These include Busatti (fine quality, hand made fabrics eg, linen, silk etc), Ciacci (beautiful jewellery, watches, collections, silver etc).
We have a special agreement with a local Enoteca. Here you can try an assortment of local Tuscan and Umbrian wines, with samples of salamis and cheeses. If you want to try lots of wine then we can also take you and collect you afterwards. If you go on to buy some of the wine you have tasted, we have a special discount arranged with them.
Eating out in Italy normally involves drinking quality local wine!! If you would like collection/delivery to a restaurant then we can organise a taxi service for your group.
EXCURSION TO THE TIBERINA VALLEY WITH THE OWNER.
- Swimming Pool: The owner can put next to the pool a heated Jacuzzi (on request at time of booking): the cost is € 250 per week.
===== Interior =====
Torre del Cielo offers unique accommodation.
You will find precious period furniture and all the modern comforts making your stay pleasant and relaxing.
At the ground floor of Torre del Cielo you will find: a fully equipped laundry, a large living room (55 sq. m.) with armchairs, dining room with table and chairs for 10 people, Sat TV, stereo.
There is the kitchen with: microwave, american coffee maker, italian coffee maker Bialetti, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, oven, fridge and the complete dish facilities. There is also a traditionally decorated living room with sofas, telephone (good for internet connection), clothes dryer.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms. Two of the rooms are double rooms and each have en-suite bathroom with shower, WC and wash basin. The other two rooms are twin rooms (can be double) and each have en-suite bathroom with shower, WC and wash basin.
Situated in the medieval tower part of the villa, which is accessed only from the outside, there is a small sitting area, a bathroom with shower, WC and wash basin, and one double bedroom.
Each bedroom is provided with air conditioned.
There are hairdryers in each of the bathrooms of Torre del Cielo.
Therefore we can accommodate up to 10 people (in 5 rooms) and on request we can provide a baby cot.
At the top of the tower there is a terrace where guests can see a marvelous view over the whole valley.
===== Apartment Policies =====
More services included in the rental price:
Excursion to the Tiber Valley with the owner
Wine tasting in winery
4 hours to use in the local tennis court (free equipment for two people)
WELCOME BUFFET ON THE ARRIVAL EVENING
Other Extra services (to be arranged in advance and paid extra)
Transfer by van with driver from and to the airports
Wine tour with van and English-speaking driver (all day, 2 wine tastings plus lunch in a typical restaurant).
Hot air balloon
Guests are kindly requested to reserve extra services (such as breakfast service, dinner, cooking classes, Jacuzzi) prior your arrival in order to allow the property owner to make necessary arrangements.
Arrival between 16:00 and 18:00
Departure within 08:30
Pool open from 1 May to 30 September
Not included in the rental price and to be paid on the spot:
Final Cleaning (mandatory): 150.00€
Baby-sitting (on request): to be arranged with the owner
Maid service (on request): 15.00€ per hour, minimum 15.00€ per hour
Cook (on request): to be arranged with the owner
Refundable security deposit in cash (mandatory): 500.00€
Heating (on request): 5.00€ per cubic meter
Air conditioning (on request): 0.80€ per kWh
Outdoor Jacuzzi (on request): 250.00€ per week
Included in the rental price:
Bed linen and towels (weekly changed)
Babycot (on request)