Agriturismo Podere Torricella

Surrounding Area
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 represent an ideal base to easily reach the most important artistic cities of Tuscany like, Pisa, Siena, Lucca, S.Gimignano, Volterra, Vinci.
Vacation Rental Property
The handsome old house stands on a hill among vines and olive trees with a sixteen century villa nearby. The pool(7m x 14m) has an extensive sun terrace with a magnificent view of the Chianti vineyards.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.New for 2000, a small restaurant will be opening for exclusive use of guests at Podere Torricella and those staying in Villa Il Turco.
Sleeps & # of Bedrooms
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).The farmhouse is composed of: Two-room apartments: for 2+2 people, of 50 sq.m with one bedroom, WC/shower, living room with kitchen unit and double sofa bed, with independent heating.Kitchen units (very well equipped) with 4 burners and refrigerator (by request we can provide a kettle, toaster, American coffee machine).Seven room apartments: for 4+2 people, of 65 sq.m with two bedrooms, WC/shower (two apartments with 2nd WC/shower), living room with kitchen units and double sofa bed, with independent heating. Kitchen units (very well equipped) with 4 burners and refrigerator (by request we can provide a kettle, toaster, American coffee machine).

Services Offered
New for 2000, a small restaurant will be opening for exclusive use of guests at Podere Torricella and those staying in Villa Il Turco.

Policies & Restrictions
No pets allowed.

Other Information
Other facilities available off the premises:Horse reading: It is possible to go horse riding at the riding centre Horse World, which is situated on the same road as Podere Torricella, at about 200 m.Tennis Club : the nearest tennis club is in Cerbaia, is not necessary to be a member for reserve a tennis court. Banks: The nearest bank (Banca Toscana)is in Cerbaia (2 km) and is open Mon-Fri 8.15-13.20 and 14.45-15.45. The bancomat (cash dispensers) accepts Visa/Mastercard and Cirrus.Post Office: The nearest post office is in Cerbaia and is open Mon-Fri 8.15-13.30 and Saturday 8.15-12.30.Food Shops: In Cerbaia there is a small supermarket, the Margherita Conad, wich is open from Monday to Saturday from 08.00 to 13.00 and from 17.00 to 20.00. It is closed on Wednesday afternoon and on Sunday. In Montagnana(2 km) there is a small general store which is open on Sunday morning during the summer period.Chemist: The nearest chemist is in Cerbaia and is open 09.00-13.00 and 16.30-20.00.Petrol : The nearest petrol station is in Montagnana, where is the TAMOIL petrol garage (24 hour service).

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