Decorated with original and rare 14h century wall frescos, the property sleeps up to 11 as a unit, or up to 15 including the adjoining cottage La Casina. It includes 4 double and 2 twin rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, and an additional twin with shared bathroom, a study, wi-fi, kitchen, dining room, large sitting room with open fireplace and TV, an outside loggia and dining area, courtyard, garden, olive grove, secure gated entrance and parking. The adjoining property sleeping 4 is available separately or together; see La Casina at same address.
- House5059 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay4 - 7 nights
Watchtower and child-friendly Cottage with Pool
Torre di Sopra
A unique historic building converted by an avant-garde architect, Torre di Sopra is an architectural marvel with pool conveniently located 20 minutes drive from the centre of Florence and within easy access for sightseeing in the rest of Tuscany. A uniquely contemporary take on an original Medieval watch-tower complex. The main tower property includes 3 double and 2 twin bedrooms, 4 en-suite bathrooms, sitting room with open fireplace, dining room, kitchen, two courtyards and external sitting and dining areas under the loggia and pergola. The garden has views over surrounding olive groves and Florence in the distance and a fenced pool. The adjoining cottage sleeps 4 and includes one double and one twin bedroom, one family bathroom, one shower/WC, sitting room, kitchen with wood fired stove, wi-fi. Maximum occupancy is 15.
- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 12 Nov 2018
About Camilla Field
The son and daughter of leading Italian architect father and English mother who restored this house during our childhood, we are so pleased to open up our family home to visitors wanting a truly authentic and exclusive taste of Tuscany.
Camilla Field purchased this House in 1976
Why Camilla Field chose Bagno a Ripoli
Our childhood home.
What makes this House unique
An exceptional historic building and exclusive national monument, The Torre offers a unique mix of modern architecture and interiors within a genuine medieval structure. It is an inspirational setting for sightseeing and relaxing in Tuscany and conveniently situated for direct and fast access to motorway links.
Pool / Spa
Great stay in medieval architecture
We had a great time in Torre di Sopra. First of all because of the great building, whose architecture is a crossover between a medieval castle with modern architectural elements.
All rooms are very clean, spacious and lovingly arranged. The kitchen is fully and sufficiently equipped which made preparation of dinner a great pleasure. We also loved the generously provided olive oil from the olive groves of Torre di Sopra, which tasted deliciously.
Our family enjoyed breakfast and dinner sitting outside with tremendous view on the Tuscan landscape and the Florentine `skyline`.
Torre di Sopra is located with good accessibility to many Tuscan sights.
For our family with 3 children certainly the large pool was wonderful. Even in May the water was warm enough to hang out the whole day. The pool is located on a lower level of the property and has a lockable fence.
We really enjoyed our vacation and will definetely come again.
Thank you for such a lovely review and for taking the time to write your comments - we really appreciate it! Thank you for being such great guests... we loved having you at the Torre and are so pleased you enjoyed it! We very much look forward to your return visit some time soon.
Camilla and Jane
Vaut le voyage!
Nous avons vraiment beaucoup apprécié notre séjour à la Torre. Nous y étions avec notre famille élargie, composée de 13 personnes! Chaque famille était très bien installée, avec sa propre salle de bain. La maison (ou plutôt, le château comme disaient les enfants!) est magnifique, avec des fresques du moyen-âge, sa structure originale et sa décoration d'excellent goût. La piscine est exceptionnelle et la terrasse offre une vue spectaculaire sur Florence. Jane s'est occupée de nous avec beaucoup de gentillesse et délicatesse. Je n'ai que du bon à dire sur notre séjour et recommande fortement cet endroit pour un séjour mémorable.
Merci pour votre si gentil commentaire et pour être eu tous si charmants.
Nous espérons de vous accueillir a nouveau bientôt!
The property is stunning!
The property was more beautiful, more rich in its history, and better located than anyone in our group could have hoped for. Camilla is an extremely gracious and kind hostess who has payed attention to every detail, ensuring the stay is as comfortable as possible. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the property, or stay at Torre di Sopra again.
Thank you so much for leaving this review and for being such great guests!
We loved having you to stay and very much hope to welcome you again one day soon.
An amazing stay
We celebrated moms 80 years birthday and The whole family with kids, grandkids, and Wives were with us three sons and our Mom for a week. And there were plenty space to be together and to be separate when we wanted. And All decor, furniture, and surroundings are just so beatiful and authentic so You feel You are an earl from mideveal times - But still with most modern funtionality.
Fantastic Family Holiday
Beautiful castle, immaculate and unique! We traveled as a family of 13 with ages ranging from 70 to 9 years old. We stayed for 6 nights and took advantage of the easy bus ride to Florence and Fiesole. The nearby town of Antella had an amazing bakery, gelato, pizza and a true local flavor. We spent several evenings in the park downtown, sipping wine and soaking it in. The courtyards and many eating nooks provided our family with plenty of places to enjoy our meals at home too and the pool was a great way to cool off and relax after a lot of walking adventures.
Fabulous, outstanding property, close to Florence
We absolutely loved the Watchtower - It is a stunning property, very spacious and with all amenities. Additionally, it is decorated with many interesting artifacts from around the world. For our group of 8, with 2 couples and 4 singles each had our own bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped. There are 4 courtyards and beautiful grounds with swimming pool. It is walking distance to restaurants and to a larger town. It is about a 9 minute drive from Florence and very close to Siena, and in Chianti country. The owner, whom lives on the property was very gracious, accommodating, and helpful. I cannot recommend this property enough - It is absolutely fabulous!
Ideally placed for visiting Florence as well as the rest of Tuscany, Siena, Arezzo, Pisa and Lucca, 30 minutes from Greve and San Gimignano.
Additional pricing information
PayPal payments accepted. Arrival time between 16.00-18.00.