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Medieval Tower Lungarno perfect location for inlove

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Historical building, ancient and modern together for dreams vacations.


3 seasons: HIGH € 1190 - MEDIA € 950 - € 800 LOW

The Tower near Arno bridge, is located just outside the medieval town of Pratovecchio. It was built by the Counts Guidi in the middle of the eleventh century., Is the first historic building along the ancient walls encircled the town of Pratovecchio.

Here, you can spend a lovely stay immersed in the story: after a thorough restoration was carried out, in fact, a beautiful detached house equipped with every comfort and air conditioning. The medieval tower has three floors with an area of 100 square meters terrace. The access is located on the 1st level through typical wooden stairs (33 steps) and leads into the hallway equipped with hangers and input in the master bedroom (20 sqm) with majestic walls cleverly built and restored, decorated with wooden furniture that recall the feudal period. Each wall of the friendly room there are the typical slits overlooking the Arno river and the garden. Inside the room access to a private bathroom (4 sqm), built in compliance with the architectural form of the structure and provided with toilet, bidet, shower and antique marble sink. From the hallway a staircase leads to the living room (28 sqm) with bright antique sofa, armchairs, satellite TV, dining table with four chairs, storage, and feature wooden kitchen fully equipped with fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, two-burner and antique marble sink. From the living room a staircase with nine steps leads to the loft (10 sqm) with a comfortable single bed and second bathroom decorated with outdoor decorations that show the various castles of the valley and equipped with toilet, bidet and washbasin. From the loft a few steps lead to the terrace. Internet access must be booked (for a fee).

The highlight of the medieval tower is definitely the lovely terrace (35 sqm) overlooking the valley of the Casentino, the medieval castle of Poppi, Romanian and Porciano. The terrace is equipped with a Jacuzzi, sun, night lighting, roof garden, barbecue lava rock, drinking water, dining table and chairs. Here you can arrange lovely romantic dinners by candlelight under the stars.

Upon request, any use of the pool in about 1,5 km, to be shared with other guests, or the Arno River on the border with the residence. The owners are there for those with their own specialties, on arrival, and any mid-week. The tower does not have a washing machine, but in the middle of Pratovecchio is a laundry room.

The sea is approx Adriatrico 90 minutes and the Tyrrhenian Sea ca. 120 minutes by car. And 'possible to swim in the lake which is about 1.5 km from the center of Pratovecchio or Stay in the river Arno. Excursions can be made to the zoo Poppi, to the Sanctuary of La Verna, Camaldoli Hermitage and the National Park of the Casentino Forests. Florence and Arezzo are within 50 minutes drive away, Siena 80 minutes. From Arezzo you get to Rome by train in an hour and only quick 5 minutes, why are possible day trips to the capital.

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About Us

AREZZO, 129417
VAT Reg NoIT01655620514

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018


I am a farmer and inventor involved in numerous activities, born in 1964 that with so much effort and work in person and with the crucial support of the family has given new life to more 'buildings in the Casentino valley little known but beautiful, where you can enjoy a beautiful experience of relaxation or discovery with excursions to places rich in art, history and nature.

hello soon Leonardo, Monica and one of the sisters who help me in dealing with you I hope future guests.

MONICA purchased this castle in 1999

Why MONICA chose Pratovecchio

To give new life to a historic residence purchased at the beginning of the late ' 90s from a middle class family of the place in a state of decay after that for 1,000 years was left uninhabited and therefore without bathrooms, electricity, heating and where I personally have worked so hard in compliance dell 'original architecture, to give to you tourists the chance to live in the past with the comforts of today.

What makes this castle unique

Our Family for over 40 years, offers hospitality in the Valley of the Casentino. For us it is natural to offer you the chance to savor every moment made of landscapes, scents, good things to eat, such as pasta made with our own hands ... real moments that we hope you will remember forever!

We think that the holiday should both join the rest of the mind and body, is the discovery of new places and cultures.

The location of the TORRE MEDIEVO LUNGARNO seems born to pursue all this: with every comfort, near the historic center and 1/2 hours from the main Italian cities: Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Rome ...

What do you want? Getting to Know You?

Monica, her older sister will welcome you and all the family will make you feel at home!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Pratovecchio in Province of Arezzo

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • resort
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Single Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • tennis


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Medieval Tower Lungarno perfect location for inlove
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
Thunder Bay, Canada

Go Back in Time and Enjoy Medieval Living at its Best!

  • 4 of 5

Ok, it's not exactly medieval living... It's better! The Medieval family who built the castle that once was attached to this tower didn't have indoor plumbing. This gem has all the modern conveniences (including indoor plumbing, a kitchen, 1 1/2 bathrooms, heating and air conditioning) while being tucked away in a quaint little commune (Pratovecchio-Stia). The small town in which it is located has a grocery store and local shopping a very short walk away. Monica surprised us with homemade pasta on our first day and the restaurants in town are fantastic. The beds are comfortable and the living area makes you feel like you've gone back to a simpler time, especially when you choose to light it up with candles instead of always using the overhead lighting. That said, the "castle" can be little drafty in the colder season, so bring a sweater if you plan on booking this property even into March. Also, Pratovecchio is rural, so Tuscan sightseeing requires some travel. Monica suggested taking the train to Arezzo and renting a car from there. We arrived on a Sunday and could only find a rental agency in Florence. The trip over the mountain between Florence and Pratovecchio is spectacular but a bit daunting. Take that into consideration when planning your trip to this area.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANKS per details. Happy days Monica
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Incredibilmente bella!

  • 5 of 5

Dopo un lungo viaggio siamo stati accolti calorosamente da Monica.

La nostra vita nella torre è stata per noi un viaggio nel passato - con i comfort moderni. Siamo rimasti affascinati da ciò che l'amore, l'immaginazione e l'attenzione ai dettagli della torre di Monica e della sua famiglia sono stati restaurati e arredati. Un sogno!

Indimenticabile anche la piscina sul tetto!

I nostri padroni di casa - Monica e la sua famiglia - erano molto cordiali e gentili. Le conversazioni sono state molto stimolanti per me: un po 'di italiano, un po' di tedesco e un po 'di più l'inglese.

Torneremo !!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wir haben unseren runden Geburtstag im Juni für 2 Wochen hier verbracht und die einmalige Atmosphäre

  • 5 of 5

„Wir haben unseren runden Geburtstag im Juni für 2 Wochen hier verbracht und die einmalige Atmosphäre des Torre hat es zum Highlight gemacht. Die Beschreibung und die Bilder passen zu 100% und die sehr netten Vermieter haben uns neben vielen nützlichen Ausflugtipps mehrmals mit selbstgemachten köstlichen regionalen Leckereien überrascht. Sehr aufmerksam war die selbst überbrachte Geburtstagstorte. Die Dachterasse mit dem Panoramablick und Whirlpool ist Wellness pur. Der Torre selbst ist wunderschön und liebevoll restauriert und eingerichtet und damit mit Wohlfühlfaktor 1 zu bewerten. Wir haben die Zeit hier sehr genossen und alles entsprach unseren Vorstellungen. Wir können den Torre mehr als nur weiterempfehlen!!! Mille Grazie Monica e Leonardo“

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfekter Urlaub! Tolle Gastgeber!

  • 5 of 5

Klasse Urlaub! Maklerin war über aus nett und hilfsbereit! Versorgte uns zwischendurch mit Lasagne und weiteren Gastgeschenken! Der Turm ist wahrhaft eine besondere Immobilie! Die Lage ist perfekt! Möglichkeiten ohne Ende zu besichtigen, ins toskanische Leben einzutauchen oder einfach nur zu wandern....

Wir waren sogar zu viert, 2 Erwachsene und zwei großen Kindern im Turm- und der Platz reichte vollkommen aus!

Highlight sind dann die Abende auf der Terrasse gewesen! Ein toller Aussengrill, der SPA - einfach gigantisch!

Wir können dieses Reisepaket nur empfehlen!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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"location de caractère s...

  • 5 of 5

"location de caractère


  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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"L’habitation, qui est in...

  • 5 of 5

"L’habitation, qui est indépendante, a vraiment du charme. Il s’agit d’une tour médiévale très bien restaurée avec des matériaux de qualité et des détails choisis avec beaucoup de goût : évier et lavabos taillés dans un bloc de marbre, parquets en bois massif… tout cela respecte la belle architecture de la tour. Il y a plusieurs niveaux : celui de la chambre avec sa salle de bain, le salon et la cuisine, une mezzanine sur laquelle se trouve un divan qui peut servir de lit d’appoint ainsi qu’une autre salle de bain et puis enfin, la terrasse tout en haut avec sa cuisine d’été. De la terrasse, à quarante mètres de hauteur, la vue est superbe sur le village de Pratovecchio et sur le château de Romena que l’on distingue sur la crête. Au pied de la tour coule l’Arno qui est à cet endroit un gros torrent de montagne dans lequel nous nous sommes baignés. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié cette région du Casentino qui est très agréable l’été, un peu à l’écart des grands circuits touristiques ; voici l’occasion de découvrir une autre Toscane très authentique. La propriétaire Monica est vraiment charmante et nous a offert à plusieurs reprises des pâtes fraiches maison et des spécialités locales (confiture de coing, gâteaux…) qu’elle est venue déposer à l’entrée de la tour.

La seule petite réserve concerne la piscine que nous pensions pouvoir utiliser. Elle ne fait pas partie de la location. Toutefois, Monica nous a offert la possibilité de nous baigner une fois dans une magnifique piscine qui fait partie d’une autre location. Veramente un posto bellissimo e tranquillo. Stupendo per mesi estivi.


  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres




Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday castle in Pratovecchio, Arezzo Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
8 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
22 Dec 2018 - 11 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
12 Jan 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

MEDIEVAL CASTLE exclusive use

Time of arrival and departure:
Check-in from 15.00 to 18.00
Check-out from 7.00 to 9.00

Payment 2 options:bank transfer or payment on line

• 30% deposit by bank transfer to the IBAN that will be described in the booking contract. OR ON LINE
• Balance due 60 days before arrival also by bank transfer.
Always call 1 hour before arrival and present the name of the holiday home: VILLA LE BALZE

Cancellation Policy
• The 50% down payment will always be at your disposal for a new booking in any of our available holiday homes - even for cancellations made 1 day before arrival.
• If cancelled up to 59 days before arrival 30% of the balance must be paid by the Guest.
• If cancelled between 29 and 15 days before arrival: 50% of the balance has to be paid by the Guest.
• If cancelled later than 14 days before arrival: 100% of the balance has to be paid by the Guest.

Security deposit
The Guest must pay a security deposit in cash on arrival equal to 100€ per bedroom. The deposit will be returned at check-out after inspection of the property.

• Swimming pools are open middle and high season with extra payment
• The maximum number of guests write in contract
• Towels and bed linen are included in the price (you must return all the supplied linen).
• Cleaning is included in the price, but you have to empty the fridge and do the dishes. Waste and bottles have to be removed and thrown into the designated public containers.
• Electricity 0,40 € per Kw., will be charged according to consumption.
• Pets are welcome prior to arrangement at booking 70€ per week
° Internet 25€ per week.

MATTONI@TECHNET.IT – MOBIL + 39 333 700 98 07 – whatsapp -

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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