2 double bedrooms (1 with king-size bed, the other with French double bed) and 1 shower room.
Location: Pisa and Lucca
This property rents Saturday to Saturday
Once a border tower, then a rich Florentine's family country getaway, the large villa of which Argentum is a part has been lovingly restored. The military memories are still there in the enormously thick lower walls, while the elegance of its later life is apparent as you drive up to it. Argentum is one of the four generous apartments created out of the large villa. San Miniato, the medieval village seen from the shared swimming pool, is one of many sites that will draw guests seeking a Tuscan experience.
From the entry hall at the back of the villa two steps lead up to a door opening into Argentum's main room. A leather sofa near the entrance faces a dining table for four in front of a stylish galley kitchen running the width of the room. Appliances are hidden behind walnut cupboard doors and under a marble countertop that extends from the large refrigerator to the counter-level open fireplace. A short hallway from this room leads past a shower room equipped with a washing machine to two bedrooms, a small double with a French double bed and a very large master bedroom with a double bed. All rooms feature traditional beamed ceilings and terra-cotta tiling, but are air-conditioned and attuned to modern comforts.
Very likely a first outing will be to the charming medieval town you can spot from the estate pool. Once famous for its position on the Via Francigena, the ancient road to Rome, scenic San Miniato now draws pilgrims in search of the prized white truffle. Being halfway between Pisa and Florence may have put you in harm's way in the Middle Ages, but it is a definite plus for the modern adventurer and visitors can hop aboard a nearby train or drive to the heart of these Tuscan cities quite worthy of the many pages in their guidebooks. Other day trips include ventures to the skyscrapers of the Middle Ages in San Gimignano, the beautiful shell-shaped Piazza del Campo in Siena or the beaches of the Versilia sea coast. Yet staying at Castrum Moriori means having wonderful staff on hand to help set up local wine tasting, truffle hunting or canoeing on a nearby lake. At this property you won't be at a loss for something to do, though don't be surprised if a poolside sunbed and a gentle breeze in the olive trees persuade you to put off that doing to another day.