Torre, Carmignano, Prato

Sleeps 2

A sweet place for 2 in a Tuscan tower

Property summary

Sleeps 2

1 double bedroom and 1 shower room + 1 sofa bed

Location: Florence and surroundings

Surrounding Region

  • Restaurants, bar & bus stop in Baccheretto, 800 m.
  • Tennis court and supermarkets in Seano, 6 km & Poggio a Caiano, 11 km
  • Carmignano 6 km, Artimino 12 km, Vinci 15 km, Prato 16 km
  • Montelupo Fiorentino & Empoli 18, San Miniato 27 km
  • Florence 50 km, Greve in Chianti 60 km, Arezzo and Siena 1 3/4 hr.
  • Airports: Florence 50 min, Pisa 1 1/4 hr, Rome 3 1/2 hrs.
  • Torre is an apartment housed in the tower that was once an ancient barn at the Le Torracce farmhouse.


    On the ground floor are the living room and a kitchen which has a door opening directly onto a side garden with a small dining area for meals al fresco. The upper floor is accessed via a metal stairway from the living room and provides a double bedroom and shower room.

    Local area

    The nearby village of Baccheretto places fresh bread and the buzz of village festivals within walking distance while a short drive brings one to the beautiful fresco for which Carmignano is famous or to two grand Medici villas - the fortified villa purchased by Lorenzo and finished by his son Pope Leo X in Poggio a Caiano and UNESCO's World Heritage Site La Ferdinanda, 'villa of 100 chimneys' located in Artimino, a hamlet noted also for its fine Etruscan museum. Half an hour away is Prato, the center of the Slow Food Movement and known since the Middle Ages for its textile industry and Vinci, Leonardo's natal town with a small, but enlightening museum.

    To the south is Montelupo Fiorentino, one of the most important pottery centers of Italy during the Renaissance and still today a mecca for visitors seeking colorful ceramics and San Miniato, a charming hill town that was once fought over in the Middle Ages and now acclaimed for its precious white truffles. Naturally, a trip to Florence is a must and probably, to avoid the big city parking nightmare, most easily done via train from Prato. The Queen of the Arno and its wealth of palaces, museums, bridges and gardens is eminently walkable, though this does mean that, duly inspired, by the time you return to your quiet hill north of Prato, you will have renewed appreciation for the peace of convent living.


    Air conditioning
    A/C - Included
    Baby bed and high chair
    Available on request
    Coffee Maker
    Extra beds
    A double sofa bed in the living room
    Final cleaning included
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Small private furnished garden
    Golf course
    In Poggio a Caiano, 11 km
    Hair dryer
    Available on request
    Central heating - Extra
    Home-grown produce
    Home produced wine and olive oil
    Horse riding
    In Vinci, 15 km
    Mobile phone coverage
    Good throughout the property; best with TIM network
    Pool towels
    Restaurant nearby
    'L’Amante della Bistecca' in Baccheretto - In walking distance, 1 km
    Swimming pool
    Entry via end steps. Nearby gazebo or trees for shade; sun beds; Pool open 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    LCD television
    Tennis court
    Transport and tours
    Available on request
    Winery and Wine tasting
    The Torre apartment is located in the ancient two=story barn of the farm
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