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Tower | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The thick walls, typical of a medieval tower, protect the interiors from the summer heat. There are 3 floors, a wide sitting room with spiral stairs of steel and wood leads into a well-equipped kitchen with an original fireplace (oven, fridge, cooker, dishwasher and washing machine). There are two entrances; one on the ground floor, leading to the sitting room and the second is by an external staircase leading to the kitchen on the first floor. At the top there is a huge panoramic roof terrace equipped with table and chairs, perfect for romantic dining.
Converted on several occasions to provide domestic accommodation, the building retained the stones of a ruined staircase, which has now been restored to its original form.
The tower was erected during the decade 1342 -1352, during the Government of the Nine in Siena, and at the same time as the construction of the third and final set of walls of Asciano and the fortification of the castle. It was to be a bastion and defensive tower; an integral element in the ring of town defences. Following the Florentine conquest of Siena in 1555, the tower was reduced in height on the orders of Cosimo I° dei Medici along with all the other towers. Traces of loopholes remain and rounded arches can be seen on the outside wall.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Grosseto 100 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence 90 km, Nearest railway: Asciano 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details outdoors|
The Tuscany region
Tuscany (Toscana) is one of the most beautiful and popular tourist destinations in Italy. It is located along the Mediterranean coast, in central Italy. Tuscany is a gentle, hilly region known for its vineyards and olive groves, with large houses or small settlements scattered around the low hills.
Our Guests are able to experience cities of art and fabulous food and wine, all within a few kilometres.
For more details on places to see, you should visit the “surroundings” section of our site; (direct link at the bottom section, "Contact owner".)
Asciano is the centre of "Crete Senesi" (Sienese Clays), and the following can be found nearby:
Not too far from Asciano you can have the chance to ride a horse in a well-equipped riding ground.
Distance: 10 km
In Bettolle city you can play golf on a nine-hole golf course.
Distance: 20 km
Distance: 1 km
Hot air balloon
Distance: 20 km
Distance: 10 km
Places of Art:
Siena..................Distance: 30 km
Firenze................Distance: 90 km
San Gimignano.....Distance: 70 km
Monteriggioni.......Distance: 40 km
Pisa....................Distance: 150 km
Famous places for local products:
Montalcino...........Distance: 30 km
Montepulciano......Distance: 40 km
Pienza.................Distance: 40 km
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27 May 2014
"Merveilleuse Tour Medievale"
Je me suis tout de suite senti chez moi dans cette tout medievale ou regne un atmosphere particulier. La terrase est extraordinaire et partout ou on pose les yeux c'est magnifique!Cet endroit e… More
3 Nov 2013
Great choise! Fascinating medieval atmosphere was maintened beautifully in the Tower with modern facilities. We spent the final week of our vacation in Italy which lasted two months in this fabulous Tower. It was absolutely a wonderful experience. During our stay we visited Firenze and San Gimigniano which were quite near. Even closer to the Tower we found the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore with its magnificent frescos by Luca Singnorelli and with its intresting old wine cellar. The thick walls of the Tower made a strong impression and the terrace was splendid! The last evening in the Tower we spent with our italian friends from Arezzo and had a unforgettable dinner with medieval atmosphere. Owner of the Tower was very helpful and kind person who felt like an old friend from the beginning of our time in the Tower. We really wish to return someday in to the Tower.
29 Sep 2013
"Great base for 4 days in Tuscany"
We booked Giordano's tower as a base for exploring Tuscany during a trip to Italy in Sept 13. Booking was easy and Roberto was very helpful about directions etc. On arrival Roberto again was very… More
6 Aug 2013
"Totally charming - loved it!"
We were delighted with our stay at Giordano's Tower in Asciano , Tuscany. The owner Roberto was very helpful with the directions on getting to the accommodation and he was very welcoming on our… More
16 Jul 2013
"13th century tower on the outside, modern living inside"
It's not every day that you get to stay in a place this old, and it really is very comfortable and well-located in Asciano, which is interesting in its own right and very convenient for Siena and… More
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