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Torre del Merlo

4.5 of 5 stars
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2 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
It is in the nature of defense towers that they are impossible to sneak up on unseen; yet it is also true that they are a welcoming beacon as you approach. Seven kilometres before reaching its base, the Torre del Merlo stands high on the horizon and guides visitors to the medieval village it once protected and that now provides a charming taste of Tuscan village life for guests adventuresome enough to take up residence in this uniquely vertical accommodation.

Built as a lookout tower in the 14th century by the powerful Belforti family and eventually passed down to the French barons de Rochefort, its thick stonewalls withstood medieval enemy attack and offered protection to villagers during World War II bombardments. Restored and furnished in 1969 by Italian architect / designer Franco Albini at the request of wealthy industrialist/fine...
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About the manager, Invitation to Tuscany Ltd
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 171 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2009
Overall rating: 4.7 / 5.0
Based on 356 reviews and 142 properties
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Listing #FKN4444731 by: FlipKey
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4.5 of 5 stars Very good - based on 3 reviews
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English first
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25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in August 2015

If you really want to have an unforgettable stay in Tuscany with no luxuries but travel through time and live a while like a local, then there's no other place to be than Torre dei Belforti! We had a wonderful time and the experience of living in a medieval tower is unparalleled! The owners did their best to make us... more

Adam P
Royal Leamington Spa
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Beautiful unique experience - the tower is wonderfully renovated and steeped in mysterious history! We found the tower comfortable with impeccable cleanliness, good linen and comfy beds. The views were simply breathtaking - like being in an aeroplane especially from 4th floor bedroom! The large grounds surrounding were a culinary delight with everything from olive groves, tomatoes, figs, squashes and... more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 for a stay in August 2013


  • Balcony
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Yard
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Stereo System
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Washer
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