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  • Property description
    Montecatini Val di Cecina
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    Rental Home – 
    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 A...
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  • Amenities & details
    • Balcony
    • Central Heating
    • Dishwasher
    • Fireplace
    • Garden or Yard
    • Grill
    • Internet Access
    • Microwave
    • Parking
    • Satellite TV
    • Stereo System
    • Toaster
    • Washer
    Suitability
    • Wheelchair Access:
      No
    • Elder Access:
      No
    • Pets Allowed:
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    • Smoking Allowed:
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    • Suitable for Children:
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    Listing #FKN4444731 by: FlipKey
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    A short stroll has guests enjoying their morning coffee or an evening pizza in the local bars or restaurants, but this village has yet more to offer. The Cecina Valley mining industry dates back to the Etruscans, and Montecatini once thrived on the wealth of the copper mine at nearby Caporciano, the richest in Europe and active until 1907. The mine itself is now a fascinating museum and a stunning backdrop to summer concerts and theatre. While the town is surrounded by forests offering meandering walks and porcini mushroom or asparagus hunting, and near the crystalline waters of Cecina river, Volterra, famous for its alabaster and summer festivals, is a short drive away, as are the Cecina beaches and Bolgheri wine cellars along the coast. Easy day trips can take in the guidebook destinations of San Gimignano, Massa Marittima, Pisa or Lucca and still have you back for sunset viewing from your top-of-the-world terrace.
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Adam P
Royal Leamington Spa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 much more.

Relaxing stay in a quaint village with a great traditional restaurant at really cheap prices (try the truffles!). Everyone from the villagers to Luca (owner) were exceptionally friendly making our stay perfect.

In summary, unique accommodation, historic, friendly and gastronomic you'll never forget your stay here!
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Vienna
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Invitation to Tuscany Ltd
Speaks English, Spanish, French, Italian, German
Listed since : Jul 2010
Response Rate: 65 %
Calendar Updated: 123 days ago
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