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Torre del Merlo

  • 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
    • Central Heating
    • Dishwasher
    • Fireplace
    • Garden or Yard
    • Grill
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Parking
    • Radio
    • Satellite TV
    • Terrace
    • Toaster
    • Washer
    • Wi-Fi
    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 #FK452498 by: FlipKey
  • Rates

    Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

      Begins Ends Min stay Per night Per week
    Default - - 4 nights
    $401
    £240
    $2,410
    £1,441
    Mid Season Apr 12, 2014 Apr 25, 2014 4 nights
    $482
    £288
    $2,892
    £1,729
    Low Season Apr 26, 2014 May 2, 2014 4 nights
    $401
    £240
    $2,410
    £1,441
    Mid Season May 3, 2014 Jun 27, 2014 4 nights
    $482
    £288
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    Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Property location
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    Additional Location Information
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Speaks English, Spanish, French, Italian, German
listed since : Apr 2009
Calendar Updated: 211 days ago
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