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Property Amenities

Private pool
Wi-Fi/Internet access
All bedrooms en-suite
Party House (Ideal for celebrations!)
Ground floor bed & bath
Heated Pool
Sauna/Steam
Gym/fitness room
Bicycles provided
Games room
Cable TV
DVD
Working fireplace
Heating

Babies & Toddlers

High chair(s)
Cot(s)

Kids & Teens

Ideal for teens

Things to Do

Rural Location
Golf course nearby
Walking/Hiking paths
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
The stylish, design-savvy interiors of the converted farm building meld classic with just enough contemporary Italian pizzazz - feature wallpapers, edgy colours, fine Italian linens, a hip pool for chilling out and captivating views.

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Overview of Bisenzio Tower

What Oliver loves…

  • The housekeeper, Cynthia, is also a wonderful cook. Ask about her catering services.
  • This villa in Umbria has lush furnishings - this is no longer a cold stone watchtower!
  • Situated in Umbria on the border of Tuscany and Lazio, you have 3 of Italy’s most beautiful regions at your doorstep.

What you should know…

  • Heating for the swimming pool is not included in the rental price.
  • The old stone walls keep this villa cool - there’s no air conditioning.

This lavishly renovated tower-turned-villa in Umbria has luxurious touches at every turn. Guests of all sorts will find their pleasure; fitness lovers will hit the sauna and gym, and the media room will enchant movie buffs. Bookworms will bury themselves in the extensive English library, while the chef of the family will perfect their pizza at the outdoor stone oven. All this, set above rolling hills at the border of Tuscany and Lazio.

This holiday villa is split between 2 buildings, with a courtyard between. The original 13th century tower spreads over 4 floors - to avoid the stairs, choose one of the ground floor bedrooms in the other building. The grounds were designed by the famous Italian landscape artist, Alberto Margheriti. Here, beneath a pergola dripping with leaves, you'll gaze out past the infinity pool to mountains beyond. Imagine breakfast on the stone terrace beside the sunroom - perfezione!

Overlooking the national park of Monte Rufeno, this holiday villa is world apart from city life. Still, it's accessible - just 7 km from the A1 Autostrada connecting Rome and Florence. The nearest town is Fabro (5 km), a precious medieval village above the Tiber.

Interior & Grounds

Bisenzio Tower has 8 en suite bedrooms laid out over two buildings, separated by a beautiful courtyard.

THE MAIN BUILDING
Ground Floor: Dining room, breakfast, fabulous kithcen and guest cloakroom.
First Floor: Lounge, music/tv room, bar, snooker room and guest cloakroom.
Second Floor:
Master Bedroom - Super King size bed, en suite.
Bedroom Two - King size bed, en suite.
Third Floor:
Bedroom Three - King size bed, en suite bathroom.

THE SECOND BUILDING
Ground Floor: Family/TV room, kitchenette, gym, sauna, guest cloakroom and shower room.
First Floor:
Bedroom Four - Super King size bed, en suite bathroom.
Bedroom Five - King size bed, en suite bathroom.
Bedroom Six - Twin beds (that can join to make a King), en suite bathroom.
Bedrooms Seven - Twin beds (that can join to make a King), en suite bathroom.
Ground Floor Apartment/Bedroom Five:
This is a completely self contained apartment with a super King size bed in the bedroom, bathroom, sitting room and fully equipped kitchen.

Amenities
- 8 en suite King bedrooms, including separate 1 bed apartment
- Heated infinity swimming pool with tremendous views
- Stunning landscaped gardens
- Bar & snooker room, sauna and gym
- Media rooms with large flat screen TVs, DVD and Hi-Fi
- Broadband with Wi-Fi access
- Fast broadband connection with Wi-Fi distribution in both buildings
- Sky TV in both family/TV rooms
- DVD/CD players
- Small office facility with printer/fax/copier/scanner
- Flat screen TVs with Marantz and Bose surround systems
- iPod music systems
- Nintendo Wii
- GSM booster for better mobile signal within the buildings
- Large English library and DVDs
- High chairs and cot available
- Alarm system and security gates
- Snooker room
- Sauna & gym
- Exceptionally well fitted kitchen with all amenities.

Outdoor Features
- Camp di Bocce (boules area)
- Landscaped gardens designed by Alberto Margheriti
- Covered gazebo
- Stone barbecue & pizza oven.


The gardens which surround La Torre are truly delightful.  These stunning terraced gardens were created by the famous Tuscan landscape designer Alberto Margheriti.  Numerous sitting out areas offer great views over the hills and valleys below.  Lavender, jasmine, rosemary, thyme, sage, roses and even a sweet curry leaf plant all flourish in the sunshine.

A gazebo complete with stone built barbeque and pizza oven is the perfect place for a lazy lunch or romantic evening dining.

The large heated infinity pool has the same magnificent views…..perfect for evening dips under the stars and a grandstand view of the fireflies’ firework displays in early summer.

And for the even more energetic, the gardens include a shady boules court.

Map, Location & Local Information

Situated on the Umbrian border with Lazio and Tuscany, Bisenzio Tower overlooks the stunning scenery of the Monte Rufeno national park in Umbria, the green heart of Italy.

The whole area is a food lover’s paradise. Umbria is home to the world famous salty Pecorino cheese and crisp dry Orvieto wine. Some of Italy’s finest wine areas are on the doorstep and there are many small family-run vineyards which welcome visitors.

Bisenzio Tower is a haven of peace and tranquillity, yet conveniently located 7km from the A1 Autostrada between Rome and Florence. This means easy access to fascinating places including Orvieto, Arrezzo, Assisi, Cetona, Montepulciano, Perugia, Siena and Spoleto as well as the lakes of Bolsena and Trasimeno.

Rome is two hours away on the Autostrada, and served by regular trains from the small town of Fabro, which is just a 10-minute drive from Torre. Highlights include the Vatican City, Roman Forum, Colosseum and Spanish Steps.

Florence is about an hour and a half drive away and is on the train line from Fabro. Highlights include the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vechio, Boboli Garden, Pitti Palace.

Siena is an hour and twenty minutes drive away, and again reachable by train from Fabro. Visit the beautiful Campo square where twice a year (2nd July, 16th August) the world famous Palio takes place – a horse race dating back to the 1600s.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Rome and Perugia

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Fabro

(5 km)

Nearest Town/City Fabro Scalo

(10 km)

Nearest Restaurant Il Felcino

(2 km)

Nearest Golf Chiusi

Catering & Services

Housekeeper Cynthia is a great cook!

Cynthia came to Italy from Manila in her native Philippines 20 years ago.  She met her husband Lamberto (who looks after the gardens at Torre) and settled in the nearby hill village of Allerona.

Cynthia will make lunch for guests using fresh ingredients from the gardens and the locality. One of her specialities is Parmigiana, a dish of shallow fried aubergine layered with cheese and tomato sauce and baked in the oven.  Another is ribeye steak simply cooked on the barbecue and served Italian style with a squeeze of lemon juice and salad.

Please contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange these catering services and any other little extras that can really make the difference.

 

 

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a professional chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of? From peeling the spuds to helping with the service, our chefs will ensure you have the most relaxing – and definitely the most delicious – holiday you can dream of.

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit €1000 euros. This is paid prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. Arrival time between 4:00pm and 7:00pm
Departure time before 10:00am Energy costs included? Included except for swimming pool heating (approx €350 per week)
Linen & towels included? Linen and towels are included in the rental price and changed on Wednesdays Pets welcome? No pets allowed.
Changeover day Saturday. End of stay cleaning included? Yes.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property. Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Pool heating charge? €400 per week Other Ts and Cs Maximum occupancy - 16 people
Other Ts and Cs Includes daily cleaning with 2 part-time cleaners and 1 full time staff (Monday to Friday)

 

 

 

 

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
High chair(s)
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Cot(s)
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
High chair(s)
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Bicycles provided
Cot(s)
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Games room
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 16 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
March 22nd 2017 - April 1st 2017 - - £12,198.64
April 1st 2017 - June 3rd 2017 - - £12,198.64
June 3rd 2017 - September 9th 2017 - - £14,638.37
September 9th 2017 - March 31st 2018 - - £12,198.64
March 31st 2018 - June 2nd 2018 - - £12,198.64
June 2nd 2018 - September 8th 2018 - - £14,638.37
September 8th 2018 - September 23rd 2018 - - £12,198.64

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 16 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
March 22nd 2017 - April 1st 2017 - - €13,552.62
April 1st 2017 - June 3rd 2017 - - €13,552.62
June 3rd 2017 - September 9th 2017 - - €16,263.15
September 9th 2017 - March 31st 2018 - - €13,552.62
March 31st 2018 - June 2nd 2018 - - €13,552.62
June 2nd 2018 - September 8th 2018 - - €16,263.15
September 8th 2018 - September 23rd 2018 - - €13,552.62

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 16 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
March 22nd 2017 - April 1st 2017 - - $14,636.32
April 1st 2017 - June 3rd 2017 - - $14,636.32
June 3rd 2017 - September 9th 2017 - - $17,563.59
September 9th 2017 - March 31st 2018 - - $14,636.32
March 31st 2018 - June 2nd 2018 - - $14,636.32
June 2nd 2018 - September 8th 2018 - - $17,563.59
September 8th 2018 - September 23rd 2018 - - $14,636.32

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