"Contemporary chic style housed within an ancient treasure.” - Reviewed by Deborah
DEBORAH PERFECT PICK “An unrivalled treat where you can bask like nobility in a medieval tower furnished like a Wallpaper Magazine cover shot.”
Ever wanted to play Rapunzel – or Petrosinella as the original Italian version of the story is called? Torre Bella is your chance to live a modern fairy tale amidst awe-inspiring landscape and sleek contemporary interior design. Whatever role you take — prince or princess, king or queen… you can expect a happily-ever-after getaway in this fabulous historic home.
Built in the 12th century and carefully renovated in 2010, when we say this is a medieval tower, we really mean it! With 5 levels in total, including a fabulous rooftop terrace, you can imagine yourself ruler of all you survey. What you see today is the result of a skilful structural renovation project where 600 sqm (6,500 sqft) of interiors have been refurbished to meet modern demands for comfort and ease.
What makes this home truly unique — particularly in this part of rural Italy where even the most luxurious villas seem to favour a more rustic style — is the cutting-edge design concept. The interiors of this unique, ancient treasure are in stark contrast to its medieval exterior and the virgin countryside that surrounds. Contemporary design and impeccable attention to detail are the order of the day… you could easily imagine yourself in a photo-shoot for a trendy architecture magazine.
Surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards and olive trees, the tower is poised proudly on the horizon as you approach through an avenue of trees protected by automated security gates. The beautiful pool and extensive grounds provide plenty of excuses to enjoy the warm weather to be expected in this part of Italy from spring to autumn.
Its central location is particularly attractive for guests who want to travel and see other parts of Italy – you can reach Perugia, Assisi, Cortona and Val d’Orcia with ease and Rome and Florence are just over 2 hours by car.