Le Torri is a medieval farmhouse that dates back to the 1300s.
To discover the time in which it was constructed, we had to use technical experts to search the historical archives in Florence.
Only to find an old document barely legible which stated the negotiations for its purchase. Many say that this farm was a convent, yet others say it was a rest stop between Florence and Volterra.
Le Torri is a farmhouse, that my family bought back in 1979 from Count Guicciardini Ludovico Corsi Salviati di Lucignano, whose family were landowners for generations. At the time we purchased the house, it was a secondary farm where a family of farmers worked under the ownership of Guicciardini di Lucignano.
Inside the structure you would have found cellars where wine was produced, stalls for keeping animals and a barn to dry out the wheat.
The name “Le Torri” goes back to the farm’s original name, which was indicated on the first cadastral maps as “Le Torri farm”; and to respect this, we have kept its original name.
My family in 1979 decided to renovate this farmhouse in order to restore its antique splendor.
With a great sacrificial and especially economical spirit, my parents, in the beginning of the 1980s, started renovation.
Part of the house was carefully dismantled, like the roof, beams and floors; in order to re-use whatever possible antique piece; otherwise the building material was bought from other old farmhouses. At ground level, was the cellar where you would have found stone vats.
These vats were dismantled and a stone-cutter in the area made it possible to create all the house’s window thresholds after 8 years of work. These time-consuming jobs lasted until 1986, the same year that my family & I started living there. In the following years, we slowly improved the external aspect; creating an olive grove, garden and the whole surrounding landscape of the Villa.
The farmhouse was remodeled but not everything. Internally, we had 3 floors to renovate, but never thought we could create apartments to rent for tourists.
Only in 1996, having an ambition to start an activity of my own, I decided with my parents to create these apartments.
From the beginning, we thought of making spacious, comfortable apartments, as I enjoy having when I go on vacation; so that is what we did.
Therefore, in 1997, we started the renovation work to make the apartments and swimming pool. May 8, 1998 we opened the business and thanks to all our satisfied guests still today we manage the whole business.
They have given us the opportunity to continue in this activity, expressing their very positive judgment on the structure. We thank you all of you from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to continue in this magnificent service.
We deepest gratitude to all our guests that have given us the opportunity to live this dream, hoping to have always satisfied your demands and forgive us for the times that we didn’t succeed.