Torre Elsa is a Noble Remnant of Ancient Semifonte

Torre Elsa is an impressive 11th century tower that witnessed the momentous 12th century battle between Florence and the citizens of Semifonte. Threatened by Semifonte’s dominant position over the Elsa valley and its trading strength, the Florentines virtually eliminated the town of Semifonte, leaving just a handful of remains. Torre Elsa figures among these and still stands tall on its beautiful hilltop overlooking the sweeping Elsa valley.

After an extensive period of careful and painstaking renovation, the current owners have created a virtual delight with stunning views and perfect location, mid-way between Florence and Siena.

The soul and spirit of the original structure have been respectfully maintained and, at the same time, an imaginative flair has created a completely updated home with the most modern amenities and services.

Torre Elsa has 8 bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, and is ideal for groups of friends and families.

The Villa is comprised of two parts that connect, the old tower section and the hay barn, that are joined by a glassed-in loggia. Each has its own distinct personality. The tower (torre) has been restored preserving the old brick flooring and wooden ceiling beams. The haybarn (fienile) has more of a contemporary look.

Roses, jasmine, local plants and flowers distinguish the expansive grounds. The infinity swimming pool (10mX5m) with built in jet pool is set in a striking panoramic position overlooking the valley. This is a perfect place for relaxing and enjoying the vineyard colors changing during the different seasons.


The impressive medieval towers of San Gimignano can be seen in the distance and there is no place more enchanting to enjoy a Tuscan sunset. The furnished covered patio overlooking the countryside is especially inviting for relaxed dining and the custom-made table blends perfectly with the space.

The Petrognano hamlet is within walking distance and the village of Barberino val d’Elsa is at 3 km. Owners Enzo and Annagloria are eagerly awaiting your arrival with a complimentary Tuscan dinner, included on your first evening at Torre Elsa!

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