Left on Airbnb on May 21, 2019 for a stay in May 2019

The tower is amazing!!!! If you are looking for a unique place to stay in Tuscany, look no further. Luca and Emilia are wonderfull hosts with good knowledge of the area. You can contact them for any question. The tower has everything it needs and the view from the top is breath taking. And a little bit of a workout, but so worth it. We had an amazing stay and recommend it to everybody.


Great Torre, impressive views

Left on HomeAway on May 14, 2019 for a stay in May 2019

If you’re looking for an authentic experience of Tuscany, look no further! We had a wonderful stay in Luca and Emilia’s tower. The tower offered incredible views, clean and cozy living spaces, and a fully-equipped kitchen, making it the perfect respite after a day of sightseeing. It’s conveniently located a short drive from several must-see hill towns (Volterra, Siena, Lucca), plus, Montecatini Val di Cecina itself was a lovely village to explore. From the extensive grounds (chickens and olive trees and a pool!) to the artfully decorated tower, this ended up being a highlight of our wonderful time in Tuscany! Big thanks to Luca and Emilia for being the consummate hosts.

Bill G.

Left on Airbnb on Apr 25, 2019 for a stay in April 2019 (Orielda)

Siamo stati ospiti, con la mia famiglia, all’Orielda a Montecatini Val di Cecina dove ho riportato in visita mia madre quasi settanta anni dopo la sua partenza. L’accoglienza e l’ospitalità di Luca ed Emilia è stata veramente meravigliosa. La casa, con una bella vista sulla vallata è a pochi passi dalla piazza principale del paese dove ci sono diversi servizi, qui ci trovate anche dei bei ristoranti. Per le nostre esigenze, ce ne hanno consigliato uno dove ci siamo trovati benissimo. Il soggiorno è stato piacevole, la casa è tenuta bene e ti riporta in un’altra epoca senza farti mancare tutte le esigenze a cui ci siamo abituati oggi. Appena liberate le stanze che hanno nella torre del paese (ed in cui è anche possibile essere ospitato), ce l’hanno fatta visitare ed abbiamo potuto conoscere la passione e l’amore con cui la curano oltre ad un panorama mozzafiato. Consiglio vivamente a tutti di respirare quest’aria tranquilla e serena nel cuore della vera Toscana! Ed anch’io spero di tornarci presto.


Left on Airbnb on Apr 23, 2019 for a stay in April 2019

We kept waiting for the catch but it never came: we really had rented out a beautiful old castle in the Tuscan countryside. You can see it from miles away and as we were driving towards it we couldn’t believe that that was where we were staying. The tower is incredible, the interior perfect, Luca and Emilia went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable, the views from any one window or the roof are absolutely stunning, the town is quaint and has a lovely community, there are amazing day trips in every direction, the food was fantastic.. I could go on but you get the idea, it’s perfect! Can’t recommend it enough.


Bellissima torre medievale

Left on TripAdvisor on Feb 19, 2019 for a stay in Feb 2019
La torre è mantenuta perfettamente e dormire nel letto a baldacchino è un’esperienza da vere principesse. La sala pranzo offre tutti i servizi necessari. Meravigliosa la terrazza all’ultimo piano, vista mozzafiato su tutta la vallata tra Montecatini Val di Cecina e Volterra.

Left on Airbnb on Jan 27, 2019 for a stay in January 2019

An INCREDIBLE experience!!! If you have the chance to meet Luca and his family and stay here, DO IT! Their hospitality is as amazing as the Tower itself. We stayed for 4 nights and did day trips around the area, but it was returning to the Tower each day that was the most unique. The views from the top, even in January, are spectacular. The rooms are very warm and comfortable. We moved from level to level just to experience each. The kitchen is very well appointed for cooking; the fireplace on the next level perfect for an evening in, the beds extremely comfortable, all of it extremely clean. Truly an experience worth having! Thank you Luca and Emilia!


Left on Airbnb on Dec 10, 2018 for a stay in December 2018

We had such an amazing time staying in the Tower. Luca and Emilia are the consummate hosts – kind and helpful, full of advice on the area, unobtrusive but available, etc. We couldn’t imagine a more wonderful place to stay in the area and are very much looking forward to returning! For those planning, we stayed for three nights. We visited Pavia and one of the towns in Cinque Terre on our drive down from Milan. We spent our first day in Pisa/Lucca and second in Volterra/San Gimigniano. After our final night, we stopped by Siena on our drive to Florence. We both wished we’d had more time to spend in the area.

Huntley T.

Left on Airbnb on Nov 4, 2018 for a stay in November 2018

Posto da favola, sembra di vivere in un altra epoca ! host impeccabile, Emila e Luca due persone davvero squisite sempre presenti e disponibili ad ogni esigenza. Vacanza consigliata per chi è alla ricerca di una vacanza rilassante nel cuore della storia Grazie davvero da parte di tutto il gruppo!


Left on Airbnb on Oct 29, 2018 for a stay in October 2018
Lieu magique et intense … Une situation exceptionnelle et un cadre de haut niveau de prestations … qui se mérite (une maison “verticale” avec un nombre important de marches à gravir et descendre … mais quel bonheur ! L’accueil de Luca et sa femme est juste parfait. Très disponibles et bienveillants, avec des attentions une production potagère magnifique…

Left on Airbnb on Oct 21, 2018 for a stay in October 2018

Luca and his family were so welcoming and made our trip! We highly recommend staying with them in the castle! They were very accommodating, always accessible, thoughtful and down right amazing hosts. Have you ever stayed in a castle? If you haven’t, I highly suggest staying HERE! Can’t wait to visit again!

Loly P.