We have owned the Torre since the 1970s when our father, the late architect Bruno Sacchi, converted this Medieval watchtower into a striking and unique family house.
The building had been built as a watchtower on the advantageous south slope of the hills 10km from Florence, along the route to Rome, at the same time as Henry III King of England was rebuilding Westminster Abbey.
One hundred years later, by the time the Guelphs and Ghibellines had stopped warring, the tower had become a gentleman's residence. The Torre pre-dates Chaucer, Brunelleschi's Duomo and Michelangelo's David.
Described as a 'Towering Achievement' of a Romantic Escape, the story of this exceptional house and its recent restoration project have been the subject of a wonderful six page colour article featured in the January 2015 issue of House&Garden Magazine.