Once an imposing guard tower, its image drawn on antique maps of the region, Il Casale di Villore’s main structure dates back to 1200. Over the course of the centuries, a series of annexes were built to house the families that worked the land. An olive press, granary and wood -burning oven, still fully functional, were also added to bake the bread and store the grain of those residents of centuries ago.
Designed to embody both refinement and simplicity, the residence, in both its interior design and the rustic beauty of the exteriors, exists in perfect harmony with the surrounding countryside.
The vast garden surrounding the property leads to a large swimming pool, nearly hidden amongst the olive trees. From poolside, guests have a breathtaking view of the towers of San Gimignano and the Castle of Strozzavolpe. Cypress trees, vineyards and oak forests extend as far as the eye can see, criss -crossed here and there by a shady country lane or a gravel path leading to an old stone farmhouse.