La Torre alle Tolfe is an agricultural estate centred on an eighth century watch-tower and 17-bedroom villa, built on the hilltop of Le Tolfe, a hamlet just 3km from the remarkable medieval city of Siena. In addition to the villa are a further five traditional farmhouses that have been converted to furnished and serviced apartments which are let to short-term visitors, holiday guests, and to long-term tenants, many of whom are professionals working in Siena.
The estate covers 100 hectares, including vineyards, olive groves, arable fields and forests, extending over rolling hills towards Siena and out towards the heart of the Chianti region. There are spectacular views in every direction. The entire property is run as a certified organic farm, producing a variety of wines, and premium olive oil, with the arable land producing a variety of organic grains and pulses. The lack of pesticides and other intensive agrichemicals means that the fields and forests are also home to a rich fauna and a remarkable variety of wildflowers.