Antico Borgo di Torri.
We invite you to discover Tuscany and the Sienese territory starting with Torri, an historical medieval walled village of antique origin that was known for its splendor during the Middle Ages.
From historical roots and findings, we know that the area was inhabited by the Etruscans, Celts, and Romans until the Middle Ages when major development of the village started.
The time of its foundation is not known exactly, but its first mentionings can be traced back to an edict issued by the Pope dated January 13,1069. It has been named SS.Trinità and S.Mustiola.
Construction of the Romanesque-gothic Vallombrosian church is presumed to have commenced in the middle of the eleventh century, being a part of the Abbey of Vallombrosa, and presided over by San Giovanni Gualberto. The church was consecrated in 1189 and keeps a Madonna and Child by Luca di Tommè (1330-1389).
Bishop's Palace Square
The square has a well preserved antique paving and the facade which consists of refined figures of dragons, leaves, cupid heads, and heads in travertine. (XIV century)
Elegant and refined, this squared courtyard has a floor of fishbone brick and three rows of arches that denote the age of construction. The first is of an alternating Romanesque black and white travertine (a material more resistant than marble). The black and white creates an impression of structural solidity. The second in brick with octagonal columns dating back to the thirteenth century, and the third with oak columns and capital leaves (XIV-XV centuries). A gracious terrace, positioned at the south, kept the monks in communication with the surrounding nature and remains unaltered to this day.
Welcoming family atmosphere to put the guest at ease at home
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Discover the secrets of the Tuscany and Sienese territory, starting from Torri Village in the Montagnola Senese at 14 Km from Siena.