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TORRE DI SOPRA, A MEDIEVAL TOWER IN FLORENCE

TORRE DI SOPRA, A MEDIEVAL TOWER IN FLORENCE

IMAGE & QUOTE SOURCE | HOUSE & GARDEN UK

PHOTOGRAPHER | NATHALIE KRAG

WORDS | KARA TOWN



Originally purchased and restored by the late Italian architect, Bruno Sacchi, and his wife Jane, this Medieval tower in the Italian countryside was lovingly converted to a family home in the seventies. Now, the magnificent home, a ‘unique blend of ancient and modern,’ is available to stay in, for those visiting Florence.

In an article in HOUSE & GARDEN UK, Jane Sacchi speaks about the careful restoration of this twelfth-century watchtower, both in the seventies by her husband, and the further work that was completed after his death in 2011:

“It took three years to transform it into an exceptional family home, during which period Bruno often wandered about with a hammer and chisel picking plaster off the walls to expose the frescoes. He took time to consider each space and how the light falls at different times of day, making every angle, aperture and window a picture in itself. He created contemporary interiors that managed to contrast with and yet enhance the ancient setting. "

YOU CAN READ THE REST OF THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE


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