La Torre del Vicario: Relax Medieval Style in Palazzuolo sul Senio
The Torre del Vicario is an exclusive holiday home located in the historic center of Palazzuolo sul Senio which occupies the top two flowers of an ancient tower house dating back to the 13th century. It has a private garden and terraces equipped with gazebos, tables, chairs, a solarium, and a brick bbq.
Guests will also have access to wood for the fireplace, complete bbq accessories, a supply of coffee pods, and an herbal tea set with a kettle.
Included: bathroom and bedroom linen as well as a courtesy set and a welcome gift.
Four-legged friends are welcome.
So many possibilities for your stay!
Our apartments can accommodate all types of guests from couples to large groups up to 14 guests.
The History of the Tower
The name Vicar does not have any religious connotations but instead, refers to a government official and administrator of justice in the Florentine Republic up until the year 1362.
The Vicar remained in office for one semester and was elected by drawing lots among the most influential men in the village.
The “Torre del Vicario” was a building for both defensive and residential use. At one time, it was part of the complex of the former “Ubaldini houses”, connected both at street level and underground to the current Palazzo dei Capitani.
Today the Palazzo dei Capitani is home to the Upper Mugello Archaeological Museum and the Museum of the Mountain People, two small cultural treasures that we recommend visiting.
The Tower still retains its original architectural features such as the external stone walls, windows, and shelves in pietra serena, part of the beams and internal doors in chestnut, the dovecote holes on the upper turret as well as some slits with “splay” (openings gradually widening towards the internal space) which once served as sighting and defense posts.
A magnificent private garden to be accessed from the kitchen of the Tower where you can spend time in nature in the company of friends and / or relatives.
With access from the terrace with gazebo, the heated Jacuzzi for 4 people will give you moments of lightheartedness and relaxation. (available in the summer months).
The property offers a relaxing stay and offers a corner where you can enjoy the sun on summer days.
Shared outdoor space
A pleasant spot in the garden with a firepit and stone walls where you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings.