Agriturismo Torre Doganiera

Loc. La Croce, 63, Pievescola 53031 Casole d'Elsa (Siena) Code


In brief

  • Type: Bedroom (1), Flat (4),
  • Guests: 12
  • Map: Hills
  • Type of accommodation: Room only

The agriturismo

Agriturismo, do you know why?
It is the fusion of 'nature' and 'culture' of wellness and tourist experience.

Torre Doganiera is an agritourism, but we are also a family: we work and live in this protected area in the province of Siena. If you come to us, you will be greeted by the evergreen holm oak woods of the Montagnola Senese, in a medieval tower with elegant peasant architecture built over the centuries all around it, telling the story of how people lived in the hills of Siena in the Middle Ages. You can stay in a wooded reserve, the beginning of the Val d'Elsa, and run with your eyes to the horizon over Volterra, caressing the silver leaves of our olive groves. The soundtrack to this splendid picture are the voices of nature.

An amazing mix under the open sky!

We are waiting for you!

The accommodation

Choosing Torre Doganiera doesn't mean just having a holiday in a farmhouse, it's about meeting a lifestyle.
We are grateful to theenvironment that hosts us and allows us to live in the green and outdoors with clean air, so our choice is one of respect. The sun supplies hot water (solar thermal) and provides electricity (photovoltaic), so feel free to use your devices and appliances in our accommodations!

You can choose between 3 apartments in rustic but elegant style : i Girasoli , gli Ulivi and la Torre .
The first two are on the ground floor (Girasoli and Ulivi, ideal for 2 and 3 people), while the Tower (4 people), is a real medieval house on three floors, panoramic and very impressive

It is also available a room with bathroom, with independent entrance on the ground floor, private bathroom in the room, private outdoor space and equipped with garden furniture. Combining this room with the apartment Girasoli you get an ideal accommodation for small groups of friends, two couples or large families.

Which solution is right for you?

Know that in any apartment, you will find indoor and outdoor spaces well cared for and well equipped: each apartment has its own entrance, private bathroom, private outdoor space, garden and pergola. The kitchens are spacious and well-equipped, theliving/living rooms offer comfortable sofas and the bedrooms are furnished with elegant architectural solutions, which combine the rustic style of the house with all the comforts, for an unmissable holiday experience.
In the kitchens you will find a coffee machine and a gargoyle, and in Girasoli and Ulivi also a dishwasher. In all the apartments there is a safe, TV sat, DVD reader. The room has a small "self" breakfast corner , with refrigerator, coffee machine with capsules and we provide the necessary for breakfast, which you can enjoy independently.

The apartments are naturally cool in summer, good temperature in winter (only the Tower has heating separately), the structure is embraced by greenery, all the accommodations overlook the gardens, are well lit and, if you look up, you will see vaulted brick ceilings on the ground floor and wooden beams for the tower.

By the way: from the top floor the view over the green Alta Valdelsa is really amazing.

What a view, what sunsets, from Torre Doganiera!

Activities and surrounding

Torre Doganiera is the best choice to experience nature , cities of art, small villages, vineyards, cultural and enogastronomic routes. Our tower-house is surrounded by a beautiful ancient wood , where you can walk to reach hermitages and castles on trekking routes, take regenerating walks or simply feel better in silence and meditation, being embraced by the trees.
The area of the Montagnola Senese is a protected area, we are far from sources of light pollution: that's
why our farmyard is an observation point
for stargazers , equipped for astrophotography, and it's easy to see wildlife such as foxes, deer and roe deer (naturalistic observation day/night).

Riding stab les and bike hire are just a few kilometres away, allowing you to move around on two wheels without polluting, reaching the towns and small villages of Casole d'Elsa and
the neighbouring municipalities. Pievescola is the hamlet at 1 km from our farmhouse, here you can find 2 bars, pastry shop, pizzeria and restaurant, a small market , pharmacy and post office
. Casole d'Elsa is our municipality, with an archaeological museum and church to visit , a very panoramic fortress. The villages of Mensano and Monteguidi are worth a visit, with their medieval castle-like alleys, full of flowers and immersed in the Tuscan countryside
. Want to go shopping?

Colle Val d'Elsa (15 minutes) and Poggibonsi (25 minutes), supermarkets, restaurants, pubs and pizzerias, museums and churches. From our farm you can reach wineries and landscapes of Chianti, but also art cities par excellence: Siena (35 min east), Florence (1 h north) , San Gimignano (30 min) and Volterra (45 min west).

A day at the beach? 1 hour and a half west

If you are a spa lover, the area also offers a biolago (geothermal area, towards west) and free springs or spas (Petriolo, Le Caldane, Rapolano Terme).


Available services

Pets allowed

Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.

Owners will be held responsible for damage to property and persons.

Pets allowed

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Size/gender of dogs

  • Small (under 10 kg)
  • Medium (10 kg - 25 kg)
  • Large (25 kg - 45 kg)
  • Males only
  • Females only

Allowed in

  • Accommodation
  • Public areas
  • Outdoor picnic area


  • Only well-behaved, supervised animals
Credit cards welcome
Attractions and activities in the surrounding area
  • Nature Reserves
  • Museums and galleries
  • Artistic and historical sites
  • Spa
Sport and activities in the surrounding area
  • Hiking
  • Bird watching
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Tennis
  • Shopping

Rooms and prices

Setting and surroundings
Activities and facilities
August 2021
We were received enthusiastically and hospitably by Alessandra and her family. Immediately we received help with booking a restaurant and received a lot of information about the region. The stay at the Torre was pleasant and we could enjoy our private terrace, where we were regul... Read more
Stay: 8/2021
Traveller: Couples
Holiday: Artistic-cultural
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Activities and facilities
Reply from the host
Agriturismo Torre Doganiera answers
Dear Dafne, it's a pleasure for us to receive very kind guests and nature lovers, as you are.
Thank you to have chosen Torre Doganiera, even to give a review, leaving a feedback.
We are happy that you enjoyed the place, the quiet, the nature and our way of working in this little piece of green world.
We are working to improve services and activities, especially in our structure, in the will of giving the possibility to have a more complete experience of holiday in agriturismo.
We are very thankfull for your feedback.
Maybe we will see another time, who knows!
Enjoy life and green, and best regards from Torre Doganiera family.
(Translated with DeepL Translate)
Alexander Holtz
August 2021
We were in July / August 2021 at Maria and Roberto, it was just wonderful to be a guest there. A very beautiful property surrounded by lots of nature and wonderful views. The accommodation (apartment "Girasoli") is very typically furnished with much love. We could feel ... Read more
Stay: 7/2021
Traveller: Couples
Holiday: Relaxing
Setting and surroundings
Activities and facilities
Reply from the host
Agriturismo Torre Doganiera answers
Sehr nett Alexander,
für diese schönen Worte können wir uns nur bedanken!

We are really happy that you have enjoyed the period of vacation in Torre Doganiera, and we are thanks to the time spent to write a such glad feedback!
Very proud to let you spend holiday time in a good place, and we appreciate that you enjoyed our approach to life and nature. This is a very important message.
Last but not least, we will be happy to host you in the future, trying to do our best.

Thank you very much, see you next time!
(Translated with DeepL Translate)
Teresa Tenedini
August 2021
A warm welcome, a pristine landscape and a fresh apartment (the Sunflowers) have literally conquered us!!!!
I highly recommend Torre Doganiera for the holidays and I thank Mrs. Maria and her family for the availability in our regard.
A hug ...
(Translated with D... Read more
Stay: 8/2021
Traveller: Families with children
Holiday: Artistic-cultural
Setting and surroundings
Activities and facilities
Reply from the host
Agriturismo Torre Doganiera answers
Dear Teresa, thank you for taking the time to give us a nice review! We are pleased that the memory of your stay at Torre Doganiera has produced such a welcome comment. We are pleased that you have perceived the human side, which is part of our 'style' of life and hospitality.
Torre Doganiera thanks you.

See you next relaxing holiday,
(Translated with DeepL Translate)
Maria Vara
  • On since 2015
  • Speak: Italian, English, French

Pleased to meet you, I am Maria Vara and I am 66 years old.
The photo is of me and my daughter, Alessandra, nata nel 1987
I have been managing Torre Doganiera since 1989 along with my family.
As well as we welcome the guests, we are responsible for communication, we take care of the crops.
It was a desire to to meet new and interesting people all the time which led me to run an agriturismo.
Our guests' favourite thing about Torre Doganiera is the warm family welcome.


Agriturismo Torre Doganiera
Loc. La Croce, 63, Pievescola 53031
Casole d'Elsa (Siena) Print directions from host
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