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Exceeded expectations and resulted in a magical experience overall.
The seclusion of this property was our favorite part. Literally tucked away among olive trees and vineyards at the end of a dirt road. However, it's on the side of a hill so you still have a great view and don't feel confined. Didn't see anyone during our entire visit except, of course, the villa owner who was wonderfully nice.
Kitchen was smaller than I would have liked, but was entirely functional.
The final 2 - 3 km of roads (paved and dirt) that lead up to the villa feel like you are being transported to another time.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Nothing within walking distance, but that's a bonus in my view. Both Cortona and Camucia are within 6 km and serve very different purposes. Camucia has well stocked grocery stores, pharmacy, etc. Cortona is an ancient walled city with everything you go to Tuscany for - food, sites, etc.
Tips or Restaurants:
Rental car is a must-have. While I'm sure there are taxis, it's 6km (actual road miles) to Cortona part of which is on tiny roads and behind the villa's private gate. Having to rely on taxis would be very hard.
There are at least 2 nice, large grocery stores in Camucia which is only a few kilometers away. But, they close at 1:00 on Sundays. The other days of the week it looked like they were open until 8:00pm.
Best restaurant finds were in Cortona
Osteria del Teatro - gorgeous little terrace and incredible food.
La Loggetta - overlooks main piazza and also fabulous food.
John , July