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- About The Experience
Situated high on a hill in the town of Cortona, this holiday villa offers outstanding panoramic views of not only the city below, but of the surrounding Valdichiana countryside. Furnished and decorated with traditional Tuscan furniture, the self-catering accommodation features four bedrooms and four bathrooms, making it a great choice for a group of couples. From this historic Tuscany villa you will be able to enjoy Cortona to your heart’s content, while also having complete privacy within your own fenced garden.
- Location Description
The property is located close to Cortona where there are plenty of shops, restaurants, markets, and all the other necessities you’d hope to have nearby. Sitting in the center of the triangle formed by Arezzo, Siena, and Perugia, as well as being near Lake Trasimeno and the Apennines, Cortona is both ideally located for day trips and a sparkling gem of the region. In Cortona there is no end to picturesque streets and amazing historic buildings. Tour frescoed churches from the 13th century, explore the original city walls, see an art exhibit in the 16th century fortress. You can also visit the local museums and libraries, tiptoe around ancient monasteries and tombs dating back to the second century B.C. Dine on the best Tuscan dishes as you look out on an historic palazzo or drive out to one of the nearby hill towns. As for shopping, you'll find local handicrafts, antiques, and local wines and olive oils that simply outdo anything you've ever tasted!
Nearby Attractions: Cortona (Church of San Francesco, medieval buildings, city walls, art exhibits, museums, shops, restaurants, markets, post office), Arezzo, Siena, Perugia, Lake Trasimeno.
Florence: 100 km/62 mi
Orvieto: 80 km
San Gimignano: 60 km/37 mi
Siena: 45 km/28 mi
Arezzo: 30 km/18.5 mi
Lake Trasimeno: 20 km/
Camucia-Cortona train station: 10 km/6 mi
- Exterior Description
(500 m2/5,381 ft2)
This three-level villa is set high on a hill and offers views of Cortona, the Valdichiana, and Lake Trasimeno. The property is fenced and features a private courtyard in front and garden in back. The garden is furnished with a table and chairs and barbecue, making outdoor dining pleasant and convenient. There are also sun loungers for relaxing on nice days. Parking is available within the property grounds.
- Interior Description
Ground Floor: The entrance opens into an entrance with an original fireplace from the 1300’s, a suite with a small living room with a couch, a small kitchen, a bedroom with a queen-sized bed (160 cm), and a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. There is also access to the villa’s garden.
First Floor: A staircase leads up to a living room with couches, armchairs, and Satellite TV. There is an open-plan kitchen equipped with a cook-top, oven, microwave, toaster, teakettle, and dishwasher as well as a dining table with chairs. There is access to an outdoor terrace with great views and a staircase leading down to the garden. This floor also has one bedroom with a queen-sized (160 cm) canopy bed and an en suite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and hydro-massage tub.
Second Floor: A staircase leads up to another living room and two more bedrooms. Each bedroom has a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and an en suite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and hydro-massage shower.
- Features Description
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
- Cooking Classes: Upon request
- Transfer Service: Upon request
- Babysitting: Upon request
- The villa is located just 3 minutes from Cortona but it is a steep uphill walk from the center of town, and a rental car is advised.
- There is a mandatory City Visitor Tax of 6 Euros per person. This is to be paid upon arrival.
Features and Amenities
- Free Parking on Premises
- Independent Villa
- Outside Area - Private
- DVD player
- Jacuzzi Tub - Inside
- TV - English Channels Available
- American Coffee Maker
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Fireplace - Indoor
- Heating - Whole House
Please note: Official Arrival Times:
- Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 500 EUR
- Housekeeping (Upon Request) - Hourly Charge: 15 EUR
- Heating: According to consumption.
- Internet - Weekly Charge: 15 EUR
- Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather
- Departure Time: 9:30 - 10:00 am
- UPON ARRIVAL, RENTERS MUST PROVIDE A PHOTOCOPY OF EACH TRAVELER’S PASSPORT AND SIGN A FORM FOR THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES. IF ARRIVING AT DIFFERENT TIMES GUESTS HAVE 24 HOURS TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE OR OWNERS WILL BE FINED BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
- Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day
* These prices and conditions may change based on your arrival date and length of stay. For exact conditions, please click on the View Availability button, enter your dates, and then click on View Pricing and Conditions.
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Based on 2 Reviews
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Wow!! What an incredibly beautiful residence! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay within the walled city of Cortona. The villa is quite beautiful and has a breathtaking view! Staying at this villa was so much more enjoyable and comfortable than staying at a hotel. We loved the amount of space and the arrangement of the rooms and common areas.
I don't think I have ever seen a more beautiful view!! It was wonderful enjoying our morning coffee and sitting out in the garden looking out over the Tuscany valley! So quiet, and so beautiful! We also appreciated that Ombretta and her husband told us about the history of the villa.
The rooms were spacious and clean. There were plenty of fans to help with the hot temperatures. The villa was beautifully mantained, exceptionally clean, and had all the dishes etc.... that we needed. The garden was lovely!!
Walking up the steep streets was challenging, but I wouldn't have traded it for anything!! ) There was not one thing that we didn't enjoy about Villa Cortona.
We loved wondering around the narrow streets of the city (watch out for the cars though), and being among beautiful buildings that are centuries old. We really enjoyed visiting the Etruscan Museum in Cortona. We also visited many sites in the surrounding areas from Florence to Vigni Bagnioli (sp?) and Montepulciano. We participated in several organized tours and this was wonderful because the guides were able to give us lots of information about the area and the history, and we were able to see many places. We also REALLY enjoyed the various artists (photo, painting, music) that were featured in the Cortona On The Move event.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Camucia. We didn't walk there because it seemed the road down the hill/mountain was too narrow and not meant for pedestrians. We didn't really need to walk to Camucia though because Cortona had everything that we needed.
Tips or Restaurants:
I would suggest that any renters simply park their car outside of the walled part of Cortona and walk in the city. This is what was recommended to us and I believe it was the right thing to do. Some of the restaurants that we enjoyed and would highly recommend were Il Cacciatore, La Loggetta (both fine dining), and Beerbone.
A woman by the name of Samuella walked us there, so it couldn't have worked out better!
This was an amazing villa dating back to the 1200s. It is beautifully maintained, offers a great central meeting space and living area, and large, private bedroom and bathrooms. The grounds and views are stunningly beautiful. We ended our days outside, watching the sunset and drinking wonderful Italian wines. Heaven!
Its history, the views, the fabulous gardens, and the comfort. It truly felt like a home away from home.
The parking access, but that's Cortona! And no WiFi. But everything else was perfect.
We loved being able to walk down the hill into Cortona ... and since it was a very steep hill, we certainly got our exercise. There were a number of restaurants and wine shops available. The retail shops were also great. We loved watching the children play soccer in the piazza, all the people walking with their dogs, and the atmosphere in general. We walked through the town, sightseeing, visiting the churches and the Duomo, and also walked the "flat street," visiting the parks frequented by the natives. It also served as a good central location for trips to Orvieto, Florence, Siena, Banfi, and a number of other small towns we visited.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Our villa was located on the top of the hill in Cortona.
Tips or Restaurants:
We rented a WiFi enhancer so we could access email and the internet.
GREAT FINDS Stop at Molesini's Enoteca Wineshop and do a wine tasting with Marco. Fabulous! They make it very easy to purchase and ship wine home.
We had dinner our first night in Cortona at Locanda al Pozzo Antico Ristorante, which was outstanding. We sat in a courtyard area that was beautifully lit. The steak was wonderful, as was the veal.
We had a lunch experience on Sunday at Trattoria Dardano. Paolo Castelli, the owner, makes everyone feel welcome. Many of the people at lunch spoke only Italian. They are regulars who come every Sunday after church. It was lively, we shared wine with the locals, and the food was extraordinary.
But the highlight of our trip was when we had the Personal Chef of Cortona come to our villa to cook dinner for my husband's 60th birthday. We booked it through RentVillas. The appetizers included zucchini soup with parmesan crisps, caprese salad, and bruschetta. The gnocchi in duck sauce was wonderful. And their own version of tiramusu was delicious. The main course, veal, was also wonderfully seasoned.
We were met by the owner and taken to the villa. So obviously there was nothing you could do to improve that experience!
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The process was very easy and everyone was warm and welcoming.