Palazzo Casale, Cortona, Holiday Home in the Tuscan Hills
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Cortona villa description
Palazzo Casale is an idyllic place in a hilly landscape, set in 20 acres of unspoilt landscape. Perfect for kicking back and relaxing while enjoying the Italian lifestyle, culture and cuisine. Ideal for a family holiday or small groups.
The area is ideal for hiking on the old Roman mountain roads with spectacular views towards the Appenines and Lake Trasimeno. The house is 4 km from 2 villages with well stocked grocer shop/bar and restaurants.
Located 12 km away is Cortona, a lovely, historic Etruscan city with a beautiful view of Lake Trasimeno and full of cultural activities. Recently it became well known through the film, book and annual festival 'Under the Tuscan sun' . It also offers many other attractions, like the Etruscan Museum, open air music, cinema and theatre- festivals, antique fairs and special historical events. Cortona offers very good wining and dining in numerous trattorias, enotecas and restaurants. Throughout the summer months there are many local festivals based on gastronomical themes such as snails, bistecca, truffles ect. in the surrounding villages and towns. For shopping visit the local markets and the outlet center in Valdichiana. Many interesting historic towns are within easy reach by car, such as Montepulciano (Vino Nobile wine tasting), Arezzo and Anghiari (for the Piero della Francesca-Trail), Siena, Perugia, Gubbio and Assisi. Florence and Rome can comfortably be visited by train.
The house is in the traditional Tuscan style and has been completely restored in 2000. It has been the Attwood family home for the last 25 years and books, paintings, antique furniture all give it an individual, homely, comfortable atmosphere. All rooms have terracotta floor tiles and wooden beamed ceilings. The living area is on two floors.
On the first floor is the big dining room in the trattoria style with a large traditional stone fireplace and the adjoining kitchen, also two quiet bedrooms with double beds and one bedroom with two single beds and a bathroom with shower.
On the upper floor there are two bedrooms with double beds, a big bathroom with tub + shower, and a spacious, comfortable sitting room (45 m²) with 3 sofas, a big table seating 12, an open fire place, tv, dvd, hifi , board games and beautiful views from French windows.
In front of the house there is the piazza with car port, table tennis and a pergola covered with wisteria and virginia creeper, where you can pleasantly sit and lunch in shade on hot summer days. On the south side there is a large sun terrace partially shaded by an almond tree, also a pleasant place to take your lunch or to have a barbecue in the evenings. Below the sun terrace starts the garden with many quiet shady places in 2 terraces going down to the pool ( 9 x 4.5 m), which is surrounded by 60 m²sun deck with sun beds, umbrellas and has an extra shower. Next to the pool are swings and a large grass area ideal for ball games. The property goes on down into the valley for a total of 20 ha. From the terrace you have access to the laundry with 2 washing machines, extra toilet and fridge.
The gardens, terraces, pergola and pool area are for your private use only.
On the ground floor is a separate flat with a private garden at the back of the house which was converted from the old stables and storage rooms where the caretaker lives who does general maintenance and looks after the pool, the gardens and the grounds in general around the house.
- Vacation Rental
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Covered Parking
- Washing Machine
- Wood Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Wood Stove
- Parking Off Street
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
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03.31. - 05.11.2012 1200 Euro approx. 1600 $ 05.12. - 06.29.2012 1400 Euro approx. 1900 $ 06.30. - 08.31.2012 1650 Euro approx. 2250 $ 09.01. - 1012..2012 1400 Euro approx. 1900 $ 10.13. - 12.21.2012 1200 Euro approx. 1600 $
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Year Purchased: 1973
About the owner: The property was bought by us in the early seventies with the idea of living there, which we did for 12 years enjoying the culture and the Italian way of life. We worked the land and kept horses, started a small firm building woodburning stoves, taught English and art history for various summer universities and courses and had a good life with lots of visitors and friends staying. In the mid eighties the family divided and moved to different places. An era came to an end. In the nineties we started renting the house for holiday vacations.
Why the Owner Chose Cortona:
We chose the house and the area because of its beautiful position and central location to the major art centres.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
We enjoy visiting our local markets, dropping into a bar for a glass of Prosecco before going home for lunch on the terrace under the almond tree and then spending a relaxed afternoon by the pool, maybe in the evening taking a walk up the mountain and along the Roman road.
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Eating out under the pergola
Bedroom 4 sofa bed
View from dining room to kitchen and outside
the well equipped kitchen
pool surrounded with lavender and rosemary bushes
house from the rear
Pergola with wisteria in flower in May
view from the Piazza
bedroom 2 detail
Bedroom 4 gallery with double bed
pergola with wisteria in front of the house
volley ball field near the pool
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