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Gorgeous 700 Year Old Tuscan Home

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Front of house from below in the olive tree grove

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Last updated: 01/02/2011

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Cortona house description

Just outside the home, you can stroll along the historic hiking trails that that are lined with ancient Roman stone walls. This area is well-known for its wines; and in less than 15 minutes, you can be visiting the world-renowned vineyards in Umbria and Tuscany.

This spacious two-bedroom, two-bath vacation home comfortably sleeps six. It is decorated in simple Tuscan style with antiques from the area.

The upper level has an inviting master bedroom with a king-size bed, an attached large bathroom, and a balcony from to enjoy the magnificent views of Cortona. In addition, this floor features a dramatic living room (with a pull-out couch for two additional people) and a cozy fireplace to warm the cool evenings.

The main level hosts a second bedroom with two twin beds that can be easily pushed together to form a king-size bed. Next to this bedroom is a second bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the modern conveniences for cooking.

The adjoining sunroom contains a stone pizza oven. There is an outdoor patio dining area furnished with tables and chairs from which you can enjoy the fabulous views of Cortona while enjoying your al fresco meals.

Cortona is rich in archaeological wonders from the Etruscan, Medieval, Roman, and Renaissance eras. During the summer, Cortona hosts numerous activities including festivals, art exhibitions, antique markets, and theatrical plays.

Outdoor cafes, bars, quaint shops, and friendly people make Cortona a pleasant place to spend time. The world-renowned restaurants make Cortona a dining experience not to be missed. With Etruscan origins, Cortona offers its visitors grand history and comprehensive art experiences.

The town also has some beautiful churches such as "Madonna del Calcinaio", designed and built by Francesco di Giorgio Martini (1485). And it has a distinguished gallery, il Museo Diocesano.

Lake Trasimeno is Italy's fourth largest lake, and is only a 15-minute drive. It offers excellent swimming and watersports. In addition, there are two swimming pools within a few minutes located in Cortona and Camucia.

Horseback riding through the scenic countryside is another popular activity in the area. The closest railway station is in Camucia, providing easy access to Florence (one hour) or to Rome (two hours).

Distances from Cortona: Siena - 60 kms, Florence - 110 kms, Rome - 190 kms, and Perugia - 50 kms. Distances from main airports to Cortona by road: Florence -130 kms, Rome - 228 kms, Pisa - 217 kms, and Bologna - 215 kms.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • VCR

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                      • Outdoor Grill
                       

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                      Apr - Oct .. $1200/week
                      Nov - Mar .. $1200/week
                      Cleaning Charges Are Inclusive of This Rate.
                      Caretakers Available as Needed.
                      

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                      Year Purchased: 1999

                      About the owner: We have loved traveling to Italy for more than 20 years. We bought our house 13 years ago. We wanted to buy a house in Italy while we were young so that we can spend more time there when we retire. Now we cherish every moment we spend at our house with our daughter, seeing her experiencing growing up with Italy being a big part of her life. We love the people of Cortona, the amazing beauty all around, the culture, the cuisine and our house. Everyone that stays in our house tells us that it changed their lives and we are so happy to share our special feelings for our house and for Italy and Cortona with others.

                      Why the Owner Chose Cortona:
                      We looked at three houses in the Cortona area and the moment we drove up to our house we knew it was the one. The breathtaking views of Cortona and the Valley below. The house is a perfect size for 4-6 people and is surounded with olive groves on all sides. The house has the perfect feel of being in the Tuscan countryside with the quiet and beauty all around but the convenience of being only a 5 minute drive to the center of Cortona with all the activities that Cortona has to offer. It also is in such a great location to explore many other Tuscan towns.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      You will get to experience what it really feels like to live in Italy, having your own house as a base to explore the region around but getting to return "home" at the end of the day to watch the tuscan sun set on the patio. You will get to know our tuscan neighbors who are our caretakers and the hospitality that they will show to you.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Front of house from below in the olive tree grove

                        Front of house from below in the olive tree grove

                      • Rose garden to the right and staircase leading to master bedroom

                        Rose garden to the right and staircase leading to master bedroom

                      • Perfect view of the ancient Cortona from the sitting area in front of house

                        Perfect view of the ancient Cortona from the sitting area in front of house

                      • Master bedroom with king size bed

                        Master bedroom with king size bed

                      • Master Bath with shower, sink and toilet and beautiful view of rose garden

                        Master Bath with shower, sink and toilet and beautiful view of rose garden

                      • second bath

                        second bath

                      • amazing view of Val Di Chiana from house

                        amazing view of Val Di Chiana from house

                      • View of house

                        View of house

                      • Front sitting area

                        Front sitting area

                      • Mountain views all around

                        Mountain views all around

                      • Breath-taking view from front entrance of house

                        Breath-taking view from front entrance of house

                      • Kitchen with full size fridge, dishwasher and all utensils that you need to cook

                        Kitchen with full size fridge, dishwasher and all utensils that you need to cook

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • living room

                        living room

                      • View of Cortona from house

                        View of Cortona from house

                      • Lazy days in front of house.  Shows patio area

                        Lazy days in front of house. Shows patio area

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Member since: 2006
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 01/02/2011
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