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Villa Ruffignano - 16th Century Luxury Villa with Pool

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Pool with view

Pool with view Living-room with fireplace Dining-area Entrance Bedroom Bedroom View of the pool


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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cortona villa description

Villa Ruffignano is a luxury property, recently reconstructed respecting the traditional characteristics combined with the necessities of modern life.

Villa Ruffigano dates back to the 16th century and was the centre of an antique farm on which 30 people worked.

Guests can get a taste of the traditions and customs. Fresh products will be available for the guests prepared personally into tasty dishes by the owners in a family-friendly atmosphere.

From the Villa you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the Cortonesian mountains and valley.

The property is immersed in an Oasis of natural beauty (100 hectars) which the visitor can discover either on foot or horse. It is an isolated location ideal for relaxing and leaving behind the daily routine. The owners will be glad to help its guests with organized tours in Tuscany of any kind: wine tours, cooking classes, painting/drawing and make their stay a memorable one.

The Villa is divided into three floors. On the ground floor there is a wine Cantina, large living-room with fireplace, bathroom, large dining-area and big professional kitchen.

The first floor has a living-room, kitchen with fireplace, three bedrooms with three bathrooms. The second floor has three bedrooms with three bathrooms, living-dining-area with kitchen.

The pool lies at the feet of the house overlooking the valley introduced well into the nature and of great architectonical taste.

The Villa is rented exclusively as a whole unit insuring the utmost privacy for the visitor with use of the pool and surroundings.

Keywords: Villa

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

          Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher


          • Gas Fireplace
          • Washing Machine
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Linens Provided


          • CD Player
          • VCR
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Ping Pong Table
          • Stereo


          • Telephone
          • Wireless Internet
          • Dialup Access

          Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View


                      • Necessary


                      • Hiking
                      • Tennis
                      • Fishing
                      • Hunting
                      • Golf
                      • Swimming
                      • Cycling
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing


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                      • Great Vacation and Excellent Stay

                        Great Vacation and Excellent Stay

                        • Guest Leonid (Reston, VA USA)
                        • Date of stay 09/24/12
                        • Review Submitted 04/11/13
                        We had a group of five couples and one single to stay at the villa in September of 2011. This was the most enjoyable and amazing stay in Tuscany we ever had. The group was part of our cooking club and was interested in the Tuscan cousin and ingredients. The owners and their parents were the most gracious and helpful people we met. Marcella cooked for us several meals and people are still talking about it. Recently we discussed the next trip and many from our group talking again coming to Ruffignano, even though there are many other options. It speaks very well for the house, ambiance, relaxation and food arrangements that we had. We are definitely will be coming back. Thank you for your great hospitality! PS: Had to put September 2012 even though it was 2011.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway.

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                      • The most stunning views in Italy

                        The most stunning views in Italy

                        • Guest Mary (Denmark)
                        • Date of stay 06/28/08
                        • Review Submitted 05/06/11
                        It's been three years since we visited Ruffignano. We were a group of 5 families traveling together and we all agreed that the holiday/destination was perfect. The house is wonderful. It's large, with room for everyone. The kitchen is huge, so we could be a hole group of people making dinner together. The rooms all have private bathroom and the most stunning views over the green valley. The pool is fantastic also with stunning view. Flowers all over and authentical paths behind the house leading in to wild landscape and again stunning views. The owners mama live up the road and we booked her a couple of evenings to come cook italian specialities for us. Can you image the joy of two italian women entering your kitchen in the afternoon with fresh herbs and all the good stuff, ready to prepare your evening dinner. We were in heaven.

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.

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                      • We keep coming back, 4 years in a row

                        We keep coming back, 4 years in a row

                        • Guest Nathan (Providence, Rhode Island, USA)
                        • Date of stay 09/25/10
                        • Review Submitted 11/01/10
                        This is the 4th year we have rented this villa since 2007 and most recently in September 2010. It has taken me this long to write a review because I have been hesitant to let the world in on a perfect gem. It is time to finally express how much we enjoy this lovely home, the warm hospitable owners, and perfect Tuscan charm of the area. I will do my best to describe and share our feelings about it. The home is large and extremely comfortable. 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Each room has a comfortable queen size bed, 4 of the rooms also have an additional single bed in them. Each year we bring groups between 9 and 12 people. Every person gets their own room and bathroom, which is very important to us. Bathrooms are very large, modern and spotless. Year after year the beds and linens are always pristine and comfortable. There are two small kitchens and one very large kitchen in the home. The large pool refreshing and inviting. The villa is exactly 20 minutes into the mountains from Cortona, the perfect tuscan hilltop town. Restaurants, cafes, markets, and shops are fantastic here without being too touristy. The villa is very remote and sits on several hundred acres of hillside, forests, and old farmland. If peace, quiet, and a beautiful setting are what you are looking for, it is the perfect home. We find Ruffignano refreshing in its solitude away from the heavy tourist area. The owner Andrea and his wife Kirsten are the perfect hosts. They are not bothersome or overly doting, yet have provided our groups with excellent tour arrangements, tastings, and dinners. Each year we arrange for his mother to cook us dinner at least one evening during the week. Her meals are simply amazing. We have also stayed at their apartments in downtown Cortona. They are a comfortable and fantastic alternative to hotels. From the villa, day trips to Sienna, Florence, Montepulciano, and Chianti are very easy. The town of Cumucia has a large grocery store to stock up on supplies and items not available at markets. The cortona market on Saturday mornings are our favorite to get fresh ingredients, produce and cheeses. There is an amazing fresh pasta shop in Cortona and of course you must get your wines from Marco at Anoteca Molesini. He is incredibly personable and as knowledgeable about local wines as he is charming. In all, Villa Ruffignano has truly become a second home in Tuscany. Andrea and his entire family have become just that to

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers.

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                      • A hidden oasis

                        A hidden oasis

                        • Guest Mark & Spencer (Toronto, CA)
                        • Date of stay 07/17/09
                        • Review Submitted 06/12/10
                        Villa Ruffignano was terrific. The pool was the best feature, especially during hot summer days. Andrea is an extraordinary host and tour organizer. The location is private and away from the bustle of any town or city. Yes, it is a drive into the country, but that is a bonus. It is a true oasis to relax and re-charge. Can't wait to return.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children.

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                        • Guest Laurie Jago (Burlington, Ontario, Canada)
                        • Date of stay 09/27/09
                        • Review Submitted 09/27/09
                        The villa was spectacular and it was so clean. The pool was immaculate. The view was breathtaking. Andrea was very helpful and informative about Cortona and the region. The winery tour he organized for our group of 14 was amazing. Marcella's cooking was mouth watering. We loved Villa Ruffignano and hope to return soon for another fabulous vacation. We enjoyed every minute of our stay.

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                        • Guest bob/colleen petrosky (reno,nevada,usa)
                        • Date of stay 04/07/09
                        • Review Submitted 04/07/09
                        excellent villa. we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. the villa is a little out of the way, but we would not have wanted to stay anywhere else. cortona is a great city! andrea was accomodating/helpful/great!

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                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 08/31/07
                        • Review Submitted 08/31/07
                        Of the many rental houses we had in Italy, this exceptional casale was by far the cleanest and most tastefully restored! The 16th century villa has excellent furniture and lots of space. The large main kitchen invites to cook your own meals, instead of going to touristic restaurants. The owners/caretakers are the most lovely and friendly people. We enjoyed each others Italian meals and had very pleasant contacts with all family members, included grandma who treated us with produce from her garden; however, nobody was ever obtrusive. I loved the tranquillity and the breeze, which made hot days pleasantly warm. The gardens and the pool are constantly very very well kept. Twenty minutes drive from Cortona (which, by the way, is becoming more and more touristic): so, far enough from the madding crowd. Grazie tante, Marcella, Giancarlo, Andrea e nonna.

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                        • Guest Leanne Anderson (Durban, South Africa)
                        • Date of stay 08/09/06
                        • Review Submitted 08/09/06
                        No photo could ever do justice to this AMAZING place, many thanks to you all for making this an unforgettable memory for us! We will be back and we will send our friends. PS thanks for the best food in the world and the bottomless wine - it sure was a challenge!

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Base Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      Low Season
                      Jan 7 - Mar 28
                      3 night min stay
                      Mar 30 - Apr 5
                      3 night min stay
                      Low season
                      Apr 7 - May 24
                      7 night min stay


                      Discounts: 8 nights or more: €414 Nightly

                      Medium Season
                      May 25 - Jun 28
                      7 night min stay

                      Hig Season
                      Jun 29 - Aug 23
                      7 night min stay

                      Medium Season
                      Aug 25 - Sep 27
                      7 night min stay

                      Low Season
                      Sep 29 - Dec 21
                      7 night min stay

                      Dec 22 - Jan 5
                      7 night min stay


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                      • Pool with view

                        Pool with view

                      • Dining-area


                      • Bedroom


                      • View of the pool

                        View of the pool

                      • Living-room with fireplace

                        Living-room with fireplace

                      • Entrance


                      • Bedroom


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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, March 09, 2014

                      €300 - €900 per night (EUR)

                      6 Bedroom / 7 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 16

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