The beautiful medieval town of Cortona is the stunning backdrop for this lovely Tuscan cottage sitting in spacious, well maintained gardens on the foothills below the town. Looking out over olive groves on one side and up to the imposing town walls on the other, Fonteluccia enjoys a unique and privileged location.
An ideal base for a family or couple, the front of the house is adorned with colourful flower pots with the swimming pool placed close by on a raised, grassy plateau in a perfect position to make the most of the marvellous views. Inside, the décor is fresh and welcoming in traditional Tuscan style. There is a beautiful view to admire from virtually every window in the house - either out over the olive groves, across open Tuscan farmland, or uphill to the spire of Cortona cathedral peeping out above the ramparts.
It is just 800m up to the town itself and some of the most famous vistas in Tuscany. The panorama from the Piazzale Garibaldi on the south-eastern edge of the old walled city encompasses not only a large part of Tuscany, but also out to beyond Lake Trasimeno in Umbria. Cortona has changed little since the Middle Ages, particularly its eastern section where you will find narrow cobbled streets, small fields and orchards. Held at the end of August/start of September the town's annual antique fair is one of the most celebrated in Italy. Further afield, Perugia is 48km and Florence 85km.
Kitchen/breakfast room (microwave). Living room (TV, DVD). Double bedroom (continental bed). Twin bedroom. Bathroom (half bath, separate shower, washing machine). Central heating throughout the house (payable locally).
Outside: Wood gazebo and table. Barbecue. Table Tennis. Lawns with olive and fir trees. Shower. Private parking.
Private swimming pool (10m x 4m, open early May to mid October).