This villa is one of three villas situated on a large wine and olive oil producing estate close to the picturesque walled hilltop town of Cortona. Founded by the Etruscans, Cortona was a major seat of power during medieval times.
It cobblestone streets lead to the Medici fortress and the Santuario di Santa Margherita, its highest church, from where there are magnificent views over the countryside. Cortona hosts the Umbria Jazz Festival in July and a large antique furniture market in August and September. More recently, it has become well known as the setting for Frances Mayes’ book, ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’, and the author’s house can be seen from our property. Although 8 kilometres away by car, guests can choose to enjoy a scenic 2 kilometre walk to the centre of Cortona.
The villa is situated adjacent to the main villa of the property, occupied by the owner. The other two villas (Casa di Orlando and Casa di Nello) are in completely different areas, making the three properties very private, yet also suitable for larger groups, or three families wanting to travel together. Each villa also has its own private garden and swimming pool, and all enjoy spectacular views over the countryside. The pool at Casa di Liliana in a very pretty wooded area, in a higher position to the rear of the house. It is a large pool (13 x 8m) which has been converted from the original antique water reservoir.
Renovated in 1998, the house is on two floors, with the ground floor rooms opening to a lovely covered veranda at the front with dining area and barbecue, perfect for candlelit dinners. The spacious kitchen, once the original clay oven dating back to the 1800s, has been totally modernised and fully equipped, while retaining its original character. Amenities include air conditioning (in two of the bedrooms), heating, washing machine, satellite TV, DVD and internet connection.
The estate’s olive oil and wine can be purchased by guests and the owner will also arrange a cook on request, for the arrival meal and during the stay. At the property there is also a Limonaia suitable for a party for a maximum of 32 guests, and a chapel available for rent. Arrival day at this property is a Friday.
Spacious hallway, leading to living room. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Kitchen.
1 double bedroom and 1 double/twin bedroom with en-suite bathrooms.
Cortona 8 kms
Lake Trasimeno 10 minutes drive
Siena 1 hour
Florence 1 hour 30 minutes
Pisa Airport 1 hour 50 minutes
Rome Airport 2 hours 30 minutes