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.
This villa is situated on a hillside about 325 yards to the left of the main villa of the property, occupied by the owner. The other two villas (Casa di Nello and Casa di Liliano) 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 Orlando (8 x 4m) is situated on a lower level from the house in a beautiful position with fantastic views. The surrounding garden is planted with olive trees and has a pergola covered dining area . There is a further covered outdoor dining area with barbecue to one side of the house.
Renovated in 2004, the house is on three floors with a living room on both the ground and first floors. The rooms have been very tastefully decorated and furnished, yet retaining the original features of tiled floors, beamed ceilings, stone staircase and fireplaces.
The bathrooms are particularly attractive with mosaic or stone basins and good quality fittings. Amenities include air conditioning, 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.
Well equipped kitchen with stainless steel cooker, dishwasher and fridge, and opening to a dining area, with doors to front terrace. Living room, also opening to front terrace. Double bedroom (good quality double sofa-bed) with en-suite shower room (with 2 basins and WC).
Sitting room with TV. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (with basin and WC). Double bedroom with en-suite shower room (with basin and WC).
Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (with basin and WC).
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