This is immersed in the green hills of Cortona, a short way from important sites such as Arezzo, Monterchi, Sansepolcro, Camaldoli, Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Siena, and the magnificent Umbria. For those who wish for a break in their travels north or south it is an ideal stopping place, only 6 km from the Valdichiana.
Nestled on a hilltop in the Val di Chiana, amid the lush fields of grain, sunflowers, olive groves and vineyards,the villa encourages your heart to dream of all things Tuscan.
At the villa , you will experience the relaxed rhythm of Tuscan country life while you enjoy the panoramic views of the Abbazia di Farneta, Montepulciano, Lucignano and Cortona, the hill town of “Under
The Tuscan Sun”. Centrally located between Rome and Florence, just off the A1 route, villa Simonetta provides an ideal location for daytrips to the Tuscan hill towns and cities of Arezzo, Siena, Sansepolcro, Pienza, San Quirico, Montepulciano, San Gimignano and Cortona, as well a Chianti Country.
It is also a convenient location for daytrips to the Umbrian villages of Assisi and Spello as well as a drive around the majestic Lago Trasimano.
All the rooms are furnished, as is the rest of the house, with antiques from the 18th to 20th Centuries.
The pink room
Opening onto the balcony, it is a romantic, spacious and accommodating room with views of Montepulciano and Monte Amiata. It is beautifully appointed with antique pieces and a marvelous bed. It has a private bathroom, complete with shower.
The Azure room
The azure room is a charming room, furnished with 18th Century antiques. From its window one has a view of the fruit and olive trees and lush farm fields. In the distance you can see the city of Cortona sitting majestically on the hillside across the Val di Chiana. Its large bathroom features double marble sinks and a shower, as well as a large bathtub.
The green room
The green roomoverlooks the northern garden and views of the Tuscan countryside. The room is nicely furnished with 19th century Tuscan and Liberty antique pieces. The light green colours of the room create a relaxed atmosphere. The large comfortable bed assures a peaceful evening’s rest. The room includes a large bathroom with shower.
The peacock room
A pleasant room, the peacock room , is located in “la stufa”, the residence of the hosts. It is entered through a corridor offering privacy to guests. Shuttered windows open out to beautiful views of the Tuscan countryside. The room is furnished with lovely period antiques and includes a cheerful bathroom with a marble sink and shower.
The Sitting Room was created from the original stables of the villa. Furnished in vintage antiques, it offers a warm and welcoming area to read or enjoy listening to music. You may sip a “digestivo” while browsing through Tuscan art and photography books or the many travel brochures available for planning your next day’s adventure.
The well-tended garden gives the guests of Villa Simonetta an ideal place to relax, perhaps in one of the hammocks in the pine grove. As you walk around the garden you will stroll among the fruit and olive trees or through open spaces where you can take pleasure in the gently rolling hills. Its peacefulness fosters a feeling of “benessere” or well-being.
The Swimming pool
A beautiful swimming pool awaits to refresh you and encourage complete relaxation in the Tuscan sun. You will be soothed by the surrounding mountains, farms, vineyards, and sunflowers
Garden with furniture
Pine grove with hammocks
Olive grove and fruit orchard
Library and satellite television in the common
Swimming pool (6m x 14m)
Preparation of picnic lunches
Internet access on request
Telephone use on request
Internet access and telephone use on request