Agriturismo la Coccinella
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Its panoramic position and its peaceful isolation amongst the verdant mountains of Cortona make the farmhouse La Coccinella one of the most attractive accommodation facilities in the Cortona area and surroundings. The farm is located 11 miles away from Cortona in a position that allows it to benefit from the warmth of the sun all day long. The farm, surrounded by lawns and forests, is perched at a height of 650 metres a.s.l. and enjoys a stunning view of the valley of the river Minimella and the Tuscan and Umbrian Apennines.
Far from trafficked roads and from the hustle and bustle of the city the farm is an ideal place to spend your holidays in absolute quiet and offers its guests all modern comforts (swimming-pool and other facilities) and the chance to reach all most attractive centres of Tuscany and Umbria by car within minutes. Here in this uncontaminated environment you will be able to behold the beauty of the colours nature lavishes on us, smell its scents and breath in some of this eminently pure air to regenerate your body and soul.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Aeroporto Internazionale Firenze Peretola 128 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline|
The Tuscany region
Arezzo (50 Km)
Its origins are Etruscan Arezzo and perhaps it was the site of the 12 important Etruscan cities. Arezzo still has a precious history, beginning with people born here and become famous in the world: Cilnio Gaius Maecenas, Petrarch, Vasari, Francesco Redi, Guido d'Arezzo and Aretino. In addition to important monuments and churches, the historic center of Arezzo is well worth a careful visit, during which you will discover beautiful buildings, characteristic architectural features and a charming atmosphere.
SIENA (60 Km)
Siena is one of the most beautiful cities of Tuscany, rich in monuments, museums, art and architecture that still tell her grloriosi historical past. The most important event is the Palio, whose organization requires a full year. The Palio is run on July 2 and August 16, important days when the entire city divided into districts and its inhabitants in the Piazza del Campo to the coveted trophy.
FLORENCE (125 Km)
Florence is surely among the most beautiful cities of Italy, famous worldwide for its high concentration of artistic works that over the centuries have given the city a unique appearance to the world. Famous as abroad and most of Rome, offers a thousand beauties to see and learn. It can be visited with a day trip, although it is advisable to visit the Uffizi Museum, provide a separate trip.
PERUGIA (58 Km)
Perugia is in Umbria, as well as the economic capital, an important artistic and architectural gem. Every year it hosts the musical event of international standing dedicated to jazz music. During the "Umbria Jazz" city comes alive at night, with outdoor concerts until late at night and in the most evocative.
ASSISI (55 Km)
Assisi is the city of St. Francis, a destination for religious tourism throughout the year, thanks to the life and action of S. Francis, who was born in 1226, linking its name to the subsequent events in the city. The growing interest in S. Francis, and after the seventh anniversary of his death, the popularity of Assisi has grown around the world, becoming one of the main places of tourist flow in Italy.
Gubbio (52 km)
Gubbio is a charming medieval city made ??up of neighborhoods with narrow streets, small squares and bridges. The city stretches along three parallel streets, joined by narrow side streets. Besides the Roman theater, Gubbio still retains many monuments of breathtaking beauty. Piazza della Signoria is the meeting point of the city life and during the Corsa dei Ceri, event every year in September, the city is filled with thousands of tourists and onlookers.
Cortona, the main town of the municipality is perched up on a hill at a towering height of 600 metres a.s.l. and offers a stunning view of the Valdichiana valley stretching at its feet, the mountains surrounding it and lake Trasimeno. The eye of the tourist coming to Cortona will be immediately caught by the commending
Etruscan City walls dating back to the late 5th century b.C. and surrounding the town in a rectangular shape for almost 2 miles.
Cortona attracts each year with its peculiar charm thousands of tourists wishing to visit the legacy of the ancient inhabitants of the town. Several tourists just fall in love with the town and choose it as their second home as have done a number of international V.I.Ps that especially in the summertime you won't have a hard time running into in the town's alleys and streets.
Cortona offers plenty of attractions: Etruscans, in particular, who made the town rich and important for centuries, have left behind significant historical evidence preserved in the local Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca (opening September 5 2005). There you'll have a chance to see the famous “Etruscan Lamp” dating back to the 5th century b.C. or more recent findings such as the so called “Tabula Cortonensis” dating back to the 3rd century b.C. and identified as one of the most significant Etruscan written documents ever found in the ancient world.
You will be able to visit endless churches and palaces decorated with impressive frescoes and, of course, the wealth of antique shops, souvenir shops and small art galleries that dot the streets of this charming town. Worth visiting also all Etruscan tombs such as the Melone of Camucia, the Melone I and II of Sodo, the Tanella Angori the Grotta di Pitagora besids, of course the Museo Diocesano housing masterpieces by Luca Signorelli, Beato Angelico and Pietro Berrettini of Cortona.
In the summer several events take place in town amongst which the historical re-enactment of the Archidado (a crossbow shooting contest between the different quarters of the town taking place yearly in the first week of May) and the popular Steak Festival, unfolding in the local park on the evenings of August 14 and 15.
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