La Torre Dei Venti
£43 / night£300 / week
About the home
The 500 years old stone built house, listed by the Italian Fine Arts Ministry, is situated at the end of a private road. It enjoys a 360 degree panorama of unspoiled hills,and dominates a valley of olive-groves. The guest apartment offers everything you need for your comfort, and consists of a large living-room with a kitchen corner and two sofa-beds, a double bedroom, a large bathroom, and a small sitting-room.
Each room opens directly onto or overlooks the gardens .... Nestled among nature, with no traffic passing by , the peace and silence here are only disturbed by song-birds ....Concerts, operas, and food and wine-tasting take place in Cortona, a medieval and Renaissance town rich in Architecture and museums ....A car is essential to visit the area as public transport is poor locally .
Wonderful Gourmet meals on request by French owner and excellent cook.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR 2013! FREE EVENING MEAL SERVED ON THE NIGHT YOU ARRIVE!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Lake Trasimeno, 7km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 500km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Further details indoors:
Details on request from our guest-books about the quality of welcome and food ,etc
There is no air conditioning in the property but old stone buildings remain cool in summer and lots of fans are provided.
Please be advised that the hot weather lasts between June and September.
Further details outdoors:
Lots of outside furniture, umbrellas , tables, deck-chairs on every level, gardens, terraces and garden-corners to be private and cozy.
Beautiful public Swimming Pool and Tennis Courts just five minutes away on foot at reasonable entrance fee .
In Camucia, ten minutes away by car from the property, there's a superb large public pool with restaurant /bar and parking. Reasonable entrance fee.
No smoking , inside or outside, and no barbecues for safety reasons.
GUESTS WILL NOT BE RECEIVED AFTER DARK FOR SECURITY REASONS ,
IF YOUR ARRIVAL IS UNEXPECTEDLY DELAYED , GUESTS MUST BE PREPARED TO SPEND THE NIGHT ELSEWHERE AND ARRIVE DAY AFTER , A FREE MEAL WILL BE OFFERED TO COMPENSATE.
Discounts for longer lets are to be arranged privately with owner.
Dinner and breakfast graciously offered on the first night
Gourmet-meals upon request by French owner and excellent cook
First enquire , then deposit of 50% in our Bank and balance 3 weeks before arrival ....
Insurance for guests advised.
The Tuscany / Arezzo Province region
Cortona is situated between Arezzo and Perugia, the area of the ancient Etruscan civilisation ....
A museum of Etruscan Art and tombs are a remarquable testimony of the local history and the Renaissance
period with the architecture of the palaces and paintings in Churches and museums when the Medici owned Cortona are a visual trace of the elegant past of Cortona .... Arezzo, half-an-hour away, Perugia, 40 minutes away and Lake Trasimeno where the Battles of Hanibal took place, 25 minutes away are other interesting places for their rich history and Art ....
there is a new private pool at the top fo the road, which has a reasonable entrance fee and a restaurant and bar.
The Cortona area
Cortona offers open-air operas in the Summer, classical concerts in churches and in the local theater , jazz-festivals , wine and food tasting , medieval plays and lots of pizzerias and restaurants with terraces offer Tuscan specialties .... Alike other medieval towns in Tuscany , roads tend to be steep , so walking to discover is the best way , for young people keen on mountainbykes, the area is ideal ....Swimming in the new splendid swimming-pool with bar and restaurant five minutes away from us, by the tennis-courts with modest charges is another activity .... Montepulciano, the wine-tasting and cheeses area as well as Chianti , one to two hours away on lovely country-roads , another excursion and hot-baths in the area by car ....Florence is one hour away by train and Rome circa two hours with good train-service from our station Camucia, ten minutes from us ....
How to get there
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PLEASE ARRANGE TO ARRIVE BEFORE 7-00PM FOR SECURITY REASONS.
To get to Cortona, the cheapest low-cost airlines are Ryanair and Easy-jet , to Rome, Pisa and Perugia.... In the Summer there are also flights to Florence ....
We strongly recommend that you rent a car to pick-up at the airport of your choice, cheaper via internet ....
Florence Airport is 1hour and 30 minutes circa .... Pisa is 2 hours and 30 minutes as well as Rome ....
Perugia is only 40 minutes away ....
Without a car you will find getting about difficult and time consuming as most visitors find public transport iinadequate.
Activities near Cortona
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
15 Mar 2013
Charming accommodation tucked away within easy walking distance of the ancient town of Cortona. Marie Claire is an excellent hostess, who is always available for any assistance or information. The... more
16 Apr 2012
For our main family holiday we drove from England to Italy in August 2011. Our pre-booked accommodation was appalling, but this is not a review for them. We needed accommodation quickly to save our holiday and Marie-Claire (the owner of La Torre Dei Venti) quickly replied to our plea.
We were welcomed with warmth and our little son with open arms.
The property itself is a destination with lots of old character and charm along with stunning views of the rolling hills.
A short walk along, the very elegant, Viale dei Giardini Pubblici brings you into the heart of the beautiful old city of Cortona. There is much about this online written far better than I could wish to describe.
For our small family and our little son the best thing about La Torre Dei Venti was Marie-Claire. She offered advise on where to go to eat, shop and visit. She took us to places only locals knew about and personally guided us to the supermarket, railway station and a hidden treasure at Lake Trasimeno.
We would love to go back and our son will make sure we do.
*Note: I must say this property is for couples or friends mainly. Our son was welcomed due to our desperate situation and luckily bonded very well with our saviour.
06 Apr 2012
We have spent many wonderful days at La Torre Dei Venti and plan to return. The location, the views, the look and feel of the compact and convenient little apartment suit us exactly. We also very much appreciate Marie Claire's cheerful good humor and knowledge of the area. Of Cortona itself, we are continually fascinated by all this lovely Italian Hill town has to offer. Though there are many wonderful places within easy driving distance and well worth day trips, it's just as easy to spend an entire vacation in and around Cortona.
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|All year round||30 Sep 12||1 Jan 14||£ 300||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
£50 per week discount for two weeks minimum - i.e. £600 instead of £700 - Discounts for longer lets to be arranged with owner.
Minimum stay is 5-7 nights.Enquire now
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