La Torre Dei Venti
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake Trasimeno 7 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia, Florence or Pisa& Rome, Nearest railway: Terontola/Camucia|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, 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
The Tuscany 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.
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 ....
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4 Jan 2014
"Magnificent place ! A paradise of tranquility and comfort !"
I came to Cortona several years ago and loved “La Torre Dei Venti” for it's beauty and peace in the middle of Tuscan olive groves and views of the countryside beyond belief.The host of this h… More
16 Aug 2013
"A lovely out of the way place to stay, whilst within easy access of Cortona"
The house feels like it is in the middle of nowhere and is peaceful, relaxing and charmingly Italian. Much to our delight the beautiful town of Cortona was within easy walking distance, ideal for an e… More
15 Mar 2013
"Excellent Location for Cortona City"
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 ac… 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.
6 Apr 2012
"We Have Returned Many Times"
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.
4 Apr 2012
"A place of dreams"
There are very few places in the world that will make you feel like you belong there and La Torre dei Venti is one of them.
The accommodation has the old world charm that everyone looks for when travelling to Italy; the renovated original stone structure with a clay roof, olive trees, cuckoo birds, beautiful flowers, a stunning hill side vista, as well as Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance history to explore.
The house is nestled on the side of the hill that the magnificent town of Cortona is built on and you may drive or walk there easily. The town is fascinating and has been left in its authentic state.
The interior of the apartment is very quaint and artistically decorated. It is very comfortable, clean and with all of the amenities that you could want. The photos do not do it justice.
The landlady, Marie-Claire, is a wonderful woman who is a joy to talk to and has so much information about the area. Make a point to have one of her excellent gourmet meals. She will recommend the most wonderful wines for you as well.
My husband and I have been imagining this amazing place since leaving Italy and we are looking forward to returning there many times.
16 Mar 2011
"Fantastic Views terrible service"
This apartment has amazing potential with views you cant buy! You are sold on the privacy and secludedness of the location. It is secluded but absolutely not private...you live below a very fussy Fre… More
We regret this tourist couple did not enjoy their stay at La Torre. The fine hospitality and gourmet cooking of Marie-Claire - and the warm welcome she always gives her guests - has been noted by so many previous visitors (see our bulging visitors book) that it seems unnecessary to refute these rather unpleasant remarks. We are very attentive to our guests' privacy.
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