Casa Gilda Apt 1
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Not only the magical beauty of being perched on top of a hill at an altitude of 600 m with a breathtaking view of the Chiana Valley, with the bright mirror-like reflection of Lake Trasimeno in the distance along with the Sienese hills stretching as far as Mount Amiata, its ancient origins (which reach far back in time, so much so that according to legend its foundations have been attributed to Noah or Ulysses!), its strong Etruscan character (the town walls give us an idea of how important it was in that period) and combined with its strong Medieval imprint (the alleys that wind up to the top of the town) have created the fame of Cortona, but most of all for its lively, kind and genuine personality and its cultural viability (numerous art, gastronomic and cultural events take place all year round, such as the famous Tuscan Sun Festival with internationally famous artists) make it truly unique and one of the most fascinating and desirable places to spend a holiday in Tuscany.
Casa Gilda offers you the rare opportunity of living in a typical Cortona-style house; this is where the owner's great-grandmother once lived, an eccentric nonconformist woman, descendant of a cultured family, who cultivated particular interests for their time, such as medicinal herbs, homoeopathy, astrology and photography. Situated at the beginning of the famous Ruga Piana, the town's "corso" (main street) and the its only flat street, the largest apartment has the typical vertical layout and as the fulcrum is a convenient stone stairway with cast iron handrail, from where the various areas develop out. Some windows overlook the central streets, the others overlook the valley with an incredible panorama. The owner has just finished renovating it, entirely preserving the original structure and adding value to its unique elements, furnishing it with a mixture of ancient traditional Tuscan pieces and original elements, modern and comfortable, which create a very cosy and welcoming atmosphere. The smallest apartment is on the ground floor and is accessed from a doorway on the street from the entrance, which is shared between the 2 apartments (the building consists of only 2 independent apartments that can also be rented together for a large group of people), has windows with views of the alley towards the valley and is just as pleasant and comfortable. Casa Gilda is situated at the beginning of the pedestrian street in Cortona; the guests can unload their luggage 50 m from the house in the small square, where there is a car park and where also the escalator arrives, which goes up from the free car park below.
From the entrance door: stairway which the entire house develops out from:
2 ramps lead to the FIRST FLOOR: from the balcony on the right: 1 double bedroom with 1 private bathroom with double shower, in a passageway from the double bedroom 1 twin bedroom (both bedrooms with view of the alley in the back).
From the balcony on the left (2 stairs): 1 double bedroom with windows overlooking the main street.
From the balcony going up 1 ramp (5 stairs): 1 small bathroom (WC and washbasin),
going up 2 more ramps (11 stairs) lead to the balcony of the SECOND FLOOR: on the right is the day area: hall, 1 large kitchen where you can eat with old fireplace and stone sink and French doors with view of the entire valley, 1 spacious pantry with fridge, 1 living-room with panoramic bow window, satellite TV and area with dining table. From the balcony (3 stairs); 1 dining-room (windows overlooking the main street),
going up one ramp (5 stairs): 1 small bathroom with WC, open shower and washbasin.
Two ramps of stairs (11 stairs) lead to the balcony on the THIRD FLOOR: on the right: 1 bathroom with bathtub under the eaves with bathtub,
1 ramp (6 stairs) lead to the left to 1 twin bedroom under the eaves with small window overlooking the main street.
1 ramp (5 stairs) lead to 1 small bathroom (WC and washbasin),
6 stairs lead to: small panoramic terrace equipped with table.
Extra costs and further information
Total final cleaning cost € 120
One set of bed and bath linen per week included in the price
Cot for babies under 2 years with bars available: free of charge
Domestic pets: allowed
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival € 500
Central heating according to consumption
Electricity included in the price
Other services included in the price:
Use of wireless Internet.
Further costs to be paid on the premises in cash:
Extra services on request (hours of extra cleaning €12 an hour, cook for preparation of dinner €15 an hour or menu per person to be established).
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms|
The Tuscany region
History, culture, natural beauty, crystal waters, dazzling beaches...and food to die for. Italy really does have it all. From Venice's architectural jewels in the north to Puglia's sun soaked olive growths in the south, there's something for everyone in this country of infinite variety.
Whether you choose to spend your time exploring the Adriatic Coast, with its white sands and dramatic promontories, or the gentle rolling hills of Umbria, where almost every view is reminiscent of a Renaissance painting, your time in Italy will be time well spent.
And let's not forget the Italian Lakes, whose serene and ageless splendour has beguiled visitors for centuries. As has the island charm and Sicily and Sardinia, two very different yet equally enchanting holiday destinations. Last, but by no means least, is there any other city on the planet that can match Rome for its combination of ancient history and cosmopolitan style?
Prepare to relax in the most enchanting surrounds you have ever seen...
The Italian countryside is the place to enjoy an authentic experience, to appreciate the real old traditional flavours, or just to watch life go slowly and peacefully by. The Tuscan hills, historical villages, cellars where you can taste some of the regions greatest wines. The world famous towns of Florence and Siena, as well as many other beautiful, well loved Tuscan towns like Pisa, Volterra and Montelpulciano all within a short drive.
The Chianti countryside, where you will find many of Tuscany's most charming locations, such as San Gimignano, has been a popular destination for international travellers for many years and we are delighted to welcome them all to our portfolio.
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