Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Villa Francesca is a beautiful property in the heart of the Chiana Valley just 9 km from the beautiful town of Cortona. The villa has been completely tastefully recently restored preserving all the original features but with all the modern comforts such as air conditioning and a swimmimg pool to offer its guests a perfect holiday.
The property has two buildings, one is the rental villas and the other is the owner's house. The owners will only use the pool occasionally. The garden that surrounds the house is very spacious, completely fenced and well maintained with lots of plants and flowers. The beautiful swimming pool is surrounded by a spacious solarium at guests' disposal.
ACCOMODATION: The interior of the house has been comfortably carefully fournished with large common areas and a fully equipped kitchen. The villa has an outside space equipped with tables and chairs for your al fresco dinners.
Ground floor: small living room (satellite TV), double bedroom, bathroom with shower, dining area with kitchen corner (oven, dishwasher), double bedroom, bathroom with shower.
First floor: double bedroom, bedroom with 2 single beds (can be put together on request), bathroom with shower. Air conditioning and heating in every room. Wi-Fi internet connection available.
GARDEN & SWIMMING POOL: Large furnished garden with swimming pool (10 x 5 meters and a minimum depth of 1.20 meters and a maximum depth 2.10 m, open from 15/05 to 30/09), outdoor shower, barbecue. Laundry room with washing machine. Baby bed available free of charge. Parking available.
Suggested event for this property: Palio di Siena tickets.
While staying at this property we would like you to consider the possibility to attend the famous Palio di Siena, a world wide renowned event. The Palio takes place twice a year on July 2nd and on August 16. You can contact us to reserve your tickets.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence - Amerigo Vespucci 120 km, Nearest railway: Camucia 5 km|
|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||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
Fratta Santa Caterina (all kinds of shops) about 2 km, Camucia (railway station) 5 km, 8 km Cortona, Lake Trasimeno 20 km, Arezzo 30 km, the towns of Val d'Orcia (Pienza , San Quirico d'Orcia, Montepulciano, etc. ...) are located within a radius of 30-60 km, Perugia 55 km, Siena 65 km, Florence (airport) 120 km away. A restaurant is located just 300 meters away.
Nearest town: Cortona km 8
Restaurants: Fratta Santa Caterina km 1
Supermarket: Camucia km 5
Grocery: Camucia km 5
Shops: Cortona km 8
Outlets: Valdichiana Outlet Village km 15
Bank: Cortona km 8
Post office: Camucia km 5
Chemistry: Camucia km 5
Golf: Golf Club Valdichiana km 15
Horse riding: Cortona km 8
SPA: Rapolano Terme km 35
Train station: Camucia km 5
Cortona is a small but fascinating city in the province of Arezzo, Tuscany, central Italy, situated on a commanding hill, and overlooking Lake Trasimeno. Its cyclopean walls reveal its Etruscan origins. It was one of the twelve cities of Etruria and in its vicinity many ruins and Etruscan tombs may be seen. Cortona sided against Rome until 310 B.C. when Fabius Rullianus defeated the Etruscans and took Perugia. Perugia, with other cities, including Cortona, then made peace with Rome. Later Cortona was destroyed by the Lombards but was soon rebuilt. In the 14 C, it was governed by the Casali and afterwards became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
Many famous men were born or lived in Cortona, among them Brother Elias (Elia Coppi), the famous companion of St. Francis of Assisi, and later Vicar-General of the Franciscan Order; Cardinals Egidio Boni and Silvio Passerini; the painter Luca Signorelli; the architect and painter Pietro Berrettini (Pietro da Cortona). St. Margaret of Cortona (1248-97) was born at Laviano (Alviano) in the Diocese of Chiusi, and became the mistress of a nobleman of the vicinity. On discovering his body after he had met a violent death, she repented and, after a public penance, retired to Cortona, where she took the habit of a Tertiary of St. Francis and devoted her life to works of penance and charity. Leo X permitted her veneration at Cortona, and Urban VIII extended the privilege to the Franciscan Order. Benedict XIII canonised her in 1728. Her body rests in a beautiful sarcophagus in the church dedicated to her at Cortona.
It is not known whether Cortona was an episcopal see previous to its destruction by the Lombards. From that time until 1325 it belonged to the Diocese of Arezzo. In that year, at the request of Guglielmo Casali, John XXII raised Cortona to episcopal rank, as a reward for the fidelity of its Guelph populace, Arezzo remaining Ghibelline. The first bishop was Rainerio Ubertini. Other bishops were Luca Grazio, who was a distinguished member of the Council of Florence (1438); Matteo Concini (1560) and Gerolamo Gaddi (1562) were present at the Council of Trent. The cathedral and the other churches of Cortona possess numerous works of art, especially paintings of the school of Luca Signorelli and of Fra Angelico.
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