Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The apartment Angelo is part of a larger building once an ancient mill which has been carefully restored to the highest standards and transformed into a country residence with 30 apartments enjoying stunning views, immersed in a green setting only 3 km from Cortona.
The original stone walls have been preserved as well as the wooden beamed ceilings to maintain the essence of this old building and enhance the warm atmosphere these features create, perfectly melted with the functional furnishing, a newly built bathroom and without giving up to all the modern facilities such as the air conditioning, heating and a Wi-Fi internet connexion.
This property is ideally positioned to visit the most important places both in Tuscany and Umbria and for your days in complete relax you can enjoy the benefits of the swimming pool which is shared with the other property owners who are mainly foreigners only coming occasionally during the year for the holidays.
ACCOMODATION: Apartment Angelo is 70 square meters and it can accommodate 4 persons, 2 in one bedroom, one bathroom with shower and a double sofa bed for the two additional persons.
The apartment is located on the first floor and it has a large living/dining room has a sofa bed, the fireplace, the TV sat, table and chairs for the dining area and the kitchen corner is completely equipped with oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster and American coffee machine.
GARDEN & SWIMMING POOL: This ancient mill is nestled in a large garden with well manicured velvet lawns and a singularly shaped pool (about 6x12m and deep from 1.60 to 1.90 m open from May 1st to September 30th) with characteristic stonework surrounding area. There is also a shower available close to the pool.
The garden is equipped with a brickwork barbecue and several areas organized to eat outside. The property has a private parking place within its grounds.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Castiglione della Pescaia 165 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia - Sant'Egidio 55 km, Nearest railway: Camucia 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, 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), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
Apartment Angelo is located close to Cortona where you can find all the amenities, several shops, restaurants bars and museums. The nearest railway station is in Camucia about 4 km from the property.
Its position offers also an ideal starting base for daytrips to many places of interest such as the Lake Trasimeno only 15-20 minutes away, Perugia less than one hour, Arezzo half an hour, One hour to Siena and one and a half hour to Florence. The nearest airport is in Florence, Pisa is about 2 hours and Rome two hours.
Nearest town: Cortona km 3
Restaurants: Cortona km 3
Supermarket: Cortona km 3
Grocery: Cortona km 3
Shops: Cortona km 3
Outlets: Valdichiana Outlet Village km 25
Bank: Cortona km 3
Post office: Cortona km 3
Chemistry: Cortona km 3
Tennis court: Cortona km 3
Golf: Golf Club Valdichiana km 25
Horse riding: Cortona km 3
SPA: Rapolano Terme km 45
Train station: Camucia km 4
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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