Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Villa Gloria is perfect for relaxed extended family groups or two families on holidays together. It is very well located for all important tourist destinations.
Built in the 18th century Villa Gloria was originally renovated from the old servants quarters that served the main villa some distance away, the villa actually comprises two complete apartments that are always rented together as one unit. Other than the kitchen, Villa Gloria has been renovated with every thing necessary including the odd antique piece, a very lovely pool and beautiful views.
One approaches by a short flight of steps to a small loggia with two front doors. The front door opens to a long hall way, off which can be found a large brand new eat in kitchen with marble counters, stove, oven, fridge and dishwasher. Next down the hall is a lounge room furnished with comfortable, sprawling furniture and satellite television. Then two bedrooms each with Queen sized beds and a bathroom with bath tub, and another with shower and washing machine.
Returning along the hall way and back out to the small loggia one can open the other front door that leads to two bedrooms, one with a Queen sized bed and one with two single beds, a bathroom with bath tub and hand shower and an eat in kitchen with stove top, oven and fridge.
Across the drive from the loggia is a large out door but undercover eating area with built in BBQ, grill and wood burning pizza oven. The villa also boasts insect screens on all the windows. Internet connection with internet key, available on request.
Garden & Swimming Pool:
The Villa is approached by a gravel drive way and there is ample parking. The grounds are beautifully kept and there are lovely flower beds, lavender bushes, fig trees and green lawns giving way to Olive groves and orchards.
The villa's ample grounds include a private pool (14 x 7 meters, max deep 3 meters), it has a peaceful, tranquil setting surrounded by carefully tended garden, and a furnished gazebo and a fully restored capanna with BBQ pit and dining area for your evenings under the Tuscan moon.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence - Amerigo Vespucci 105 km, Nearest railway: Sinalunga 9 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, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, 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, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
Villa Gloria is walking distance from Lucignano which is a beautiful example of an early medieval town and boasts several restaurants, banks and shops. By car; Cortona is 15 minutes, 20 to Arezzo or Montepulciano; 45 to Siena and one hour to Florence. Although immersed in peace and quiet, the autostrada is just 15 minutes drive connecting you to al important tourist destinations and the rest of Europe.
The closest airport is Florence (about 1 ½ hours) and Rome airport is about 2 ¾ hours by car.
Nearest town: Lucignano km 0,8
Restaurants: Lucignano km 0,8
Supermarket: Sinalunga km 9
Grocery: Lucignano km 0,8
Shops: Lucignano km 0,8
Outlets: Valdichiana Outlet Village km 10
Bank: Lucignano km 0,8
Post office: Lucignano km 0,8
Chemistry: Lucignano km 0,8
Tennis court: Lucignano km 0,8
Golf: Golf Club Valdichiana km 15
Horse riding: Bettolle km 15
SPA: Rapolano Terme km 15
Train station: Sinalunga km 9
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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