A two bedroom, two bathrooms, fully furnished beautiful private house for your Tuscan holiday. Complete with the essential private sparkling pool and Wi-Fi connection, Villa Rosa is nestled into the Tuscan hillside within a few minutes drive or leisurely walk into vibrant and bustling Cortona. Couples love it, families love it. It is heaven.
When you arrive at Villa Rosa you are wrapped immediately into its surroundings, a tranquil haven that instils a very special calm. A wonderful way to start your fabulous Tuscan experience!
Villa Rosa is suitable for all types of holidaymakers. It is cosy enough for a couple who want a romantic break and roomy enough for family, two couples or friends who wish to explore their Tuscan adventure together. WiFi enabled, two bedroom, two bathrooms, loads of living space, outdoor living, BBQ, fireplace, garden and private pool. Plus we supply an extra two fold out beds that you could use for another two children if needed. Baby is not forgotten with a porta-cot, high chair and pushchair.
You will love Villa Rosa's superb combination of the old and the new. A 400 year old cottage with a 21st century renovation that has created a comfortable, two level, two double bedroom, two bathroom home with easy indoor/outdoor living area and stunning pool and lawn. Furnished with all the home comforts that make you melt into your surroundings and never want to leave.
We have internet/Wi-Fi, stereos, a music library and books. Plenty of garden to play in, a deep cool pool to relax and snooze by and a vista to die for.
Everyone wants to be able to walk into Cortona! and with Villa Rosa this is exactly what you can do. Two minutes walk to the Andriana's Bar/shop and I Grifi restaurant and just 1km away from the City of Cortona. Cortona is packed with all amenities: entertainment, eating & drinking, markets, shops and nightlife. Villa Rosa is a short distance from this hustle and bustle but she cossets you in its private and secluded garden and pool for pure relaxation.
If you’re arriving by car then it is an easy drive to the front door - No steep, single lane, hairpin turns or gravel roads to navigate. Bliss.
Escape to Tuscany: LIVE|EAT|TASTE|LEARN|EXPLORE
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Lago Trasimeno 10 km|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence (Rome, Pisa, Perguia) 137 km, Nearest railway: Camucia or Torontola-Cortona 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
An ideal holiday location for friends, families and the experienced travellers.
Escape to Tuscany: LIVE|EAT|TASTE|LEARN|EXPLORE
Tuscany is about living the dream - the hot summer days, the vineyards, the food, the cycle lanes across the valley that follow the canals to Arezzo, the cooking schools, the pottery lessons, the horse treks, the local markets, the historic monuments and remnants of past civilisations to explore. For those who love nature and walking there are marked walks in the hills and around the wider area of Cortona and of course there is just relaxing by the pool soaking up the suns rays and re-energising your body and soul.
Explore the historic hill top City of Cortona with its Etruscan, Roman and Middle-Age architecture, Etruscan Tombs, Museums, Medici Fort, Cathedral and Churches. Not to mention the great bars and cafes that you can visit and sit at the outside tables to watch the world go by.
Cortona also hosts a large number of artist galleries, antique shops and festivals. The art galleries are full of treasures from sculpture, jewellery, oil paintings, water colours and Marquetry. Antique shops provide wonderful cool places to explore these treasures. The festivals are varied - from the snail festival, the mushroom festival to the pageantry of the Il Palio in Sienna and Cortona's own medieval celebration complete with crossbow competitions.
You can go further afield to wander the vineyards in the valley or follow the trail that outlines the area that Hannibal fought his famous battle with Flaminius on the shores of nearby Lake Trasimeno. Other hill top towns beckon with Montepulicano (approx. 30min) and Montelcino (approx. 40min) with its famous Brunello wines. Sienna (approx. 40min) is close enough to go and enjoy lunch in the Piazza and stroll the streets in the late afternoon. Assisi (approx. 45min) is also nearby for those who wish to explore the wonderful Giotto murals in the church of St Francis of Assisi. Florence is an easy one hour away by train or car to see its famous resident- Davide - at the Galleria dell'Accademia and of course the myriad of art in the Uffizi is not to be missed. Rome is also easily reached though we do suggest catching the train ( 2 hours) as driving in this city is rather a challenge.
Food and wine are at the heart of Tuscany and you are treated to a sumptuous array markets, local stores, restaurants and bars in Cortona and in the villages that surround this beautiful world. The food is fresh and tasty, the wines delectable. From the corner bar, the causal and comforting Enoteca, to the more formal and luxurious restaurants - Tuscany has everything. You just need to choose.
Cortona is well serviced to make any holiday easy and enjoyable.
At Villa Rosa we provide a welcome pack with ideas of things to do and there is also an information centre in the heart of Cortona that will help pack your holiday with activities from cooking classes to wine tasting to golf courses.
English is widely spoken as Cortona has been aligned with The University of Georgia (USA) for summer school for over 30 years which has bought many English speakers to the town. Cortona is also the mecca for all those who love Frances Mayes and her Under the Tuscan Sun book and film.
The locals are welcoming and generous in their hospitality.
There are 5 supermarkets within a 10 minute drive, over 30 excellent restaurants in the City of Cortona which are well frequented by both visitor and locals. The shopping is vast - there are 3 excellent outlet villages within an hour's drive. The Arrezzo Antique market held over the weekend of the first Sunday of the month (except August) is the largest outdoor antique market in Europe. Hand-painted pottery from Deruta is about 40 minutes by car.
There are several beaches on Lake Trasimeno about 20 minutes away and there are ferries going out to the islands in the lake. Sailing is also available on the lake. For those of you who need exercise and love walking, there are marked trials for walks in the hills surrounding Villa Rosa. Two public tennis courts are located at the end of the road and of course a stroll into the City of Cortona is also to be claimed as exercise!
There are also two golf courses nearby that are well equipped and you can hire golf clubs.