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VILLA DELLE SOPHORE 16+4 / 12 / 8 sleeps, villa with pool in Cortona



Updated: 12-Oct-2016
Sleeps: 16 + 4. Bedrooms: 9. Bathrooms: 7


An eighteenth century structure only a few kilometers away from Lake Trasimeno with the Etruscan town of Cortona behind it, Villa delle Sophore stands on what was once the border between the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and the Papal States and a smuggling area. The conservative renovation has not prevented the house from being made warm and hospitable, extremely comfortable and liveable. The frescoes, painted vaults, majestic entrance hall and, in particular, the decor enfold the visitor in an unreal, timeless atmosphere. Every room has been meticulously decorated, exclusively with antique furniture, the result of a patient and targeted research on the part of the owners without, however, renouncing all modern comforts: LCD television sets, stereo, internet and fully equipped gym. The guests Villa delle Sophore can count on the availability at the owners who live in a outbuilding of the villa with an independent entrance. The strategic position of the villa allows guests to organize pleasant excursions to Lake Trasimeno or to reach the nearby historical centres of Cortona, Montepulciano, Pienza, Chiusi, just a few kilometres away, as well as the famous art cities of Siena, Florence, Perugia and Roma. NO SMOKERS HOUSE.


The villa consists of two floors plus a loft. The main entrance door is on the ground floor. This floor is divided into a living area composed of sitting room, dining room with large fireplace and fully equipped kitchen and into a sleeping area composed of two double bedrooms and two bathrooms, one with tub and one with shower. A spectacular, square based, spiral staircase leads up to the first floor composed of two double bedrooms with en suite bathroom with shower (one with hydromassage shower), a bathroom with tub and double bed, two double bedrooms and two bathrooms with shower (one with hydromassage shower) and a hidden laundry room. The first floor also has two communicating rooms used as single bedroom with intermediate floor and reading room and games room and TV. In the mezanine there is also a fully equipped gym and a sitting area. In four of the double rooms it is possible to add a single bed. The firepalces in the reading room and in one of the bedrooms are ornimental. WE KINDLY ASK CLIENTS TO NOT SMOKE INSIDE THE VILLA.


The exterior of the villa is well maintained and pleasant, the pool is set in the centre of a garden-park characterized by the lake climate, always mild and breezy, and by plants of rare beauty. The pair of 'sophore japaniche pendule giganti', from which the villa takes its name, represent the highest that the territory and vegetation can offer. All around are oak woods, every kind of local flora and fauna, in respect of the nineteenth century tradition that liked to mix English and Italian styles. The park is completed by a splendid period lemon-house, a solarium, an antique gazebo and the splendid fountain of the same period.

Swimming Pool

The pool is open from the last Saturday of April to the first Saturday of October. It is only a few metres from the house, in a slightly lower position and is easily reached from the garden down a slight slope. Privacy is guaranteed by a laurel hedge which separates the solarium area from the rest of the park. The pool is ten-sided and is provided with a ladder to enter the water and a cold water shower. It measures 10 x 5 m with a constant depth of 1.25 m. It is lined with PVC and the border and solarium area are in parquet. It is provided with sun beds, deckchairs and is surrounded by old trees providing areas of shade. Near the pool is a big open verandah with a large table and chairs, ideal for leisurely outdoor dining.

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More Details
  • Sleeps 20
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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Emma Villas srl Unipersonale
Emma Villas
Via Duccio di Buoninsegna, 22
00142 Roma Roma Italy
L.R.T 51/1986, N.178974
OPERATORE TURISTICO ITALIANO Autorizzato dalla provincia di Siena N. 178974 L.R.T 51/1986
VAT Reg No01188760522

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Firenze at 132 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Pietraia at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Bettolle Val di Chiana at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Terontola at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A1 exit Valdichiana at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pietraia at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Marina di Grosseto (Tyrrhenian Sea) at 156 Kilometres Car: necessary


The Location is an ideal starting point for who wish to have nice daily trip and sightseeing all over South Tuscany and Umbria as well: being the city of Cortona located not far either from the motorway A1 ( exit Valdichiana) and from the freeway Siena-Perugia. Very well known sites like Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Perugia, Assisi and so on can be reached in less than hour driving as well as the hidden and maybe most beautiful corners of this 2 regions. Big cities like Florence or Rome can be easily reached also by train ( and we suggest to use it in high season to avoid traffic roads) being Cortona served by 2 train railways stations. Above all we are quite sure that you will fall in love with the ancient atmosphere of this beautiful town. All shops and facilities in the big village of Camucia, nice restaurants, bars, cafes, shops in Cortona. Supermarket are open also on Sunday morning.

Airports: Pisa 220 km, Firenze 132 km, Bologna 220 km, Roma 230 km

Train Station: Terontola 6 km

Highway: A1 exit Valdichiana 20 km

Attractions within 100 km: Todi 86 km, Orvieto 92 km, Arezzo 57 km, Lago Trasimeno 11 km, Montepulciano 26 km, Pienza 39 km, Assisi 64 km, Perugia 44 km, Firenze 100 km, Siena 72 km

Services and shops: Pietraia 2 km, Petrignano 2,5 km

Beach: Marina di Grosseto (Tyrrhenian Sea) 156 km

Access road: Paved road until the gate


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 5.9%

- To be paid at the time of booking: 25% as DEPOSIT (non-refundable) calculated on the listed price;
- To be paid within 60 days prior to the beginning of lease: 75% as BALANCE to be paid by bank transfer or credit card.

5,9% Emma Villas Commissions INCLUDED in the final price of the reservation: this includes costs for opening and management of the practice, customer assistance service 7 days per week, agency commission, EUROP ASSISTANCE POLICY to cover penalties in case of cancellation of the stay).

At your arrival will be requested (by the property owner) the damage deposit (totally refundable in case of no damages at the end of the stay).
Damage Deposit: 1.500,00€

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 12-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • rural
  • town
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 2 - Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure, with hydromassage shower
  • Bathroom 4 - Shower Enclosure, with hydromassage shower
  • Bathroom 5 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 6 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 7 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • 2 with tub, 2 with hydromassage shower, 3 with shower. En suite bathroom: 3


  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 8 - 1 Single Bed, in the mezzanine
  • Bedroom 9 - 1 Single Bed, in the mezzanine
  • 7 doubles, 2 single beds in the mezanine, 4 single beds can be added


  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Yard


  • Self-catering


  • toaster cot piano (not granted) mosquito screens fans Handicap: NO Fenced: Yes Height above sea level: 285 m Suitable for elderly

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