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Independent Accommodation in Villa with Private Pool and uninterrupted views



Updated: 13-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa Apartment in Cortona, Tuscany, Italy - Peaceful Location Within Easy Walking Distance of Cortona

A spacious apartment on the first floor of a small villa. The views from our house are uninterrupted right over to Lake Trasimeno about 20km away. We are within easy walking distance of the beautiful and historic town of Cortona. There is a bar with a small shop for essentials a few minutes away. There is also a small 4 star hotel close to the bar with an excellent restaurant. Cortona is full of delightful eating places.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Liz Rigden
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
13 March, 2017

10 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)


Wonderful, idyllic Tuscan experience

  • 5 of 5

Having read the reviews before arriving, we were expecting a lot from our holiday at Villa Torreone and I'm happy to say it lived up to its billing. The pictures really don't do the villa justice: while it looks amazing in the photos, it is actually better! The setting is exactly as you imagine Tuscany from the movies; rolling hills, olive groves, beautiful views across the valley below and the beautiful historic town of Cortona a short walk away.

Liz really is a wonderful ,welcoming host. Having lived in the area for many years, her local knowledge was excellent and the apartment is laden with books about Tuscany and Italy, which meant we could make the most of every day of our stay.

Cortona offers excellent and very affordable bars and restaurants, which we made the most of every evening, and we particularly enjoyed the walk home under a crystal clear, starry sky each night. The boutiques and artisan shops were also fun to wander around and buy presents.

We took the opportunity to visit Florence by train one day, which was very easy. Whilst we didn't do it, Perugia is also accessible by train. Perhaps next time...

Many thanks for a holiday experience that will bring a smile to our faces for many years to come.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a wonderful review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Torreone and I hope that I will see you here again in the near future.
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

It's difficult to put in to words just how perfect Villa Torreone is. If you have seen the film or read the book 'Under the Tuscan Sun', you will feel like you are living the experience. In fact, Bramasole is a short walk down the road. From the tastefully decorated apartment with literally everything you could need, to the breathtaking views across the Chianna valley, to the divine outdoor eating areas, to the beautiful garden and grounds and finally the amazing private eternity pool with exceptional views, you instantly feel like you are in paradise. Liz was an exceptionally welcoming host. We were there with our 10 month old son and she thought of additional extras like providing baby wipes and toys that made us feel right at home. Having been to Tuscany several times, we can also highly recommend Cortona as one of Tuscany's most charming towns. Excellent restaurants, shops and bars, many sightseeing opportunities and very quaint with a true Tuscan feel. We had such a wonderful stay that we have already booked to come again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cortona is truly an amazing town. If you are feeling lazy one evening, instead of heading off into Cortona for a meal there is a restaurant few minutes away or even better a bar that serves traditional platters of meat or cheese which you can wash down with Luca's excellent wine, his own production! A change from the hustle and bustle of town.
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The Best of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

I feel compelled to write a review of this fantastic villa. We are a family of 3 adults and 2 kids. The location is amazing, just a 2 minute drive to the heart of town, and central to explore the region and all its picturesque towns. The house itself is immaculate, beautifully decorated, with more than essentials and fully equipped kitchen and is super clean. The added bonus is the pool and the outdoor areas that made our week in Cortona feel like a real holiday!

Liz is such a charming and warm person that we were very sad when we said goodbye to her. She has been in the region for a long time so she is very knowledge and extremely helpful. We hope to return to her amazing house one day!! It was a pleasure to meet you Liz!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That was a great review! I am always so happy when my guests are happy, and when I know that they want to come again, not just as renters but as friends.
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Beautiful apartment, wonderful views!

  • 5 of 5

We, four adults aged 60/70, stayed for a wonderful week in May/June. the property is exactly as described, very clean and equipped with everything you could possibly need. We did not hire a car as we like to walk and travel about on local transport and we had a perfect time. The walks into Cortona, one slightly steeper than the other, are through breathtaking scenery. Local buses and trains are on time and cheap and we had days out in Florence, Arezzo, and Orvieto. The owner is wonderfully welcoming and with lots of local information made our stay very memorable, we thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. I do always recommend hiring a car, but this very active and adventurous group managed quite happily without, and proved that it isn't always necessary. They walked into Cortona, caught a bus to the station and then the train. I was full of admiration for them all!
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Perfect villa

  • 5 of 5

Never having visited Tuscany before I had no idea what to expect really so this was a really pleasant surprise.

First of all the owner is absolutely fantastic! Makes you feel so wellcome and at home. And the villa itself is very well equipped, there is everything you can hope for and more. Even good films for a rainy day. And it is clean and nicely decorated.The pool was great, garden blossoming. And the house is so close to Cortona town you can walk there. There's also a bar/cafe and a restaurant a few hundred meters away.

I will definitely try to travel back here someday!! And I can recommend this to everyone, especially to families, with or without kids. This is an awsome place to have barbeques with frieds out in the garden etc.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for that great review! I am always so pleased that people arrive here for the first time in Tuscany and find it such a wonderful place to holiday. It really is perfect place for all ages Guests are are so important to me, so I am always very pleased that they want to come again.
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Five star villa, five star service

  • 5 of 5

What more could you want from a Tuscan villa? The house is comfortable, homely and well-equipped. The pool, like all parts of the house and garden, has a beautiful view across the valley to Lake Trasimeno. The garden offers a variety of spots in which to relax.

The villa is an excellent base from which to explore many of the Tuscan sights. On the few days we had of un-Tuscan weather, we were able to visit nearby towns such as Montalcino and Pienza, as well as Passignano on the shores of the lake.

The times of the flights to Perugia weren't too convenient for us, so we flew to Pisa and visited Lucca and Siena on the way.

The welcome was warm and throughout our stay every effort was made to make the stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Looking forward to our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: If you do not feel like leaving the house when you are unlucky enough to have un-Tuscan weather, you can curl up infront of the log burning stove, read a book or plan your trip using the Guide Books that are provided in the villa.
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Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


Car hire is recommended. Perugia Airport is our closest, approx 45 mins away. Rome, Pisa and Florence are all suitable airports to use but it would take longer to get here. Pick up from Perugia Airport can be arranged.


4-5 minutes to nearest bar/shop. 4-5 minutes to nearest restaurant. Walking to Cortona depending on route approx. 20-35 mins but with beautiful views all the way.

Further Details:

Cortona has everything that you would need for your holiday. Lots of restaurants from the more pricey and down to Pizzerias. Two small supermarkets and lots of bars and interesting shops. There are a number of banks and a chemist. There is an excellent museum.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
20 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Stay tax £1.50 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Booking Notes:
Booking must be made initially with an email or over the phone. A deposit will be required at the time of booking into a UK bank but the rest should be paid in euros on arrival at the apartment.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day will normally be a Saturday. The apartment must be vacated at 10am. Arrival time will normally be 4pm allowing for the apartment to be thoroughly cleaned.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 13-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1. Bath / shower over. Washbasin, bidet, loo and washing machine. Bathroom 2 with shower, washbasin, bidet and loo.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 plus small child Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with 2 sets of bunk beds and a single bed.


  • Balcony
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: The swimming pool area is completely fenced off for the safety of children, but there is still lots of areas where the children can play and explore. The dormitory contains childrens books and some toys which I am happy to allow children to use. A baby sitting service is available in the evenings. There will be a charge for heating in the colder months. Outside: There are two shady pergolas, one close to the house and the other by the pool where you can sit outside and eat. Garden furniture, deck chairs and loungers are provided by the pool. The pool is 8x4m with small steps down into the shallow end. The pool has an infinity edge looking over the most fantastic views. The pool is for the sole use of the guests in the apartment. The pool will be open from mid May until the end of September. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen is provided. These are changed each week. The apartment will be cleaned at the end of each week.

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