Country house for sale in Cortona Tuscany. In the hillside of Cortona, a charming home dating back to the 1700s, nestled amongst the olive trees with stunning panoramic views over the Valdichiana. The old farmhouse is spread over two floors for an area of ??about 350 square meters. and has been the object of a complete and accurate restoration work, which has preserved its character and typicality; both in the materials , chestnut beams, hand-made, local stone; in the distribution of the environments that has kept intact the atmosphere of the country house. The new renovations have allowed the division into two independent but communicating units: the first floor has a beautiful loggia, a dining kitchen with fireplace, two bedrooms with private bath; The other ground floor has a triple living room with fireplace, kitchen, two bedrooms with private bath, a study. The property is surrounded by a large tree-lined park inside which is the swimming pool, on farmland with olive groves (300 plants ca) for a total area of 20,000 sqm. about.
Cortona is one of the most beautiful Etruscan hamlets in Tuscany, in the province of Arezzo, on the border between Tuscany and Umbria. It is an important cultural and tourist center. It is very picturesque due to its typically medieval architecture, made up of ancient palaces, narrow and cobbled alleys, small artisan shops and typical Tuscan trattorie. Of the Etruscan period there are remains of walls dating back to the fifth century BC. which developed for about 2 kilometers. The old town as we see it today was formed in the 13th century: the Palazzo Comunale, the church of S. Francesco and the Palazzo del Popolo, the three most important and recognizable buildings of the city, existed at the end of 1200.
The city is rich in museums and works of art, which is why many tourists visit Cortona during the year. Starting from the Museum of the Etruscan Academy to the Diocesan Museum, which collects treasures such as the Annunciation of Blessed Angelico, the Madonna in Glory of Bartolomeo della Gatta and the Deposition by Luca Signorelli. Do not miss the Archaeological Park, the Medicean Fortress of Girifalco and the Abbey of Farneta. Not far from the walls of Cortona lies the Franciscan Hermitage Le Celle, the first convent built by St. Francis of Assisi in 1211, where today there is a small community of Friars and Santa Margherita; the International Photography Festival, which runs from July to September, and the Cortona Mix Festival devoted to music, theater etc, from late July to early August.
How to get :
Cortona is easily reached by train (both Terontola and Camucia stations) and by car. Those arriving by car must leave the A1 Autostrada del Sole at the Valdichiana exit, take the E45 highway in the direction of Perugia and exit at Cortona.
Distances drive : Siena 50km, Pienza 30km, Montepulciano 25km, Florence 80km, Rome 150Km,
Property Features Include: Vineyard Winery Property, 2, Gated Entry, security system, security patrol, private water rights
Views Include: Hills, Sunrise, Sunset, Park
Architectural Style: Farmhouse