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Beautiful Tuscan Classical Villa- A/C large pool- Private Grounds- Family Home

Raffaele Nobile

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Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

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Beautiful Tuscan Classical Villa- A/C large pool- Private Grounds- Family Home

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights


Cortona Villa Rental Photos and Description

Self Catering Apartments & en-suit rooms Within Villa Nobile

Villa Nobile is a stunning 19th Century classical style villa recently restored authentically and with artistic charm, with a private pool 13 m x 6 m. Sitting in 4 acres of natural Tuscan rural land & a private avenue of young cypresses bringing you to our doorstep.

Very good road links & easy to find. Centrally positioned for day trips to Famous Hill Top Tows such as; Montepulciano, Montalcino, Siena, Assisi, etc... & our local town of Cortona, where ' Under the Tuscan Sun' was filmed

When booking the whole Villa, one of the 2 bed Apt can be transformed into a 1 bed + ensuite bathroom with separate open plan Kitchen Dinning & Lounge erea with seating for up to 24 persons comfortably. Photos available soon.

Depending on whether you take an Apt or two, all Apt are very spacious, fully equipped & are perfect for small families. Large private groups & for a romantic holidayfor 2.

For your Privacy, Each Apt has its own Garden, table,& chairs

2 Large supermarkets are within 5min drive

From April of 2015 we will also have available en-suit bedrooms for those couples that do not want to have the extra cost of taking an Apartment & would prefer just a comfortable room with bathroom where they would then dine out.

The Villa Can obviously be booked as a whole Villa for larger groups/ Family runions or just take how ever many rooms or apartments you need for the number of guests inyour group. The price will depend on how much of the Villa is taken. Discounts are always available.......Please ask how

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Raffaele Nobile (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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About Raffaele Nobile

My parents are from S. Italy ( Sicily & Naples ) where I was brought up for the early part of my childhood life. From the age of 9 yr of age we moved to the UK for business opportunities , there my Father set up a successfull Bussiness that was eventually sold. I returned to Italy often to visit family both in Naples & Sicily.

I love of Art & Painting brought me to buy this property top run Painting Holiday workshops....& Self Catering Apartment Rentals. I have tried to restore the Villa into its original state...getting many comploments from Locals & Holiday Makers alike. My Review will help you . I live on the property with my Son Gennaro age 18yr. We hope that you will come to stay at our lovely home ...enjoy the tranquility , the pool, the aret studio & Games room. If there is anything that we can help you with all you need to do is ask.

Raffaele Nobile

Raffaele Nobile purchased this villa in 2004

Why Raffaele Nobile chose Cortona

This property is perfectly situated to reach most of the main Historical Tuscan Hill Top Towns that you would wish to see. We are in the herat of Tuscany, within short traveling distances to Montepulciano 20min, Pienza 40min, Montalcino 45 min, Sangimignano 1rh, Florence 1hr, Siena 40min, Assisi 1hr,Perugia 40min...Also Airports are very short trips ....Rome 2hr 15min & Pisa 2hr.

The property is set in 4 acres of private grounds with a large pool 13 x 6 with a large shaded pergola area that can be used for shade & dinning day or evening ( No Glass is allowed by the pool). We also have an outbuilding restored for use of indoor recriation & for meals. We have table football, Ping Pong, & other outdoor games. The outbuilding has a fully equiped kitchen for use of large groups or families to eat indoors or under the Pergola looking onto the gardens & fountains.

The Villa is divided into apartments & en-suite bedrooms each with their own Fully equiped kitchen, bedrooms & ensuit bathrooms.

Each apartment has its own private outdoor area with a table & chairs for smaller families taking just 1 or 2 apartments. Lots of room for children to run around in safety. All children should be supervised by their parents or a responsible adult.

Enjoy your stay with us at Villa Nobile

What makes this villa unique

Very close to many of the more famouse Tuscan hill top towns, Cortona & Montepulciano only 20 min

Very close to road connections to each airports easily .

10 minutes from a main Hospital for any imergencies.

2Train stations 10 & 20 min away with connections to Rome,Arezzo,Perugia,Florence

Fully air conditioned & spacious apartments

Close to shops & Outlet Village

Numerous restaurants to choose from locally one of which is walking distance.

We are in a fortunate position of having wonderful town, Food & the Tuscan wines such as Vino Nobile from Montepulciano , Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti......all within an hours drive.

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Beautiful Tuscan Classical Villa- A/C large pool- Private Grounds- Family Home
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Waouw !!!

  • 5 of 5

(English version below)

Nous étions un groupe de 28 personnes: adultes, adolescents et enfants

Nous avons passés 2 semaines de magnifiques vacances à la Villa Nobile.

La maison est splendide et très spacieuse. Le domaine très beau. La piscine bien grande pour un grand groupe avec assez de transats, de places à l’ombre ou au soleil.

Une situation excellente pour visiter la Toscane et une partie de l’Ombrie.

L’endroit est privé et sécurisé pour les jeunes enfants. Il y a un trampoline et des balançoires.

Les magasins et supermarchés ne sont pas loin. Pour les sportifs, nous avons testés le golf, le rafting et le VTT. Il y a aussi quelques sentiers pour se balader autour du domaine et dans la campagne.

Raffaele est un hôte merveilleux. Il vous accueillera, conseillera, racontera l’histoire de sa maison (et de sa vie pas triste !)

N'hésitez pas à demander de conseil et de vous préparer quelques repas. C'est délicieux!

Nous avons adorés nos vacances.

Certaines d’entre nous ont déjà pris rendez-vous en 2015 pour un séjour culinaire ☺

We were a group of 18 people: adults and adolescents and child.

We spent a wonderful 2 weeks holiday at Villa Nobile.

The house is gorgeous & very spacious. The domain is beautiful. The swimming pool well big enough for a large group with lots of sunlounge chairs, seats in the shade or sun.

It is a great location to visit Tuscany and part of Umbria. The Grounds are private & safe for young children too . There is a trampoline & swings.

The shops & supermarkets are very nearby. For athletes, we tested golf, rafting and mountain biking. There are also tracks for walking around the farmlands & countryside

Raffaele is a wonderful host. He will welcome you, advise you, tell you the story of his house (and his not sad life!)

Do not hesitate to ask him for advice & help to prepare authentic traditional Italian meals. It's delicious!

We loved our vacation.

Some of us have already made an appointment in 2015 for a culinary trip ☺

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Annick , thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review on Villa Nobile. I appreciate it very much. It was a pleassure to have you & all your family & friends at my home. I hope you really did feel at home as you said. I look forward to seeing some of the group again soon on one of our Culinary courses . Stay in touch.#Kind Regards Raffaele

Position "A" for a Tuscan Holiday !!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a Villa in an idyllic setting in the heart of rural Tuscany ............. look no further than Villa Nobile !!! we stayed for 10 days in late July / early August and are missing it already !

This accomodation is in position "A" to visit Florence ( 9.6 euros on train - 1hr 30 mins ) / Rome ( 9 euros on train - 1hr 20mins ) / Perugia ( 40 mins in car ) / Sienna ( same again 40 mins in car + the jewel in the crown ). For you lads, Montepulciano + Piensa ( wine tasting is 25 mins in car ) whilst for the girls , the 140+ retail store outlet village ( if you want to get out of the 35 deg heat ) is only 10 mins away !

The villa is set c 200 yds off the main road and is so tranquil surrounded by sunflowers and trees. The accomodation is of an excellent standard delightfully decorated in typical Tuscan style with very comfortable beds and soothing showers to come home too after battling it out in that sun. The pool is very clean , spacious and not too deep for you worried swimmers out there.

Your host , Raffele , is so helpful and knows all the best restaurants / sights - both tourist and non tourist - so definitely use him as your guide and many thanks to him for sorting out our evening eating arrangements - the village of Cortona is awesome and only 20 mins away . Many Thanks also to Lina for sorting out Ellie's birhday cake whilst we were away and to the bag man - Raff's son , Jennaro !

What else can I say Raff ( still can't get used to that Sicilian / Bradford accent ! ) - thanks so much to you for truly making our Tuscan holiday so enjoyable for myself and all the girls and we will definitely be coming back in 2014 to visit again - this time with Di's mum + dad. There are still so many places to visit in Tuscany / Umbria and I will contact you early in 2014.

Grazie , Ciao and Arrivederci !!!

Martin , Di , Becky and Ellie.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Martin, Di & the girls of coarse, Thank you for a wonderful review. As always they are very much appreciated. As I read your review I had a little chuckle because I was reading it with your Lancashire voice in my head.......just as it was funny for you to hear me , an italian with a Yorkshire accent ( I need to ex[plaine to people that I lived in Yorkshire for many years). I am pleased to hear that you will be back in 2014. I'm sure you will find many changes to Villa Nobile as I strive to add & improve every year. I think you left your mobile phone & one of the girls left a bracellette? Let me know if they are yours. Maybe I will try bto visit you when in the UK & bring the phone with me. Well, thank you once again & hope to see you very soon Raffaele

What a holliday!

  • 5 of 5

A large group of 26 people, 12 adults, 2 youths and 12 children stayed at the Villa Nobile for one week. We had a really great time!!!! This was a perfect place for our group, and Raffaele made us feel very welcome and "at home". The children were playing around in the garden and everybody enjoyed the perfect size and depth of the swimmingpool. Each family (6 families) got their own appartment with kitchen. Every appartement was in good size and condition. We had a little problem with the air-condition, but it turned out okey. The beginning of august was really hot so the swimmingpool was needed : ). After visiting cities like Cortona, Foiano, Firenze or Montepultiano it was perfect to come back to Villa Nobile to relax. Villa Nobile is placed in the middel of everything. If you rent a car you have all possibilities. We didn't get to see and experience all that we wantet so we just have to go back. This is the perfect holliday, and a stay at Villa Nobile is highly reccomended!! Thank you, Raffaele, you and Lina made the trip even better than expected. We miss Villa Nobile, the sun, the fun, the swimmingpool, the great food, the beautiful nature, the warm and beautiful evenings, friendship and your kindness. Hilde

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hilde, Well what can I say but a big thank you to you & all the rest of the group for being such warm friendly & very relaxing to be with. I appreciate the lovely comments & yes we did have a little blit with the Air/Con on the 1st night but that was put right straight away. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the Villa & it's will only get better with time. I know you were talking about comming back in 2013. I will be only too happy to have you back again......Just one thing, book early as bookings come in very fast. Say a big HELLO to the rest of the group, & look forward to seeing you all again in 2013 if all goes well. Ciaoooooooo!!!!! Raffaele

Tranquil Bliss!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and daughters stayed here for a week and we loved the surroundings-- immense fields of sunflower fields and close to Tuscan hilltop villages. It was a perfect location to see San Gimignano, Volterra, Pienza, Montepulciano and my favorite, Siena (1/2 hour drive). We made Rome a day excursion and were able to drive from Rome back to this villa in 1 1/2 hours, much faster than I expected! This was our third week in Italy and our favorite place to stay. The apartments are roomy and very tastefully decorated in Tuscan style with beautiful artwork. The beds were sooooo comfortable...everything was perfect! The grounds and fountains were lovely! The pool was great...I loved to just lounge by the pool and enjoy the surrounding fields of was idyllic! We highly recommend it! Raffaele was a great host...very accommodating, helpful and fun! We are already thinking about returning with friends and extended family in the near future!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chery & Michael......& your 3 lovely girls. It was a pleassure having stay at my home Villa Nobile. I appreciate you very very posite comments on your experience in Tuscany & especially my home. Thank you for making time to do this a sit is very helpful not only for me but also for others who wish to find somewhere with good reviews & minimise the risk of having a nightmare holiday. I hope that you had a good journey home & that we may meet again in the future with your friends & extended Family. The weather here is still amaizingly hot ..............thank goodness we have that beautiful large pool Raffaele

Way More Than Expected!

  • 5 of 5

I was met by Raphaello, the owner of Villa Nobile, at the airport and my "Tuscany in the Frame" trip went uphill from there! The villa far exceeded my expectations. The surrounding area is beautiful and the host, Raphaello a true professional. He made my trip comfortable, informative and fun. I was also lucky to spend the week with a fantastic pastel artist as well as 10 other fantastic women. I really only knew 1 of them before the trip and ended up feeling very sad leaving the villa, Raphaello, Lina the fabulous cook and the entire group. I would highly recommend Villa Nobile and Tuscany in the Frame!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Helen, Thank you for you comments, they are very much appreciated. I enjoy working with & being around people.........I am a people's person which makes my job so much more fun. I meet wonderful people like yourself from all over the world, which makes me a very lucky person. I am happy that you like the Villa Nobile. After many years of hard work restoring a ruin, I am now reeping the rewards by receiving wonderful comments which is a great feeling. Thank you oncew again & hope to see you again in the future Raffaele
Morristown, New Jersey

fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Villa for an art and touring adventure and got so much more than we expected out of the experience The sunflower and wheat fields surrounding the villa were an eyeful and the light, well the light was brilliant. Our apartment was large, well laid out and charming with modern fixtures and a full kitchen available. The treat of this tour was Raffaele's "friends" in heliports, surrounding inns and his amazing friend Lina who cooked us feasts that were spectacular.

The trip was very unstructured and laid back. While the art workshops were not terribly organized, the studio was very nice for morning painting. the grounds and surrounding scenery made photographic and plein air opportunities amazing.

We did cooking school at the villa next door and that was a highlight as well. Lucca and staff were fun, engaging and the experience of the freshest foods and hands on was another great memory of the trip. Still cooking eggplant towers and bruschetta.

I loved the cafeteria in town where some of us went for lunch. We really felt like we lived like the Tuscans for a few days, having a delightful home station at Villa Nobile, a great guy in Raffaele brining us to gorgeous towns and vistas and the most amazing food and wine in a country setting.

My college friends and I are turning 60 in 2 years. Villa Nobile will be on our list of possible destinations.

My husband and i travel all over, often to pricier and fancier resorts. We went with no expectations and both agree that this was among our top vacations ever. Missing Tuscany and our time there.

Fondest of memories

Laurie Kalb Kaswiner and Lee Kaswiner

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lee & Laurie, Wow!!! So nice to hear from you with this amaizing review. I am so touched that you are thinking of coming to Villa Nobile for a 60 th party. You will find that we have done so much more to the Villa , the pool area & the studio. We have also built a Kitchen/ dinning area with a pergola by the Studio looking onto the's looking really good. I also have wonderful memories of a lovely group of Americans that brought the Villa Nobile alive. I look forward to seeing you both with your friends in the near future. Don't early because with all these great reviews I am getting booked up well in advance. Thank you once again Raffaele


Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
Roma Civitavecchia
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Terontola - Cortona
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A1 Valdichiana/ Bettolle
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
walking distance
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Tuscany is known for its landscapes and its artistic legacy, not forgetting food wine. Just 15 min from Villa Nobile is Cortona, the setting for the film 'Under the Tuscan Sun' The prevailing character of Cortona’s architecture is medieval with steep narrow streets situated on a hillside 600m, embracing a view of the whole of the Valdichiana & views of 'Lake Trasimeno' Italy's 4th largest Lake.

Villa Nobile is perfectly positioned for short trips to some of Tuscany's most famous hill top town, Siena & Perugia 30 min, Montalcino 45 min, Pienza 25 min, Montepulciano & Arezzo 20 min, Florence 1hr, 15 min.

Taste some of the famous wines in some of the oldest wineries such as the 'Nobile di Montepulciano', the 'Brunello di Montalcino'.

Some of the best restaurants can be found in our local area which we can reccomend to you on your arrival.

2 min walk from Villa Nobile is a good restaurant.

2 Supermarkets only 2 min drive to our local town of 'Foiano Della Chiana' also worth a visit

Other Activities: painting, cooking, wineries,historical tours, ballooning ,helicopter trips

Golf: A new professional golf course is being developed just 2 km from Villa Nobile. The first phase will have 9 holes open by 2012 & the full 18 hole course will be ready by 2013. The resort is called Golf club Manzano. Villas & apartments are available for total ownership, or perpetual share sceme. You can rent an apartmen with the Villa Nobile which will have a working relationship with the Golf club.


Rates & Availability

Cortona Villa Rental Rates


  • Only 1 additional charge which is optional. That is the Air Conditioning which we ask a € 50.00 per week for each apartment.
    A damage deposit of € 250 is payable but will be returened emmediately if everything is in order.
    All our 1 bedroom apartments ( sleeps 2+2) are € 695 per week Or € 100 per night
    Our 2 bedroom Apartment ( sleeps 4+2) is € 895.00 per week Or € 130 per night
    Our Local coucil tax is € 2 per person per night for the 1st 4 nights only ( children under 12 do not pay)

    All bedding,Linen,towels & pool towels, Cleaning of the Apt before & after are all included in the price

    No glass is allowed by the pool......plastic glasses are available
    No smoking inside the Villa Apt please.


Cortona Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - otdoor shower by pool
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 - washing machine inc
    Bathroom 7 - washing machine inc
    Bathroom 8 - washing machine inc
  • All The bedrooms have all ensuit bathrooms/showers. * there is also an outdoor shower is by the swimming Pool area. * The washing Machine area is comunal
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Apt. Double bed can be made as twin + divan bed sleeps 4
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Apt.double bed can be made as twin+ Divan bed sleeps 4 total
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , ensit bedrooms. Double beds can be made as twin.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , En-suit bedroom.Double beds can be made as twin
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , En-suit bedroom. Double beds can be made as twin
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Apartment with connecting bedrooms. Can sleep 4 to 14 person
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , En-suit bedroom. Double beds can be made as twin
  • Large ensuit Bedrooms with Fully fitted Kitches + Divan Bed of good quality Matresses . Cot & high chair for babies can be supplied on request
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 30 garden chairs
  • 20 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Please note that the no smoking policy only indoors ' No spokng inside the property' & No glass by the ppol. Thank you. Only minutes away from Supermarkets, doctors, Hospitals. We are easy drive away from Cortona, Montepulciano, Siena, Perugia, & many other special Tuscan hll top towns. For the younger ones we are half hour from a big waterpark..Usually the grown ups enjoy it more than the children!!! ThurdayMorning lage open market just 10 min away..great atmosphere, sit a a bar & just people whatch after you have bought all your groceries.

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