A 750-year old beautifully appointed Tuscan villa about 15 minutes east of the town of Cortona – with charming hosts Margaret and Maurizio who ensure you feel like a part of their family. Magnificent views of the Tuscan hills, absolute peace and quiet – does it get any better?
Into the Cortona square to meet some locals and observe the passeggiata with our hosts. Cooking wood fired pizzas together, talking Brexit, EU and politics. This is why we came to Tuscany.
We used the villa as a base to visit towns like Spello, Gubbio, Bagni San Filippo and many other places in between. There are a few small restaurants that are a short driving distance, great for dinner or a beer overlooking the spectacular valley. We self-catered for breakfast in the well-appointed kitchen, with supermarkets available in Camucia, just down the hill from Cortona. The Camucia market is also very well stocked with all kinds of local fresh produce.
Having no TV meant that we could all do lots of reading, but fast WiFi is available for your use.
I cannot recommend this rental highly enough. Thanks Margaret and Maurizo for all your guidance and advice.