About the property
- Villa4305 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Prestigious location-captivating master suites-front yard paradise-spacious pool
Villa Borgo Valecchie with is authentic luxurious history and
Located just five minutes away from The Hilltown Cortona.
Along with a private swimming pool, this holiday accommodation, immersed within the Tuscan countryside, offers peaceful views and a very family-friendly atmosphere with an higher quality of living.
Originally the building was a thousand-year-old historical tower but it was converted into a unique Tuscan villa by the lords of this land during the 17th century.
Just a few years ago, it was tastefully restored into a charming and unique villa for rent with every attention to detail and history by the current owners and finally it underwent a full renovation to the luxury villa it is today.
The property includes high beam ceilings, traditional rich tiles of the Tuscan valley, upscale furnishings, large bathrooms with modern shower heads. No detail went unnoticed in the selection of this elegant Tuscan villa.
The current owners have also worked hard to unveil pieces of the original frescoes which once covered the walls, keeping them mainly covered and protected as they have been for the last hundred years but adding a highlight to every room.
The Villa is surrounded by the typical Tuscan landscape with an olive grove and outdoor amenities which include a lovely swimming pool (12m x 6m), shaded parking, and sitting/dining areas which seat up to 14 people, providing views of the vineyard-covered hills.
The main dining terrace offers a pergola-covered table with BBQ, the gardens accentuate the nearby villa which towers over the brilliant countryside.
The views are spectacular and an ideal example of the beauty of Tuscany.
All windows are screened, sleeping suites offer individually controlled air conditioning and flat-screen televisions will allow you to keep up to date with US, UK, French, and other national news / financial networks.
All services are owner managed and custom tailored to our guest's needs!
Your stay also includes some simple food gifts from the owner which you will find at your arrival. If you'd like to have more wines, there is a wine/cellar from which you may choose.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
About Baldoni Davide
Ciao! We are the Baldoni's Family, we love to host our Villa's guests. For over a century we have lived here, in Valecchie and we still are here. We love our Village, it's a nice and quite neighborhood immersed in nature where surrounded by rivers and forest make a wonderful sense of peace. We are always available for our villa's Guests, since the first time they contact us, we try to do our best to let them feel home in Tuscany. We will wait for our guests at the arrival to support for everything they will need and to show the Villa letting them enjoy it as their own house. Our guests will meet all our Family and all of us has something special to share, our garden's vegetables, the best typical cuisine recipes and local wine tips. Our goal is to give the best experience a traveler can have in Tuscany, we are always available to answer any kind of questions, to help planning all the fun we can have here and to find the best of what guests are looking for. We are friendly people and we are very happy to share our property trying to improve the Villa year after year. Ci vediamo presto in Toscana.
Why Baldoni Davide chose Cortona
My family and I wanted to start up this simple but unique business to share with people the product of our hard work. All details are chosen to fulfil the perfect Italian family dream holiday.
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Borgonovo Valecchie Is the place to visit
We had 9 friends/family for the week. The villa was amazing with so much history and comfort level beyond. Our hosts were as gracious as can be including a marvelous pizza dinner made by momma, Sara, served by Lorenzo (dad) and the 2 daughters, Chiara and Alicia. The Baldoni family make this villa feel like your home. The tours of cities and wineries were outstanding and the wine flowed like...wine. This was one of our favorite traveling experiences by far. We will be back!
Ideal Italian Escape
This villa was absolutely perfect for our honeymoon! It's beautifully updated but still has gorgeous, Italian charm and history. We enjoyed relaxing on the property, admiring the Tuscan countryside, but yet also being a quick drive to Cortona's city center! The hosts were kind and abundantly accommodating! They even walked us through the history of the Villa and surrounding property. They recommended restaurants and wines that were fabulous. Additionally our host, Davide, is a professional sommelier and took us on a wine tour of Montalcino and the Brunello region. It couldn't have been a more perfect place to stay. Already planning to come back again with our friends and family!
Heaven on Earth
It is six months since our stay at Borgo Valecchie. I have nothing but wonderful memories of a week with friends in an idyllic setting.
As we explored the villa and the grounds upon our arrival in May, I remember thinking that all my romantic notions of a villa in Tuscany--and then some--had been answered. The views were lush, and nature's soundtrack--think pre-dawn riotous birdsong--were magnificent. (And yes--there really IS a bird that sounds like a cuckoo clock!) Davide and his family were wonderful hosts throughout the week. We experienced much of the surrounding area--including a vineyard and wine tasting at Montalcino, arranged by Davide, and Montalpulciano, Arrezzo, Cortona, Pienza, a country inn down the road, etc. Wine and olive oil, produced from the estate's grapes and olive trees, were available at the villa. Excellent coffee was on tap every morning with a push of the button on the Gaggia. We enjoyed a couple of walks in the beautiful countryside on roads surrounding the villa. We stayed there with three other couples. There was plenty of space to be together or to go off and read while enjoying a view.
A pool, several outdoor seating areas, and laundry on-site--all made this a perfect week's stay in between our travels elsewhere.
An Ideal Spot for Your Home Base in Tuscany
The Villa Borgo Valecchio is a perfect place to begin and end your visit to Tuscany. The Villa sits at the base of the hilltop medieval City of Cortona and is centrally located for your day trips to the nearby towns and villages. As you can see from the photographs the villa is situated on perfectly manicured grounds. The interior provides a spacious and welcoming environment that accommodated the eight of us quite easily with roll out sofas if more sleeping space is needed. Each bedroom has its own beautifully appointed bathrrom that includes a tiled shower, while one had its own bath. Views from all the bedrooms are spectacular. Davide and is family are happy to prepare a meal for you (you can discuss price and menu) or if you are lucky you might be invited to a pizza dinner at their home.
While Siena is a 1 1/2 hour drive Florence is an easy train ride from the nearby station.
The eight of us hired a local guide for a 1/2 day walking tour of the city. Then we were left on
our own to explore the City before boarding the return train to our Villa. Also located close by are numerous smaller towns, each unique and Davide will supply you with info and suggestions.
While the hilltop town of Cortona is a winding 10 minute drive from the Villa and has an ample number of good restaurants, we chose to have a main meal about mid afternoon thus avoiding these unfamiliar roads in the night. There is a wonderful gourmet market on the main road to the villa that carries all that you will need to include your staples, a butcher, a great cheese counter, wines and liquor and much more.
Because we were late in the fall we were able to book the villa for ten days enabling us to enjoy several groups of friends throughout our visit. During our stay the family was more than helpful and added immensely to our stay. Again a wonderful time was had by all.
**********We found it most helpful to have a GPS system that included "Google Maps" since all you need enter is Borgo Valecchio and the "girl" takes you the front door of the villa.
Beautiful slice of heaven
We recently had the pleasure of staying at this lovely villa for a week with three other couples. What you do not see in the photos is that each bedroom has its own suite with bathroom and living area. It is great for large family or couples. The property itself is just beautiful with its lovely views and gardens.
The best part of our stay here is the Baldoni family. They immediately welcome you and invite you in to their home and family. Pizza night at their home was amazing. Sara made us all delicious home made pizza from her outdoor ovens.
We also chose to have a nights dinner prepared by Sara with the help of Chiara and Alicia. It was a fabulous Tuscan meal, and made for a very special last night in the Villa with our friends.
I highly recommend Borgo Valecchie for a lovely visit to the Cortona area of Italy.
Many thanks to Lorenzo, Sara, Davide, Chiara, and Alicia.
This property is stellar. We did not know what to expect when driving to the villa but when we pulled into the driveway we were in awe. Everything about the property is fantastic. It is super clean both inside and out. There is ample room for 10-12 people but enough space that it never felt crowded. Every room is tastefully decorated. The bathrooms look almost new and are of ample size for Europe. There is a washing machine but no dryer so plan accordingly. There are numerous pictures on VRBO but they do not do the villa any justice, you have to see it in person.
The grounds are beautiful, with date trees, olive trees, grape vines in abundance. There is a small garden in which to pick fresh vegetables to use for cooking; we did so on many occasions.
Our 3 kids spent a lot of time in the pool. Which worked out great as it was extremely hot the days we were there.
The first night you arrive you will have a pizza dinner with the family, freshly made in the pizza oven adjacent to their house. It had to be some of the best pizza I have had, this coming from a New Yorker. Homemade wine and limoncello to boot. The whole evening was a spectacular experience.
The villa is about a 10 minute drive from Cortona. There is a small market about 5 minutes away, as well as a great little local bar for coffee, snacks, and drinks if you desire, and the locals made you feel at home.
One of the highlights of the visit was the day long wine tour hosted by Davide, the son/manager of the villa. He is extremely knowledgeable with regard to local wines and this is definitely his passion. We did 2 awesome wineries, with a lunch stop at a fantastic restaurant in Montlepulciano. It was a long day (8hrs) but he will tailor it to your needs.
Location wise, you are 1 hour from Siena, 1.5 hrs. from Assisi, ½ hour to Montlepulciano. Camucia is the closest big town with bigger stores, about 20 minutes away.
I cannot say enough good things about the property. Our only regret is not spending more time in the area, but we will return. Many thanks to Lorenzo, Sara, Davide, Chiara, and Alicia for a most memorable experience!
The villa is minutes from the town of Cortona and is within walking distance or biking proximity to other gorgeous small villages. Florence is a comfortable hour away, Rome just over two hours. Siena is 40 minutes away. Towns such as Montalcino, Arezzo, Pienza, Montepulciano, Perugia, Assisi and other chianti areas can be reached easily by car or train . White-sand tuscan beaches of the Maremma or fishing villages of the Cinque Terra are 2 hours away. Airport transfer service and rental car assistance may be arranged. There is a local bus network to nearby villages and Cortona.