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Ideal for a private Getaway Immersed in nature

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

This charming villa called Small Bramasole, rests, just outside Cortona's ancient walls, overlooking the peaceful Valdichiana.

Its name takes after the Original Villa Bramasole, owned by the notorious American writer Frances Mayes, Which is only a few hundred meters away.

Surrounded by olive groves and woods, it's ideal for a private Getaway Immersed in nature but, still, in walking distance to the vivacious Tuscan Town life of Cortona and the beauties of ancient Etruscan History.

Bramasole is a small rustic Tuscan stone Villa Which Has maintained ITS original features in order to combine authenticity to modern comforts.

The outdoor terrace offers great views and a perfect spot for barbecues and dining al fresco under the pergola. The garden and swimming pool allow guests to relax and enjoy the "Tuscan Sun".

Other Info:

The Villa's layout is as follows:

Ground floor: living and dining room with amazing original stone fireplace, fully equipped kitchen. Reading room with TV. One Bathroom.

First floor: 2 double bedrooms of which one can be arranged with twin beds. Both rooms have ensuite bathroom.

More Details

Property Manager
Andrea Bruni
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017


4.3/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Ideal for a private Getaway Immersed in nature
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
El Segundo, CA

An amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as advertised. Piccolo Bramasole was the perfect spot to celebrate our 5th Anniversary. Cortona is a gem of a town and the location made for a perfect home base for day trips... one hour to Florence, Sienna, Montepulchiano, Etc... Fantastic! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sir/Madam, We thank you for your nice review and we are really happy to read that you had a great stay here with us. We hope to see you again in the future, Best wishes Luisa
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in a rural area 150km north of Toronto

Great Location, lovely villa just needs a few simple additions

  • 4 of 5

Four of us (two couples) stayed for a week in September and fully enjoyed the villa and the town of Cortona. The real advantage to this villa is the location - private with great views and only a pleasant 3km walk along the road (flat) and through a lovely park into town which we did 5 of our 7 days. Cortona has a lot to offer and we particularly enjoyed exploring the town and made only a one day side trip to Siena an hour away as well as a half day drive through the neighbouring Umbria hills. By its geography, Cortona is not over run with adjacent urban sprawl and retains its isolated medieval character. If you visit the museum you will find it dates to early Etruscan times in 6 - 7 BC. The town offers many good restaurants, shops, churches and an interesting fortification - lots to do.

As for the villa itself it has been well restored to give that Tuscan charm and has great views from the villa and the pool. There are a few simple additions needed to bump this place up to that excellent rating we have experienced in other villas. As mentioned to Lucia we offered the following comments:

- no hair dryer

-better lighting in kitchen

-bedroom 2 needs a wardrobe and second bedside table and the ensuite needs a hook near the shower for clothes or towel whilst in the shower. This ensuite also needs a shelf for toiletries. The other bedroom has all of these items looked after.

-the chairs indoors at the table and outdoors at the table are poor quality and very uncomfortable for dining and should be replaced

-the driveway needs a little grading at the top to stop the car from bottoming out and removal of some dirt at the bottom would allow a little more room to turn around.

- the tree below and in front of the patio needs to be removed as it significantly blocks the view while sitting or dining on the patio

Its a great villa in a great location, just a few little changes needed.

Our hostess Lucia was very friendly, and helpful with local advice.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had a great stay here with us, Thank you also for your suggestions, we will do out best in order to improve the quality of our villa. Thanks a lot Luisa
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Highly recommended, loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us have just returned from a wonderful stay at this delightful villa, beautifully thought out and decorated in an unfussy way with all we could need, in absolute privacy and quiet, with own swimming pool and pizza oven/barbecue. Just enough stroll to the centre of Cortona to work up a thirst and squeeze in another delicious meal from a marvellous selection of restaurants and bars where the natives are friendly. Will be pleased to return.

Ps Fly to Perugia and hire a car, easy peasy

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really happy you had a great stay here in Cortona.We hope you can come back in the future :) Best wishes Luisa
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Quiet typical villa tastefully renovated

  • 3 of 5

Cortana is a very pleasant old town where we found easily good restaurants and gelataria.

The house is well renovated and has a pleasant overlook.

The swimming pool is quiet and well exposed to the sun.

The bathrooms need to have more storage space.

The kitchen is not equipped enough and don't allow us to cook easily the food we've found in Cortona .

Chairs inside and outside are old and uncomfortable .

The internet connection is of poor quality.

Luisa reception was very nice. She was kind enough to buy meals for the day of our arrival was a holiday

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sir/ Madam, Thanks a lot for your feedback. We will of course try to improve our property following your suggestions, especially regarding the bathrooms and the kitchen equipment. Unfortunately internet is not so speed and quick due to the location of the villa which doesn't allow us to have a better signal. we really anyway you had a great stay with us, Best wishes Luisa
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Cortona Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Easter 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mid 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $320
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Cortona Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Rustic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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