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Villa la Poventa Lovely country villa at the foot of the Cortona hills

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Private villa + pool close to Cortona excellent base for touring Tuscany

Villa la Poventa is a characteristic farmhouse immersed in large private gardens, situated at the foot of the ancient town of Cortona.

The Cortonese hillside, La Fortezza and the ancient wall which encloses the town, dominate the view of the surrounding hillside. Guests have exclusive use of the delightful 12 x 6 swimming pool, with Roman steps, which lies in an extremely panoramic position and from where you can enjoy the view in complete relaxation.

Or you may care to wine and dine to your hearts content in the cool of the shady patio.

This homely villa is of typical Tuscan style with beamed ceiling and Terra cotta floors and has every modern comfort. Villa la Poventa is just 4km from Cortona and a 5 min drive away. In Cortona you can take stroll down the ancient streets or wonder through the gardens and Piazzas discovering the many little bars and restaurants offering excellent local cuisine. From the local train station (4 km) you can take trains to Arezzo Florence, Perugia, Assisi, Rome.

Air conditioning in 3 of the bedrooms.

Please contact us prior booking.

Please note there are extra charges payable on location:

Refundable damage deposit € 500

Final Cleaning € 15 per person Min. Charge € 75

Electricity 300 Kwh per week included - Excess € 0.40 per kwh

Air cond. Included in electricity meter reading

More Details

Property Manager
Italian View
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2017

About Italian View

Enthusiast travelers that have made there passion a job.

We love helping people to get there best from their holiday in Italy

Italian View purchased this villa in 1980

Why Italian View chose Cortona area

Authentic Tuscan charm together with a warm welcome.

What makes this villa unique

Excellent position with incredible views of Cortona.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just perfect for our Family holiday and celebration. The owner is just a delight , friendly and helpful.
May 2014
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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Villa la Poventa Lovely country villa at the foot of the Cortona hills
average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews

Thanks for a wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We came with our entire family of us with 4 "children" which included one wife and 1 girlfriend.

We had such a fantastic time. The villa is very much as you see in the photos. Old Tuscan charm but clean and with everything you need.

The weather was amazing and it was so good in the heat of the day to sit under the arch for lunch at the big table and then later in the day to eat out under the stars. the lovely sitting area is great when its too hot and their is a covered area by the pool. The pool was fun and everyone made great use of it and especially the diving board. There is table tennis too.

One day we had a problem when the gas cylinder ran out in the middle of us cooking a special birthday dinner. The owner was there in minutes with a new cylinder and all was restored again!

It is very well placed for shops and restaurants and of course to driving up the hill to beautiful Cortona with its fantastic views and amazing restaurants and bars. We also drove around the beautiful Tuscan countryside and visited all the other hill top villages within a 20 miles.

We can hihgly recommend this villa with its beautiful views and its lovely Tuscan charm.

The Turners

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Great location and warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Laura for making our family reunion so memorable.

We had a great time at the villa, the location was exellent. Hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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A great house, garden and pool for big families!

  • 5 of 5

We, a Swedish Group of 8 adults and two children 10 and 3 years old, arrived on schedule and was greeted by the owner of the property - indeed a very warm welcome! The guided tour through the villa, garden and finally the pool made us all very pleased. If you think it looks good on the photos - it is even better in reality. The house was clean and well equipped in all aspects including bed linnen and towels. All appliances worked well and the garden with the large pool really made the week for us all. There was a lot of toys that please both Children. We came by cars and did vist Cortona several times and of course also the other villages nearby. So, to conclude we can really recommend the villa La Poventa. P.S. We should have booked two weeks.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Great villa in a lovely neighbourhood

  • 4 of 5

We are three generations, 3 families spending holiday in La Poventa.

We enjoyed our holidays a lot. The house is sufficient for ten people to live comfortably. The outside area is really charming with the wonderful swimming pool and adorable garden.

The owner of the house was really helpful, when our kid got ill. He helped us with the doctor who spoke no English a lot.

Emiliano, Thank you for your help ang great food we had the chance to eat in your restaurant. Recommend it a lot ( Cortona ).

The property is also very convieniently located if you wish to explore Tuscany and Umbria.

Monika with husband, two kids, parents and her brother's family of four

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Charming villa with modern bathrooms.

  • 4 of 5

Good location. Villa charming and clean with modern bathrooms. Pool and garden great. All three generations of our family enjoyed the holiday. Fantastic host, nothing was too much trouble.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Waterloo, ON, Canada

Lots of space for families

  • 4 of 5

My extended family of 9 stayed at La Poventa. It's a great place for large families with lots of space for everyone. The lovely stone walls kept the place cool despite 35-40C temperatures. The pool and outdoor eating area were fabulous as was the view of Cortona. We watched the sun set and moonrise every night. It is well situated for day trips in the area. A car is necessary. The owner was attentive and available to help with any issues we had. Only one complaint; it could have been a little cleaner.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Foiano golf club
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Car: necessary

La venta is just 4km from Cortona and a 5 minute drive away. In Cortona you can take stroll down the ancient streets or wonder through the gardens and Piazzas discovering the many little bars and restaurants offering excellent local cuisine.


Rates & Availability

Cortona Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
July/ August
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 14 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Included in the rental fee:
1 Set of bed and bath linen per week
Electricity consumption up to 300 kwh per week

Extras to be paid in cash on location:
Refundable damage deposit € 500
Final Cleaning € 15 per person Min. charge € 75
Heating €4 per hour
Electricity 300 Kwh per week included - Excess payable at € 0.40 per kwh
Air conditioning included in electricity meter reading
Pool opening dates from 30 Apr to 8 Oct
Arrivals 16.30-19.30 Departures by 10 AM.

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  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Cortona Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 260 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • Ground Floor: 2 twin bedrooms (can be made into doubles) with en-suite bathroom with tub and hand shower. One of the bedrooms has air conditioning. First Floor: 1 double bedroom with view of Cortona, 1 twin bedroom (can be made into double) with air conditioning & view of Cortona, 1 double bedroom with air conditioning, 2 bathrooms with shower.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Arrivals: 17.00 - 19.30 - Departure by 09.30 AM

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