Unique 16th century Presbytery attached to 11th century Church, 4 bedrooms
- english, french, german, italian
About Annie Cohen-Solal
My husband Marc is a physicist & I am a writer, (you can learn about my professional activities through my website) www.anniecohensolal.com
Annie Cohen-Solal purchased this Villa in 1987
Why Annie Cohen-Solal chose Camucia
We fell in love with Cortona in 1980, visited the city for 7 years each summer and finally discovered this amazing villa hat had not been occupied for 40 years. We restored it patiently each after year.
What makes this Villa unique
It is very private in a tiny hamlet (Salcotto Basso), yet close to Camucia for shopping (walking distance) and to stunning Cortona (stunning views from the pool and 7 minutes drive). We love visiting or trekking around Arezzo, Montepulciano, Pienza, Siena, Assisi, Perugia, over & over again and we go sailing or kayaking on Lake Trasimeno (20 minutes drive)
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Quiet and ideally located
As a family of academics, we were enchanted by the beautiful location, allowing us to visit so many fascinating villages of South Tuscany and Umbria. The library of the owners is full of interesting books on art and literature and provided the perfect background for us. The place is very quiet and the pool offers an enchanting time at the end of the day.
Important for us: the wifi through the parabolic antenna provided fast connection.
Thanks, we're delighted!
A wonderful and charming presbytery
This beautifully renovated old presbytery is an enchanting place. We found all the announced facilities. The place is not easy to find but an appointment with the person giving the keys worked fine. The region is just fantastic, Renaissance art, medieval villages, and of course wonderful food everywhere!
Very charming !
Very charming ! We had a very good stay in august 2012. The house is very quiet and calm. The only negative point is that the bathroms are old and not confortable.
One of the bathrooms has been totally refurbished and the other ones have also been renovated.
About La Canonica
We had been dreaming of Tuscany for long. My children, who are in their twenties now and great athletes, loved the pool, took long treks in the mountains around, and even rode their bikes when they went sailing on Lake Trasimeno nearby. I am very keen on italian gastronomy and I especially appreciated the lay out of the kitchen. We also enjoyed the great restaurants in Cortona and will certainly come back.
ein wunderschönes Stück Italien
Wir verbrachten mit 6 Personen unseren Urlaub in diesem Haus. Das Haus mit wunderbarer Terrasse-die wir zu jeder Mahlzeit nutzten, die Wiese und der große Pool boten ausreichend Platz und waren ein Vergnügen. So stellen sich Besucher-oder wir - ein Haus in der Toskana vor. Außerdem liegt es wunderbar versteckt ... Die Zimmer sind groß genug, die Betten gut der Bücherschrank stattlich.... Die Küche ist sehr schön - Es könnte ein paar schöne Schüsseln zum Anrichten der Speisen geben-wir kochen gern. Wie unsere Vorgänger schon bemerkten-die Bäder sind ausreichend aber wirklich klein. Wir hatten eine schöne Zeit und kommen gerne wieder.
Dear Maria, We only read today your comments from last year and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed La Canonica. Thank you so much for this beautiful review and let us know when you want to come back! Mit freundlichen Grüssen, Annie & Marc
The city of Cortona is well-known for being one of the great Etruscan centres since the 8th century BC. From this time, some exceptional ruins remain in the countryside as well as in the museums. During the medieval ages, San Francesco d'Assisi stayed in Cortona and in the 18th century, Cortona became an intellectual centers with l'Academia Etrusca. The most beautiful church is Santa Maria del Calcinaio, a wonderful example of Renaissance architecture, built by Francesco di Giorgio Martini in 1475, just above our property. Furthermore, it used to be the birthplace of three great artists from different centuries: Luca Signorelli (1445-1523), Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669) and Gino Severini (1883-1966).
The area of Cortona is surrounded by beautiful hills which lead the visitor to the top of the city through a unique road meandering through cypresses and olive trees, overlooking the lake of Trasimeno where Hannibal defeated the Romans on June 21st, 217 BC.