“Terra di Cortona”: a country house for your holidays in Tuscany
Holiday house “Terra di Cortona” is an 18th century country house that has been recently renovated by preserving the original features of the building. The Passerini family owned this property in the past, then the country house underwent some interventions over time and at different stages, which modified the original use as a manor house into a house for tenant farmers where some families of farmers, in charge of land growing, lived all together.
Since the 1950s the country house became property of the Banelli family, who has decided to renovate the building in the recent years and to transform it in the present holiday house.
One of the main features of this beautiful country house is its privileged location, since it is set in an evocative landscape, isolated and quiet, in the heart of the famous and luxuriant Tuscany, very close to the freeway (2/3 km) and only 15 minutes drive from A1 highway.
If you need to better understand the ideal position of this country house, just imagine that it is possible to reach the lovely villages along Lake Trasimene, which are surrounded by the green and gentle hills characterized by old castles and medieval villages, in 10 minutes drive only and that at only 30 minutes drive you will find important towns from the historic, artistic and cultural points of view such as Perugia, Siena, Arezzo or the typical medieval villages in the province of Siena like Pienza, Montalcino and Montepulciano. You can also reach Florence and Rome in 1 hour and a half drive to discover these symbols and cradles of Western arts. Two rows of imposing maritime pines run along the access path to holiday house “Terra di Cortona”, crossing the unspoiled Tuscan countryside, which is embellished by the bright yellow of sunflowers and golden fields of wheat. The country house consists of 3 big and bright apartments, situated on the upper floor and with independent entrance, and a small outbuilding that is located a few meters away from the main building. All the apartments have a breathtaking view onto the enchanting Tuscan landscape, which surrounds and wraps the country house with its typical colors and scents and onto the famous town of Cortona, the real jewel in this magnificent panoramic foreshortening of landscape. Every apartment has two or three bedrooms with bathroom, a big living room with kitchen and fireplace, a mezzanine with a reading room. All the materials used in the renovation fully respect the architectonic structure of the typical Tuscan house, with wooden beamed ceilings, plastered and delicately painted walls alternated to areas of stone or brick walls, floors in terracotta tiles. Some other accurate finishes with precious wood and wrought iron and lovely furnishings enrich the general style of our lovely kitchens with pastel colors and precious pieces of furniture of the 19th century. Holiday home “Terra di Cortona” is equipped with all modern conveniences: air conditioning, independent entrance, covered parking lots, garden and park, swimming pool, barbecue, bocce field, volleyball field, bicycles to use for trips in order to make your holidays in Tuscany really unique and unforgettable.
The swimming pool, which is 10m by 5m in size and 1.40m deep, is open from 15th May to 15th October.
Holiday house apartments
Holiday house “Terra di Cortona”, completely plunged in nature, in the heart of one of the greenest regions in Italy, the mythical and luxuriant Tuscany, is reachable through a path of about 5oo meters that is framed by two rows of maritime pines crossing the Tuscan countryside. In the quiet area around Cortona, a gentle rural landscape characterized by golden fields of wheat on the left and bright fields of sunflowers on the right, this path leads to the old country house, which has been completely renovated in the last few years.
In the wide courtyard we see on the left a building that was once used to store farm implements, the beautiful outbuilding, and a green blossoming garden. On the right we find the old stony country house, which is spread over two floors. Two external brick staircases with a wrought iron banister lead to the upper floor where the three apartments are situated.
All the apartments of country house “Terra di Cortona” have been recently renovated and have kept intact its original features: for example, big bedrooms and living rooms where you can feel free to move. Such large spaces are impossible to find in modern houses. The materials used in renovation, such as stone, wood, terracotta tiles, wrought iron and the precious finishes and the care put in furnishing are perfectly in line with the style of the building. The pleasant melting of materials and colors recreates the lovely atmosphere of the past, when life went slowly and every important moment was really enjoyed.