The Residence in The Valley of Etruscan Princes
RESIDENCE IL CASALE, a residence out of a building of the year 500 sits in front of the towers, the domes the green and the sky of Cortona, a city of ancient origins, often visited by the ex French president Mitterand, and today by the University of Georgia (UGA). During august it is the chosen location for the National Antiques Showroom, where for the occasion, in the old rooms of Palazzo Casali and Palazzo Vagnotti, all the most important Italian exhibitors gather.
The rural complex is situated nearby the San Pietro a Cegliolo neighbourhood. Today it is a very comfortable and accommodating Residence, hidden in the silence of a spectacular and suggestive creation of the nature. It is laid out around a huge garden and the mother tower which overlooks the main building, which is also the oldest and still maintains the original features, like the double slope roof and the external stairway with a wide landing for the middle floor access.
Behind one of the complexes’ wings, finds room on over an hectare of green grass, the swimming pool which is for guests use only. Built with the most modern and efficient techniques its size is 16 by 8 meters. Furnished with deck chairs, comfortable pillows, umbrellas, showers and everything to help relax and fun for the kids, while watching Cortona’s skyline.
The garden is one of the most beautiful features of the complex. Very well grown and cared, shines with plenty of different flowers varieties and plants which give colour to the spectacular green English carpet. Here you’ll find the tables and chairs for breakfast and dinner in a relaxing environment.
The residence is made of 10 apartments, of which 8 sleep 4, one sleep 3, and one sleep 2. They all provide a stylish and elegant solution, floors and ceilings made with old cotto tiles and antique furniture aging around the year ‘800. Everything carefully planned and put together in respect of the most modern way of living. The apartments have two bedrooms, some of which with two double beds, some other with one double bed and a room with single beds, bathroom with shower and the living room with a cooking corner (fire spots, electrical oven, fridge, double sink). The general feeling is of a relaxing and “antique” luxurious environment.
The bedrooms are especially thought in the way they’ve been furnished. Antique beds (‘700 and ‘800), carpets who match the period of the furniture, practical closets also from the ‘800 style. Everything is planned to match with the floors and the ceilings.
Apartment sleep 4:
two bedrooms with two double beds or one double bed and two single beds, bathroom with shower, living room/kitchen fully equipped.
Apartment sleep 3: one big bedroom with a double bed and a single bed, two bathrooms with shower, living room/kitchen fully equipped.
Apartment sleep 2:
one bedroom with a double bed, one bathroom with shower, living room/kitchen fully equipped.
Possibility to have additional beds on request.
Every apartment has its own external space furnished with garden chairs and table, and inside provides Satellite TV, air conditioning/heating direct phone line. WI-FI CONNECTION
VILLA SERENA - VILLA SERENELLA - VILLA LIMONAIA
An aristocratic villa built during the middle 800 between the enchanting green, and the sacred silence and the infinite valley. The green, the position and the elegance made the key elements of the main complex (6 beds) and the two depandances “Villa Serenella” and “Villa Limonaia”, two beds each.
Is situated in the Cortona hill side, where the woods of the mountains fade into olive trees surrounded by pine trees and cypresses. Protected by the high city walls, Villa Serena (250 square meters) overlooks the topmost of the huge tower of the “Palazzone”, an old rinascimental palace in front of the vast Valdichiana. The valley is surrounded by the Appennino’s mountains skyline, the massive cone of the mount Amiata, the peaks of mount Cetona, and the hills which reflect on the silver Lake Trasimeno. The elegance, along with the natural view, is possible thanks to the finely furnished interiors of the Villa.
VILLA SERENA SLEEP 6 THREE BEDROOMS
is laid out over two floors. The first floor opens to a very large living room, with a massive fireplace, a large kitchen with supplemental addition of dish washer and freezer and a service bathroom without tub and shower.
On the second floor you’ll find 3 bedrooms with double beds all furnished with important antique pieces and beds, two bathrooms of which one has a bathtub.
Externally you will find a big natural terrace with a spectacular view of the valley and the Lake Trasimeno. A table for breakfasts and dinners is there nearby the path which leads to the swimming pool. WI-FI CONNECTION ONLY FOR VILLA SERENA
VILLA SERENELLA SLEEP 2
Enchanting cantina, restored for apartment purposes, sizes 60 square meters (20 meters long and 3 wide) where a graceful kitchen finds its place along with a living room, a bedroom with double bed and bathroom with shower. The furniture has been carefully chosen: everything styles from the
Cortona, Italy is one of the oldest hill towns in Tuscany and is featured in Francis Mayes book Under the Tuscan Sun. Cortona's medieval streets are pleasant to wander and you'll be rewarded with fabulous views of the countryside along the medieval town walls. Cortona has remnants of its pre-Roman Etruscan past, Renaissance artists Luca Signorelli and Fra Angelico, and Baroque artist Pietro di Cortona.
Cycling, tennis, walking, horse riding and golf.
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