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La Torre

Val d'Orcia & near Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

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A 14th century tower, recently renovated converted with flair, this family villa in Tuscany is also a great option for a couple. It’s perfectly private, yet just a stroll from shops and restaurants in picturesque Cetona.

In brief

  • Countryside views
  • Walk to shops and restaurants
  • Characterful renovation

About the villa

With gorgeous rural views, which get better with each flight of stairs, La Torre looks down over grassy slopes and terraces, sprinkled with trees and forming a cushion of peaceful privacy. A long flight of stone steps lead down from the villa to a lovely pool and poolside pergola, set amid lawns and screened in greenery for a sense of seclusion. But in fact, the tower house is just five hundred metres from shops, bars and trattorie in Cetona’s cobbled streets, its vine-shaded terrace furnished for al fresco dining, with the medieval Citta della Pieve framed in an enchanting backdrop. From the terrace, doors lead in to a country kitchen and delightful living room, designed with arty rusticity and bright with kilims, cushions and pictures. The Tower is on 4 levels, and there is one spacious bedroom on each of the floors above, all furnished with a touch of romance and a few iconic pieces for the design connoisseurs. The recent renovation has ensured that the property is even more comfortable and attractive - with the help of two architects, the owner has added new elegant bathrooms, closet space, a library room, a new entrance and a stone staircase. Ideal for a group of friends or for families with older children, La Torre could be booked together with an adjacent property, La Torretta, to accommodate additional guests in a fully self-contained villa for two.

Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Entrance Hall
  • Cloakroom
  • Sitting room with dining area opening out onto a terrace.
  • Kitchen/breakfast room

First Floor

  • Double (king size) bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath and separate shower

Second Floor

  • Double (king size) bedroom
  • Shower room

Third Floor

  • Twin bedroom with compact shower room en suite
  • Open space under the eaves with library and workspace area


Children's Facilities

  • Cot and highchair

Cooking Outdoors

  • Portable barbecue


  • Smart TV
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms
  • Ceiling fans

Kitchen Essentials

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Food processor
  • Kettle

Private Pool

  • 12m x 4m
  • 1.2m x 1.8m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Please note that there are 100 steps down from the house to the pool
  • The pool is open from the end of May to the end of September.
  • Pool Towels

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Safe
  • Central Heating
  • Insect screens
  • Hairdryers

Service & Staffing


  • Maid service 3 hours per day 3 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week
  • Towel change 1 day(s) per week
  • Pre-Arrival Grocery Shopping

* Including changeover day (Saturday)

Important Information

Please note this property has a lower occupancy price for 2 or 4 people except for peak season.

There are 100 easy, shaded steps from the house to the pool area.

Small pets are allowed, €50 extra cleaning fee

La Torre can also be taken in combination with La Torretta, a wonderful guest annexe for a couple. Please ask for details.

CV Representative

An English speaking CV representative in Italy will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


Arrival from 16:00 . Departure by 10:00.


Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.




  • Golf 25km Lamborghini - Panicarola
  • Watersports 30km Lake Trasimeno


  • Shops, bar, bakery, restaurants, chemist, ATM, boutiques in Cetona 500m
  • Large supermarkets 9km
  • Fonteverde Spa 17km

Places of Interest

  • Citta della Pieve 14km
  • Montepulciano 30km
  • Lake Trasimeno 30km
  • Pienza 45km
  • Perugia/Orvieto 60km
  • Arezzo 80km
  • Siena 90km


  • Perugia 60km
  • Florence 150km
  • Rome 200km
  • Pisa 210km
  • Bologna 240km

Train Station

  • Chiusi Scalo 9km
About the area

Val d'Orcia & near Cortona

Average weather

The rolling, strangely haunting scenery of the Val d’Orcia is the backdrop to many a Renaissance painting. Its cypress-studded ridges form one of the iconic modern images of ‘classic Tuscany’. The towns are a delight for architecture buffs: the Renaissance palaces of Montepulciano and Pienza; the Romanesque Collegiata in San Quirico d’Orcia, hewn entirely from honey-coloured travertine. Cortona clings to the side of a mountain overlooking the Valdichiana, looking out to Lake Trasimeno and neighbouring Umbria.

Find out more about Val d'Orcia & near Cortona

Essential Information

Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival. Further details will be advised prior to arrival.

Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative. 


CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.


Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.