Val d'Orcia & near Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
- Countryside views
- On the outskirts of the village
- Characterful restoration
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 and trattoria 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 villa has been recently renovated with the help of two architects adding 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.
- Entrance with closet and WC
- Sitting room with dining area opening out onto a terrace.
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Double bedroom
- Bathroom with bathtub and separate shower
- Double bedroom
- Bathroom with shower
- Twin bedroom with shower room en suite
- Open attic space, study and library
- Portable barbecue
- Satellite TV
- DVD Player
- Smart TV
- Air conditioning in all bedrooms
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
* Including changeover day (Saturday)
Please note this property has a lower occupancy price for 2 or 4 people except for peak season.
La Torre can also be taken in combination with La Torretta, a wonderful guest annexe for a couple. Please ask for details.
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 - 19:00. Departure by 10:00.
Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.
- Golf 25km Lamborghini - Panicarola
- Watersports 30km Lake Trasimeno
- Shops 500m
Places of Interest
- Montepulciano 30km
- Lake Trasimeno 30km
- Pienza 45km
- Perugia/Orvieto 60km
- Arezzo 80km
- Siena 90km
- Perugia 60km
- Florence 150km
- Rome 200km
- Pisa 210km
- Bologna 240km
- Chiusi Scalo 9km
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
Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival to the House Manager. This only applies to guests over 12 years and the amount varies from €1 .50 to €5 per person and is set by the local council. 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.