Val d'Orcia & near Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
- Romantic getaway
- Walk to shops and restaurants
- Village location
About the villa
The setting is superb for this honeymoon hideaway. Nestled into grassy gardens in the gorgeous hills of southern Tuscany, the villa combines all the peace of the countryside with easy access to Cetona, its narrow streets and busy piazza about five hundred metres away. After imaginative restoration, inside and out, the villa has a rustic-chic feel, from its terracotta tiled floors to its cheerful rugs and fabrics and whitewashed beamed ceilings. With a double bedroom on the upper floor, the ground floor sitting room has double doors to a shaded al fresco dining terrace, the little kitchen opens out to a vegetable garden, and a study in the inner hallway leads into the dining area.
There is satellite tv and WiFi in the house and, in the garden, a power point in the Ottoman style pergola, the ideal spot for lounging and listening to music. Set in a tree-lined terrace, a traditional Tuscan fountain has been transformed into a private plunge pool, perfectly proportioned for two and complete with hydro-massage. La Torretta is adjacent to sister-villa Le Torre, and the two could be booked together for groups of family or friends.
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'Having stayed at La Torre already, we mainly knew what to expect but were impressed by how comfortable the compact Torretta is. The housekeeper's daughter in law was available and helpful was was the rep. Thank you for a good holiday. '
"A wonderful addition - a perfect spot for a couple to enjoy this very picturesque location, shops and restaurants and the glorious countryside of southern Tuscany."
"We loved staying at the little cottage, rustic but very comfortable."
- Sitting/dining room with 2 single sofabeds
- Shower room
- Double bedroom
- CD player
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.
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.
CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Heathrow to Pisa. Please see the Flights page or contact us for more details.
Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.
A food hamper is available on request. It must be ordered in the UK pre departure and paid for locally. Please ask for details.
CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special. You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page or simply send us an enquiry.
Service & Staffing
- Maid service 1.5 hours per day 2 day(s) per week*
- Linen change 1 day(s) per week*
* I.e. Wednesday & Saturday
* On Saturday (extra changes are available on request for an additional charge)
- Golf 25km Lamborghini-Panicarola
- Watersports 30km Lake Trasimeno
- Shops and restaurants in Cetona 10 minutes' walk
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.
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