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Podere del Paradiso

Val d'Orcia & near Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

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A characterful villa in the heart of Tuscany’s countryside, Podere del Paradiso offers guests space and privacy, with a fabulous pool area.

In brief

  • Gated pool
  • Easy access to restaurants and spa
  • Chef service on request

About the villa

Podere del Paradiso is a light and delightfully restored family villa in Tuscany, where a range of exciting activities can be arranged upon request, from wine tasting to pizza parties! On the ground floor the entrance hall leads to a rustic kitchen and a large dining room with a fire place, opening to a covered terrace for al fresco dinning. There are four double bedrooms with bathrooms en suite and a small TV room completes this floor. Upstairs, there are a further two double bedrooms and a large sitting room opening to a lovely terrace with countryside views; both bedrooms have en suite bathrooms.

Outdoor living is equally inviting, with an al fresco dining room beneath a shaded pergola beside the villa. From here, a staircase leads down to the fabulous swimming pool, which forms a focal point for socialising. This peacefully private villa is just 1.5 km from nearby amenities in San Casciano dei Bagni, which is also home to the Fonteverde Natural Spa; there are ancient springs and natural hot mineral water pools, as well as an array of relaxing thermal and beauty treatments.



Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Entrance hall
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room opening to terrace
  • TV room
  • Cloakroom
  • Double (super king size) bedrooms with adjacent twin bedroom and shower room shared between the two bedrooms
  • Double (super king size) bedroom with shower room en suite
  • External access to: 2 Double (super king size) bedrooms with shower room en suite (1 bedroom can be made up as twin)

First Floor

  • Main sitting room opening to terrace
  • Double (super king size) bedrooms with bathroom en suite
  • Double (super king size) bedroom with shower room en suite


  • Open space with SMART TV and workspace, another screen for Nintendo Wii console
  • Selection of wines and beers
  • Wood burning oven for pizza evenings with chef

Further Cottage

  • Cooking and dining area for cooking classes and dinners


Children's Facilities

  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Children's play area
  • Children's toys
  • Children's books
  • Children's plates and cutlery
  • Sand pit

Cooking Outdoors

  • Portable barbecue


  • WiFi
  • SMART TV (limited English speaking channels)
  • DVD Player
  • Selection of books
  • Playstation 4
  • Blue tooth speaker

Games and Sports

  • Table tennis

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning

Kitchen Essentials

  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Coffee machine
  • Nespresso machine
  • Juicer
  • Blender
  • Wine fridge
  • Ice-maker

Private Pool

  • 15m x 8m
  • 1.30m - 2m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Outdoor shower
  • Pool towels
  • Gated

Something Special

  • Welcome dinner on arrival
  • Bathroom amenities

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Hairdryers For All Bedrooms
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Safe
  • Insect Screens

Service & Staffing


  • Welcome dinner and 6 bottles of local wine
  • Maid service 3 hours per day 6 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week
  • Air conditioning
  • Tourist tax

Available on request at an additional cost

  • Cook service
  • Laundry service
  • Pre-arrival grocery shopping
  • Fresh cut flowers on arrival
  • Wine delivery
  • Massage/beauty therapist
  • Cooking lessons
  • Pizza evenings
  • Cheese and wine tasting

Important Information


An English speaking CV Representative will visit during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


Arrival from 1600  Departure by 1000


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



  • shops, restaurants, ATM chemist in San Casciano dei Bagni 1.5km
  • Fonteverde Spa 2km
  • Restaurant and riding in Celle sul Rigo 7.5km

places of interest

  • Radicofani 15km
  • Lake Trasimeno 40 km
  • Montepulciano 35km
  • Val d’Orcia 30km
  • Orvieto 40km
  • Pienza 40 km
  • Perugia 60km
  • Siena 80km


  • Rome Fiumicino airport 180km
  • Florence Airport 200km

Train station

  • Chiusi/Chianciano 25km
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.