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 heated pool
  • Characterful restoration
  • Table tennis

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
  • TV room
  • WC
  • 2 Double bedrooms with bathrooms en suite
  • 2 Double bedrooms with bthroom en suite and external access

First Floor

  • Sitting room opening onto terrace
  • 2 Double bedrooms with bathrooms en suite


Children's Facilities

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

Cooking Outdoors

  • Portable barbecue


  • WiFi
  • Satellite TV (limited English speaking channels)
  • DVD Player
  • Selection of books

Games and Sports

  • Table tennis

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning
  • Insect screens

Kitchen Essentials

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

Private Pool

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

Something Special

  • Welcome dinner on arrival
  • Bathroom amenities

Villa Essentials

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

Service & Staffing


  • Welcome dinner
  • Maid service 2 hours per day 6 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week

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 party
  • 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.


Air conditioning at 0.70 euro per Kw (cost is usually between 250 and 300 euro per week if used correctly).

Pool heating

Cost depends on time of year and outside weather and can go up to 100 euro per day.


Arrival from 1600  Departure by 1000


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



  • San Casciano dei Bagni 1.5km

places of interest

  • Fonteverde Natural Spa 3km
  • Radicofani 15km
  • Lake Trasimeno 40 km
  • Pienza 40 km
  • Montepulciano 35km
  • Val D’Orcia 30km
  • Orvieto 40km
  • 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 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.