Tipycal Stone Made Holiday House At The Foot Of Cortona
House with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and swimming pool in Cortona, Italy
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From £831 per week
House to rent in Cortona, Italy
House overview - owner's description
House in Cortona with pool
Bietolini houses: Dardano and San Silvestro are the product of a good evolution of ancient buildings, once used for control and cult purposes and then transformed in typical farmhouses where our family of cattle merchants was used to breed stocks of the famous chianina breed.
An enthusiastic restoration transformed them, without overturning them, into practical residences able to welcome our guests in a simple yet functional style so as to leave atmospheres of long ago unaltered. In Dardano and San Silvestro there will be you and only you to decide the rhythm of your sojourn, in such a way that no one else except the animals living in our countryside or wandering domestic cats could disturb you.
It’s a characteristic middle age tower, it’s origins can be leaded up around the year 1000 A.C. (The building is rises nearby the Etruscan town of Cortona). We wanted to give it the name of Dardano by the way the legend tells that this mythological character was the founder of Cortona and that from here he left to found Troy. And from there Enea left to arrive in Italy and give the birth to Rome. (That’s the reason of the popular proverb saying that Cortona is the mum of Troy and the grandma of Roma). The building has been accurately reconstructed in a way to be comfortable for living. At the first floor we find a large kitchen/living roomwith a typical fireplace made of stone with at the center sculptured a coat of arms of the Cardinal Passerini: a glorious coat for Cortona proving that this building was probably property of that famous Cardinal, State secretary and counselor of Pope Leone X of Medici.
On the same floor there are two wide rooms: one matrimonial and one with three single beds. Nearby the two rooms there is a small but functional bathroom with shower. From the living room a typical wood ladder takes to the two upper floors of the tower: on the first there is a matrimonial room with two characteristic beamed windows made of terracotta. The bricks made of terracotta decorate also the floor. On the same level there is a confortable bathroom with shower. Going to the last floor there is maybe the most beautiful and characteristic room with terracotta floor and with a small gothic windows. Outside there is an ancient pit made of stone, situated at the center of the old barnyard where once upon a time there were taking place the traditional rural festivals, particularly the “grain beating”, with banquets, dances, and with furtive love glances.
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Outside this house in Cortona, ItalyThis house is in the countryside and in a quiet area. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is not available.
Prices and availability
Updated 1 June 2017
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 4 April - 1 November 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 4 April - 1 May 2020: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
4 bedrooms, Sleeps 8:
- 1 double bed
- 1 double bed
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
Internet / WiFi
Living area seats 10, Dining area seats 10, Open fire, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential
Dishwasher, Glassware, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans
Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Private garden
Agency From Passignano Sul Trasimeno, Italy Member since Jul 2010
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