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Tipycal Stone Made Holiday House At The Foot Of Cortona

House with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and swimming pool in Cortona, Italy

From £841 per week

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House to rent in Cortona, Italy

  • House
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Washing machine

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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This house is:

25km from the nearest beach 5km from the nearest bar 5km from the nearest restaurant 99km from the nearest ski lift 8km from the nearest supermarket 50km from Perugia airport 180km from Pisa Airport 2km from Shops 2km from Nearest village 25km from Highway 4km from Railway station

Local activities

Golf 20km Horse riding 5km Mountain biking 1km

Sights and attractions

Shopping 1.5km Theatre 8km Cinema 8km

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Outside this house in Cortona, Italy
This 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 October 2016

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 25 October - 1 November 2016: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 4 April - 1 November 2017: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 4 April - 1 November 2018: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 4 April - 3 October 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.



4 bedrooms, Sleeps 8:

  • 1 double bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


2 bathrooms

Swimming pool

Private pool


Internet / WI-FI


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

Suitable for


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