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Villa Pietra Luminosa – Meticulously Renovated Villa next to Cortona

Price €: 1.525.000
Rif. PV30793

Features and Amenities:

  • Location: Arezzo Cortona Tuscan Countryside
  • City: Cortona
  • Province: Arezzo
  • Typology: Country House Villa
  • Size: 210m2, 2260 sq ft
  • Land: 400m2, 0.1 acres, 43055 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3/4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Condition: Restored in 2017
  • Pool: Yes, salt water
  • Garden: Yes
  • Olive Groves (# of trees): Yes, 80 olive trees
  • Air conditioning: Yes
  • Heating: Yes
  • Extra features: Outdoor kitchen, salt water pool, characteristic fountain, panoramic dining spaces, luminous interiors

Distances:

  • Cities:
  • Arezzo 26km
  • Siena 76km
  • Florence 106kk

  • Coast:
  • Trasimeno Lake 22km
  • Grosseto 130km
  • Viareggio 200km

  • Airports:
  • Florence 115km
  • Pisa 186km
  • Rome Fiumicino 230km

  • Highways:
  • SP 10/B
  • SP Val di Pierle
  • Highway connection Bettolle – Perugia

Arezzo Cortona Tuscan Countryside

Brief Description

Villa Pietra Luminosa is a charming farmhouse on the hills to the east of Cortona, a mere 10-minute drive from the town.  Every room offers a view that is purely Tuscan: the Valdichiana, Monte Amiata and Monte Cetona, olive groves, and the neighbouring 16thcentury monumental Villa Palazzone. Villa Pietra Luminosa has been meticulously renovated recently. The materials were chosen without any compromise on quality, obtaining an absolutely unique result. The park around the farmhouse is speckled with intimate spaces, and close to the farmhouse there is a terrace overlooking the panorama with a gracious salt-water swimming pool and a large characteristic fountain. 

Location

Villa Pietra Luminosa is located at a 10-minute drive from the famous city of Cortona.

Cortona, The city is a typical historical Italian town located on a hilltop, where one can enjoy in the splendid panoramic views of Lake Trasimeno and the surrounding valley.

Cortona is ideal for those passionate about history and culture and an authentic location for someone to immerse themselves in Italian life just as Frances Mayes represents in both her bestseller and famous film Under The Tuscan Sun.  Tourists today still flock to Villa Bramasole to take a peek at the villa which inspired the American author to write her book. The University of Georgia also houses their study abroad campus in Cortona due to the city’s strong appeal towards foreigners.

Cortona has an interesting history as the city dates back to Etruscan and Roman civilizations. Visitors can spend the day in the Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca,  the National Archaeological Park of Cortona, visit the Duomo and other various churches to learn about Cortona’s significant status throughout the Middle Ages. There are also small artisanal shops where one can purchase hand made products and local gastronomical items.

Arezzo is another medieval town famous for housing paintings from Vasari and Petrarca. Arezzo is also the home of the famous medieval jousting festival La Giostra del Saracino.

Description in Detail

Villa Pietra Luminosa is a charming farmhouse on the hills to the east of Cortona, a mere 10-minute drive from the town.  Every room offers a view that is purely Tuscan: the Valdichiana, Monte Amiata and Monte Cetona, olive groves, and the neighbouring 16thcentury monumental Villa Palazzone.

Villa Pietra Luminosa has been meticulously renovated recently. The materials were chosen without any compromise on quality, obtaining an absolutely unique result: hand made cotta tiles, antique beams and old stones. Suppliers were carefully selected and many materials were recycled from local sources.

On the ground floor, there is a modern kitchen with white surfaces, a red kitchen island and marble worktops next to an old stone wood oven. Adjacent we find a luminous dining room, a spacious living room with a large stone fireplace and a service bathroom. The rest of the ground floor is composed of a further dining room with a kitchenette, the first bedroom and a bathroom. This part of the ground floor is completely independent and can serve as a guest apartment.

The entrance hall features a marvelous ancient stone staircase set into the wall. On the first floor of Villa Pietra Luminosa we find two large panoramic bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. There is a space with the wiring and plumbing already in place to be converted in a fourth bedroom with a bathroom. The color pallet of this floor is very light with parquet flooring, travertine in the bathrooms and high white ceilings, all adding to the sense of luminosity this farmhouse emits.

The property has air conditioning, an electric gate and during the renovation, ethernet wiring was placed in all the rooms.

The 4000m2 / 43055 sq ft park around the farmhouse is speckled with intimate spaces. There are two outside dining spaces and an outdoor kitchen with a barbeque and a wood-burning pizza oven.  Three pergolas and a recessed fire pit area make for additional entertainment areas. The garden is varied and has 80 olive trees and an automatic irrigation system.

For refreshment, next to the farmhouse there is a terrace overlooking the panorama with a gracious salt-water swimming pool and a large characteristic fountain. 

Current State and Condition

Restored in 2017 and ready to move into.

Land Registry Details

The property is in good standing and in compliance with local building and zoning regulations. When a sale is registered to a private individual, it is subject to a mortgage and/or cadastral registry fee, following the laws for that specific case/circumstance of the acquirer.

Utilities and Services

All the necessary utilities and services are present. Also present are airconditioning, electric gate and ethernet wiring in all the rooms. 

Potential Uses

Villa Pietra Luminosa can be potentially used as a primary residence, second home or rental property. 

Lifestyle

Cities & Towns:

  • Arezzo 26km
  • Siena 76km
  • Florence 106kk

Beaches & Lakes:

  • Trasimeno Lake 22km
  • Grosseto 130km
  • Viareggio 200km

Airports:

  • Florence 115km
  • Pisa 186km
  • Rome Fiumicino 230km

Highways:

  • SP 10/B
  • SP Val di Pierle
  • Highway connection Bettolle – Perugia

Sport Facilities

Annual Festival in the Area

Suggested Restaurants

  • Osteria del Teatro, located in Cortona is a charming restaurant that offers typical Tuscan cuisine with tasty and sought-after dishes in a unique setting: a building dating back to the 6th century, renovated to its original splendor http://www.osteria-del-teatro.it/index.php?lang=en;
  • Il Falconiere is the only restaurant in Cortona that has a Michelin Star: gifted with a beautiful panoramic terrace overlooking the hills, offering high quality ingredients and a great selection of wines http://www.ilfalconiere.it/pagine/il-ristorante-stella-michelin;
  • La Buccacia a historical restaurant that offers delicious wines, along with a wonderful and pleasant service staff http://www.labucaccia.it.

Suggested Hotels

  • Relais La Corte dei Papi is a 4 star luxury hotel located in the magical hills surrounding Cortona, offering both luxury and comfort. http://www.lacortedeipapi.com/;
  • Villa di Piazzano is a luxury villa/hotel located in the surrounding hills of Cortona. The estate was the original hunting manor of Cardinal Silvio Passerini. Here you can fully immerse yourself in country life as once intended by the cardinal. http://www.villadipiazzano.com/;
  • Relais Il Falconiere & Spa is the home of 1 star Michelin restaurant Il Falconiere and is a fabulous luxury relais located in the rolling hills of Cortona. There is fantastic gourmet dining, a wellness spa and enjoyable wine http://www.ilfalconiere.it/

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