Villa Vita Bella – recently restored villa for sale in the magical hills of Cortona

Price €: UP TO 3M
Rif. PV26512

Features and Amenities:

  • Location: Cortona Tuscan Countryside
  • City: Cortona
  • Province: Arezzo
  • Typology: Country House Villa
  • Size: 475mq - 5.112 sq.ft.
  • Land: 3,3 hectares - 8.15 acres
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of buildings: 3
  • Condition: Excellent condition
  • Private access road: Yes
  • Pool: Yes (12x6 meters)
  • Vineyard: No
  • Garden: Yes
  • Olive Groves (# of trees): Yes (600 trees)
  • Air conditioning: Yes
  • Heating: Yes, central heating.
  • Parking: Garage and external area used for parking
  • Water: Yes, 3 water wells
  • Extra features: Fully restored with large windows for a luminous atmosphere.


  • Cities:
  • Cortona 3km
  • Arezzo 32km
  • Siena 79km
  • Florence 126km

  • Coast:
  • Trasimeno Lake 25km
  • Grosseto 133km
  • Viareggio 220km

  • Airports:
  • Florence 132km
  • Pisa 200km
  • Rome Fiumicino 240km

  • Highways:
  • SP 10/B
  • SP Val di Pierle

Cortona Tuscan Countryside

Brief Description

Villa Vita Bella is an exclusive 17th century villa located in the hills overlooking the Cortona valley. The property measures approximately 3.3 hectares and is surrounded by olive groves (approximately 600 trees) that produce an excellent extra virigin olive oil, a swimming pool with mosaic finishing’s, adorning gardens and a large terrace with magical sunset views over the valley. The estate measures approximately 475mq and is composed of a main villa, a garage, a limonaia building and a private chapel. The property offers a total of 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.

Energy Class G


Villa Vita Bella is located in the hills just outside the enchanting town of 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 peak 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 Vita Bella is an exclusive 17th century villa located in the magical hills of Cortona. The estate measures approximately 3,3 hectares surrounded by olive groves (approximately 600 trees) that produce between 100-250 liters of extra virgin olive oil annually, a beautiful swimming pool, adorning gardens designed and planted by a famous, Italian landscape architect and a dining terrace with breathtaking views over the south-western valley and some of the most beautiful sunset views of the area. The small road leading up to the estate is perfect for anyone who loves walking and enjoying the external Tuscan views.

The estate is made up of three buildings measuring a total surface area of approximately 475mq.

Main Villa:

The recently restored main villa measures approximately 370mq. The home has been restored with high quality finishing’s and includes handmade cotto flooring, old wooden ceiling beams and customized furnishings which offer both comfort and elegance.

The ground floor offers a spacious entrance hall and a fully equipped kitchen with two Miele dishwashers, a sub Zero refrigerator and a large Thermador stove. On this floor we can also find a comfortable living room, a dining room, a utility room and a guest bathroom, as well as one guest bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. All of the rooms on the ground floor include large windows, offering views overlooking the terrace and valley.

The first floor accommodates four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Once of the bedrooms includes a large terrace.

Limonaia & Chapel:

The limonaia building measures approximately 55mq and is currently used as the laundry area and storage building for the lemon trees in the winter months.

Next to the limonaia one can find an old, still consecrated chapel.


The garage building measures approximately 50mq.

Current State and Condition

The property is in excellent condition as it has been restored with the highest quality materials.

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 necessary utilities are present.

Potential Uses

The property is ideal for anyone who has dreamed of owning a home in the Tuscan hills of Cortona.


Cities & Towns:

  • Cortona 3km
  • Arezzo 32km
  • Siena 79km
  • Florence 126km

Beaches & Lakes:

  • Trasimeno Lake 25km
  • Grosseto 133km
  • Viareggio 220km


  • Florence 132km
  • Pisa 200km
  • Rome Fiumicino 240km


  • SP 10/B
  • SP Val di Pierle

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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