Villa di Orlando

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Tuscany, Italy · Villa - Cortona area · 4 Bedrooms · 8 people

Villa di Orlando is one of four houses to rent situated in Tuscany on a large wine and olive oil producing estate close to the picturesque walled hilltop town of Cortona. Founded by the Etruscans, Cortona was a major seat of power during medieval times. It cobblestone streets lead to the Medici fortress and the Santuario di Santa Margherita, its highest church, from where there are magnificent views over the countryside. Cortona hosts the Umbria Jazz Festival in July and a large antique furniture market in August and September. More recently, it has become well known as the setting for Frances Mayes’ book, ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’, and the author’s house can be seen from our property. Although 8 kilometres away by car, guests can choose to enjoy a scenic 2 kilometre walk to the centre of Cortona.

Villa di Orlando is situated on a hillside about 325 yards to the left of the main villa of the property, occupied by the charming owner. The other three villas (Villa di Nello Piccolo Orlando and Villa di Liliana) are in completely different areas, making each property very private, yet also suitable for larger groups, or several families wanting to travel together. Each of the houses to rent also has its own private garden and swimming pool, and all enjoy spectacular views over the countryside of Tuscany. The pool at Casa di Orlando (8 x 4m) is situated on a lower level from the house in a beautiful position with fantastic views. The surrounding garden is planted with olive trees and has a pergola covered dining area . There is a further covered outdoor dining area with barbecue to one side of the house.

Renovated in 2004, the house is on three floors with a living room on both the ground and first floors. The rooms have been very tastefully decorated and furnished, yet retaining the original features of tiled floors, beamed ceilings, stone staircase and fireplaces. The bathrooms are particularly attractive with mosaic or stone basins and good quality fittings. Amenities include air conditioning, heating, washing machine, satellite TV, DVD and internet connection. The estate’s olive oil and wine can be purchased by guests and the owner will also arrange a cook on request, for the arrival meal and during the stay. At the property there is also a Limonaia suitable for a party for a maximum of 32 guests, and a chapel available for rent. Arrival day is Saturday. Heating, if required, charged extra. Cooking classes and wine tours can also be arranged.

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Season Date Weekly Rate
Low Season 02/01/2017 - 07/05/2017 2030
Low Season 22/10/2017 - 24/12/2017 2030
Mid Season 07/05/2017 - 02/07/2017 3290
Mid Season 03/09/2017 - 22/10/2017 3290
Mid Season 24/12/2017 - 01/01/2018 3290
High Season 02/07/2017 - 03/09/2017 3640
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*Please Note: We accept payment in the original currency specified (Euro), before use of the conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The exchange rate is subject to fluctuations.

€400 refundable security deposit due on arrival, as well as tourist tax of €2 per adult for maximum 4 nights.

Heating charged extra.


Ground Floor

Well equipped kitchen with stainless steel cooker, dishwasher and fridge, and opening to a dining area, with doors to front terrace. Living room, also opening to front terrace. Double bedroom (good quality double sofa-bed) with en-suite shower room (with 2 basins and WC).

First Floor

Sitting room with TV. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (with basin and WC). Double bedroom with en-suite shower room (with basin and WC).

Second Floor

Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (with basin and WC).

Amenities Maid service included, Balcony and/or terrace, Internet access, A/C and Swimming pool and/or jacuzzi

Mid-week change of bath towels. Maid service on Saturday for stays of two weeks. Extra hours of maid service on request. Cook on request.


Cortona 8 kms Lake Trasimeno 10 minutes drive Siena 1 hour Florence 1 hour 30 minutes Pisa Airport 1 hour 50 minutes Rome Airport 2 hours 30 minutes

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