Set in the heart of the mediaeval hill town of Cortona, this multi-level townhouse is just steps from the main town square, Piazza Repubblica, and a short stroll to all of Cortona’s shopping, restaurants, and parking. Originally a monastery, this historic home has local terracotta floor tiles, original wood beams (sand blasted), an artisan-crafted wood staircase, high quality doors and windows made of chestnut wood, and original stone walls. Spectacular panoramic views of the Valdichiana from nearly every window make this special home a unique opportunity in one of Italy’s most sought-after hill towns. The house and roof have been meticulously maintained and are in turn-key condition. A large taverna, complete with a kitchen and an ancient stone oven (forno di sasso), is being offered as a separate purchase opportunity.
Size: 150 square meters (1615 square feet) spread over 3 levels
Ground Floor: Entrance (shared foyer) to a private entry way. Steps to the first floor lead to a service bathroom on the half landing. First Floor: A large landing opens to a dining room and kitchen, the latter with valley views
Second Floor: A large landing opens to three bedrooms, two of which have sweeping views over the Valdichiana. This floor also includes 1 main bathroom with valley views and an interior home office. Third Floor: Stairs lead to a top floor that includes a laundry area and open eat-in kitchen with fire place. The kitchen opens to a large terrace with views of roof tops and the valley below, the perfect place for an outdoor meal or sun bath. This terrace affords complete privacy.
Cantina Level: Steps down from the ground floor lead to utility rooms complete with a heating unit (with diesel boiler) and storage. It is possible to connect to a recently installed natural gas line and liberate the boiler room for more storage or living space.
Connected by stairs to the house’s lower level is a wonderful taverna (50 square meters) with the original forno di sasso. Originally used to bake bread, this oven still functions perfectly. There is also a small kitchen area and independent entrance on the Vicolo below.
This space is being sold separately with price available on request.