Villa of the Spring is a beautiful property in Cortona (Arezzo), in a Tuscany hillside (2000 feet high) location that accounts for 7.5 acres, of which 3.5 of our property, and the left ones owned by my sister-in-law.
For what concerns our property, there are two countryhouses: the Villa (480 square meters), a mansion from 1789 developed over three floors, with a front garden, a roof garden, swimming pool and a marvelous sight on the Val di Chiana; the other house is an ancient little church, which has been converted into a small neat house, and that we call “Chiesetta” (102 s.m.) which consists of two floors, with a front and back garden, the latter a perfect space for barbecues.
- Ground Floor: 1 kitchen, 1 living room (salon), 1 sitting room, 1 cellar.
- First Floor: 3 bedrooms (all double rooms), 1 living room (library), 2 bathrooms.
- Second Floor: 4 bedrooms (all double rooms), 1 bathroom, 1 antechamber used as living room with pool table.
The smaller country houses called “Chiesetta” is 150 yards from the villa and is two story high with a little lodge outside, it is composed by one living room, kitchen and a bathroom in the ground floor and two bedrooms plus a bathrooms upstairs.
As you can see from the pictures the houses are in good conditions and ready to be used. Heating system is working. Electric energy and water provided. The location is beautiful, within walking distance from the city and close to historical towns (Cortona is 20 miles from Arezzo and Perugia, 40 miles from Siena, 70 miles from Florence) and easily reached by car (by A1 highway running from Milan to Naples) from Rome (150 miles) and Milan (250 miles) or even by train. The houses lie in a independent property, very peaceful (with no other houses in close proximity) and with an astounding view (all the Val di Chiana lies in front with the mountains in view where Montalcinoand Montepulciano are located).
Should you want to know some more about the area I would suggest to read the book (and/or to watch the movie based on it) called "Under the tuscan sun" written by Frances Mayes: an american writer who bought a villa near ours some years ago and that still owns it (it is in wiew from our property!).