RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE. An eighteenth century structure only a few kilometers away from Lake Trasimeno with the Etruscan town of Cortona behind it, Villa delle Sophore stands on what was once the border between the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and the Papal States and a smuggling area. The conservative renovation has not prevented the house from being made warm and hospitable, extremely comfortable and liveable. The frescoes, painted vaults, majestic entrance hall and, in particular, the decor enfold the visitor in an unreal, timeless atmosphere. Every room has been meticulously decorated, exclusively with antique furniture, the result of a patient and targeted research on the part of the owners without, however, renouncing all modern comforts: LCD television sets, stereo, internet. The guests Villa delle Sophore can count on the availability at the owners who live in a outbuilding of the villa with an independent entrance. The strategic position of the villa allows guests to organize pleasant excursions to Lake Trasimeno or to reach the nearby historical centres of Cortona, Montepulciano, Pienza, Chiusi, just a few kilometres away, as well as the famous art cities of Siena, Florence, Perugia and Roma.
In the underground cellars of the villa, the owner, a very keen on collection person, exposes a private collection with more than thousands of antique pieces. The furniture and the objects exposed have been wisely positioned in order to create a sort of antique itinerary. A great destination for all those who love professionally restored furniture, and also a beautiful goal for all those experts who will definitely enjoy the show.
Please Note: when the property is rented in this solution no other guests will be present on site.
NO SMOKERS HOUSE.
VILLA DELLE SOPHORE HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO A CHECK-UP BY A TECHNICAL RESPONSIBLE BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON, TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY OF THE DESCRIPTION, ACCESSORIES LISTED ON THIS PAGE AND THEIR PRESENT STATE OF OPERATION/MAINTENANCE, TO GUARANTEE QUALITY, CLEANLINESS AND COMFORTS TO ALL CLIENTS WHO WILL STAY HERE. THIS CHECK HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT ON 19 MARCH 2015
Additional amenities include: ping pong table, games, fully equipped kitchen (with 10 fires) located in the veranda close to the swimmingpool, air conditioning in all bedrooms, internet wireless connection, mosquito screens, cot, food processor, fans, finnish sauna (€ 30,00/week), mobile barbecue, iron and ironing board, american coffee machine, hi-fi system with cd reader, dishwasher (2), gym (€ 50,00/week), espresso machine, hair dryer (2), moka, DVD reader, satellite television (2).TripAdvisor property ID 4865183...Read more
The Location is an ideal starting point for who wish to have nice daily trip and sightseeing all over South Tuscany and Umbria as well: being the city of Cortona located not far either from the motorway A1 ( exit Valdichiana) and from the freeway Siena-Perugia. Very well known sites like Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Perugia, Assisi and so on can be reached in less than hour driving as well as the hidden and maybe most beautiful corners of this 2 regions. Big cities like Florence or Rome can be easily reached also by train ( and we suggest to use it in high season to avoid traffic roads) being Cortona served by 2 train railways stations. Above all we are quite sure that you will fall in love with the ancient atmosphere of this beautiful town. All shops and facilities in the big village of Camucia, nice restaurants, bars, cafes, shops in Cortona. Supermarket are open also on Sunday morning.
Airport: Perugia 52 km, Pisa 220 km, Firenze 132 km, Bologna 220 km, Roma 230 km
Train station: Terontola 6 km
Highways: A1 exit Valdichiana 20 km
Shops and services: Pietraia 2 km, Petrignano 2,5 km
Beaches: Marina di Grosseto) Tyrrhenian Sea 156 km
Access roads: Paved road until the gate
Attractions within 100 km: Cortona 13 km, Lago Trasimeno 11 km, Montepulciano 26 km, Pienza 39 km, Perugia 44 km, Arezzo 57 km, Assisi 64 km, Siena 72 km, Todi 86 km, Orvieto 92 km, Firenze 100 km
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