In the 18th century, Villa Tegognano was a country retreat for an aristocratic family. Today, this renovated four-bedroom manor house is still a quiet getaway, but with modern amenities. With commanding views of the countryside near Cortona, the villa’s location is unforgettable, and its cozy, traditional interiors are a constant reminder that you’re in Tuscany.
The hardest part of your stay will be deciding where to take in the panoramic views: a lounge chair by the pool, the covered outdoor dining area, the gazebo or the infinity pool itself. There’s an outdoor shower for post-swim rinses, and an outdoor barbecue makes al-fresco dining a snap. Inside, the villa has air conditioning, Wi-Fi access, cable TV and baby equipment.
The villa’s cozy living spaces are warm and inviting, with cream-colored walls and brick archways between rooms. In the living room, an original fireplace is the focal point of a stone wall, surrounded by a sofa and accented with two playful fuchsia chairs. Gather for dinner in the relaxed dining room, which has terracotta floors and slipcovered chairs, or around the farmhouse-style table in the modern kitchen.
Villa Tegognano’s four bedrooms are equally cozy and feature the same cheerful touches of purple. There are two bedrooms with double beds and air conditioning that share bathrooms, and one bedroom with two twin beds, air conditioning and a shared bathroom. The fourth bedroom has a sofa bed and an en-suite bathroom.
Active guests are in luck; from the villa, it’s 5 minutes to a tennis court, 10 minutes to a fitness facility and 20 minutes to a golf course. Shopping and dining are in the town of Cortona, a 5-minute drive away, and there’s a hospital and train station 10 minutes away. Whether you’re arriving or departing, it’s only a 45-minute drive to the Perugia airport.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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