About this listing
Located only 500 metres from the heart of Cortona in a stunning panoramic position amidst olive-groves “Villa Casale Girifalco” is the ideal location for relaxing and stress-free holidays. The mansion and the two independent, fully-equipped apartments were converted from an old stone farmhouse.
The complex consists of a mansion and an adjoining farmhouse and may be rented both as a whole and separately. The mansion may accommodate up to 8 people whilst the farmhouse is the ideal accommodation for four people. The property stands amidst a charming park that may be visited on foot and offers guests superb relaxing spots between olive-groves and by the beautiful swimming-pool specially reserved for our guests’ enjoyment.
The villa is spread over two floors; the ground floor accommodates the living area with entrance, reading corner, large hall with living room and large open fire-place, fully-equipped live-in kitchen and toilet.
On the upper floor a small study room, a large living room with old stone fireplace and four double bedrooms (two with private en-suite bathroom with shower and two with shared bathroom with shower and bath-tub, large garden with table for outdoor dining.
The adjoining farmhouse is spread over two floors; only the ground-floor apartment is rented out. The apartment consists of a living room with annexed dining area with stone fireplace, small fully-equipped kitchen, two double bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en-suite with shower and one with shower and bath-tub). All bedrooms may be double or twin with direct access to the front garden through large French doors. CASALE GIRIFALCO may be rented separately in low-season periods.
An encounter with Cortona is an encounter with art, history and mysticism. Getting to know this timeless town is a real rediscovery of our past. Within its mighty Etruscan walls Cortona jealously guards its treasures and offers testimony to the history of a most noble civilization as well as an enchanting view of the landscape enclosed by Lake Trasimeno and the Appenines.
From its high perch on top of a verdant hill Cortona dominates the Val di Chiana and offers commanding views over the valley all the way to the peaks of the Monte Amiata. The medieval aspect of buildings and alleyways gives the town a charming, unspoilt air. The Basilica of Santa Margherita and the Convent of Le Celle invite guests to discover Cortona from up above providing an itinerary of art and faith only a stone’s throw away from the town centre. Strolling down the Ruga Piana, today Via Nazionale (the only level street in town) you will get to the Piazza della Repubblica towered over by the imposing medieval Palazzo Comunale (town hall) whilst the adjoining Piazza Signorelli is dominated by the Palazzo Casali the former residence of the Casali housing today the MAEC (Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca e della Città di Cortona). Its rooms house a very interesting collection of Etruscan and Roman archaeological finds. Located on the north end of town acrossCortona form the Cathedral the Museo Diocesano is a real jewel-case housing works by major local artists such as Luca Signorelli as well as one of the most enchanting Annunciations by Beato Angelico. Outside the city gates at the foot of the hill The Melone I and II of Sodo are fine examples of Etruscan underground tombs from the 6th century B.C. The Abbey of Santa Maria of Farneta located along the road to Foiano is with its charming crypt one of the most ancient examples of Aretinian Romanesque art.
An event not to be missed is the CortonAntiquaria antique fair, one of the most interesting national antique fairs. The event takes place every year in the 18th century Palazzo Vagnotti from the last Saturday of August to the second Sunday of September.
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