Villa Padroncino is a beautiful villa with private pool close to Cortona, sleeps 8
Villa Il Padroncino is truly a work of art, with its beautiful old stone walls, breath taking views, and large garden with lemon trees. Perched halfway up the hillside with magnificent scenery, there are views over the Valdichiana valley towards the town of Montepulciano, famous for Nobile wine and Mount Amiata in the far distance over 80 km away! It is just a short 10 minute drive to the Etruscan hill town of Cortona, and a mere stone’s throw from Lake Trasimeno with easy access to all that Tuscany and Umbria have to offer.
This beautiful stone villa is located on a country estate that belongs to one of the most prominent and historic families in Tuscany. The origins of the house date back to the 14th century, when the central tower was built as an external defence for the city. Its colourful and interesting history includes being owned by a Grandmaster of the Knights of Malta and later, in 1868, as the birthplace of Paolino Tribbioli, a prominent Catholic clergyman who played a key role in bringing the Catholic Church to India. The current owners bought the villa after falling completely in love with it and renovated it in 2017 to create a luxury holiday villa.
Located in southern Tuscany Villa Padroncino is also perfect for visiting Umbria as well as Lake Trasimeno (the only Lake in Tuscany) with its tiny islands and towns along the lake. There are also many renowned wine towns such as Montepulciano and Montalcino all within easy reach, not to mention the spa towns of Chianciano Terme and San Casciano dei Bagni. The renaissance city of Florence is also easily accessible by train.
The interior is beautifully furnished, yet simple, maintaining many of
the original features of the house as well as featuring various antique
The ground floor features the original clay and marble tiles and the
wooden beamed ceiling are on show throughout. Cosy up with a good book
and a glass of wine in the sitting room in front of the antique
Upstairs, the spacious bedrooms are all equipped with air con and the
bathrooms are decorated with Travertine marble tiles, stone sinks and
high-quality fittings. One of them has a free-standing tub.
Terraced gardens with green lawns and mature trees provide natural shade perfect for unwinding. The outdoor patio overlooks the pool, with the Tuscan landscape as a backdrop. There is no better spot to enjoy your Italian “aperitivo” as you watch the sunset! This is the perfect spot for living the "dolce vita". Spend your days surrounded by nature and enjoying the Tuscan sunshine, savouring locally produced food and wine and strolling through the charming nearby town of Cortona.
Private pool open (16 x 5mts) 1 May – 1 Oct
Washing machine & dryer
Iron & board
Pergola at pool
Pergola for outdoor dining
Arrival is after 3.30pm - 6.30pm
Departure by 10am
Pets not allowed
Lake Trasimeno 15km
Siena 78 km
Florence 120 km