"La Chiesetta" is an old country church dating back to 1300 recently transformed into a unique and charming holiday home with a decidedly mystical atmosphere.
Situated at the foot of the green hill on which stands the imposing ancient town of Cortona, the property enjoys magnificent views that open onto the wide valley towards the nearby Lake Trasimeno, and the conical tops of the mountains Amiata and Cetona further south bordering Umbria and Lazio.
The house is surrounded by an extensive, furnished garden shaded by mature trees and extending over a small vineyard and a sunflowers field belonging to the property and also enjoyable by guests.
The freeform private swimming pool, (12x6 m, depth 0.80 to 1.20 m and open May - September ) is located in the area between the small vineyard and the owners house. The pool may be occasionally shared by the owners with the utmost discretion that distinguishes them.
Internally the accommodation features beautiful wooden trusses and some small windows typical of ancient country churches, creating an extraordinary atmosphere of serenity that together with the simplicity and yet comfort of the furnishings make you feel instantly at home or rather really on vacation!
Services of all kinds including restaurants, bars and supermarkets are available in the nearby village of Camucia situated at about 1,000 meters and therefore easily reached on foot.
Within just 5 minutes' drive, on a hill about 600 meters above sea level, lies Cortona, a small cosmopolitan city of Etruscan origin enclosed by ancient walls within which you live a unique and mystical atmosphere through medieval street and squares with excellent restaurants and stylish shops. The views over the extensive valley below towards the lake Trasimeno are simply breathtaking.
Cortona is also the place where the American romantic comedy drama film "under the Tuscan sun" was shot in 2003.
As it was for the Etruscans, the town still is in a strategic location that allows, with brief trips to reach important artistic and cultural centers of both Tuscany and all central Italy.
Some distances: lake Trasimeno 10 km, Bettolle (Motorway A1, Golf Club and Valdichiana Designer Outlet Village) 20 km, Montepulciano 28 km, Arezzo 30 km, Perugia 45, Siena 65, Assisi 68 km, Orvieto 92 km, San Gimignano 108 km, Florence 110 km, Pisa 185 km, Rome 200 km.
Nearest airports: Perugia 58 km, Florence 130 km, Pisa km 185, Bologna km 217, Roma 230 km
ACCOMMODATION: 150 m2 / Sleeps 5
Ground floor: large living room with fireplace communicating with the dining area, fully equipped kitchen with dining table and door window onto the outside, 1 bathroom with shower; staircase to the first floor.
First floor: 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom (that can be made into a double plus) with small terrace and staircase to the garden, 1 small single bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower.
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