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CORTONA - Arezzo/Cortona area - Tuscany
Property ID: 2662
Sleeps: 8

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- Independent house
- Washing machine
- Swimming pool

- 4 bedrooms
- 3 baths

- Barbecue
- Radio / CD player
- Maid Service
- Bikes available
- Bi-weekly linen change
- Baby bed available
- Satellite TV
- Fireplace
- Dishwasher
- Garden, terrace
- Telephone
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Casa Gioia's noble origins can be distinguished by the carved stone archways and niches and the handsome masonry of the walls surrounding the villa.  This stone villa-farmhouse has been thoughtfully renovated, preserving its antique charm.  Casa Gioia boasts a lovely rose garden, cypresses, cedar, olive and fruit orchards as well as manicured lawns in the garden of the upper terrace where the pool is located. 

Guests will enjoy magnificent views of Cortona's fortress and Palazzone to the West and a southern view of the hills and valley where the battle of Trasimeno took place between Hannibal and the Romans some 2,000 years ago.  The attractive interior reflects the owner's personal and tasteful style, which incorporates both Italian and English antiques into the décor to create a charming and cheerful atmosphere. 

The house recently appeared in the Italian home decoration magazine, Brava Casa.  Casa Gioia, enclosed within hand-hewn stone walls, is set back 150 meters from a local road offering easy access to Umbria and the Val di Chiana. The lower garden’s marble table and wrought-iron chairs invite outdoor dining.  Lavender, broom, rosemary, jasmine and viburnum abound in the upper garden near the pool.  Have a glass of "Bianco Vergine", the local Cortonese white wine, under the wisteria pergola, while watching the sunset.

Once a 16th century Ghibelline tower with four floors, Casa Gioia now has three floors (200 square meters).  The ground floor level has an entrance hall, bathroom with shower and laundry. dining room, and living room featuring a stone fireplace and French doors opening onto lower the garden.  Library with English books, CD player, DVD player and satellite TV: for our guests' enjoyment.  A friendly kitchen with table and chairs is complete with 4 burner stove, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, Italian and continental coffee makers and large refrigerator with freezer.

The middle floor has a master bedroom with queen bed.  There is a small but elegant and intimate double bedroom.  The bathroom on this floor is located between the bedrooms.  It is large with bathtub and shower.

The upper floor has another master bedroom with a king bed.  There is also a double bedroom with either queen bed or two single beds (as required).  There is a bathroom with shower on this floor that is located between the bedrooms.

Guests will discover a very international atmosphere in nearby Cortona, where cultural and gastronomic events abound. 


Click to view floor plans:

        ground floor                   middle floor                   upper floor

Pergo: 500 meters from villa for basic shopping; cappuccino bar and pizzeria.
Cortona: 4 kilometers  “Città d’Arte”
Camucia: 5 kilometers -  Supermarket, complete shopping centers.
Arezzo and Perugia: 35 minutes
Siena and Florence, Perugia: 1 hour
Rome and Pisa 2 ¼ hours
Terontola train station:  8 min. from the house, for an easy ride into Florence or Rome.  

Tennis: Camucia 7 kms - the Point Tennis Club.
Excellent biking - (Cycling enthusiasts may borrow owner’s 4 high-quality bicycles)
Horseback riding

Train station:
Terontola/Cortona - frequent intercity (rapid) trains on the Florence/Rome line, 8min. from villa.


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Denver, Colorado 80209 USA


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