This ancient country residence, with incomparable views over the farming valley, was skillfully restored and transformed into an exclusive private retreat surrounded by a 4 acre park including Italian style gardens, oaks and olive trees. Set in the wide panoramic Chiana valley, just west of Cortona, you’ll be an easy 20 minute drive from the highway A1 exit.
Villa de Michelangioli is a large manor house with 9 double bedrooms each with a private en-suite bath. The entire villa has air conditioning, with individual controls in all bedrooms. You can take the stairs or the elevator to the upper floor. For even larger groups, it’s possible to have extra beds. Arrival is along a private drive and thru gates, and there is a parking area for half a dozen cars.
The property sits in a perfect position for exploring all of Tuscany, with Arezzo and Cortona just a short distance away, and other famed historical and artistic towns easily reached by car, such as Florence, Siena, Perugia, Montepulciano and Assisi.
This private farming estate covers 60 acres producing its own wine and olive oil. The Villa is surrounded by a lovely garden featuring a large swimming pool with sun loungers and umbrellas, covered tables and chairs, and boasting unforgettable views over the fields of corn, sunflowers, grape vines and olive trees. There is conveniently also a barbecue to liven up your outdoor dining! The outside pool is open until end of September 2016.
Inside Villa de Michelangioli you will be met by elegant furnishings, rich fabrics, and attention to detail; comfortable seating for everyone in your group around the dining table, the sofa seating group by the living room fireside and in the panoramic glassed-in veranda. The center of the the ground floor is the living room that joins the magnificent dining room thru a wide archway. Meals are prepared at the fully-equipped professional kitchen, with a separate laundry, and also on this floor is a smaller lounge with a television. The villa has an indoor swimming pool in addition to the outdoor one, this has a counter-current facility, with a whirlpool and an accompanying sauna. In the cooler seasons or when the weather is not good, it’s a fantastic opportunity to take a swim indoors where the pool water can be heated, to have a whirpool bath and enjoy the sauna. Relaxing massages are also possible on request.
1 bedroom is on the ground floor, 7 bedrooms are upstairs, plus 1 in the attic. All 9 bedrooms are fitted with satellite television, safe, air-conditioning/heating, and a small fridge. 2 of these are suites with their own living rooms, fireplaces and hydro-massage Jacuzzi tubs. Another suite, 4 doubles, 1 attic double room and the double room on the ground floor, all have private bathrooms. Beds have high quality mattresses and sumptuous bed linen, with luxurious towels and hair dryers in the spacious bathrooms.
Originally built in the 18th century as a “Leopoldine” farmhouse. The style was meant to imitate the country-houses of the Florentine nobility. On the ground floor were the storing facilities and stables, and on the first floor the people lived. It took almost two years to restore and rebuild this large farmhouse into the attractive residence you find today, with loving attention given to every detail.
Included in your rental are:
- electricity, hot water, cooking gas
- bed linen, pool and bath towels, cot for a baby
- Welcome basket of food and cleaning items
- final cleaning
- Wi-Fi and satellite TV
Extras available and paid locally are:
- up to 6 extra beds available to accommodate more children
- air conditioning and heating paid on usage
- heated indoor pool and sauna, €350 per week
- telephone and fax, breakfast, dinner and initial grocery shopping
- additional maid service and linen and towel change
- massage, bicycle and Vespa rental and airport transfers
- golf and tennis, horseback riding, hot-air balloon ride
- cooking classes and vine tours can be arranged on request
- shopping at the high fashion outlets, and art and archeology tours
Finally, a warm and friendly welcome from the staff who provide individual attention to ensure that every guest has a wonderful vacation!