Europe / Italy / Tuscany

Villa Ivana is a 17th century frescoed Italian Villa located at the foot of the Etruscan town of Cortona, not far from “Villa Bramasole” where the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun” was filmed.

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Min. Nights Upon Request


Villa Ivana is a historic residence dating back to 1600. It has become, thanks to recent restoration, a prestigious Italian villa in which modern accessories blend with original recycled materials and local architectural features conferring warmth and typical Tuscan atmosphere to the rooms. Antique furniture, precious tapestries, elegant windows and doors, original chandeliers and accessories, painted ceilings and splendid terracotta-tiled floors dress the more than 1,000 square meters of the villa.

The ground floor is dominated by an imposing living room with decorated vaulted ceilings and frescoed walls, with an antique billiards table. On the upper floors are the intimate, panoramic bedrooms (eight double and one twin) characterized by romantic four-poster beds and served by splendid cozy bathrooms in inlaid marble.

Thanks to its large indoor and outdoor spaces, Villa Ivana is a perfect location for your Tuscan vacation as well as for the organization of cultural events, reunion of groups and families and for destination weddings (being equipped with a private chapel) and other ceremonies, to spend in a prestigious and enchanting setting.

The completely fenced-in park that surrounds Villa Ivana covers a flat area of about 5,000 square meters, most of which is planted with grass with a large variety of centuries-old plants and trees, pots of lemon trees around the villa and a lush row of oleander bushes that border the paved drive leading to the main entrance. The large gazebo surmounted by stone columns, located a few steps from the big swimming pool and from the many entrances to the villa, is furnished with marble tables and chairs for relaxing and dining al fresco, with the complicity of the silent garden embellished by the gentle setting of the Tuscan hills. At the entrance to the property, just after the main gate and the tree-lined access drive, is a large parking area.

The very elegant rooms on the ground floor, which cover more than 400 square meters in area, are further embellished with light fitments so as to highlight the Villa’s typical arches and vaulted ceilings with their exposed beams. In addition, the elegant antique terracotta paving enhances the warmth and the evocative and emotive atmosphere of the Villa.

By means of an internal staircase in muted sandstone and behind stylish doors, one can gain access to the frescoed rooms of the first floor. The great windows give a wonderful view of the garden and of the hilltop of Cortona! In times of yore and more recently, the rooms of the first floor were used for important gala suppers of both princes and presidents including Italy’s seventh president, Sandro Pertini.


9 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms

Sleeps 18 Guests

  • Wi-Fi
  • Dining Area
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Pool Table
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Parking
  • Fireplace


Bedroom Details

Bedrooms 1-8: Double bedrooms
Bedroom 9: Twin bedroom

Pool Details

Private, fenced in swimming pool
Indoor Jacuzzi

Staff and Services

Weekly linen
Initial and final cleaning
Park and pool maintenance
Daily cleaning (beginning in 2023)

Staff and Services (at additional cost)

Extra cleaning in case of animals
Extra cleaning
Extra linen change
Events - extra charge required depending on the number of guests attending the event
Private chef (breakfast, lunch and/or dinner)
Cooking classes
Wine tours
Guided tours
Vespa tours
Horse rides

Location Details

Completing the program for an unforgettable holiday in Tuscany are the many places of artistic interest within easy reach: art cities like Siena, Arezzo and Perugia and picturesque little towns (Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Castiglione del Lago, Radda and Gaiole in the Chianti area) as well as enchanting health spas

Villa Notes

Electricity, air conditioning, water, and gas for cooking are included in the rates
Important note regarding Chef/ Cook Services: All Chef/Cook services need to be arranged by your Concierge. Only Villa approved Chef/Cooks can be used. This also pertains to In-Villa cooking lessons.
Due to limited transportation in outlying and rural areas, a rental car is essential for stays at countryside villas in Italy. We are more than happy to arrange a car for you during your stay, please just let us know at time of booking.
Please note that Italy villas rent from Saturday to Saturday. Exceptions may be possible on a case by case basis and upon request.
The Italian government has implemented a Visitor’s Tax of €1.50 - €5.00 per person, per day and applies to all overnight stays for the first seven days in the destination. This tax is payable to the local property manager.
Most villas in Italy require the cost of extra services be paid upon arrival in cash. Please check with your Villa Specialist or Concierge for details.

Rates and Availability

Travel Dates Bedrooms Min. Night Stay Nightly Rates
January 02, 2023 - April 29, 2023
9 7 $ 1,398 *
April 29, 2023 - May 27, 2023
9 7 $ 1,560 *
May 27, 2023 - June 24, 2023
9 7 $ 1,694 *
June 24, 2023 - September 02, 2023
9 7 $ 1,991 *
September 02, 2023 - October 07, 2023
9 7 $ 1,694 *
October 07, 2023 - December 23, 2023
9 7 $ 1,398 *
December 23, 2023 - January 02, 2024
Christmas/ New Year's
9 7 $ 1,991 *
USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Holiday dates may not be listed in rate chart. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate, holiday dates, and currency with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.

Tax Service Charge Details*
Tourism tax: €2 per person per day for the first 4 days. Please note that children under 12 years old are exempt. Extra cleaning in case of animals (€30 per week, per animal)
Security Deposit Details

€2,000 to be paid on site by cash or credit card and refundable at departure

Accidental Damage Waiver
A $99 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Minimum Stay Details

Minimum night stay may vary by villa.  Contact a villa specialist to confirm.

Exclusive Offers

Take your vacation to the next level, with 2 free airline tickets.* For a limited time, every reservation over $50,000 will receive an airline reimbursement worth up to $1,000 - any airline, any destination. Imagine flying in style to your handpicked villa located in one of the most beautiful destinations around the world, knowing that you've saved on the cost of your flights. This is your chance to experience the ultimate in luxury travel and indulge in the vacation of a lifetime.

*Free air promotion is valid new bookings only and cannot be applied to existing bookings. Valuation based on two round trip tickets using the bureau of Transportations U.S. average flight price for 2022. Receive up to a $1,000 reimbursement for flights upon presentation of a flight receipt. Minimum booking value of $50,000 applies. The booking value applies to the villa cost only and does not include any additional services or fees. This offer is valid for bookings made 2/20/2023 through 3/26/2023 for travel now through 2/31/2024. Bookings made outside of this period will not be eligible. The $1,000 air credit offer is non-transferable, has no cash value, and cannot be redeemed for any other service. The airline credit will be applied to your booking once your villa rental has been paid in full. The airline credit will be redeemed by providing a receipt of your booked flight and a check will be sent to you within 15 business days of providing flight documentation. All offers are subject to availability. We reserve the right to modify or cancel this promotion at any time without notice.


Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.