Europe / Italy / Tuscany
Nestled on a hill just 3 minutes outside the ancient town walls of Cortona lies Villa Laura.
Villa Laura is a beautifully restored 17th century estate just outside the walls of Cortona, Tuscany. The property dates back to 600 AD and built on over the centuries. There are three buildings, the Villa, Farmhouse and Limonaia. It is the perfect place for a family holiday, private party, romantic wedding or corporate event.
In 2003, known as Bramasole, it was the set for the famous film "Under the Tuscan Sun". It was bought in 2006, lovingly restored and is now one of the most beautiful villas to rent in Cortona. Just like Diane Lane, you won't want to go home!
We’re not a hotel, but we do provide the best bits! You’ll find fluffy bathrobes, slippers and the finest Egyptian cotton linens, together with fabulous Italian products for each bathroom. There is a housekeeper every morning to tidy, make beds and ensure you have all you need for the perfect, relaxing stay.
A welcome hamper greets you on arrival with local specialties and a few treats to settle you in. You’ll find ipod docking stations, a games room with full size pool table and selection of board games, large open fires, cozy sofas and beautiful terraces. A large hammock lies under the fruit trees, perfect for an afternoon siesta! Our organic vegetable garden is available for guest use throughout the year as are our home made products, jams, passata, sauces, and oils. The wine cellar is stocked and Jacuzzi up to temperature, all you have to do is relax and enjoy!
There are three main buildings on the estate, sleeping a total of 20 people (plus infants sharing rooms) in 10 en-suite bedrooms. The Villa, The Farmhouse and the Limonaia. Originally the Farmhouse was used as housing for the animals and farm workers, the Limonaia was built to keep the citrus plants over winter and the Villa was for the family. Today, all three buildings have been restored into luxury accommodation. Every room has a beautiful view over the gardens up to Cortona or over the olive groves and across the valley. All are fitted with air conditioning, hair dryers, a selection of luxurious natural Italian products, bathrobes, slippers and sheets of the highest quality Egyptian cotton.
The Villa is suited to accommodate ten guests in five bedrooms. There are four rooms on the first floor which are the largest, each one approximately 25 square meters, three with bath and shower and one with just a shower. There is a further bedroom on the ground floor which is slightly smaller at 15 square meters with a bath and a shower. These rooms all have beautiful views, either out over the garden up to Cortona or over the valley. Each room is individually designed featuring antique furniture, hand woven Busatti fabrics, beautiful travertine stone for the bathrooms and the highest quality bed linen. All rooms in the Villa have king size beds.
The Farmhouse is suited to accommodate eight guests in four bedrooms. Three of the rooms are approximately 15 square meters and one slightly larger at approximately 25 square meters. There is one room that can be made into a twin, two with queen size beds and one with a king size. All have their own en-suite bathrooms, two with a bath and a shower and two with just a shower. These rooms all have beautiful views over the garden. As in the Villa, each room is individually designed featuring antique furniture, hand woven Busatti fabrics, beautiful travertine stone for the bathrooms and the highest quality bed linen.
The Limonaia is a double suite with an en-site shower room, living area with double sofa bed and a private terrace with beautiful views out over the valley. This room as been carefully designed using colours from the original 17th Century fresco which covers the dome ceiling of the living room. Soft pinks, turquoise, and creams make this a very relaxing special place to stay. With it's own private terrace you have complete privacy from the rest of the garden.
10 Bedrooms, 10.5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 20 Guests
Bathroom DetailsAll bathrooms have hairdryers
Staff and ServicesDaily housekeeping
Mid-week linen change
Staff and Services (at additional cost)Airport transfers
Laundry and dry cleaning
Local art and history tours
Pilates, yoga and aqua aerobics at the villa
Private drivers and car hire
Wine tasting at the villa or local wineries
Location DetailsPerugia airport - 40 minute drive
Florence airport - just over an hour
Arezzo - 25 minute drive
Assisi - 45 minute drive
Montepulciano - 20 minute drive
Perugia - 30 minute drive
Rome - 2 hour drive
Siena - 45 minute drive
Villa NotesPlease note: The drive is narrow and the exit onto the road too sharp to make a turn. The max size is a 19 seater bus
Wi-Fi throughout the property (European voltage and an adapter is required)
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
One week during high season, shorter stays may be accepted in other periods upon request. Minimum night stay may vary by villa. Please contact a villa specialist to confirm.
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Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.