Time for Travel Design Files: Cortona, Italy! Recently we stayed with friends in a 600-year-old renovated farmhouse in Cortona, Italy. It is close to the home of Frances Mayes, author of “Under The Tuscan Sun.”
The house is charmingly rustic with four small bedrooms and four modern bathrooms. And it’s a short drive or a 10-15 minute hike into the beautiful, vibrant hilltop town of Cortona.
It’s best to go in the warmer months to enjoy the pool and gardens of this farmhouse in Cortona. Let me give you a tour!
600 Year Old Stone Farmhouse
Here’s the facade of the house. So typically Tuscan! The driveway is to the left. You will want to rent a smaller car since the roads aren’t that wide. Howard rented a gigantic van…so we piled into our friends’ smaller car for dinner in town.
On the first floor are the dining room and kitchen.
There are two bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs and two on the bottom floor (one is small with twin beds so good for children or young adults).
The Back Garden and Private Pool With Views of The Valley
We spent most of our time here when home. The views are breathtaking.
Why does everything taste better in Europe?
Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
The good-looking pizza team. I have to say, this was a fun endeavor (especially with Tuscan wine involved).
Dorothy buys fresh pizza dough in town at the Pizza e Focacce takeout restaurant. We each made our own version to share and I think mine was the best 🙂
The Beautiful Town Of Cortona
In the house, there is a book of great restaurant recommendations (make dinner reservations).
After a day of exploring the town, it’s nice to come back home to this…
Contact Information To Rent The Rustic Farmhouse
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Their Instagram is here.
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