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Il Ponticello

Entire house hosted by Paola
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bathroom
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Il Ponticello is a wonderfully restored cottage located just outside the walls of Cortona's historic center, in a small "village" called Torreone. Immersed in the green hillside, it is a beautiful 15 minute walk into town, through the magical upper part of Cortona's hill, rarely seen by many visitors. The house has been continually updated and very well kept, making it extremely comfortable, and peaceful with its breath-taking views out over the mountainside, the valley, and Lake Trasimeno.

The space
The house takes its name from the bridge which gives access to the house; "Il Ponticello" means, in fact, little bridge.

Il Ponticello has a private entrance, with just a couple of steps from the also private parking area to the front door of the house. The house is all on one floor, with the exception of the two steps from the living area to the bathroom/bedroom area.

The house consists of an entrance hall with kitchen, dining area, sitting area with fireplace, a small hallway, bathroom, and a spacious master bedroom. Just off of the dining area, guests can access a completely private small balcony with enough room for a table and two chairs; the view out over the mountainside and valley is stunning, perfect for a peaceful breakfast or romantic aperitivo. Below, a few steps down from the house's entrance, guests can enjoy exclusive access to the patio with 6 person table and chairs and umbrella for outdoor dining.

It has been recently restored and refurnished (June 2010) to include all modern utilities and high finishes such as the chestnut fixtures, heater, fireplace, washing machine, TV and DVD player, wi-fi.

All windows are equipped with mosquito screens. Being at a slightly high altitude, the days are warm, but the nights are cool and breezy, making this location a perfect summer get-away immersed in nature.
Il Ponticello is a wonderfully restored cottage located just outside the walls of Cortona's historic center, in a small "village" called Torreone. Immersed in the green hillside, it is a beautiful 15 minute walk into town, through the magical upper part of Cortona's hill, rarely seen by many visitors. The house has been continually updated and very well kept, making it extremely comfortable, and peaceful with its bre… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Kitchen
Dedicated workspace
Indoor fireplace
Hangers
Iron
Essentials
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Location

Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

The small fraction of Cortona called "Torreone" where Il Ponticello is located, sits high up on the back side of Cortona's hill. It is an unspoiled area where plant and animal life are rich. The feeling in this area is very peaceful, quiet, and private, without being isolated. It is a wonderful area for walking and hiking through the mountains and hills, as well as a very convenient "home base" as one explores not only Cortona, but the many important towns and cities within a 2 or 3 hours driving radius. Cortona's beautiful swimming pool, is located in the hills just a 15 minute walk from the house, along the cypress lined road where the Villa Bramasole, the original villa written about in Frances Mayes' famous "Under the Tuscan Sun" novel, is located.
The small fraction of Cortona called "Torreone" where Il Ponticello is located, sits high up on the back side of Cortona's hill. It is an unspoiled area where plant and animal life are rich. The feeling in this…

Hosted by Paola

Joined in April 2013
  • 2 Reviews
Rome, Italy
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House rules
Check-in: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Check out: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
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