Villa Sunrise is located in the enchanting Cortona countryside. The city is a typical historical Italian town located on a hilltop, where one can enjoy in the splendid panoramic views of Lake Trasimeno and the surrounding valley.
Cortona is ideal for those passionate about history and culture and an authentic location for someone to immerse themselves in Italian life just as Frances Mayes represents in both her bestseller and famous film Under The Tuscan Sun. Tourists today still flock to Villa Bramasole to take a peak at the villa which inspired the American author to write her book. The University of Georgia also houses their study abroad campus in Cortona due to the city’s strong appeal towards foreigners. Cortona has an interesting history as the city dates back to Etruscan and Roman civilizations. Visitors can spend the day in the Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca, the National Archaeological Park of Cortona, visit the Duomo and other various churches to learn about Cortona’s significant status throughout the Middle Ages. There are also small artisanal shops where one can purchase hand made products and local gastronomical items.
Arezzo is another medieval town famous for housing paintings from Vasari and Petrarca. Arezzo is also the home of the famous medieval jousting festival La Giostra del Saracino.
Description in Detail
Villa Sunrise is an enchanting estate located near Cortona, surrounded by views of the city and the surrounding countryside. The terrain measures approximately 0,8 hectares and consists of lush gardens, a small olive grove with 15 trees, an outdoor dining area with barbecue, a park for children and a beautiful swimming pool with Jacuzzi. The estate dates back to the 19th century and consists of 5 buildings; the oldest of which dates back to the 19th century. The buildings were recently restored in 2007 and the current owners have successfully maintained the original Tuscan characteristics.
The main villa measures approximately 525mq and develops on two floors.
The ground floor consists of a double living room with fireplace, a dining room, a spacious kitchen, three sitting areas, a guest bathroom, an outdoor portico along with 3 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms.
The first floor accommodates a living room with fireplace, a sitting area, an outdoor loggia and 3 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. One of the bedrooms also has a loft area.
The guesthouse measures approximately 70mq and is currently used as the caretaker’s residence. The small home develops on one floor and accommodates a kitchen and dining area, a studio room, one bedroom and one bathroom.
The spa has recently been designed and measures approximately 90mq. The spa includes massage rooms, a Jacuzzi room, a sauna, a Turkish bath, a guest bathroom and various relaxation rooms.
The estate also offers a laundry house (6mq) and a storage house (10mq).