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  • bramasole
    Tuscany, cortona
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Tuscany, cortona
Inland villa
from 14,000.00 € / week

Twins 1  Doubles 9  Bathrooms 10  Guest bathrooms 2

wedding villafamily friendlypets allowed

Bramasole is one of the most sought-after large luxury villas for rent in Tuscany with a story to tell. For those of us wanting to experience the setting of Frances Mayes’ book and the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun”, this is the first time they can have the same experience. As in the novel, this exclusive traditional house was a large brick house, two kilometres from Cortona, completely restored and now available for weekly rentals.
The American owners, as well as Frances, fell in love with the region of sunflowers, they have literally been conquered by the Tuscan countryside, rich in vineyards and olive groves, which made them decide to buy an old abandoned house in Cortona. The villa was in very bad condition, but, thanks to the work of local artisans and their craftsman skills handed down from generations, the villa has been restored using antique tiles, wooden beams and terracotta floors.
The driveway to the villa portends a well-kept garden, which offers a wonderful concentration of roses, lavender and plants of various kinds. The garden is completely fenced in and is situated on two different levels. Next to the villa, there is a pergola furnished for eating out.
Further on, there is a vegetable garden for the use of the guests at the villa. The swimming pool and outdoor Jacuzzi cheer up the warm summers. A cistern of the 17th century, giving an original effect and historical value, is now an ornamental structure in the garden, while in ancient times it was built as a reservoir to collect the rainwater.
The original magic and charm were maintained at Bramasole, despite the transformation. A mix of antique and contemporary furniture of an interior designer has been cleverly used to maintain the villa's original character.
A rustic farmhouse and a limonaia building, adjacent to the villa, complete the rental property. Accommodating 20 guests, Bramasole is ideal for families, large groups of friends or for the celebration of special events such as weddings. It is the perfect opportunity for guests to step into a movie set and live out their Tuscan dreams.

main villa sleeps 10
550 m2
ground floor
entrance hall, sitting room, dining room with table for 20 and fireplace, large kitchen directly connected to the dining room.
bedroom 1 double bed with en suite bathroom with double basin, bath tub and shower.
first floor
bedroom 2 double bed with en suite bathroom with shower.
bedroom 3 double bed with fireplace, en suite bathroom with shower and bath tub.
bedroom 4 double bed en suite bathroom with shower.
bedroom 5 double bed with en suite bathroom with shower and bath tub.
lower round floor
laundry room, sitting room, guest bathroom, private chapel.

guest house sleeps 8
370 m2
ground floor
open plan room with large kitchen, sitting room and dining room.
bedroom 6 double bed with en suite bathroom with shower, TV room, guest bathroom, billiard room (American full assize table).
first floor
bedroom 7 double bed with en suite bathroom with shower.
bedroom 8 twin beds (convertible into a double) with en suite bathroom with shower and double basin.
bedroom 9 master bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower and bath tub.

limonaia sleeps 2
bedroom 10 double bed, 1 bathroom. The Limonaia also has 1 double sofa bed suitable for children.

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what we love about bramasole

  • private country setting yet close to town for basic supplies and restaurants
  • convenient location for both touring Umbria and Tuscany
  • air conditioned
  • good technology
  • kitchen facilities


  • supermarkets shops, bars, chemistry, shops, restaurants in Cortona (5 min. drive)


  • air conditioning-AC air conditioning-AC
  • floor heating system floor heating system
  • wi fi internet connection wi fi internet connection
  • i/Pod docking station i/Pod docking station
  • satellite TV satellite TV
  • Sky TV Sky TV
  • stereo system stereo system
  • sound system sound system
  • telephone telephone
  • cd player cd player
  • music collection music collection
  • dvd player dvd player
  • movie collection movie collection
  • security system security system
  • alarm system alarm system
  • fireplace fireplace
  • chapel onsite chapel onsite
  • library library
  • indoor Jacuzzi-hot tub indoor Jacuzzi-hot tub
  • fully equipped kitchen fully equipped kitchen
  • ice maker ice maker
  • microwave microwave
  • blender blender
  • dishwasher dishwasher
  • wine cellar wine cellar
  • washing machine washing machine
  • dryer dryer
  • iron w/ironing board iron w/ironing board
  • billiard table billiard table
  • toys toys
  • board games board games
  • highchair highchair

  • swimming pool swimming pool
  • gazebo gazebo
  • private patio private patio
  • alfresco dining alfresco dining
  • outdoor furniture outdoor furniture
  • lounge area lounge area
  • barbecue-BBQ barbecue-BBQ
  • pizza oven pizza oven
  • outdoor Jacuzzi-hot tub outdoor Jacuzzi-hot tub
  • bocce court bocce court
  • tennis table tennis table
  • parking area parking area
  • electric gate electric gate
  • vegetable garden vegetable garden
  • aromatic garden aromatic garden

facilities notes

  • salt water swimming pool (5x10m) with shallow end and diving board
  • heated outdoor Jacuzzi seats 8
  • fully air conditioned
  • stone-built BBQ

Weekly rates

  • From - To EUR USD * GBP **
    Oct 10, 2020 - Dec 19, 2020 14,000.00 16,650.00 12,500.00
    Dec 19, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021 24,000.00 28,550.00 21,400.00
    Jan 2, 2021 - May 1, 2021 14,000.00 16,650.00 12,500.00
    May 1, 2021 - May 29, 2021 19,000.00 22,600.00 16,950.00
    May 29, 2021 - Sept 11, 2021 24,000.00 28,550.00 21,400.00
    Sept 11, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021 19,000.00 22,600.00 16,950.00
    Oct 9, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021 14,000.00 16,650.00 12,500.00
    Dec 18, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022 24,000.00 28,550.00 21,400.00
    Security deposit

    * For an indication of the weekly price in US Dollars please have a look to this reference rate: 1 EUR = 1.1882 USD
    ** For an indication of the weekly price in GBP please have a look to this reference rate: 1 EUR = 0.8898 GBP

    Concierge service, daily maid service (approx. 3 hours), change of towels and linen on Saturday and midweek, final cleaning, heating, air conditioning, telephone (local calls only).

    not included
    cooking service: menu (food included) starting from EUR 40 per person, extra maid service EUR 20 per hour, laundry service EUR 20 per hour, babysitter service EUR 20 per hour, telephone.


main distances
Cortona 2,7km/ 1,7miles (5 min. driving), Umbertide 37km/23miles (40 min. drive), Arezzo 33,7km/20,9miles (46 min. drive), Siena 75km/46,6miles (1 hour drive), Florence 118km/73,3miles (1 hour 30 min. drive).

airports and trains

airports: Perugia 57km/35miles, Florence 134km/83miles, Rome 243km/150miles.
trains: Cortona/Terontola 6km/4miles.

The location indicated on the map is purely indicative.

Guest reviews

Date: October 2016
Name: James Llyod
Country: China

"Bramasole was so amazing! It was exactly like the pictures and so much more. We were a party of 10 on holiday in Tuscany celebrating a friends birthday. The grounds and view from every window are gorgeous. The entire serving and cleaning staff, Sophie, everyone did a fantastic job for us. Everyone was so welcoming, helpful and fun! Highly recommend having a pizza night at the house. We spent lots of time in Cortona and the guys went on long walks around the countryside every morning. It was a spectacular vacation!"

Date: August 2016
Name: Joy Wood
Country: USA

"Our group of 22 people recently stayed at Bramasole and we had the most wonderful trip. There were 12 adults and 10 children ranging in age from 8 to 18 - each and everyone of us loved this property. The grounds are beautiful and kept immaculately clean and landscaped - the roses were also in full bloom which just added to the beauty of it all. Both houses and Limonia accommodated us perfectly. The bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and living areas are lovely and there is so much space that we never felt on top of each other. We availed of the chef his team for 3 private meals and they were the best ones of our 10 day trip. There was something for everyone here - a garden full of vegetables that we used daily, the pool that was so nice to come home to after being in the hot sun on touring days, the pool table, bocce court and ping pong table were used for many a competition and the big and well equipped kitchens with long dining tables great for a big morning breakfast."