|Village / Town:||In town|
|Size:||150 Sqm + patio|
|Beds / Baths:||2 + 1 / 2|
|Garden / Pool:||Yes / no|
|City or Zone:||Cortona|
This enchanting, three-story townhouse is located on a quiet, 14th century street in one of the most prestigious areas of upper Cortona, ‘The Poggio’.
From your doorstep begin your day with the singing nuns at the nearby Monastery Santa Chiara and take in the valley view from the Monastery of Santissima Trinità.
Relax on a bench in the shady Poggio park admiring the townhouses that housed the guards who protected the nearby Medici Fortezza Girifalco. Visit the ancient churches of Chiesa San Niccolò and Chiesa San Cristoforo as you wander up the path to the spectacular Basilica Santa Margherita.
Winding down to ‘Centro’ for your morning cappuccino, pass by the 13th century Chiesa San Francesco and on to Piazza Signorelli or Piazza della Repubblica into the heart of beautiful and lively Cortona.
The renovated townhouse has been beautifully restored with respect to her ancient past in the traditional Tuscan style, including chestnut wood beams and handmade terracotta floors. The shady, gazebo-covered terrace invites dining al fresco and includes access to the independent ‘bottega/annex, which for centuries housed various enterprises, including a cobbler’s workshop and a storefront selling milk, possibly to the great Renaissance painter and native Luca Signorelli who resided two doors away in the splendid Villa Signorelli. The bottega presently holds a summer kitchen which could easily be converted to a workshop or studio.
The primary, walled entrance leads through the courtyard and into the glass-doored living room and further on the kitchen with views to the Chiesa San Francesco, the plains of the Val di Chiana, Lake Trasimeno and Mount Amiata. The townhouse is situated on a full street to street lot and includes a second, independent entrance accessible from the street below.
The second level includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms, the second bedroom also has a glass door opening to the sunny courtyard.
Above the first floor living area the bonus attic room or ‘mansarda’ has sweeping views out to the Val di Chiana, Lake Trasimeno and surrounding mountains.
The lowest level includes a third room and spacious garage with access to the interior stairwell.
With its fantastic location, superb restoration and charming terrace and bottega, the townhouse invites you to truly “live the dream” in Tuscany!