3 Bedroom (Sleeps 5) Villa in Cortona

San Silvestro, a charming 3 bedroom Villa in Cortona with private pool set in vineyard,

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Private Pool, Garden.
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Owner/Property Manager: Molly McKean
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Property Type: Villa
Location: Cortona
Sleeps: 5
Bedrooms: 3 Bedroom
Bathrooms: 2
Minimum nights stay: 3
Low season price per week: £895
High season price per week: £1795
Average price per week:£1095
🌈 NHS Discount: upto 5%
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700 years ago, San Silvestro was a little church – now it’s a charming villa in Tuscany, and excellent value too!

Cortona is one of Tuscany’s most sought-after locations. Famously featured in the popular movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" this cosmopolitan little town boasts a generous handful of excellent eateries and some very stylish shops line the atmospheric, medieval streets within the ancient city walls. The wide views across the valley towards Lake Trasimeno are fabulous. And nestling below the ancient town, just 2 miles away, is historic San Silvestro.

With a view of nearby Cortona, San Silvestro was originally a country church in the 1300s and a fresco of the saint is still there by the front door.

It’s a simple country house that can’t fail to win your heart. It is private and entirely peaceful. The warmly welcoming owners live in their fine villa about 50 yards away. Carla speaks reasonable English and her husband, the endlessly kind and considerate Paolo, will make himself understood no matter the gaps in your Italian or his English! They’ll happily offer local advice whenever needed, but they’ll never get in your way.

This is a two story house. On the lower floor is the sitting room, with its two comfy couches, which leads to the dining room. The kitchen has been completely refitted and includes a dishwasher. There's also a small bathroom with shower on this floor.

Upstairs are the bedrooms: a large double with superb country furniture, a bedroom with two singles that s also large and small single room. The bathroom on this floor has a bath tub.

Upper floor:
- 1 double bedroom,
- 1 bedroom with single beds,
- 1 small single bedroom,
- bathroom with shower

Lower floor:
- sitting room with working fireplace,
- dining room,
- kitchen with dishwasher,
- bathroom with shower

Broadband (wireless), washing machine, pool towels, barbecue, table football.

The swimming pool is situated about 50 metres from the house.

This is a delightful country home for those in search of Tuscany at its most authentic. The great fig tree and the huge bay tree near the kitchen door have already shaded many a satisfied visitor. Live the genuine “simple life” at San Silvestro - a holiday experience to treasure.

For shopping you have the village of Camucia, just a mile away, with a couple of supermarkets, banks, several bars and eateries, and some interesting shops to explore - and the cantina sells local wines at ridiculously cheap prices! Pick up a pizza from the excellent take-away and head back home to watch the sun go down over Cortona. Shopping at Cortona is a more sophisticated experience but of course it s more touristy. However you can buy some gorgeous clothes there and the local pottery is highly temptatious, while the famous Etruscan museum gives an interesting glimpse of life over 2,000 years ago. So you have two interesting and very different local towns to choose from, and both within a 10 minute drive of San Silvestro.

The owners offer their own cold pressed olive oil for sale.

Getting around

Cortona is only 3KM from the house and easily accessed by bus or taxi or car. It takes approximately 5-10 minutes to get to Cortona centre by car, there are car parks on the outskirts. There is a bus that you can take a few minutes walk away from the house and it takes about 15 minutes to get into the centre. Alternatively, to walk it takes 40 minutes. There's a train station in Camucia which takes 5 minutes to drive to, 15 mins by bus or a 25 minute (easy) walk.

6 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Relaxing holiday

By Mariagrazia on 26-Sep-2023

We had a great time, welcomed by Carla and Paolo, in the typical and very clean house you can enjoy wonderful tranquility. The location is optimal for visiting the villages of Tuscany and Umbria.

Highly Recommended!

By Ken Brown on 30-Apr-2019

A fascinating old house in a fabulous area. Owner Paolo is a great character. Walk into Cortona, enjoy the Tuscan Sun! Highly recommended!

Under the Tuscan Sun

By William Gordon on 07-Sep-2019

The house was interesting and historic, while spacious and comfortable. There was more than enough room and the location is perfect to explore Tuscany and Umbria. The check-in process was easy, and our hosts Paolo and Carla were most gracious in their welcome. During the stay, they even had us to dinner at their home. This turned into an even of multi-course Italian delights and interesting conversation. Overall, I'd rate the house and experience very highly. Cortona is a beautiful little city, made famous in the movie, with great shops, markets and restaurants, and it was easy to get around to other Tuscan and Umbrian delights such as Arrezzo, Todi and Perugia.


1/4 - 17/5 Springtime 1095
18/5 - 14/6 early summer 1395
15/6 -28/6 midsummer 1495
29/6 - 29/8 High Summer 1795
30/8 - 13/9 1495 ( 5% discount for NHS )
14/9 - 30/9 1395
30/9 - 31/10 late summer 1095 ( 5% discount for NHS )
Heating measured and paid directly to owner
cleaning fee dur to owner €100



Children Welcome


Pantry Items
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Living Room
Ironing Board
Private Pool


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