4 Bedroom (Sleeps 8) Villa in Cortona

Dardano is a historic villa with private pool in Cortona, Tuscany

At a glance: Child Friendly, Pet Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Garden.
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Owner/Property Manager: Molly McKean
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Property Type: Villa
Location: Cortona
Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4 Bedroom
Bathrooms: 2
Minimum nights stay: 6
Low season price per week: £1250
High season price per week: £2295
Average price per week:£1495
Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


Our family run holiday agency, Friends of Tuscany Ltd, will manage all aspects of your villa booking with tailored information to get the most from your holiday.

Dardano is just 3 km from the centre of the splendid hilltop town of Cortona.

Dardano is a deceptively large house, full of atmosphere. It is a lovely country home full of charm.

Outdoors, it has a vine-covered area for shaded outdoor eating. The garden is a neatly mowed meadow with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, while the large outbuildings house a barbecue, an outdoor kitchen a table football and give welcome covered parking.

1st floor

A flight of steps leads to the front door and into the old farmhouse kitchen and living dining space. The stone floor and old fireplace, with medieval “spy hole”, has authentic Tuscany stamped all over it.

You will be charmed with its comfortable bedrooms, ancient arched windows and huge old beams. Also on this floor are a compact double bedroom, a large bedroom with twin beds and a bathroom with shower.

2nd floor

From the living space you climb the characterful stairs to reach the tower, which covers two floors. The double bedroom at this level has an en-suite bathroom (with shower) and the stairs continue (without a door) to the double bedroom at the top.


The pool was built with safety in mind: it s 3 ft 9 ins deep and completely fenced for total peace of mind.

There is a table football at the house, a nice BBQ area and a lovely covered pergola where you can sit under in the mid day sun.


Cortona is only 3KM from the house and easily accessed by bus or taxi or car. It is also possible to walk there. Locally there is an excellent minimarket that stocks speciality products as well as two excellent restaurants approximately 5 minutes walk away.

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 8 minutes to drive to, 30 mins by bus or a 50 minute (easy) walk.


Casa Dardano is just 3 km from the centre of the splendid hilltop town of Cortona, featured in the popular movie, "Under thre Tuscan Sun" The Tuscans are not noted for their modesty and in the case of Cortona, they haven’t held back in their urge to demonstrate its ancient origins. Annio Viterbese, who wrote a 15th Century version of The Rough Guide, would have us believe that Noah was so taken with “the altitude, the amenities and the air of tranquility,” that one of his offspring, a certain Crano, was detailed to create this delightful little walled citadel. Noah saw that goodly works had been done and bestowed the name Corito (derived from the Latin word for sceptre, the symbol of a king’s power) on his relative, and thus Cortona got its name. Whatever the truth may be, there is no doubt that Cortona is indeed ancient, and within its walls you’ll find eateries, smart shops and a museum housing the famous Etruscan lampadario.

There is a table football at the house, a nice BBQ area and a lovely covered pergola where you can sit under in the mid day sun.

The owner, an excellent cook, will cook a special Tuscan meal for anyone who books 2 or more weeks.

Things to note;
Cleaning fee of €100 due to owner on arrival in cash.
€1.50 per day per adult tourist tax due to owner on arrival (max 5 days chargeable).

Broadband (wireless), washing machine, barbecue, table football, covered parking. €50 pet fee, returnable €250 damages deposit is due to the owner

Pool info: Private pool, 36 ft x 13 ft x 3 ft 9 ins deep

15 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Nice farmhouse

By Richard on 09-Jul-2024

This is a nice old farmhouse in a charming location about 10km from Cortona. It sleeps 6 comfortably. It is well equipped and well maintained. In the summer, the pool is a life-saver. The owners, Paulo and Carla are attentive, proactive and also charming. Paulo personally took me to his garage to get a flat tire fixed. For 13 Euros. What a help that was for me. Cortona is a short drive up the hill; the train station is minutes away and it is a short and easy drive to many other sites and towns: Siena, Todi, Orvieto, Perugia etc. etc. It worked perfectly for a family vacation with our two daughters and their partners.

Excellent stay

By Richard on 02-Oct-2023

We had an excellent stay at Casa Dardano – facilities were good and Paolo and Carla were super, helpful hosts

Peaceful Villa

By Shawn M on 29-Oct-2022

This beautiful villa was perfect for the two couples who stayed there for a week. There is a market and restaurant within walking distance which are both lovely. Cortona is a short drive away as well as many other destinations within an hour. The owners are very nice and accommodating. We did not use the pool since it was October, but it looked well kept as did most of the outside as well as the inside. There are stairs to get in the villa and to get to two of the bedrooms. We experienced great weather so we could be outside. Might be a little cramped if there were more than 4 people and you had to be inside.


27/4 - 17/5 Spring 1350
18/5 - 21/6 Early Summer 1595
11/6 - 30/6 Early Summer 1995
1/7 - 30/8 High Summer 2295
31/8 - 13/9 Late Summer 1995
14/9 - 30/9 1750
1/10 - 22/10 Late Summer 1295
cleaning fee due to owner €100



Children Welcome
Pets Welcome


Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Wood stove
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Living Room
Ironing Board
Table Football


Away from it all
Farm holidays
Tourist attractions