Villa Casale Girifalco, 16th century, is a charming country house, located on an extensive ground (nearly 5 hectares) with a stunning view of the Valdichiana valley. Perched on the terraced slopes of olive groves, it guarantees you complete privacy and tranquility, while at the same time being at walking distance from the medieval heart of Cortona and its Etruscan walls. Its strategic position makes it a unique holiday home for those who don't want to use the car every day and also for those who want to enjoy the beauty of Tuscan landscape. Once can easily reach all major cities by car or by train such as Montepulciano (30 km), Siena (70 km), Montalcino (50 km), Assisi (70 km), Arezzo (25 km), Florence (100 km) from Camucia train station (5 km), Terontola train station (10 km). Casale Girifalco is the ideal location for relaxing and stress-free-holidays. On the property there are footpaths for trekking or one can just relax by the panoramic swimming pool (4X8) surrounded by flowers, from where it's possible to enjoy unforgettable sunsets. The Villa has large French doors (all with insect screen) which open onto the front garden unfolding with terracing and lawns. Restoration work was completed summer 2008 and all furnishing were personally and carefully picked by the owner among them valuable genuine family antique pieces. The mansion served up to the 18th century as a post house known as the " Locanda del Girifalco " where the wayfarers could spend a night under cover. The mansion (a beautiful antique stone country house ) has retained notable 16th century trimmings.
The Villa ( 250mq ) develops on two floors;the ground floor accommodates the living area with entrance, reading corner, large hall with living room and dining area, a large open fireplace, fully equipped live-in kitchen and a guest toilet. A few steps to access a twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower cabin. On the upper floor find a small study room, a large living room with an old stone fireplace, and three double bedrooms: one has an en-suite bathroom with shower cabin and two bedrooms share one bathroom with shower and tub. Furthermore, on the ground floor, not connected internally with the rest of the villa, is a cozy living room, with direct access to the front garden through a large French door, well equipped kitchen with dishwasher and two double bedrooms, each with private bathroom, one with shower cabin, and one with shower and tub. All beds may be double or twin. All rooms on the ground floor have direct access to the front garden through large French doors. Equipped garden with table for 12 people ideal for al fresco dining. 2 panoramic terraces with chairs for aperitif watching the breathtaking sunset. !
Casale Girifalco offers the following facilities :
Wi-fi high speed Internet access. TV Sat. DVD Dinners (with cook) and Tuscan cooking classes are organized on request Wood-burning oven and firewood on request Trekking path available within the property. Barbecue Babysitting available on request We will be glad to provide guests with useful information on wine and city tours, ferry tours on Lake Trasimeno, etc. Our farm produces excellent extra-virgin olive-oil and, in the winter, olive-oil tastings may be arranged on guests' requests. Swimming pool 4x8 equipped with a salt electrolysis water-treatment-system and sun shower.