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330 m2
Internet Access
Air Conditioning
Perugia 68km, Florence 140km, Rome 190km

touring towns, cultural sightseeing, visiting wine producers, spa treatments, hiking, biking, golf, watersports

Cetona, Città della Pieve, Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Siena, Florence, Orvieto, Cortona

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OVERVIEW La Tartaruga

Nestled within an olive grove and the rolling fields of Southern Tuscany, this airy villa with a pool offers exceptional country living coupled with the convenience of being walking distance (30 mins of which part is uphill) to the hilltop town of Cetona, considered one of Italy’s prettiest villages.

Comprised of a main building and a guest house, the villa was entirely restored in the 1990s, a project overseen by one of the owner’s architect daughter and with the help of gifted local craftsmen. Filled with wonderful natural light, the interiors feature wooden beamed ceilings and have been tastefully decorated with a mix of antiques and contemporary design items, including works from the owner’s private contemporary art collection. The villa also boasts an under-floor cooling system.

Entering the villa through arched French doors is an inviting entrance, the center of the vast open plan living area. On one side is the living area, with seating in tones of beige and orange, a working fireplace and direct access onto the terrace. One the other side is the refined dining room, with a large wooden table, stylish leather seats and further doors leading outside. Beyond this is the kitchen, well equipped with modern appliances and a central island with a six-burner gas stove. On the ground floor you will also find a TV room and a guest bathroom.

Upstairs is a landing with armchairs and three spacious double bedrooms. Each has its own chic decor, enticing views over the landscape and en-suite bathroom, two of which have bathtubs. The fourth en-suite double bedroom is found in the guest house. Two additional guests can be hosted on folding beds which can be set up in the main villa.

Located next to the pool, the guest house is also home to an additional bathroom and a charming open portico with a bench sofa and chairs, the perfect place to relax in the shade after a swim. Guests can also soak up the sun on the sunbeds surrounding the pool. If you haven’t taken a stroll into Cetona for aperitivo or dinner, you can enjoy these, in addition to sweeping views of the countryside and the rooftops of the village, from the alluring al fresco dining terrace, covered by an iron pergola with climbing roses.

Amenities and services

Villa is equiped with:

  • Pool: 13m x 4,50m x 1,50m
  • Private Pool
  • Internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Dishwasher
  • Washingmachine

Rent includes:

  • Maid Service
  • Bed & bath linens
  • Midweek change of towels
  • Final cleaning
  • Pool towels
  • Floor cooling system, heating

Service on request:

  • First shopping
  • Arrival dinner
  • Maid service
  • Cook

Floorplan of the villa

Ground Floor
Ground Floor

Living room
Dining room
Fully equipped kitchen
TV room/Study
Guest bathroom

First Floor
First Floor

Landing with seating
3 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (2 tubs, 1 shower)


Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower)
Additional bathroom
Portico with seating
Laundry facilities

Garden :

Designed by an architect, the garden features well maintained lawns, flower beds, a pergola with climbing roses, a dining table and a pool. There are sunbeds around the pool.


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