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Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 3 | Near Cortona, Tuscany

Independent villa | Private pool |


This delightful old ivy-covered farmhouse sits amid fields of corn and sunflowers, surrounded by a very pretty flowering garden and bordered by vineyards and open fields. Restored with care and decorated with taste, the building's original beamed ceilings and terracotta floors set the tone for comfortable furnishings and airy rooms, many of which enjoy wonderful views of the farmlands with the hilltop village of Cortona in the distance. Across the lawn, a loggia overlooks the large swimming pool and provides a lovely spot for sunny lunches and relaxed evening meals. An ideal property for one or two families, Palareto is set along a quiet country road within easy driving distance of Lake Trasimeno and the area's many hill towns.

Clients reviews

Gardens are lovely and very well maintained. The pool is one of the best I have come across over many years of renting villas. Tuscany Now very prompt and efficient service by email. 5 star holiday.

Maud George
(United Kingdom)

The weather was fantastic. No rain. Great place. Wonderful spot. Great pool. Been a great central location - went to Assisi, Montalcino, Pienza, Cortona, Montepulciano, Lucca and Siena. Had a great visit to Italy. Hope to be back one day.

Cathy Ferster

What a lovely place to spend our honeymoon, long lazy days by the pool, great weather and lots of lovely food and drink.

Nicola Gormal
(United Kingdom)

We four sisters from Canada had a wonderful week in this lovely villa. Arrived from Florence and immediately felt at home by the pool. We ordered dinner Thursday night from Milva and her mother. They arrived full of enthusiasm with loads of food which kept us going the next day as well. This villa is wonderfully located and well equipped. We had a memorable stay and thank you so much. We could live in Italy so we may be back.

Barbara Casey

Our first family holiday in years and a great success thanks to this beautiful villa!......The villa was so well equipped… The sunsets were beautiful and the meal cooked by Milva - WOW - what a huge amount of delicious food. Don't have it on your last night - leftovers galore!! Thanks for a lovely holiday venue.

Russell Brown
(United Kingdom)

Loved the villa and its proximity to all the other towns.

Lincoln Bache

It was a truly wonderful week with opportunities to enjoy both Tuscany and Umbria, as well as simply relaxing in the rural tranquillity provided around Palareto. The house was welcoming and well equipped. In almost every respect it exceeded expectations as did the lovely swimming pool set amongst both garden and fields, there was helpful and discreet assistance from all those who helped to make the place run smoothly. Thank you for an excellent holiday, we loved the area as well as the house and enjoyed the variety in the different places.

David Leggate
(United Kingdom)

What a wonderful holiday we have had here at Palareto!...The house is perfectly positioned to enjoy both Umnbria and Tuscany and we have made excursions to Florence, Siena, Montepulciano, Assisi, Perugia, Cortona and even to Pisa! On some days we have just enjoyed relaxing by the pool doing very little but eat, swim and read. A real treat. The garden is discreetly and carefully tended (the gardener comes most mornings before we are even up!) and the pool man does a very thorough clean of the pool every few days. Milva the housekeeper is a wonderful cook and Luca can arrange for her to deliver a four course meal freshly cooked and ready to eat. We enjoyed this on our last night. She speaks very little English but is very sweet and is obviously proud of her talent. All in all we agree that of all similar villa/pool holidays we have been fortunate to enjoy over the years, this has been among, if not the best.

Giorgina Stephenson
(United Kingdom)

This is our second visit to Palareto. We've had a wonderful week. Thanks to Luca, the caretaker for being extremely helpful, the gardener and pool guy for being friendly and not laughing (too much) at our Italian. The pool was fab for cooling off and the house roomy enough for our big party. Every evening we sat outside and everyday appreciated the beauty of the Italian countryside. The food was simply delicious and my hopes of stuffing myself with good Italian food have been fulfilled. Altogether a very lovely home in a beautiful location, equating to a very relaxing holiday.

Marion Reid

We had an absolutely great holiday here in Palareto. Kids loved the pool (so did the adults). We found nothing is better than Italian ice cream and cheese!

Niko Jarvenpaa

Great week. We loved the pool and garden. We enjoyed local everything: food, restaurants, service.Thanks.

Michal Padych

We just loved the location of the property is very peaceful, quiet and relaxing. Yet close enough to many villages around.

naomi hasak

Beautiful setting - wonderful grounds - spacious, great swimming pool.The caretaker does a superb job and his wife cooked us a fantastic Tuscan meal. R.Broughton 2011

Richard Broughton
(United Kingdom)

The Pool was great, furnishings throughout were very good. For us the location was perfect and not too isolated. Felt more like a home than a holiday villa, very impressed. </br> G.Spicer 2011

Greig Spicer
(United Kingdom)

We spent as much time as possible to soak in the sights, culture, food and end our days relaxing at the villa. It was a joy and delight. Thanks so much. Luca was a great help and a great representative for your villa.

Gail Greagrey

Wonderful villa, had a great time. Carlo brought us peppers, zucchini and eggplant which we enjoyed, and the grapes were ripe and we had them every day except when we came back in the evening on 30th Sept and they had all been picked!...... We had a delicious week here with our friends, wonderful, thank you.

klaus sommer

The house and grounds were magnificent, Luca was extremely helpful, the gardener and his gifts of fruit and vegetables all helped to encompass the dream we have had of our visit to Italy........We have had this Italian holiday booked for 12 months and the one thing we have looked forward to the most was the week we booked at our Italian villa, and WOW! We have not been disappointed. Magical, idyllic, perfect, romantic words cannot really explain this place called Palareto.

Craig Beasley

We had the most amazing holiday with our two daughters and parents. The house and pool are stunning and we have enjoyed such simple things as a family. .....Every few days the gardener delivered fresh fruit and veg. Which was a lovely bonus. Thanks for everything, great memories and excellent standards.

Tim Venables
(United Kingdom)

Our bed very comfortable, lovely clean home. Palareto with its smart leafy coat and beautiful gardens is such a pleasure. The ritual of closing-up before leaving each day and then opening-up when coming ‘home’ animates this place, as do these wonderful log books. Nera doing a feline jig in the driveway is so sweet. Stella very dignified. I can’t resist giving them some treats each day. I will tell everyone back in Australia about Palareto.

Mark Hill

It was beautifully landscaped, the setting was lovely, the kitchen was fully equiped, great location for us

Alice Vernon

Delightful isolated location - very comfortable inside, with excelllent additional facilities (pool, garden room).

Robin Bevan
(United Kingdom)

We just wanted to write to you to pass on our thanks for an amazing villa. It was just as beautiful and perfect as you described, more so in fact.We had a wonderful wedding ceremony in Pienza and the subsequent reception was perfection. Your villa was ideal with it's large garden space and downstairs facilities. No problems occured at all. Even the weather was perfect. Michael was very helpful throughout (even getting the pool lights looked at when we asked about them).We would recommend the property and service you provide to anyone and will be happy to be quoted or used as a reference if you require.

Sarah Milnes
(United Kingdom)

We ALL had a super time staying in your beautiful home in Piana (the best equipped house we have ever stayed in). We went out most days returning in the early afternoon to the garden (which was just perfect for 2 year old Edward, who made a real friend of Nera!) and the pool was great for "cooling off" swims. We feel that everyone benefited greatly from our stay at Palareto - spending quality time with each other in a beautiful villa in the most beautiful country in the world............infact,our family spent a great deal of the holiday trying to persuade John and I to go villa-hunting in Italy!!

John Harding
(United Kingdom)

Just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at your lovely villa Palareto. We had an absolutely wonderful time, especially our young son Ben, who spent all his time in the garden and swimming in the pool. The Villa is an absolute gem and the gardens must give you (as it did us) much joy and satisfaction. I cannot express how much we enjoyed the traditional nature of the house, the loving restoration, and the locality of Piana, Castiglione de Lago and the region surrounding. As an aside i believe you should include pictures of the inside of the house in your advertisements. We were pleasantly suprised by the standard of the interior as we were somewhat 'sceptical' that there were few on the website through which we booked. We will be thoroughly recommending Palareto to all our friends in both the UK and Australia as it is an experience which should be enjoyed by all. Many thanks for making our holiday special.

Mark Baldwin

Beautiful, peaceful location, well maintained garden

Christopher Boardman

The setting was spectacular.

Tim Fuller

The natural setting, in a vinyard, with sheep grazing in the field next to the property, was amazing. The property was beautifully landscaped, with an herb garden to enhance our nightly meal. The gazebo next to the pool, where we'd congregate for wine and chats, was the focal point of our stay.The house itself was large, clean and very comfortably furnished. In short, a perfect vacation retreat.

Lynn Shane

Garden. Isolation, bird watching/wildlife/pool. well equipped. Annamaria and Paola both very helpful

John Lowes
(United Kingdom)

very clean, well-presented, good location and views. Excellent pool.

Graham Smith
(United Kingdom)

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