La Colombaia is a leopoldine house, typical residence of the 16th century of the Val di Chiana, finely restored respecting the material and original architectonic characteristics. These antique farmhouses take their name form its creator, the Grand Duke of Tuscany Pietro Leopoldo, who decided to finance their construction in order to improve the living conditions of the farmers of the Val di Chiana, after the drainage of the swamp land.
In this wonderful Villa in the Tuscan countryside, thanks to a professionally led work of recovery, one can admire all the typical architectonic characteristics of the Leopoldine which this antique rural home has kept intact throughout the centuries.
Today, a wisely use of colors and high quality materials have made La Colombaia a unique property, unique in its kind, able to unite with taste and simplicity all the charm of the antique Tuscan tradition to the highest quality standards of modern living.
The wonderful park around the Villas hosts the big swimming-pool (7x16 meters), open from May until September and is surrounded by secular, olive and cypress trees. The pool disposes of parasols and sun beds and is reserved exclusively for the use of the guests. From the park of Villa La Colombaia, placed in an extraordinary natural context, one can enjoy the sun throughout the day and admire a splendid sunset with a view on the rolling Tuscan hills, among rows of cypresses, vineyards and olive trees, and of Cortona, the antique Etruscan town, which can be reached in less than ten minutes.
The villa develops on three levels. The ground floor hosts the living area with entrance, spacious living room with fireplace, dining room and a fully equipped kitchen from which you can directly access the garden, where one finds the gazebo for outdoor meals. Always on the ground floor there are 2 double rooms and one bathroom, a service bathroom and a spacious laundry.
Taking the stone staircase one gets to the first floor where it presents itself with all its splendor what once was the old leopoldine kitchen, vital meeting point of the antique farmhouses of the Val di Chiana. In this room there are some of the most important architectonic elements which characterize this type of home: the large elevated fireplace, the stone sink, and the wooden staircase leading to the Colombaia.
Always respecting the traditional architectonic structure of the leopoldine, from this area one reaches the 4 rooms ( 3 with double bed and 1 suite with a double plus 2 single beds), all with private en-suite bathroom (of which 3 with shower and one with tub). On request another single room on the first floor, withour bathroom, can be booked.
Finally, on the second floor, lies the Colombaia, which one reaches from the antique leopoldine kitchen through a wooden staircase and from which a charming and bright double room with private en-suite bathroom has been created.
High: from 27/06 to 29/08; Christmas, from 19/12 to 02/01/21
Medium: from 30/05 to 27/06; from 29/08 to 26/09
Low: from 04/01/20 to 30/05; from 26/09 to 19/12
Stays are from Saturday to Saturday
Arrivals are from 03:30 pm to 06:30 pm
Departure within 10:00 am
Pool open from May 1st to October 1st
Heating, air conditioning and electricity are to be paid according to consumption
Final cleaning: 200€
Refundable damage deposit: 500€
A visitor tax will be required by Cortona's Municipality for each person over 12 years old