Antica villa in pietra con uliveto e vigneto all'interno delle mura di Cortona

Antica villa in pietra con uliveto e vigneto all’interno delle mura di Cortona

Cortona Cod. C101C

Ancient Stone Villa with Olive Groves & Vineyard Inside Cortona’s Walls


Unique property inside the ancient city walls of Cortona consisting of 1500 sqm of terraced olive groves and vineyard surrounding an un-restored centuries old two-story stone farm house sold with planning approval for renovation and enlargement. The City of Cortona has authorized conversion of the stone farm house into a stunning 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom (100 sqm) villa with views of Cortona and the Valdichiana. The first floor of the planned villa boasts a spacious open plan kitchen and living room with luminous windows and three sets of double French doors, opening to the olive groves and vistas of the northwest Valdichiana, with other windows opening onto the surrounding medieval town. The combined kitchen/living room space is centered by a traditional stone fire place and has a door leading to the first-floor bedroom with en-suite bathroom and double French doors opening onto the olive groves.  A second door from the kitchen leads to a spiral staircase accessing the second-floor master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The master bedroom will have broad views of the olive groves and the Valdichiana and will feature double French doors leading to a small stone paved deck surrounded by a garden which is built into the city walls. The garden has space for a pergola and is filled with 25 mature olive trees, mature grape vines, and an ancient stone lined, spring fed, fish pond to be accessed through double French doors from the kitchen. It may be possible to pursue planning permission for a small swimming pool on the property, such permission not included in this sale.


The property is 30 meters from the via Dardano and the Porta Colonia, one of Cortona’s main arteries populated by shops and restaurants, and is less than 200 meters from the Piazza Republica, the public centre of town. There is readily accessible roadside parking on the via Fontanelle in front of the property and plenty of space for vehicles on the property, along the private driveway through the olive groves leading to the house, and in the forecourt in front of the house.


This property is a wonderful opportunity to own a unique part of ancient, historical Cortona and represents an unprecedented chance for “country living” inside the city walls—“La Dolce Vita” Cortona style. A sound investment, a perfect Cortona “pied de terre” and a superb rental income property.


Priced as a development project with planning permission or vendor can build to suit as planned and permitted.



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