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 A Place For All Seasons 

Altabella Italian Villas comprise three classically restored stone villas on a 155-acre estate on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, 30 minutes east of Cortona.  Experience the deep pleasures of Umbrian country life in a location of extraordinary natural beauty with easy proximity to some of Italy's richest artistic, culinary and cultural treasures.

 Be At Home In Italy 
La Quercia - sleeps 8+La Pietra - sleeps 13-14Casa Carina - sleeps 2+
Situated on a high hilltop with views of castles, woods and rolling farmland, the houses are within easy distance of ancient hill towns famous for art, wine, wild mushrooms and the mystical traditions of Saint Francis. The houses are all within a ten-minute walk of each other, but each is surrounded by extensive grounds with lovely gardens and terraces and extraordinary panoramic views. Each house can be rented separately or with any of the other houses, accommodating groups ranging from two to twenty-three people.

18 m by 7 m infinity-edge pool located in private terrace amidst gardensPool at height of rose season
 Restoration, Reunion, Reflection 
After a day exploring the winding streets and dazzling churches of an Umbrian hill town, return home to relax around an 18 meter by 7 meter infinity-edge swimming pool. Or, take the day off. Located in a private meadow with spectacular views, the pool and its surrounding gardens provide a lovely setting for quiet reflection. Swim laps, read a book, sip a glass of wine, marvel at the setting sun . . .
Summer sunset over purple hillsOutdoor dining at Altabella: a wedding banquet
 Travel Advisor 

What to do on your upcoming trip?

Ask Elizabeth, Altabella’s Local Travel Expert

One of the original partners of Altabella Italian Properties, Elizabeth Wholey moved from California to Italy thirty years ago and fell in love with the Bel Paese--its food, culture, and people. In 2013 she wrote the book Sustenance, Food Traditions in Italy’s Heartland, and is currently working on a guide to the wineries of the Upper Tiber Valley. She can help you design a trip that is unlike anything most tourists experience and assist you with all the logistics and practical matters, as well.

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Altabella Italian Villas - A Place for All Seasons 

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