Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Cortona - Antica Quercia Verde Risveglio
Tuscan stone cottage, 1 bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, pool and Cortona.
Il Risveglio is a Tuscan cottage, with a swimming pool and views over the valley of Cortona, caters for two people (+1), this cottage has been designed to offer you a relaxing and inspiring holiday. It features a fully equipped functional kitchen with dishwasher and dining area, an elegant Italian “stanza matrimoniale” - queen size bed. It is possible to add bedding. Outdoors this cottage is equipped with an old stone barbecue, a private area where you can relax, enjoy a good wine and have dinner al fresco with a view over the valley and Cortona.
For the lovers of beauty, history, nature and natural produce Antica Quercia Verde is the place where you can enjoy an authentic and inspiring experience in Cortona, Tuscany.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
After having lived in four continents and travelled to many destinations we decided to move back to our family country home in Cortona. With a background in Yoga teaching and jewellery (Josiane), a background in import export - jewellery and strategic consultancy (Pietro) and two children, after having lived near Sydney for ten years, this decision has lead us to live in a more sustainable, conscious way in a pristine environment. Antica Quercia Verde has an almost millenary history and has been rebuilt and adapted many times during the centuries. With its typical old stone terraces, great effort and commitment is required to farm this land respectfully as has always been done here without the use of herbicides, fertilisers or any other chemicals. We embarked on a major project transforming our home into an agriturismo, giving us the opportunity to share our rustic Tuscan oasis with travellers from around the globe. It has taken us four years and a lot of energy. Our goal was to maintain the old character of this typically Tuscan farm while bringing its functionality into the current millennium, refurbishing the main building and two adjacent buildings, giving them all the characteristics of modern, very efficient, environmentally friendly homes. Then finally we built an in ground swimming pool and pergola for ultimate relaxation. The gardens and outdoor spaces have been carefully studied to create enjoyable spaces with native plants and convenient paths that lead guests from their cottages to the pool and playground. Year after year we have rediscovered, cleared and pruned dozens of olive trees that we did not know we had. We have rebuilt old “dry” stone walls and were able to do so thanks to the help of many friends that came from various parts of the world to help us.
Why Josiane chose Cortona
Antica Quercia Verde is situated in the most beautiful heritage listed area that surrounds Cortona at an enjoyable walking distance (20 minutes uphill) from the town centre. Our agriturismo offers three elegant Tuscan cottages recently renovated for guests that would like to experience a relaxing yet inspiring holiday in a very private location. You will appreciate the spectacular countryside of Tuscany, relax in the swimming pool and have the possibility to enjoy meals outside as each cottage has its own alfresco dining area, whilst enjoying the views of Cortona, its Etruscan walls and its noble Renaissance churches.
What makes this chateau / country house unique
At Antica Quercia Verde, as our guest, you will live in an authentic and natural environment, as most of the year we maintain our olive groves and produce one of the most selected organic extra virgin olive oils. You will discover how artists, writers and saints found their inspiration wandering through this land. Situated half way between the suggestive Convent of Le Celle, founded by Saint Francis (20 minutes walking), and the Etruscan Tombs of Il Sodo (15 minutes walking), on the MAEC museum track facing Cortona’s town centre, this retreat of humble natural beauty is ideal for lovers of nature, trekking, mountain biking and many more outdoor activities. Antica Quercia Verde, farm stay, is also the perfect base for travellers wanting to explore Tuscany and Umbria. Montepulciano, Pienza, Arezzo and Lake Trasimeno are less than 30 minutes away by car, while Florence, Perugia and Assisi are a simple day trip by train (approximately one hour) from the local station.