About Casa Verde
Drink in panoramas of the Chiana Valley at this traditional Tuscan retreat, a 15-minute drive from Cortona.
Nestled on a hillside, Casa Verde‘s main building is a handsome, amber-stoned farmhouse dating back to the 18th century. Inside, expect wood-beamed ceilings, terracotta-tiled floors, whitewashed walls and elegant furnishings. Original rustic features such as the fireplace maintain pride of place, while unabashedly modern facilities bring the villa up to date. The latter includes a cube-shaped annexe – all sharp angles and floor-to-ceiling windows – housing a spa complete with sauna, hydromassage tub, and chromotherapy showers.
Outside, a manicured lawn affords sweeping views across Chiana’s bucolic tapestry – best soaked up from the sun loungers, swimming pool or hot tub. For summer socialising, be sure to make use of the outdoor kitchen with wood oven and barbecue.
Casa Verde is an excellent base for exploring other areas of interest in Tuscany and neighbouring Umbria. Visit pretty Lake Trasimeno, a half-hour drive away; and medieval Montepulciano and its wine country – home of Chianti Classico – just 45 minutes’ drive away.