This beautiful farmhouse was built under the reign of the Grand Duke Leopold of Lorena. The Lorena, a the dynasty that followed the Medici family as rulers of large parts of Tuscany, undertook a vast redevelopment initiative in the early 18th century, which lasted throughout the late 19th century. The aim of such initiative was guaranteeing adequate and healthy housing for peasant families. For this reason, buildings like this one have significant historical value and staying here offers more than one opportunity to learn more about Tuscany’s history.
The villa is split onto 2 levels, plus the turret.
The entrance opens onto a spacious lounge with sofas, TV and a fireplace, as well as a dining room in true Tuscan style.
Also on this floor, a fully-equipped kitchen and the French windows to the patio, which comes with a dining set, wood-burning oven and an external kitchen too.
The perfect space for al fresco meals.
A half bath and a laundry room, along with an en-suite double bedroom, complete this floor.
On the first floor, 4 double bedrooms can be found, each with an en-suite bathroom with shower. Here one can also find an exercise room with a treadmill.
On the last floor, the turret is home to a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower.
There’s A/C throughout the entire villa.
The 3000-sqm garden is lined by a hedge and guests have exclusive use.
Covered parking is also available on site for up to 5 cars.
Villa Leopolda also comes with a 7 m x 16 m swimming pool (max depth: 2 m), entirely fenced and equipped with lifebuoy rings.
There are sun loungers and umbrellas on the pool deck as well as a shaded area further in the garden.
LCD TV, Wi-Fi, dishwasher, oven, cooker/stove, fridge and freezer, American-style coffee maker,
Moka pot, toaster, kettle, washing machine, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, cot and highchair.
Free parking on site for 4-5 cars.
The small village of La Fratta is less than 1 km away (0.6 miles). Here one can find a pizzeria (take away available), a bakery and a couple of other shops.
The town of Camucia is less than 2 km away. Here one can find supermarkets, shops, restaurants, pizzerias, a train station, ATMs, cafes and petrol stations.
3 km from Camucia is the picturesque town of Cortona, made famous by the movie ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’. Perched on a hill overlooking the Valdichiana valley, this beautiful medieval town is rich in history and art, but also excellent restaurants, cafes and ice-cream parlors.
In Terontola, 10 km from Villa Leopolda there are a small supermarket, ATMs, petrol stations, the post office and a train station (Terontola-Cortona).
The Together in Tuscany offices can also be found here.
Distances by car: Cortona 6 km, Camucia 2 km, Montepulciano 30 km, Pienza 40 km, Siena 60 km, Castiglion Fiorentino 20 km, Lucignano 25 km, Passignano sul Trasimeno 25 km, Corciano 40 km
By train: Roma 2h30, Florence 1h10, Assisi 1h10, Orvieto 40 min, Arezzo 25 min,
Perugia 40 min
A1 Motorway exit: Valdichiana- Bettolle
Airports: Florence 1h30 by car; Rome 2h; Pisa, about 2h20.
Closest railway station: Camucia-Cortona [for Florence and Rome].
Minimum stay: 1 week – Check in: from 4.00pm – Check out: by 9.30am
Arrival day: during high season, stays are from Saturday to Saturday only. Stays can begin on a different day during low season.
Rate includes: weekly linen change, utilities, wi-fi, firewood, pool and garden maintenance, deckchairs and parasols, final cleaning.
Extra Costs: Air Conditioning to paid in cash Euro 250,00 per week,
heating, if guests turn radiators on;
a refundable deposit of €500,00 for incidental damages, to be paid by credit/debit card upon arrival.
Taxes: mandatory tourist tax, to be paid in cash at check in. The tourist tax is €8 per person for the first week (except for children under 12 years of age).