Villa Vitellino is the farmhouse, dating back to the 18th century, has been lovingly restored into five self-contained apartments yet maintaining its original characteristics. Terracotta floors, exposed timber beams, hand painted tiles, antique furniture and comfortable beds are just some of the features appreciated by our guests. There are five tastefully furnished apartments of different sizes. Each has its own fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom, television, central heating and terrace. Some also have an open fireplace.
The Etruscan name for Cortona, “Curtun” can be read on the base of a bronze housed in the Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca since the eighteenth century. Approaching the town (494 metres) from the valley, we are struck by its urban layout, stretching along the slope of the mountain ridge that separates the Vaidichiana from the Valtiberina.
The importance of the Etruscan city, witnessed by the scale of its wall circle, was related to the economic and productive situation of an area which was considerably fertile even in ancient times, and to its strategic location within the road network of the Vaidichiana, at the junction of two major routes linking Arezzo to Perugia and the Valtiberina to the Tyrrhenian coast.
Myths about the foundation of Cortona were numerous and widespread from as far back as the fifth century BC; they were collected by Herodotus, and further elaborated in the Roman period by Dionysius of Helicarnassus and by Virgil. Recent archaeological studies have clarified the previously uncertain outlines of Etruscan Cortona. The extant ancient monuments – the most famous being the First and Second Tumulus of Sodo, the Tumulus of Camucia, the Tanella of Pitagora, the Tanella Angori and the Tomb of Mezzavia – are all comprised within the Archaeological Park of Cortona, already largely open for visits.
The Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca e della Città di Cortona, in Palazzo Casali, brings together the Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca, founded in the eighteenth century and celebrated for its bronze Etruscan lamp, and the spacious new Museo della Città Etrusca e Romana di Cortona, set up by the Cortona Town Council, which houses the recently discovered Tabula Cortonensis.
The charm of the middle ages-etruscan walls, a wonderful and relaxing view over the Valdichiana from the beautiful terrace, above the etruscan walls. A building of 1200 decorated with love between ancient and modern, a garden that is based on the etruscan walls, after which is the name of the facility near “Porta Montanina”, one of the first entrance to the city. Here you can relax and spend time with nature and the flag of the good… . Everything that offers Le Mura Etrusche.
“Il Torchio” allows a holiday to ‘teach relaxation and culture at reduced prices. Room of this Tuscan farmhouse, furnished with care and taste, allowing our guests, after a ‘full day spent on visiting the beautiful places nearby to relax in the best possible way.Besides housing a combined b&b is an internal space where you can find a swimming pool-gym, heated in winter months to 34 degrees in order to exploit the welfare of the properties of ‘hot water, despite the bad weather that characterizes’ winter. Even people with great mobility problems will be able to exploit this service. All of internal living space, suitable for people with disabilities, there is computer and Internet connection that our guests can use without limits. There is a bathroom reserved for people with disabilities with a bathtub and a suitable ‘internal lift to reach the upper floor. Breakfast will be prepared with care by the owner who also will accept your suggestions as to personal tastes. All internal second bathroom that will be common to the two bedrooms (one double and one triple) there is a Jacuzzi and shower. The house has 2 bathrooms, the upstairs bathroom includes shower over bath tub. The downstairs bathroom includes Jacuzzi shower and laundry.
150 grams of bread without crust
4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons capers
1 small jar of tomato sauce
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
salt, pepper, parsley
bread for canapes
Soak the bread with vinegar so that it remains well impregnated. Then squeeze and mix with garlic, chopped capers, tomato and parsley. Add as much extra virgin olive oil until you get a soft dough. Salt and pepper. Before you spread it on toast let it stand for about 1 hour.
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