Villa Amelinda

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6


Wedding Venue Pool Villa/House Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite


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Stay in characterful surroundings with beautiful contemporary features at the gorgeous Villa Amelinda, set amongst olive groves and vineyards close to the historic town of Cortona.

This pretty Tuscan abode offers six bedrooms over two houses, both of which have been wonderfully renovated using high-end materials with many original features from the cotto flooring and grand open fireplaces to exposed stone and sensitively restored wood beamed ceilings. In the main house traditionally arched windows allow light to flood into the ground floor, formerly the stables, with contemporary furnishings creating a stylish yet welcoming living space which leads seamlessly through to an elegant kitchen-diner. There are three bedrooms here, one on the ground floor, each with their own modern shower room and guests will find air-conditioning throughout.

The annexe is set just behind the main villa, also air-conditioned, where you will find three further en suite bedrooms and a lovely lounge upstairs alongside a kitchenette and fireplace. With ample living and sleeping spaces, Villa Amelinda makes a fine holiday home for an extended family trip or a getaway for a group of friends.

The gardens are glorious with terracotta pots of geraniums alongside English roses and fruit trees growing figs, apples, pears and of course olives. The swimming pool, set slightly raised from the main villa, is discreetly enclosed with its own inviting terrace, sun-loungers and parasols. Find a tranquil spot for your morning coffee, relax under the poolside gazebo and gather together to dine al-fresco on warm summer evenings under the pretty pergola.

There is so much of this area to explore – start off in idyllic Cortona, just 10km away, with its authentic restaurants, medieval lanes, historic churches and fascinating Etruscan heritage. Visit the prestigious vineyards of Montepulciano, a hilltop town also known for its Renaissance palaces or hop on the train to the artistic city of Arezzo. Lake Trasimeno is also close by allowing you to take lakeside walks, enjoy watersports or visit some of the lake’s islands by boat.

Whether admiring the southern Tuscan landscapes from your holiday home, pottering about in nearby Cortona or wandering further afield to Siena, Umbria or even Florence, this relaxing retreat offers you an authentic yet 21st century Italian experience in a wonderful region.

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What you should know…

  • There are three bedrooms in the main house and three bedrooms in a separate two-storey annexe just behind
  • Take note that 200m of the access road is unpaved, although it is in good condition
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Washing Machine Dishwasher Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Main Villa Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Open-plan living room
-    Open-plan kitchen and dining area, well-equipped including oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, American coffee machine, kettle, blender, toaster
-    Bedroom with double bed and bathroom with shower

First Floor (via open-tread stairs)

-    Living room with fireplace
-    Bedroom with double bed and bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with twin beds (can be made up as a double) and bathroom with shower

Annexe Building

Ground Floor

-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with twin beds (can be made up as a double) and en suite bathroom with shower

Both bedrooms have their own independent entrances as well as a door between them

First Floor (via external stairs)

-    Living room with fireplace
-    Kitchen area
-    Bedroom with double bed and bathroom with shower

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (5x10m, depth:1.2-1.4m) access via a ladder. Lighting and glass enclosure, open approximately May to end-September
-    Poolside paved terrace with sun loungers, shades and gazebo
-    Outdoor shower (hot and cold water)
-    Barbecue and wood-burning oven
-    Gazebo and pergola for al-fresco dining
-    Gardens with fruit trees, olive trees and lawns
-    Parking (up to 4 cars)


-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Air-conditioning
-    TV and DVD player
-    Hairdryers
-    Guest WC
-    Ironing facilities
-    Washing machine
-    Wood oven 


About the surrounding area of Villa Amelinda
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Set in southern Tuscany, just 10km south of the idyllic hilltop town of Cortona, Villa Amelinda enjoys a beautiful location surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.

Despite the country setting (via a 200m unpaved access road in a good condition), there is easy access to so much of southern Tuscany and beyond. You are close to the road which leads you across the border into Umbria, passing the top of Lake Trasimeno and continuing onwards to Perugia (45km). Alternatively, head north and you can be in Arezzo (40km) in a 45-minute drive or Siena (64km) within an hour.

Local restaurants and useful amenities including supermarkets can be found in nearby Terontola and Camucia, both on the outskirts of Cortona. Both have train stations too – from Camucia you can catch an express train to Arezzo taking under 20 minutes, head south to Perugia (35-45 minutes) or reach Florence in around 1hr 15 minutes.

Of course, it is wonderful being so close to Cortona (10km), the historic town made famous by Frances Mayes’ ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’. There are some stunning views from the historic walls that surround the town as well as charming medieval lanes and a splendid 13th century town hall in Piazza delle Repubblica. The cathedral is also impressive, as is the striking church of Santa Maria Nuova whilst history-lovers will appreciate the fascinating Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca. Also look out for festivities across the year, including Joust dell'Archidado, the town’s palio that usually takes place in early June.

Another gem of southern Tuscany is Montepulciano (25km), famous for its rich Vino Nobile red wines and prestigious vineyards. Spend time in the exquisite town itself with its Renaissance palaces and glorious Valdichiana views.

A little further, Pienza (40km) is also a delightful village to visit, perhaps for lunch where you can try some of the regional specialities including the delicious pecorino cheese. Montefollonico (27km) is another great spot for a meal with its Michelin starred restaurant and other authentic osterie.

Heading across the border into Umbria, Lake Trasimeno is a 10-minute drive away. Castiglione del Lago (14km) is a good base to explore the lake – admire the views from the top of the castle or head to the shore for a picnic on one of the lakeside beaches. There is a sailing club as well as boat trips out to the islands and a scenic trail around part of the lake for mountain bikers and keen walkers.

There are plenty more enchanting villages of Umbria to explore just over an hour by car including world-famous Assisi as well as Orvieto, Todi and Spoleto.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Perugia


Nearest Airport 2 Florence


Nearest Airport 3 Pisa


Nearest Train Station Terontola Cortona


Nearest Restaurant Terontola and other local restaurants

(Around 6km)

Nearest Supermarket Terontola


Nearest Town Cortona


Nearest Tennis Camucia


Nearest Golf Golf Club Valdichiana



Nestled in the heart of Tuscany, the Chianti and Arezzo region is a captivating destination that effortlessly combines the rustic charm of the Italian countryside with rich historical heritage. This enchanting area is renowned for its rolling vineyards, picturesque landscapes, and quaint villages, making it a haven for travellers seeking an authentic taste of Italy.

With its rolling fields, historical heritage and a cuisine that’s a delight for all the senses, it’s no wonder Tuscany is one of the most popular regions in Italy for holidaymakers. Yet even with its popularity, you can still kick back in one of our luxury villas in Tuscany and feel peace, tranquillity and the joy of seclusion. 

This is one destination that really does have a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family, friends or are just looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Set in southern Tuscany but close to the border with Umbria, this region offers the best of both worlds with plenty to keep all ages entertained in this welcoming part of Italy.

It’s fantastic being just a short drive from the lovely town of Cortona. Enjoy delicious meals in welcoming restaurants followed by excellent gelato, play in the little playground in the public gardens or hike up to the impressive Girifalco Fortress remains. Keen historians may wish to visit the Museum of the Accademia Etrusca.

Lake Trasimeno is a great place to spend a family day out with lakeside walking, boat trips, nature discovery trails as well as beaches perfect for picnics. As well as boat trips out to the islands, there is also a range of watersports on the lake such as canoeing, kayaking, pedal boats and sailing.

The old city of Perugia is also fun for kids, especially if you include a trip to the amusement park, Città della Domenica, just outside the city, or pop in to one of the exquisite chocolate shops as this is the home of Perugina chocolate, makers of ‘Baci’. The Chocolate Factory and Museum may also be a good place to stop off to pick up some sweet delights.

Another good place to consider is the tree-top adventure course close to Rapolano Terme, also featuring donkeys, forest trails, climbing, mini-golf and alpacas.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD


Oliver's Extras

  • Change Of Linen/Towels Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Change of linen/towels

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.
All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.30p.m. to 6.30 p.m. (€40 late arrival fee applies after 6.30 p.m.)
Departure time By 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Up to 200 kWh included. Excess charged extra. This also applies for air-conditioning.
Heating costs included? No, extra €4.50/m3, payable locally.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €300, payable locally on arrival. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€8 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to end-September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs A highchair and cot can be requested for a charge of €50.00 per item, payable locally.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 26th 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 £6,911
Dec 30th 2024 - Aug 29th 2025 £6,911

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 26th 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 €7,525
Dec 30th 2024 - Aug 29th 2025 €7,525

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 26th 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 $8,140
Dec 30th 2024 - Aug 29th 2025 $8,140

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Real taste of Italy

    on 31/08/2020

    I just got back from a holiday in Cortona, Tuscany. We stayed at Villa Amelina which was beautiful and the surrounding area was breathtaking. The guide Luca met us on arrival and was on standby to help us with any local activities, booking restaurants and such like and was a wealth of local knowledge. Cortona is beautiful and I would highly recommend booking a villa here for a real taste of Italy. Thank you Luca.

  • Beautiful!

    on 30/07/2020

    Top! Beautiful house, beautiful place!

  • Lovely houses.

    on 23/07/2019

    Two lovely houses, decorated very stylishly. Super clean. Loads of towels, plates, glasses etc. Rooms all large with comfy beds and nice linens. Outdoor space much nicer than photos suggest. Pool always cleaned and gardens really nice. Hosts very helpful.

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