Located only 500 metres (15 minutes on foot) from the very heart of Cortona, an ancient Etruscan town, “Villa Casale Girifalco” is the ideal location for relaxing and stress-free holidays. Casale Girifalco, converted from a 17th century farmhouse and tastefully restored, provides guests thanks to its stunning panoramic location, its beautiful swimming-pool and its proximity to the town centre with an ideal spot for relaxing holidays in Tuscany. The complex consists of a mansion and an adjoining farmhouse and may be rented both as a whole and separately.
The beautiful stone-building has retained notable 16th century trimmings. Restoration work was completed in June 2007 and all furnishings were personally and carefully picked by the owner amongst valuable genuine family antique pieces. The mansion served up to the 18th century as a post house known as the “Locanda del Girifalco” (as is witnessed by the old coat of arms depicting a “gyrfalcon” a bird of prey also known as Falco rusticolus) where the wayfarers could spend a night under cover.
Both the villa and the apartments open out through large French doors (all with insect screen) onto the front garden unfolding with terracings and lawns. The 4×8 metre swimming-pool specially reserved for our guests’ enjoyment is equipped with a salt electrolysis water-treatment system and sun shower.
The Casale offers the following facilities:
- Wireless Internet access;
- Dinners (with cook) and Tuscan cooking classes are organized on request;
- Wood-burning oven and firewood on request;
- Trekking path available within the property.
We will be glad to provide guests with useful information on wine and food visits and tours in Cortona and surroundings, ferry tours on Lake Trasimeno, etc. Our farm produces excellent extra-virgin olive-oil and, in the winter, olive-oil tastings may be arranged on guests’ request.