Casa SoleLuna is in a strategic position for lots of activities in Val di Chiana.
Only a few kilometres from here art lovers can visit Arezzo, Anghiari, Pienza, Montalcino, Chianti, Val d’Orcia in Tuscany, Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio and Trasimeno Lake in Umbria. You can easily reach also the center of Florence or Rome with the direct train, leaving from Camucia-Cortona station.
Here nature lovers can take beautiful walks and excursions, dive in the woods and discover old traditions such as olive and grape harvest.
Walk, meditate, have good time, take pictures and get lost in the hills or along paths lined with cypresses. Follow the sun from sunrise to dawn.
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Nature and Art
The estate and the surrounding olive groves and wineyards can be explored by taking long walks. Also a riding school for horse lovers is not far from the property.
One of the most suggestive excursion leads to the Cells of San Francesco, a fascinating monastery in the middle of the woods around Cortona. A real jewel of peace and serenity, with its torrent just in the middle of it, beautiful gardens, the church and the mystical cell of the holy saint.
Just 900 metres from the house there is also the Etruscan tomb of Sodo, an important find that testifies the great civilization that founded Cortona.
Only 5 minutes by car from Casa SoleLuna there is Cortona.
This old city, surrounded by Etruscan walls, has maintained its medieval charm and it will delight you with its art, pictiuresque views, characteristic craft shops and delicious restaurants.
You will be able to visit one of the most important Etruscan museum the MAEC, the beautiful church of Saint Margareth; the Girifalco fortress and the monastery of San Francesco.
Wine and Villages
The house is placed just a few steps from one of the most important communication links between Arezzo and Perugia, and an entire network of internal connections that enable you to explore all the area.
You will find cellars and wines of Chianti, and you will stop in one of the countless vineyards along the road. Then you will visit the cities of Montepulciano and Monticchiello, only 30km far from Casa SoleLuna.
Going on the Val d’Orcia, you will meet a different kind of Tuscan landscape and you will find the Vitaleta chapel, San Quirico, Pienza, and Bagno Vignoni.
Only half an hour by car from Casa SoleLuna there is also Rapolano Hot Springs with its two thermal establishments, perfect for spa lovers.
Film location – “Under the tuscan sun”
Among all the Cortona’s attractions there is also casa Bramasole, a beautiful cottage bought in 1996 by Frances Mayers, who decided to spend here some time in Tuscany.
The american writer described her days in her house and her walks in Cortona, in the bestseller book Under the Tucan sun. Together with many other famous personalities such as Francois Mitterand, Alexander Dubcek, Jovanotti, Frances Mayers has become Cortona’s honorary citizen.