The Property

The traditional combined with the modern.

Bathrooms with black marble and stainless steel accessories only add to the colour and warmth of the hand made terra cotta floor tiles. Many such touches, both old and new, make this house most original in an environment which combines characteristic charm with all modern comforts and design furniture.

The kitchen, with all mod-cons and the dining area lead out to a covered pergola where one can sit and enjoy the extensive views which extend as far as Gubbio and the Appenines beyond.

The garden has been beautifully designed and landscaped with mature plants in abundance, a barbecue and a pool 10 x 5 metres with a surrounding patio.

Within a short drive of two kilometres (20 mins walking) there is a bar/grocery shop with restaurant, that has all basic provisions (pasta, cheese, milk, bread, water, wine etc.) Cortona, a beautiful hilltop town to both explore and enjoy, is at a distance of 15 minutes by car.

The Accommodation

The area

Garden view

During the spring and summer months one tends to spend the best part of the day outside. Casa Dolepreto has many areas to enjoy. The mature garden is a pleasure to behold with various covered or shaded areas.
The 10 x 5 metres swimming pool which is situated on the terrace below the house (and accessed by steps with a gate at the top for children), is a walk in pool (scale Romane) with diving board. It is surrounded by a patio where one can lie out on comfortable sun beds, shaded if desired by a large sun shade. A pergola, accessed by the kitchen and dining room, runs the full length of the house and offers a wonderful view from where one can dine out 'al fresco'.
There is also a beautiful hand built barbecue which is always a source of pleasure. Comfortable outside seating is provided.


Cortona is an ideal location from which to make day trips to most of Tuscany and Umbria's famous cities. The E45 or A1 motorways are within a 20 minute radius. Camucia station (Rome-Florence-Milan line) is 25 minutes away. By car: Montepulciano 30 mins, Perugia 40 mins, Siena 50 mins, Assisi 50 mins, Deruta 1hr, Florence 1hr 30 mins.

How to get there

Nearest airports: Perugia 40 mins, Florence 1hr 30 mins, Bologna 1 hr 30 mins, Pisa 2hrs, Rome 2hrs 30 mins. Car hire (or use of car) is essential.

Further details

At a distance of 2 kilometres there is a bar/grocery shop with restaurant and all basic provisions (pasta, cheese, milk, bread, water, wine etc...) There are 3 restaurants within a 10 minute radius. Cortona,15 minutes away has a vast selection of excellent restaurants, a variety of shops and various services like ATM machines, banks, a post office, a chemist, grocers, green grocers (both very good quality) butchers, hair dressers etc... In Camucia, the new town below Cortona, there are various supermarkets, more banks, ATM machines, a variety of shops, patisserie ecc.. Cortona has a weekly market on Saturday mornings, Camucia (much bigger) on Thursday mornings. A pleasant local trip is a visit to Lake Trasimeno and a ferry ride to its islands. Departures can be made from Castiglion del Lago, Tuoro and Passignano. The small town of Passignano has some really excellent (sea) fish restaurants - one in particular 'Il Sotto Vento' comes recommended. For those who enjoy walking, Casa Dolepreto is surrounded by possibilities, but the most spectacular is a walk up to Ginezzo where one gets a 360 degree view taking in Lake Trasimeno, Val di Chiana on one side and Val Tasso, Gubbio and the Appenines on the other. One can either drive up to the plateau near the top and walk the last part (20 mins) or start from the bottom up - 2 and a half hours there and back. Basically, this area offers such a wealth of history, art, beautiful cities, fine wines, fine foods etc...that it is impossible to mention it all. Suffice it to say that whether one wants a relaxing holiday lazing around a pool and catching up on one's reading or day trips that will astound, Casa Dolepreto can provide it all.

Info & Reservations


Rental periodPer week
November - April€ 1.500
May€ 2.000
June€ 2.500
July - August€ 3.000
September€ 2.500
October€ 2.000

Booking notes

We ask a deposit of 30% for bookings made early in the year or up to eight weeks prior to an arrival. For bookings made within eight weeks of arrival, we request full payment. A damages deposit of 750 Euro is requested on your arrival. This can be paid in cash or by cheque. It will be returned to you on the day of your departure unless damages have been incurred. We are not worried about the odd glass or plate being broken. Our concern is with more costly items being broken or ruined.

Changeover day

Changeover day is Friday. Arrival time is 5pm. We can however arrange for you to leave bags at the house earlier in the day if necessary. This must be agreed by previous arrangement. Departure time is 10 am at the very latest.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service

Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned once a week when all towels and linen are also changed. Pool towels are also provided.


Barbecue, Private Pool, Parking, Garden. Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Oven, Washing Machine. Central Heating, Cot, High Chair, Internet Access, Satellite, TV.