The Casa del Mulino

Are you looking for a place to spend time just with family and friends?
Would you like exclusive use of a garden, park and swimming pool set on a hillside with panoramic views on all sides but also a tranquil, private spot that is not overlooked?
Do you enjoy walking, cycling, bird watching or exploring historic towns, buildings and castles, and visiting galleries, museums and ancient sites?
And a location within easy reach of the north-south A1 motorway and the main sites of interest in central Italy?

The Casa del Mulino offers all of this and much more.

200 Year Old Tuscan Farmhouse near Cortona with acres of garden…

This rustic 200-year old Tuscan farmhouse on a hillside near Cortona has unrivalled views over the Val di Chiana. Set in its own private garden and park, not overlooked, yet within easy reach of shops and restaurants. The house is surrounded by gardens and blends into the landscape with its own drive far from busy roads. It has the remarkable advantage of accommodating a small or a large group without affecting its special atmosphere.

There is a banqueting table under a vine and rose pergola, and a millstone table commanding a panoramic view across the valley to Monte Amiata. There is another millstone table in the blue and white garden by the barbeque grill. All these places are great to sit, read or enjoy food and drinks, whether in company or alone.

The fenced pool patio is set amongst vines and olives. There are statues in the ‘secret garden’, a stone circle and ‘theatres’ with Apollo and Venus, as well as an Etruscan temple in the park.

The house has been in the family for over 40 years. It is the setting for a prize-winning novel, In Restoration, and combines the tranquillity and privacy of a writer’s home with plentiful connections to the outside world.


Cortona is the nearest major town to the house (10 minutes by car) and was founded in 800 BC by the Etruscans. The Romans subsequently conquered it, and it has continued to flourish through the Middle Ages to the present day.

Cortona has the oldest Etruscan Museum and Academy in the world as well as a fascinating Diocesan museum with masterpieces by Fra Angelico and the Cortonese artist, Luca Signorelli, who was much admired by Michelangelo.

It has a market every Saturday, individual handicraft shops and manufactures its own distinctive ceramics. It possesses a wide range of restaurants and inexpensive trattorias featuring local dishes.