Special Offer!

Mid season 2019: EUR 3500 & Low season 2019: EUR 2900 per week incl. cleaning and airconditioning

Price From € 3250 per week (more information)
Sleeps 6-8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
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Il Padronale

The structure is a piece of art by itself. The beautiful yellow patina of the outside walls, the old stones and the lemon trees in front of it..it's unique!

Il Padronale is a beautiful house set within the estate of one of the most prominent old families in Tuscany. Only ten minutes from the beautiful Etruscan walled city of Cortona, the origins of the house go back to the 14th century when the central part of the house, the tower, was built as part of the external defences of the city. The house itself has an interesting history, having been once owned by a Grandmaster of the Knights of Malta, and in 1868 Mons. Paolino Tribbiolli, a prominent Catholic clergyman, was born here. He played a key role in bringing the Catholic Church to India. The house enjoys magnificent views across the Valdichiana to the famed hilltop town of Montepulciano and beyond to Mount Amiata, on 80km distant . 

The new owners managed to buy this villa they fell in love with and decided to convert this place into a luxury holiday villa. End 2017 restoration started and was completed end 2018. This winter some final additions will be done and as of early Spring Il Padronale will be a welcoming place for its guests.

Il Padronale sits half way on the hillside just below Cortona with wide views over the valley with farms and woodland little changed in generations. Sloping gardens terraced with local stone and green lawns and old trees guaranteeing ample shade are perfect for unwinding. The owner has thoughtfully placed the ‘al fresco’ areas in such a way to catch the best of the house at different times of day. The main dining area outside the house overlooking the pool has a covered roof to give protection during the warmest sunny hours from midday onwards and is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset during aperitiv. 

Inside, the interiors are simply yet beautifully furnished. The house has plenty of original features and nice pieces of antiques. The ground floor is floored in original clay and marble tiles and wooden beams are exposed throughout. The sitting room one plenty of space for stretching out with a good book on the two comfy sofas in front of the antique fireplace which is great for cosying up with a fire out of season. Upstairs the bedrooms, all air conditioned, are comfortable and furnished with pieces of antique furniture, pieces of art and fabrics. The bathrooms are decorated in neutral colours with travertine tiles, stone sinks and high-quality fittings. One of the bathoom has a free-standing tub as well.

This is a real ‘get away from it all’ holiday or as the Italians say ‘dolce far niente’ (the sweetness of doing nothing). From the location of the house to the comfortable interiors, everything is designed for maximum relaxation. While away the days here reading your book by the pool, indulging in locally produced food and night time star-gazing or a stroll in the very charming town of Cortona. Umbria is a mere stone’s throw away, as is Lake Trasimeno. This house would be the perfect place from which to enjoy all the delights that both Tuscany and Umbria have to offer.

For those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life there couldn’t be a better spot.

Il Padronale is under exclusive Special Umbria Property Management.

Rooms description


On first floor: 1 bedroom with double four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom with shower and freestanding tub; 1 bedroom with double four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom with shower; 1 bedroom with small double bed which would be convenient for 1 adult or 2 smaller children. En-suite bathroom with shower; On second floor: 1 bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower.


All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with travertine floors and tiling. Nice modern fittings and some have old marble sinks.


The kitchen is locally made by the carpenter. Marble top, industrial cooker and white porcelain sink. Attached to the kitchen is the laundry with the American fridge.

Living rooms

The old stable became the sitting room. Here is the dining table on one side and the sitting room in front of the fireplace on the other side. Nice comfortable sofas and nice pieces of antiques and Asian pottery are everywhere.

Other rooms

In the entrance hall is also a seperate toilet.



During your stay a mid week cleaning will be performed as well as an intensive cleaning with linen change on Saturday in the case of a 2 weeks stay or longer. More cleaning upon request against extra charge.


Private pool, Air conditioning, Hob/Stove, Oven, Fridge with freezer, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Tumble dryer, Iron+board, Television, Wifi, Central heating, Cot, High chair, Barbeque



The house is surrounded by an old mature garden with some impressive old trees. Around the pool (6 x 16 meters, 1.50 cm deep) there are spacious lawns. Just outside the kitchen, overlooking the pool an iron roofed pergola is the perfect spot for lunch, dinner and aperitiv. Beautiful vast views from the terrace over the valley.


You approach the house along a rather narrow and winding lane and you may even find yourself breathing in a couple of times the first time when you arrive, but this will be only the first time.


Pricing & Booking

Special Offer!

Mid season 2019: EUR 3500 & Low season 2019: EUR 2900 per week incl. cleaning and airconditioning

weekly prices
from 28 September 2019 to 21 December 2019 € 3250
from 21 December 2019 to 4 January 2020 € 4250
from 4 January 2020 to 23 May 2020 € 3250
from 23 May 2020 to 13 June 2020 € 4250
from 13 June 2020 to 12 September 2020 € 4900
from 12 September 2020 to 26 September 2020 € 4250
from 26 September 2020 to 19 December 2020 € 3250
from 19 December 2020 to 2 January 2021 € 4250
Cleaning, including a mid week cleaning: EUR 200
Baby cot and high chair: EUR 75 per week
Security deposit: EUR 500 to be paid before arrival as specified in the booking confirmation.
30% deposit upon booking; balance 30 working days prior to arrival.
Air conditioning: EUR 150 per week on request in mid season. (Air conditioning is included in the mentioned high season price)
Arrival & Departure Saturdays (depending on other bookings) arrival from 4 PM and departure latest 10 AM. Other arrival and departures days upon request.

Leisure & Activities


Lake Trasimeno (15 km) with its islands, boats, beaches, leisure activities and amazing views is very close by. A new golf course, 18 holes, is to be found at 15 km distance from the property. In Castiglione del Lago on the lake side are also some bars for young adults to have fun in the evening, but also in Passignano sul Trasimeno is quite a lot to do in the evenings. Here you can also take a boat to the islands.


All kinds of activities can be arranged at request (separate prices). You can think about cooking in the house, guided tours with private driver, wine tastings. Please ask for more details.



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Days here are spent exploring the profusion of beautiful hilltop towns and villages and the rich cultural history unique to each one, people watching and eating gelato in the local bar and taking a ‘passegiata’ in the evenings. It’s so easy to eat well here, cook with produce from the local markets or visit any of the local restaurants- small and hidden down cobbled alleys. Inside you’re sure to find the most delicious local specialities. Cortona is a lovely very characteristic town with perfect shopping facilities, nice terraces and many good restaurants. Ideal for the evening stroll and dinner. Arezzo is also nearby, which is a wonderful provincetown, with high quality shops, the best restaurants and above all: history. The perfect town for a day trip. Every first weekend of the month a very large antique/flea market is organized in the center. The wine town Montepulciano is near and also Montalcino can be reached in one hour. Castiglione del Lago, at the Trasimeno lake, is a small, but lovely town, overlooking the lake.    The nearest small shops may be found in Pergo (5 minutes car drive), Terontola and Camucia (each 10 minutes car drive).


Nearest airports are Umbria International Airport Sant'Egidio near Perugia (53 km), Ancona International Airport (165 km), Rome Fiumicino (232 km) and Ciampino (214 km) International Airports, Florence International Airport (125 km) as well as Pisa International Airport (190 km); nearest Motorway exit is Castiglione del Lago (10 km; N75/E45) for the connection with the A1 to Rome and Florence. Nearest railway station is Terontola (6 km) with direct connections to Rome, Florence, Arezzo, Perugia and other popular destinations.


The most important cities in Umbria and Tuscany with all facilities for shopping, culture and art are within reach: (wine in) Montepulciano (23 km), Castiglione del Lago (15 km), Arezzo (50 Km), Citta di Castello (40 km), Siena (68 km), Florence (110 km), Perugia (42 km), Gubbio (53 km), Todi (85 km), Orvieto (110 km), Spoleto (105 km), Montefalco / Bevagna (95 km), Deruta (60 km), Assisi (65 km) and of course Rome (200 km).

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