A small medieval hamlet immersed in a stunning rural setting. It overlooks the border between Umbria and Tuscany near the beautiful city of Cortona, renowned for its Etruscan origins. It is a historical location. A medieval “Borgo” (hamlet) painstakingly renovated to preserve the authentic quality of the buildings and grounds, combined with luxury comfort and sustainable efficiency.
The spacious bedrooms and luminous living areas are made of natural handcrafted materials decorated with colours that radiate and maintain the patina and charm of centuries past.
Since 2006 it has been a well-known retreat centre hosting guests who seek self-connection, personal growth and the cultivation of meaningful personal relationships based on exchanges of thought, experience, and activity. The peaceful environment, panoramic view and pristine nature are important elements contributing to the realization of these desires to.
The remarkable scale and beauty of its indoor facilities make the hamlet particularly suited for hosting large gatherings.
A perfect vacation rendezvous; an ideal accommodation for celebrating a wedding event, a memorable birthday festivity or any other milestone occasion with family and friends.
This grand Tuscan residence is a perfect place to design one’s own event, be it a professional project or a moment of celebration, deep relaxation, and regeneration.
The following activities are currently being organized by the current owners:
music master classes,
large residential dance events,
painting and drawing courses,
The property is located at 407 meters above sea level whilst the valley down below is at 309 meters.
The whole area surrounding Terzo di Danciano is mainly composed of forests, ancient olive groves and fields, on the horizon you can see Monte Acuto (mountain sacred to the Etruscans) and the mountains Catria and Cucco, part of the Appennino Centrale Italiano.
THE LAYOUT OF THE PROPERTY:
The property consists of 3 buildings, the activity building, the residential building and the outdoor kitchen with the pizza oven.
1- THE ACTIVITIES BUILDING “BACHIFICIO” IS AT THE HEART OF ACTIVITIES.
The “Bachificio” is a huge rural construction built in the mid-1800s. This beautiful building was made for the purpose of cultivating silkworms and wine production. The conservative restauration has preserved its original atmosphere giving it a feel closer to that of a castle than to an agricultural industrial construction.
Residential groups of 20/30/40 or more people, as well as smaller groups, can enjoy the spacious interior spaces of remarkable comfort decorated with great artistic sensitivity.
The 418 sqm (4502 sqft) covered indoor spaces of the Bachificio can satisfy a broad variety of possible requests. Events hosted here are distinguished, framed in a highly suggestive monumental environment, and immersed in the deep serenity of a beautiful Tuscan landscape.
A perfect setting for any type of activity.
In the Bachificio it is allowed to host the most diverse types of events regardless of spatial requests or climate conditions.
THE SEMI-GROUND FLOOR:
A very luxurious SPA has recently been created in July 2020 and consists of:
A luxurious massage bath for 8 people,
An infrared sauna for 4-6 persons,
A steam sauna for 4-6 persons,
A massage room,
Hot and cold shower,
Different dressing rooms and bathrooms,
A storage room.
With patio doors to the terrace with lots of privacy and panoramic views.
The spa is equipped with a luxury heat recovery ventilation (HRV)”
ON THE GROUND FLOOR:
It is a large building built in 1860 for agricultural use. Designed with interesting architectural details and precious building materials this sort of “factory” has certainly been a source of pride for Mr. Hersel, the Swiss owner who was a wine producer in Tuscany during the second part of XIX century.
The length of this unique construction is 23 meters by 12 meters (main kitchen length excluded)
Huge living room with fireplace and several doors and large windows.
Huge party-room with several doors and large windows.
The natural light here is very pleasant.
The large spaces give a pleasantly warm feeling of freedom.
An industrial kitchen,
ON THE FIRST FLOOR:
Two spacious rooms with fantastic acoustics for group meetings and other activities.
2- MAIN HOUSE:
All rooms have stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
The main house is a magnificent 16th century construction.
The floors, stairs, plasterwork, paint, and vaults have all been renovated to preserve the unique radiant character of the environment rich in colour and vibrant in identity.
The house has 9 master bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.
Some bedrooms are large enough to comfortably accommodate as many as 4 people.
3- THE OUTDOOR KITCHEN WITH THE PIZZA OVEN:
They consist in a small caretaker’s apartment, an old stone oven for bread and a fully equipped kitchen with a covered patio in the garden in front of the pool with amazing views of the valley.
There is also an outside toilet with access for the disabled.
Please note, this may not be the properties exact location due to security reasons.
Mercatale, 2.5 km
Lago Trasimeno 16 km
Cortona 20 km
Citta di Castello 35 km
Perugia 39 km
Arezzo 50 km
Perugia airport 50 km. (Europe)
Florence airport 135 km (international)
GEOGRAPHY AND AREA HISTORY:
Terzo di Danciano is located in the municipality of Cortona, in eastern Tuscany, between “Val di Chiana” and the “Valle Tiberina”.
We are in the province of Arezzo, a few kilometres from the border with green Umbria.
The area was known and inhabited even before the Etruscan age and it is now rich in history and traditions. The main cities are Arezzo (98,000 inhabitants), about an hour’s drive and Perugia (180,000 inhabitants), 45 minutes away.
The nearest village is Mercatale, 2.5 km, where you can find essential services such as banks, supermarkets, post office, pharmacy, taxi’s, pubs, gas stations as well as a registration office of the municipality of Cortona 20 km further.
The nearby Lago Trasimeno is located 16 km away.