2 bedroom apartment for sale
Italy - Cortona, Arezzo, Tuscany
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- RESTORED BEAUTIFULLY
- WIFI, AIR CONDITIONING, CENTRAL HEATING
- SHARED SWIMMING POOL
- PRIVATE GARDEN WITH OUTDOOR DINING
- 10 MINS FROM ALL SERVICES
- MAINTAINED YEAR-ROUND
- ASIDE FROM PERSONAL POSSESSIONS, ALL FURNITURE IS INCLUDED IN THE SALE
A GREAT OPPORTUNITY which could also be considered a stepping-stone for someone determined to buy a property in the Cortona, Tuscany area.
This is a zero maintenance property with all the benefits of living the Tuscan dream: views, swimming pool, private garden, great walks and just a 10 minute drive from the famous and popular town of Cortona where fine dining, wine tastings, cultural events and musical concerts are staged from May through to September.
Four out of four property owners in this beautifully maintained residential complex in Cortona's surrounding countryside agree that buying into this beautifully managed estate as an initial step was vital to them making many friends, finding their feet and enjoying the Italian lifestyle to the full. All four of them have since gone on to buy larger properties in the area, but only once they felt confident enough to do so.
This two-bedroom corner house with a private and exceptionally pretty garden, a gorgeous pergola used as an outside sitting/dining area in the summer, shared swimming pool and stunning views is a genuine lock up and go - safe and secure and property managed in one's absence.
Aside from personal possessions, all furniture is included in the sale.
The residence is a friendly community of private professionals from all over the world -people who have all at some point, fallen in love with Italy. They come for 2 - 4 weeks of the year or 2-4 months of the year depending on their responsibilities at home: to soak up the sun, the culture, the wonderful surrounding walks and cycle rides and of course, the wine and the food!
Whatever time of year you may decide to come, you will always find the surrounding lawns beautifully mown and tended as well as your own private garden. On request, the house can also be aired and cleaned in advance of your arrival.
Situated on the Tuscan and Umbrian border also means that day trips to both of these regions most famous towns is easily done: in the Tuscany area - Florence, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Val d'Orcia are all within an hour's radius. In the Umbria area - Lake Trasimeno, Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio and Spello are also all within an hour's radius.
Even a day trip to the sea is more than feasible - the lovely port and town of Castiglione della Pescaia is just a 1hr 30 min drive as is Punta Ala and Parco dell'Uccellina (a stunning nature reserve with white unspoiled beaches).
Every day of your annual holiday could be a day of discovery and pleasure in this safe, friendly and classically Tuscan environment. Definitely what dreams are made of!!!
THE UNIQUENESS OF CORTONA
Each year, visitors arrive in Cortona and are enchanted by its beauty, its vibrancy and its eclectic mix of both Italian and international residents.
It must be one of Tuscany's most unique hilltop towns: It sits on a hillside dominating the vast expanse of the Valdichiana and enjoys spectacular views over the plains towards Montepulciano and Lake Trasimeno.
It dates back to the Etruscans and is rich in history. The Romans and the Medici family both fought to have and retain this special hilltop citadel and in their turn, greatly influenced and contributed to its architecture and its development. Its star shone throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; as such there are treasures to be found throughout the town.
It is one of the largest municipalities in Tuscany with 25,000 habitants, 2500 of whom live within the ancient walls of the town, and the remainder in the outlying countryside.
It has an excellent infrastructure with two main line rail stations (Rome-Florence-Milan) and access to all major motorways. Perugia airport is 40 minutes away, Florence 1hr 30 minutes, Pisa, Bologna and Rome approx. 2 hrs.
Perhaps not so strangely, Cortona has a very high percentage of return visitors, many of whom have bought property and all of whom cite the same mantra - 'Cortona has something special'.
Maybe this is because of its rich cultural season of theatre, literary recitals, art shows, photographic exhibitions and music festivals, with many events based on the culture of 'slow food' gastronomy combined with fine wines (many of which are local and acclaimed worldwide - Avignonesi, Baracchi, Vegni).
Maybe it is because its numerous restaurants offer fine dining together with prestigious Italian wines: Osteria del Teatro, La Locanda nel Loggiato, AD Braceria, Trattoria Dardano, Ambrosia and La Bottega Baracchi (to name just a few).
Or maybe its because of its vicinity to the best of what Tuscany and Umbria has to offer - Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Val d'Orcia, Florence, Gubbio, Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Spello etc…are all within a radius of 90 minutes or less. The Maremma and its beautiful coastal towns such as Punta Ala and Castiglione della Pescaia are less than a two hour drive.
More probably it is because Cortona has intelligently embraced the challenge of modern times. Unlike so many ancient Italian towns destroyed by mass tourism and/or unchecked building regulations, Cortona has not compromised its authenticity, even in the aftermath of Under the Tuscan Sun, the famous book made into a film by Cortona's resident writer, Frances Mayes. It has managed instead to carve itself a unique niche in the wider world and as any visitor to the town will attest, it has a vitality and sense of purpose that sweeps you off your feet and grabs at the heart strings.
Cortona International looks forward to introducing you to the area: to the majestic and cosmopolitan town itself, but also its surrounding countryside which ranges from rural and peaceful mountainside, to classic hillside and to cultivated farmland areas, all of which abounds with olive groves, vineyards and spellbinding views.
By specialising in this small niche of Tuscany, not only does Cortona International ensure a trouble-free purchase, but we are also able to offer a host of post purchase services which allow us to take care of your interests from the day you buy until the day you may choose to sell.
About Cortona International
In a unique collaboration, Cortona International, offers its clients a team of English speaking professionals whose individual strengths provide specialist knowledge in all aspects of buying or selling a property. We also offer a post-purchase property and rental management service for international buyers who may be absent for part of the year.
We do our UTMOST to do pre-marketing checks on our properties in order to ascertain their compliance status.
This does not necessarily mean they are compliant (many owners are resistant to regularising their properties until they have a firm offer), but it does mean we have a complete picture for you, know what the owner must do in order to obtain compliance and the timelines in which this can be done.
A survey of your own should confirm our findings.
We work together with the registered Italian notary regarding the preparation and drawing up of all and any contracts.
English translations and/or an interpreter are provided.
All money deposits are held in escrow by the notary until completion.
We collaborate with international and local agencies in the area and can organise and accompany you on viewings of properties also listed by them. This is done on a split commission basis and at no extra cost to you.
We will supply you with all paperwork pertaining to a property when you view it.
We will also calculate all costs relative to the purchase (notary fees, purchase taxes etc…), future council taxes and overheads and, in advance of any commitment to a purchase, complete estimates for any works which might need to be undertaken.
We offer, together with our professional associates, a full range of post-acquisition services: General caretaking & maintenance; organisation of projects, permissions & renovations/small building works and a rental management service for people wishing to rent out their properties.
The agency is registered at the Chamber of Commerce in Arezzo and has been a member of FIAIP (Federation of Professional Italian Estate Agents) since 1997.
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