Europe / Italy / Tuscany

Villa Ivana is a 17th century frescoed Italian Villa located at the foot of the Etruscan town of Cortona, not far from “Villa Bramasole” where the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun” was filmed.

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Min. Nights Upon Request


Villa Ivana is a historic residence dating back to 1600. It has become, thanks to recent restoration, a prestigious Italian villa in which modern accessories blend with original recycled materials and local architectural features conferring warmth and typical Tuscan atmosphere to the rooms. Antique furniture, precious tapestries, elegant windows and doors, original chandeliers and accessories, painted ceilings and splendid terracotta-tiled floors dress the more than 1,000 square meters of the villa.

The ground floor is dominated by an imposing living room with decorated vaulted ceilings and frescoed walls, with an antique billiards table. On the upper floors are the intimate, panoramic bedrooms (eight double and one twin) characterized by romantic four-poster beds and served by splendid cozy bathrooms in inlaid marble.

Thanks to its large indoor and outdoor spaces, Villa Ivana is a perfect location for your Tuscan vacation as well as for the organization of cultural events, reunion of groups and families and for destination weddings (being equipped with a private chapel) and other ceremonies, to spend in a prestigious and enchanting setting.

The completely fenced-in park that surrounds Villa Ivana covers a flat area of about 5,000 square meters, most of which is planted with grass with a large variety of centuries-old plants and trees, pots of lemon trees around the villa and a lush row of oleander bushes that border the paved drive leading to the main entrance. The large gazebo surmounted by stone columns, located a few steps from the big swimming pool and from the many entrances to the villa, is furnished with marble tables and chairs for relaxing and dining al fresco, with the complicity of the silent garden embellished by the gentle setting of the Tuscan hills. At the entrance to the property, just after the main gate and the tree-lined access drive, is a large parking area.

The very elegant rooms on the ground floor, which cover more than 400 square meters in area, are further embellished with light fitments so as to highlight the Villa’s typical arches and vaulted ceilings with their exposed beams. In addition, the elegant antique terracotta paving enhances the warmth and the evocative and emotive atmosphere of the Villa.

By means of an internal staircase in muted sandstone and behind stylish doors, one can gain access to the frescoed rooms of the first floor. The great windows give a wonderful view of the garden and of the hilltop of Cortona! In times of yore and more recently, the rooms of the first floor were used for important gala suppers of both princes and presidents including Italy’s seventh president, Sandro Pertini.


9 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms

Sleeps 18 Guests


Dining Area

Fully Equipped Kitchen

Pool Table


Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor Dining

Al Fresco Dining




Bedroom Details

Bedrooms 1-8: Double bedrooms
Bedroom 9: Twin bedroom

Pool Details

Private, fenced in swimming pool
Indoor Jacuzzi
Swimming pool is open from May 1 to October 15

Staff and Services

Weekly linen
Initial and final cleaning
Park and pool maintenance
Daily Cleaning (2 maids for 2 hours)

Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)

Extra cleaning
Extra linen change
Events - extra charge required depending on the number of guests attending the event
Private chef (breakfast, lunch and/or dinner)
Cooking classes
Wine tours
Guided tours
Vespa tours
Horse rides

Location Details

Completing the program for an unforgettable holiday in Tuscany are the many places of artistic interest within easy reach: art cities like Siena, Arezzo and Perugia and picturesque little towns (Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Castiglione del Lago, Radda and Gaiole in the Chianti area) as well as enchanting health spas

Villa Notes

Electricity, air conditioning, water, and gas for cooking are included in the rates
Important note regarding Chef/ Cook Services: All Chef/Cook services need to be arranged by your Concierge. Only Villa approved Chef/Cooks can be used. This also pertains to In-Villa cooking lessons.
Due to limited transportation in outlying and rural areas, a rental car is essential for stays at countryside villas in Italy. We are more than happy to arrange a car for you during your stay, please just let us know at time of booking.
Please note that Italy villas rent from Saturday to Saturday. Exceptions may be possible on a case by case basis and upon request.
The Italian government has implemented a Visitor’s Tax of €1.50 - €5.00 per person, per day and applies to all overnight stays for the first seven days in the destination. This tax is payable to the local property manager.
Most villas in Italy require the cost of extra services be paid upon arrival in cash. Please check with your Villa Specialist or Concierge for details.


Travel Dates Bedrooms Min. Night Stay Nightly Rates
April 27, 2024 - June 01, 2024
9 7 $ 1,654 *
June 01, 2024 - June 29, 2024
9 7 $ 1,790 *
June 29, 2024 - August 31, 2024
9 7 $ 2,009 *
August 31, 2024 - October 05, 2024
9 7 $ 1,790 *
October 05, 2024 - December 23, 2024
9 7 $ 1,411 *
December 23, 2024 - January 02, 2025
Christmas/ New Year's
9 7 $ 2,072 *
January 02, 2025 - April 26, 2025
9 7 $ 1,490 *
April 26, 2025 - May 31, 2025
9 7 $ 1,654 *
May 31, 2025 - June 28, 2025
9 7 $ 1,921 *
June 28, 2025 - August 30, 2025
9 7 $ 2,072 *
August 30, 2025 - October 04, 2025
9 7 $ 1,921 *
October 04, 2025 - December 20, 2025
9 7 $ 1,490 *
December 20, 2025 - January 02, 2026
Christmas/ New Year's
9 7 $ 2,072 *
USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Holiday dates may not be listed in rate chart. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate, holiday dates, and currency with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.

Tax Service Charge Details *

Tourism tax: €2.50 per person per day for the first 4 days. Please note that children under 12 years old are exempt.
Extra cleaning in case of animals (€30 per week, per animal)

Security Deposit Details

€2,000 to be paid on site by cash or credit card and refundable at departure

Minimum Stay Details

Minimum night stay may vary by villa.  Contact a villa specialist to confirm.

Accidental Damage Waiver

A $199 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.

Exclusive Offers

When you choose to book with Villas of Distinction for MileagePlus, you can exclusively earn 3 miles per $1 spent on your villa experience, excluding taxes, fees and optional fees.
To qualify for 3 miles per $1 spent, bookings must be made through the Villas of Distinction for United MileagePlus program. Miles earned are awarded to only one traveler per villa booking. The actual number of miles earned by a member will be based upon the total base nightly villa rate excluding taxes, fees and optional fees. MileagePlus number must be provided prior to travel for mileage offer to be fulfilled. Miles are posted to member's accounts 6-8 weeks after travel has been completed. Bookings must be paid in U.S. currency. New bookings only. Offers are subject to availability, capacity-controlled and may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice. Other restrictions may apply.


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Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.