Tuscan Farmhouse

Vacation Rentals – Cortona, Italy

Casa San Pietro

Casa San Pietro

Beautiful and unique house converted from a 200 year-old historic chapel and carriage-house, with independent entrance and private garden


Travertine marble floor throughout, with a special loft structure built of metal, wood & glass to filter light within the chapel
Dedicated in 1797 to St Peter for the noble Ristori family, the former private-chapel maintains its unique features


Original architectural charms and stucco decorations in the bedrooms, showcasing a marble statue of St Peter (S. Pietro)

Separate, fully-equipped kitchen and dining area over-looking the private garden (high-ceilings, light & airy)

Located in Tuscany, Italy near the medieval city of Cortona, the Casa San Pietro sleeps at least 4 adults with two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, living room, and separate modern kitchen & dining space. Large indoor cantina/tavern is available, as well as a private garden/lawn space and use of semi-private swimming pool in summer months.This ‘chapel-house’ was completely renovated in 2009 using original materials, and blends the charm and history of a 200-year-old private chapel with a contemporary and functional house. Furnishings have been selected with great care and in excellent taste.

Due to the open stairway as well as the delicate nature of the original chapel decorations in stucco, children under 12 years of age are not recommended in Casa San Pietro.

Bordering on a small vineyard and agricultural fields of tobacco and sunflowers, the surrounding countryside is ideal for walking and biking. Located on a private road only a few minute walk from the village center, the house is secluded without being isolated. The house is part of a small “borgo” with three other stone farmhouses closeby, but each is private to itself with garden/lawn space and no walls or fences.

Sleeping arrangements 4+2 Two separate bedrooms: One bedroom with one double-bed (160 cm wide) under the chapel’s cupola or dome; and one smaller bedroom with two twin beds that can be placed separately or put together to also create one double-bed (160 cm wide). Additional sofabed in the living room. High quality beds and mattresses in all rooms. Bedrooms are part of unique loft structure in the chapel built of metal, wood and glass to filter light to living room below.
Two Bathrooms Two full bathrooms: One bathroom with tub and shower. One bathroom with rain-shower. Highest quality fittings.
Living room L-shaped sofa (converts into a sofabed) and coffee table. Small table and chairs for playing cards or games. Satellite TV (with CNN, BBC, CNBC, etc). Stereo system with Ipod connection.
Kitchen & dining area Separate kitchen space with dishwasher, oven and stovetop (induction), microwave, full-size fridge and freezer. High quality appliances and equipment throughout. Dining table for six or more people. Stone fireplace, four-meter high ceilings.
General Washing machine. Iron & board. Sheets & towels included. Dishes & cooking utensils included. Two bicycles available for use by guests. Indoor underground cantina/tavern area with games. Air-cooling system similar to air-conditioning.
Outdoors Semi-private SWIMMING POOL available for use during summertime (mid-May to September), shared with house next door (Casale Girasole). Private garden and lawn with garden furniture for relaxing and dining outside. Use of barbecue. Parking (max 2 autos).
Excluded Pets & animals; wild and noisy parties.
Children under 12 years of age are not recommended in Casa San Pietro.
Open stairway up to bedrooms may not be advisable for elderly or less-agile renters.
Local sports Cycling, golf, tennis, walking, hiking, water sports on nearby Lake Trasimeno.