“As I made my way through the brambles to explore the ancient, crumbling villa for the first time, I felt like I was stepping into a fairytale, says Kit Burns, President of Doorways Ltd. “The villa lay in ruins, but I could see that it had great potential.”
Much as the lead character in Under the Tuscan Sun, Villa Laura went through its own re-birth. Kitchens and bathrooms were custom crafted by a Tuscan artist, using marble surfaces and
The property is beautifully landscaped with a thriving rose garden that frames a new in-ground pool, jacuzzi, and Roman fountain. Despite its transformation, Villa Laura retains its original charm and magic. Designer Jane Thompson incorporated an eclectic mix of both contemporary and antique furniture from across Europe to maintain the villa’s original character.
A rustic farmhouse, adjacent to the villa completes the property for rent. Accommodating a total of 18 guests, this famous piece of Cortona is ideal for families, large groups of friends or destination weddings. “This is the perfect opportunity for guests to step into a movie set and live out their own adventure,” says Burns. For more information or to rent villas throughout Europe, visit www.villavacations.com
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Doorways Ltd. has been renting villas in Tuscany since 1994. Each property is personally visited by a member of Doorways staff. For more information, visit www.villavacations.com or call 610-520-080.