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200-year old farmhouse lovingly restored by travel author Frances Mayes.
| Private Home - street view only, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

My husband and I visited Cortona, and stayed at the Villa Baldelli, which has a beautiful view of the town. We, of course, decided to tour all the attractions. Walking to the Basilica of St. Margaret, we didn't realize that Bramasole is just over the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jo B
Reviewed 25 October 2018

If you're a fan of 'the' book, or 'the' movie, or of Frances Mayes in general, then you might want to stroll along this back road to nowhere in order to get a dog's eye view of Bramasole. It's a beautiful villa with very well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank TuscanWino
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

If you’re a fan of the book and the movie it’s worth a drive by. Easy to find (Waze) and fun to see the house (from the street) and see the little nook in the wall where the old man would always leave flowers.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Allie02
Reviewed 26 September 2018

It would be a shame to visit Cortona without seeing the villa, originally built in 1504, with a recognizable red orange facade. Thanks to the American writer Frances Meyes and her famous novel (which later became equally popular film), the villa located on the road...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Borzov
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I stayed in Cortona 2 days because of the movie. Cortona is a very nice hill town but you can actually see it in 1 day. I wanted to walk up to Branasole but when I saw that it was uphill I said forget it-let's...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

I was in Cortona 8/6/18 for the day. Very charming town. I found a very lovely restaurant located on one of the many stair alleys. I found an art gallery and met the artist and bought a piece of original art. Then off to Bramasole....More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Inka A
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The house of Francis Mayes ..author ...under the Tuscan sun.. Her Beautifully restored villa is gorgeous.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

After reading the book twice and seeing the movie at least 6 times it has always been on my 'to do' list to see Bramasole and Cortona. A beautiful day and stroll down the quiet lane lived up to all my expectations. I even picked...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Denise M
Reviewed 25 July 2018

As we were in Cortona for the day like many who'd never heard of the place until the film we thought it a good idea to visit the House. After a charming and hot walk we arrived to what is undeniably a pretty house with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank rickydodah
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We had to drive to Bramasole. In the past, the visitors used to cut through the fields to visit Bramasole but this is no longer possible. When we pulled in front of the house, I was surprised to see so many terraced gardens, it was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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25 April 2017|
Response from Tova L | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, no. This is a private residence.
13 March 2015|
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Response from VictoriaL2457 |
What is the exact address for Bramasole?