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Address: | Private Home - street view only, 52044, Cortona, Italy

200-year old farmhouse lovingly restored by travel author Frances Mayes.

200-year old farmhouse lovingly restored by travel author Frances Mayes.

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Walk into Town

I loved the views of Bramasole and the Tuscan countryside while enjoying a lovely walk with friends into the town of Cortona from the nearby town of Torreone. We parked near the... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Tova L
Bloomington, Indiana
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Bloomington, Indiana
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

I loved the views of Bramasole and the Tuscan countryside while enjoying a lovely walk with friends into the town of Cortona from the nearby town of Torreone. We parked near the cafe in Torreone, grabbed a quick espresso, then continued on foot down into Cortona for the afternoon. If you take the road just left of the cafe it... More 

1 Thank Tova L
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Both the book and the movie "Under The Tuscan Sun" put Cortona and Bramasole on the map. If you're a Frances Mayes fan, it is the closest thing to a pilgrimage you'll get. Some people walk here, but we drove. It's rather easy to get to, and you can pull off on the road and stop for photos. You don't... More 

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Our driver Stefano from GET tours kindly showed us both Bramasole's - the one purchased and renovated for the movie and the real one where the acclaimed author actually lives. Very happy to have seen both

Thank Vicki R
Rolling Hills Estates, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Went there on a guided walking tour in Cortona. It was an easy walk, once you get to the house, there's not much to see. It's a privately owned home. We were able to take a few pictures from the distance. I wouldn't recommend going out of my way to go here.

Thank ncjc2013
Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

if you are in upper Cortona.. why not take a walk and check it out. so gorgeous. The place they filmed is Casa Lara . they are very different so......

Thank sansa31
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Loved seeing the place that represents the film although much was shot using a different house - got to see that too!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My mother, sister and I traveled to Cortona this June. We drove for 6 hours from Florence just to see this gem! The reviews scared me as I feared that we may not be able to find it....but we did!!!! Contrary to the reviews I read, this was not a simple walk from the Piazza della Republica. It was approximately... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Must see for the lovers of the book and fans of Frances Mayes. I usually jog by each year when visiting Cortona. There isn't actually much to see, it is a private property, but yes you might see the lady herself (although some rumours say she tends to stay in another house in the area). This is not the house... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

It's a nice hike outside of town through a beautiful park. Road is ok to walk on, not that much traffic. If you liked the movie, you will enjoy seeing Bramasole.

Thank Barbara M
Westchester County, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 542 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

There's probably nothing much decidedly wrong with going to Los Angeles and taking a bus tour of the homes of the celebrities and stars. For one thing, they tend to be much more protected and insulated than needed be the case generations ago. For another, they're probably somewhere else at any given time. Many folk like to kiss rings, get... More 

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