Bramasole

Bramasole, Cortona: Address, Phone Number, Bramasole Reviews: 4.5/5

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200-year old farmhouse lovingly restored by travel author Frances Mayes.
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Scrabblejan
Auburn, CA11 contributions
How I Learned About Cortona
Oct 2019
I found Cortona through Frances Mayes' Under the Tuscan Sun, so of course we had to visit Bramasole. It's a beautiful & easy walk just outside of Cortona.
Written 30 October 2019
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JandJMiller
Valley Stream, NY709 contributions
Finally got to see it
Oct 2019 • Couples
When I first saw the movie Under the Tuscan Sun I wanted to visit Cortona. It took me 17 years but I finally made it. The area surrounding Bramasole is magnificent. I was only looking for the elderly gentleman that lives next to Frances. I imagined him there.
Written 22 October 2019
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PHILIP C
Bolton, UK91 contributions
being lovers of the book/film "Under the Tuscan sun "we visited Cotana where the house is situated
Sep 2019
Whilst in Tuscany we had to visit Cotana and the Villa Bramasole as we love the book/film under the Tuscan sun.We were not disappointed ,Villa Bramasoleis is the writers home so not a visitor attraction but Villa and grounds are beautiful from the road. Cotana itself was lovely with all the restaurants,historic buildings and some quaint little shops.The amount of cars there surprised us and it was hard to park.
Written 1 October 2019
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IntrepidSpirit
Lisbon, Portugal12 contributions
Firenze to Bramasole 1/2 day trip
Sep 2019 • Solo
I took the train from Firenze ( Florence) to Bramasole in the morning. It's a bit of a trek uphill to get to Cortona from the Camuccia-Cortona train station so caught the public bus up. Be aware that it only departs hourly so there may be a bit of a wait depending on your train arrival town. Once I got to Piazza Garbibaldi in Cortona, it was an easy enough hike to Bramasole. There are detailed online instructions to follow. Trip took me about 40min one way and I didn't find it taxing. While Bramasole looked like a well cared for villa on the outside, the highlight for me is really the walk up to it and the view of the Tuscan countryside. There isn't otherwise much that can be said of Bramasole itself.
Written 1 September 2019
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Jo B
Meredith, NH45 contributions
NICE WALK TO BRAMASOLE!
Apr 2018 • Couples
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 hill. We decided to head back to the center of Cortona, and walk to Bramasole along the beautiful road that led to it. When we arrived, we had an excellent view of the house, but couldn't get too close, as there was a hugh bee's nest near the gate. Incidentally, the film "Under the Tuscan Sun" wasn't filmed at the house, but at Villa Linda! A local gave us some info! Worth a look if you're in the area.
Written 19 November 2018
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TuscanWino
Brevard, North Carolina161 contributions
For those who also take "The Tour of Stars' Homes" in Hollywood
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 landscaped gardens.

We stayed in a nearby villa (literally right beneath Bramasole) for a week and drove by the many pilgrims on the road daily. That's fine—to each his own. But to make the trek to Cortona for this alone seems silly. Without the book and movie I doubt that many would find Cortona worthwhile. It certainly does not have the beauty of the region near San Gimignano, or along the Chiantigiana (SS222); it is a relatively small and uninteresting town where parking (outside the walls only) is a nightmare.
Written 25 October 2018
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Allie02
West Warwick, R.I.70 contributions
worth it
Sep 2018 • Couples
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.
Written 1 October 2018
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia4,387 contributions
A popular sight
Sep 2018 • Friends
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 to Torreone, made Cortona famous all over the world and very popular tourist destination.
Written 26 September 2018
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bucketlistchaserOC
64 contributions
Under the Tuscan Sun
Jul 2018 • Friends
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 drive! It was easy to find and the villa was very beautiful. There were white butterflies in the garden and it looked magical. It's worth a visit,
Written 27 August 2018
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Inka A
Los Angeles, California5 contributions
too hot for too much effort
Aug 2018 • Solo
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. As i was about to embark on the hike towards the tennis courts (one on landmarks on the way to Bramasole), I spoke with a local woman to get more specific directions. She discouraged me from proceeding with the long walk in 37 degree heat and said there is nothing to get excited about the house really. So I aborted my hike and took shelter under the first shade I could find.
Written 18 August 2018
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