Villa Cortona Torre Elci
Villa Cortona Torre Elci
Luxury villa for rent in Cortona, Tuscany

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Villa Cortona Torre Elci
The history
Villa Torre degli Elci is the result of the restoration of a big farmhouse dating back to the beginning of 19th century which belonged to the historical cortonese Baldelli family.
The Villa preserves until today the architectural structure of an old farmhouse, with the characteristic tower and the porch where you can still see the emblem of the Baldelli lineage, made of three ivy leaves on an asymmetric band.
Running through cortonese history, the most famous member of the Baldelli family was the Abbott Onofrio, who in Rome gathered an important collection of books, artwork and naturalistic objects; the donation of these objects to his nephews the Venuti brothers- allowed the constitution in 1727 of the first patrimonial core of the Etruscan Academy and inspired the foundation of the academic Museum (the current MAEC).
The farmhouse and surrounding properties, located in Cegliolo, were already documented about in the lorenese cadastre in 1823-1824, where you can read the names of the owners in the old maps: Baldelli Cav. Giuseppe, Girolamo Luca, Antonio, Girolamo and Onofrio di Giovan Battista.
The original inhabited part which is still visible today was defined by the tower-house on 4 floors with an entrance portal from the 18th century with next to it another monocellular element with a beamed loggia with wooden beams on the second floor and a window on the first floor which recalls the decorative motifs of the tower.
The building completed itself with a two-storey construction which presented in the oldest door the same formal elements as the previous building.
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Torre degli Elci Villa Cortona - San Pietro a Cegliolo, 47 52044 Cortona (AR) Tel. 0575.612644 Cell. (+39) 3396237321 Email: info@villatorredeglielci.it