The historic villas in Arezzo

On this page, we find some details on the historic villas in Arezzo and its province.

Arezzo is located south of Florence and has a very large province with beautiful hills and a cultivated countryside covered partly with sunflowers. Fortified medieval towns such as Cortona, Poppi and Anghiari evidenced the long wars between Arezzo and Florence and also among the noble families to conquer the territory. The Conti Guidi family are certainly linked to the construction of several houses in the area and, before the construction of the villas, castles and fortresses. Later, however, the development and beautification of the villas in the countryside remained always linked to the development of agricultural labor and the creation of real farms.

Among the villas in Arezzo we mention the beautiful Villa La Barbolana in the countryside of Arezzo. The villa dates back to the sixteenth century and it is located in the village of Greve near Anghiari. The villa is actually a real fortress and a walled villa is a rare find in other areas of the province. Its location is overlooking the entire Tiber Valley. Particularly interesting also the Villa Oliveto overlooking the Chiana valley. Villa Oliveto was restored in the nineteenth century and today houses a museum on concentration camps. The park of Villa Oliveto is particularly rich in cedars and beeches. The villa has a master side and one side devoted to agricultural activities with crusher and wineries.

In Cortona there are four villas that deserve to be mentioned: Villa Tommasi Aliotti from the sixteenth century, Villa Farina which belonged to an archaeologist in the eighteenth century and is famous for its garden, Villa Morra Lavriano with the main building and a building for the breeding of silkworms as well as a chapel and also Villa Passerini.
In the next few pages you will find some more details on the historic mansions of Arezzo.
A selection of our most requested villas in the area:
Villa Il Corso Villa with swimming pool for rent in the countryside of Arezzo, in Tuscany. Villa with accommodation for 14+1 people, panoramic swimming pool. More details
Villa Alberoro Beautiful villa sleeping 10 situated in panoramic position in Valdichiana, near Monte San Savino (Arezzo). Wide garden, swimming pool, Internet connection, air conditioning, barbecue. Riding stable and tennis club within a few kilometres. More details
Villa Tuoro Small villa sleeping 6+2 in Valdichiana, just a few kilometres from Montepulciano (Siena) and Lake Trasimeno. Fully fenced garden, swimming pool, children`s playground, Internet connection, hydromassage. Tennis club and riding stable within a few kilometres. More details
Villa Mulinetto Villa sleeping 4 near Cortona (Arezzo), in Valdichiana. Fenced garden, swimming pool, Internet connection. More details