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| Private Home - street view only, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Bramasole for me lives on pages, in film and my mind's eye: the rest I'll leave to the lady

There's probably nothing much decidedly wrong with going to Los Angeles and taking a bus tour of... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2016
Westchester County, New York
Under The Tuscan Sun...

For the true romantics. If you loved the book, the movie and Diane Lane in the movie, make the... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2016
Morris County, New Jersey
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200-year old farmhouse lovingly restored by travel author Frances Mayes.
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| Private Home - street view only, 52044, Cortona, Italy

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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,...More

2  Thank preglad
Reviewed 11 January 2016

For the true romantics. If you loved the book, the movie and Diane Lane in the movie, make the time to visit Bramasole. You cannot enter the villa, it is not a tourist attraction per se, but tourist are still drawn to it - my...More

11  Thank Wenovo
Reviewed 3 December 2015

After asking for directions from several people and quite a hike, we finally found our way to Bramasole, the home of the author of Under the Tuscan Sun. I'm so grateful for this opportunity as the movie is my all time favorite as well as...More

10  Thank mjp2363
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Cortona has two Villa Bramisoles: France's Mayes pink-hued hill home made famous by her popular books, and the site utilized for the movie version of "Under the Tuscan Sun." To view the real one from Piazzale Garbaldi we walked past the WWI monument, then past...More

7  Thank 2015JTF
Reviewed 18 November 2015

When I tried to find Bramasole several years ago, no one would give away its location. My friend and I took several wrong turns up hills and down until some construction workers clued us in to exactly where it was located. This past October when...More

1  Thank CAPainter
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Unlike the movie which gives you the feeling that Bramasole is located right near the heart of it all, we enjoyed a lovely 1/2 hour stroll to its locale on the hillside. The view is stunning along the way and the restored villa is beautiful....More

5  Thank KAS001
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Read the book, see the movie, and drive past the house. All three are good diversions of which the book is the best. Famous house from "Under the Tuscan Sun" (where Francis Mayes still resides at times) is tucked away above the eastern side of...More

1  Thank Scott R
Reviewed 11 October 2015

I took the trip up the hill to Bramasole. It was about 30 minutes walk from Cortona MAEC. The garden is beautiful. The walk through the gardens of Cortona was also beautiful - the leaves just turning for Autumn.

4  Thank ann l
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Visited Cortona recently for birthday celebration and of course could not resist trying to find Frances Mayes house Bramasole after reading Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany her wonderful description of her journey and life in Tuscany. We found it quite a challenge to...More

7  Thank Christine C
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We tried a few years ago to find Bramasole after my husband read the book. It still took some time to find but it was worth it. We were able to help a young couple from the USA who were going to visit the next...More

3  Thank TES520_12
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Pina C
25 April 2017|
Response from Tova L | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, no. This is a private residence.
13 March 2015|
Response from TrekkingStu |
Hi QldAussie, sor I may not have the best answer for you, but from what I can see if that you can actually stay there as it is now accomodation. As for getting close while driving by, not too sure myself, but I am guessing... More