How to reach Villa Bramasole

Bramasole, the Ville Where It All Began, Attracts Many Tourists to Cortona

It’s important to note that there are two Villas Bramasole in Cortona: the original Villa where the story was set and where the writer lived part of the year, and the second Villa where the movie was filmed, which is now used as real estate.

On this page, we will provide directions on how to walk to the original Villa from Cortona’s old town. As a reminder, we kindly ask all visitors to keep noise levels down while in the vicinity of Bramasole and to limit their visit to no more than 5-6 minutes. We also suggest bringing water and wearing comfortable shoes.”

Let’s start our walk 

From Piazza della Repubblica, walk on Via Nazionale towards Piazza Garibaldi. Stop here to admire the panorama of the Valdichiana valley on your right.

From the Park of Parterre, take the dirt road alley and pass the fountain (note that this is not the fountain seen in the movie, which was created artificially in Piazza Signorelli).

Continue walking for approximately 20 minutes until you reach the Tennis Club. Bypass it and continue on the paved road for another 20 minutes.

At some point, you will come to a shady bend with trees, and Villa Bramasole will come into view.

A view of Bramasole Villa

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Returning from Bramasole 

This path is about 40 minutes walk

After visiting Bramasole, continue walking for about 15 minutes until the dirt road ends. You will reach the locality of Torreone, where you will find a bar on your left. This is a great spot to grab a refreshment, a bite to eat, and to cool down or warm up. We suggest trying Prosciutto Crudo with melon, a typical Tuscan dish.

With your energy replenished, we can now head to the Poggio of Cortona, a hillside on the edge of the town. Walk around the bar at the junction and take the right path.

Continue walking for another 15-20 minutes, taking in the fantastic panorama of the valley on your right. The view should look something like this picture.”

if you walk this path around sunset, it is one of the best moments to experience Cortona’s landscapes. From here, you can admire the Dome tower and Church of Santa Maria Nuova.

“The road will lead you to one of the five city gates, “Porta Montanina”, which provides access to the Poggio of Cortona. Take some time to walk through the narrow streets, explore, relax, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

Experience the authentic Tuscan lifestyle. When you’re ready to head back to the starting point, feel free to walk in any direction, all roads will lead you to one of the main squares such as Piazza Signorelli, Piazza Repubblica, and Piazza Carbonaia.”


Image from the movie’s villa.