If you’ve been fantasizing of re-creating the dreamy Italian vacation in Under the Tuscan Sun for the past 15 years (the house! that garden! those views!), the time has finally come to make it happen: You can now rent the actual villa from the film.
“Villa Laura,” which was known as “Villa Bramasole” in the 2003 film starring Diane Lane, was recently renovated into the perfect Tuscan retreat (The movie is based on the book of the same name by the actual Frances Mayes.)
The redesign allowed for some modern updates to the centuries-old home while maintaining the rustic Italian charm that makes its architecture so drool-worthy. With 10 bedrooms and 10 and a half bathrooms, the massive estate comfortably sleeps 20 people, according to the listing. The property boasts a main house, a farmhouse, and a conservatory, all of which center around the estate’s stunning grounds.
The 17th-century estate was recently given a makeover — much like it was in the movie — and is the epitome of an Italian vacation retreat.
Three buildings make up the property: the villa, which is the main house with five bedrooms, the farmhouse, which was originally used as housing for the animals and farmworkers, and the limonaia, which was originally built to store the citrus plants over winter.
All have been updated and modernized, yet still maintain that rustic Italian charm.
You can experience living that famed movie… at least for a little while – because you can rent none other than the Villa Bramasole, officially known as Villa Laura.
The Villa Laura is actually located in Cortona, Italy, and in 2010, the owners of Villa Laura completed a four-year-long renovation.
There are three main buildings on the estate, sleeping a total of 20 people in 10 en-suite bedrooms. The Villa, The Farmhouse, and the Limonaia.
Even though the exterior walls are centuries old, you’ll find bright and airy living spaces inside. In the main villa’s living room, the wood-beamed ceiling adds a beautiful contrast to the crystal chandelier hanging below. And dark tile floors give the room a warm and cozy vibe.
The modern kitchen is centered around a stone-topped island, and a dining area sits across from it with a long, family-style table.
Each bedroom on the property has beautiful views, antique furniture, and its own en-suite bathroom.
But you’ll hardly want to stay inside your room all day with the estate’s many amenities, including a pool table, outdoor pizza oven, barbecue area, pool and jetted tub.
There’s a minimum of a seven-night stay when you book, and the price varies depending on the time of year. Visit LuxuryRetreats.com to find out more about pricing and availability.