Terace on the lake Torreone, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy 3 Bed Country Estate £435,506 | €485,000 | $591,361 Request a Currency Exchange Quote Here

If a private, serene location surrounded by nature and incredible views is what you are looking for, then this property is for you. La Terrazza sul Lago is less than a ten minutes scenic drive above the Tuscan citadel of Cortona.

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Property Attributes

Lifestyle features

City, Rural, Hiking, Lake, Mountain

Amenities & Services


Building Characteristics

Storage, Ground Floor, Top Floor

Property Features

Views, Beamwork, Patio


Property Description ID:26826033

If a private, serene location surrounded by nature and incredible views is what you are looking for, then this property is for you.

La terrazza sul lago is is less than a ten minutes scenic drive above the Tuscan citadel Cortona. If you enjoy walking, there is a beautiful untraveled path that will lead you to one of the city portals within 40 minutes. The house is positioned on one hectare (2.5 acres) of land with a backdrop of tall pines and blue skies. The views from the house of Lago Trasimeno framed by multiple layers of the Umbrian mountains and the Val di China below are nothing short of spectacular.

The house has three levels with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The top floor has a large bedroom with a sitting area, a spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower and cast iron tub. All the fixtures are of high quality. Also on the top floor there is an office/laundry room and large under roof storage space. On the first level there is an entry door from the patio that leads into a large open plan kitchen with marble countertops, plus a living room and dining space.

There is an additional entry door from under the open beam logia into a hallway that leads to the two bedrooms, bathroom and living room area. The flooring throughout the house is primarily Oak plank or had made terra cotta tile.

The ground floor consists of 100 Sq. meters of open, ready to build space. This offers several unique project opportunities such as a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom guest apartment or as an expansion to the existing living space above. The property has no restrictions for putting in a swimming pool or most other building projects.

All the infrastructure of the house was replaced about 6 years ago when the restoration was done, including; all new electrical wiring, breakers and fixtures, gas lines and gas tank, water lines, sewer lines with new septic system were replaced.

The house also includes wireless internet and telephone service.
Surrounded by a nature preserve with pristine air and water, this house must be seen in person to be appreciated



Each year, visitors arrive in Cortona and are enchanted by its beauty, its vibrancy and its eclectic mix of both Italian and international residents. It sits on a hillside dominating the vast expanse of the Valdichiana and enjoys spectacular views over the plains towards Montepulciano and Lake Trasimeno. It has an excellent infrastructure with two main line rail stations (Rome-Florence-Milan) and access to all major motorways. Perugia airport is 40 minutes away, Florence 1hr 30 minutes, Pisa, Bologna and Rome approx. 2 hrs. Cortona has a very high percentage of return visitors, many of whom have bought property and all of whom cite the same mantra – ‘Cortona has something special’. Maybe this is because of its rich cultural season of theatre, literary recitals, art shows, photographic exhibitions and music festivals, with many events based on the culture of ‘slow food’ gastronomy combined with fine wines. Or maybe its because of its vicinity to Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Val d’Orcia, Florence, Gubbio, Perugia, Assisi, etc, all within a radius of 90 minutes or less. The Maremma and its beautiful coastal towns are less than a two hour drive. More probably it is because Cortona has intelligently embraced the challenge of modern times. Unlike so many ancient Italian towns destroyed by mass tourism and/or unchecked building regulations, Cortona has not compromised its authenticity, even in the aftermath of Under the Tuscan Sun, the famous book made into a film by the writer Frances Mayes. As any visitor will attest, it has a vitality and sense of purpose that sweeps you off your feet. Cortona International looks forward to introducing you to the area: to the town itself, but also its surrounding countryside which ranges from rural and peaceful mountainside, to classic hillside and to cultivated farmland areas, all of which abounds with olive groves, vineyards and spellbinding views. By specialising in this small niche of Tuscany, not only does Cortona International ensure a trouble-free purchase, but we are also able to offer a host of post purchase services which allow us to take care of your interests from the day you buy until the day you may choose to sell.  


About Cortona International

In a unique collaboration, Cortona International offers its clients a team of English speaking professionals whose individual strengths provide specialist knowledge in all aspects of buying or selling a property. We also offer a post-purchase property and rental management service for international buyers who may be absent for part of the year.


  • We do our UTMOST to do pre-marketing checks on our properties in order to ascertain their compliance status.
  • This does not necessarily mean they are compliant (many owners are resistant to regularising their properties until they have a firm offer), but it does mean we have a complete picture for you, know what the owner must do in order to obtain compliance and the timelines in which this can be done. 
  • A survey of your own should confirm our findings.


  • We work together with the registered Italian notary regarding the preparation and drawing up of all and any contracts. 
  • English translations and/or an interpreter are provided.
  • All money deposits are held in escrow by the notary until completion.


  • We collaborate with international and local agencies in the area and can organise and accompany you on viewings of properties also listed by them.  This is done on a split commission basis and at no extra cost to you.


  • We will supply you with all paperwork pertaining to a property when you view it. 
  • We will also calculate all costs relative to the purchase (notary fees, purchase taxes etc…), future council taxes and overheads and, in advance of any commitment to a purchase, complete estimates for any works you might wish to do. 


  • We offer, together with our partners, a full range of post-acquisition services:  General caretaking & maintenance; organisation of projects & permissions, renovations & small building works and a rental management service for people wishing to rent out their properties.

The agency is registered at the Chamber of Commerce in Arezzo and has been a member of FIAIP (Federation of Professional It

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