In a quiet and exclusive area, in the hamlet
of S.Marco in Villa at the slopes of the hill where the country
town of Cortona lies, you find the Villa Bietolini a grand mansion
of the 18th century with a large park with swimming pool and
According to an inscription in stone the villa was constructed
in 1773 by the Don Giuseppe Maria e Michelangelo Manciati Del
Conte Brothers, who owned a major part of the surrounding land
of the village.
Later it was acquired by the aristocratic family of Marchesi
Bourbon of Petrella who were descendents of Borboni of Spain
and who sold it at a later stage to the current owners.
As is true for most of the villas of Cortona its architecture
is strongly linear and parallelepiped.
In the villa's small changed besides further frescoes, -simple
but charming-, a tiny piece of the wooden cross of Jesus Christ
is being preserved in a silver shrine, its authenticity certified
by the pope's seal.
The owner of the accomodations to be rented, - himself a poet
specializing in humour and satire owns a library of more than
5000 books; pamphlets and magazines featuring humour and satire.
The heraldic coat of arms of the family Bourbon of Petrella stands
out above the front door.
In many parts of the villas interior the original decoration,
frescoes and furnishing can still be admired. One of drawing rooms
has a significant collection of antic prints presenting Cortona
from 1507 up until the end of the 19th century as well as Cortona
's Saint Margherita, of whom also several relics are being kept.
The villa's extensive park is rich in variety of trees and ornamental
plants like lindens, evergreen oaks, lavrels, acacias, pines etc..
Following are being offered for rent: