Villa Primula is a comfy family villa for up to 9 guests, slap in the centre of the busy little town of Camucia at the foot of stunning Cortona. This is a true rarity, a Tuscan villa suitable for those who prefer to visit Tuscany without a car! And those arriving by car will be delighted to find ample parking for two cars (three at a pinch) within the house's electric gates.
This villa is just a 5 minute walk from the train station at Camucia, with regular local trains to Florence, Arezzo and Rome. From Florence you can connect with fast trains to Pisa, Venice, Milan, Rome and Naples. And you're only a 2 minute walk from the stop for buses up to beautiful Cortona and the towns and villages roundabout. In other words, although Italian public transport certainly has its limitations, you can get about surprisingly well if you make Villa Primula your car-free base.
There are plenty of shops, bars and banks on Camucia's main drag - and don't miss the busy Thursday morning market if you're keen on a bargain or simply need to stock up on superbly fresh produce for a candle lit dinner, surrounded by the roses in your pretty little Italianate garden in front of the house (while the pool is set discreetly behind a hedge for those who insist on star-lit skinny dipping).
The villa's front door opens into a handsome entrance hall with a photograph of Primula herself. Born in the late 1800s, Primula was the daughter of a medic and she herself married a medic too. She lived a happy, easy life in Camucia and her happy past and high standards pervade the villa even today. It's a place to relax in, a comfy family villa with touches of charming elegance. The kitchen is well equipped, the bird song in the garden is a delight, there's a handsome sitting room, a pretty dining room, a businesslike Italian kitchen - and the 4 spacious bedrooms upstairs can't fail to please either!