Absolute tranquility between Tuscany & Umbria

Embraced by the beauty of the Cortona countryside, the vacation destination Terzo di Danciano features accommodations in either a full rental or B&B suites for up to 22 persons.

Totally restored, with extra attention to recycling the original building material, like the stone facade and the terracotta floors, this 18th century farmhouse will provided a soothing and mindful atmosphere for your holiday gatherings.

You can choose to relax poolside or with only a short drive in any direction, you can explore the wonders of two regions - Tuscany and Umbria. The small local towns offer a full calendar of traditional and folkloristic events, or you can opt for the top class museums and suggestive Etruscan and Roman ruins nearby.

Top 3 reasons you'll love Terzo di Danciano


A detail oriented restoration of an antique silkworm farm, this lovely stone building is a genuine piece of Tuscany & its history


Upon request it is possible to arrange for full and half board along with a delicious homemade breakfast full of Tuscan flavors.


Paradise setting for your special event comes with accommodating internal spaces as well as well maintained gardens

The decision to restructure this truly unique piece of Tuscan history, was made with a resolve to reuse as much of the original framework as possible while inserting eco-sustainability features. Set on many levels, the farmhouse is made of the classic gray stone with the occasional red brick accents. The interiors exalt the wood beam ceilings, the terracotta floors and the unique niche and architecture that characterizes a house in the countryside.

In addition to the 9 rooms with en suite bathrooms, Terzo di Danciano boasts several large areas where you can organize events, seminars or host large parties. The spacious common room called Bachificio, referring to its antique use as a home for silkworms, has a comfortable wooden floor. This area is suitable for every type of group activity: dance, yoga, voice, music, holistic disciplines, theatre, meditation, painting, cooking, photography...and of course destination events like weddings or anniversaries.

For those who choose the B&B solution, breakfast is served in the garden and for those who require all meals, there is a catering service that can be called in with local, fresh menus. The kitchen bubbles with authentic flavors and the gardens are shine with a bouquet of colors and fragrances. The accommodations provide free internet and parking. There is a freshwater pool, with lounging chairs and a incredible panoramic vista.

Colorful Spaces with a Soothing Atmosphere

The accommodations can be rented out as a vacation villa in Tuscany, or individually as B&B suites.  Built in the 18th century, the country farmhouse has been totally restored with a simple decor accenting colors and a minimalist decor. The owner incorporated several eco-sustainability aspects, respecting both the original structure as well as the environment around the holiday accommodations.The main country house at Terzo di Danciano can be divided in a BandB experience for students attending the various seminars and upon request both the vacation home and rooms come with a lovely homemade breakfast served in the garden.

The information included here is updated as of March 2018. Among the more characteristic rooms you will find, the Platea Verde, a double bedroom and en suite bathroom, located on the first floor of the stone farmhouse. This room with sleep up to three persons with the addition of a third single bed. You will find the double bedroom Spiario Bianca on the second floor for up to 4 persons, with a double bed and the possibility of two more single beds. The apartment Quinte apartment includes a kitchen, a double bed and upon request a living room with a sofa bed.

The double bedroom Loggione, offers a fabulous view of the local countryside. This room with its en suite bathroom can also accommodate two extra single beds upon request. The iconic tower on the top floor is called the Piccionaia, and is situated in the oldest part ot the house. This bedroom is perfect for the romantic couple with a double bed and a sweet bathroom including an antique styled clawfoot bathtub.

Great Position between Tuscany & Umbria

Set just a short distance from Cortona, a famous little town rich in local traditions and beauty, you will find the true essence of Tuscany. Restaurants, shops, markets and festivals fill the yearly calendar and you will always find activities with food, music and art. Within a short drive you can find the town of Arezzo, with its Roman amphitheater and Medici fortress, or Montepulciano with its world famous Vino Nobile wine cellars.

Situated on the border between the region of Tuscany and Umbria, gives you the excellent opportunity to visit the site like Siena, Chianti or Florence while enjoying the exception towns of Assisi, Perugia or even the Lake of Trasimeno. This is an area particularly rich in flavors, especially wine, cheese and fresh fruits and vegetables.

My name is Luca Francia, and I am the owner & your host

I purchased this property in the 2000 and in 2006 we opened our doors to the public. Together with Olena, who has studied “natural cooking” in an well known culinary school in Milan, we offer a unique and ininting experience. She works her magic with vegetarian inspired dishes, always a hit with our yoga retreats and meditation courses, and I care for the comfort of our guests and the property. Alessandra is a wizzard in the kitchen for the delicious authentic Tuscan dishes, and she is in charge of the cooking classes. New to our team are Barbara and Gloria, and they are fundamental to the smooth organization of the accommodations and events.

Terzo di Danciano

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Terzo di Danciano

val di Pierle 58
52044 Cortona (Arezzo)


43.2739369 latitude
12.1576891 longitude


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