Absolute tranquility between Tuscany & Umbria

Embraced by the beauty of the Cortona countryside, the vacation villa Terzo di Danciano features accommodations in suites for up to 22 persons, perfect for retreats and special events, such as destination weddings.

Totally restored, with extra attention to maintaining the original building material, including the stone facade and the terracotta floors, the 18th century farmhouse provides 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, both Tuscany and Umbria. The small local towns offer a full calendar of traditional and folkloristic events, but you can also opt for top class museums and suggestive Etruscan and Roman ruins nearby.

Top 3 reasons you'll love Terzo di Danciano


Paradise setting for your special event comes with spacious areas as well maintained garden


Relax completely with the wellness spa that includes sauna, hydomassage hot tubs, Turkish bath and massage room


Large indoor hall perfect for yoga groups wishing the entire property to themselves

The decision to restructure this unique building of Tuscan history was made with a resolve to reuse as much of the original framework as possible while adding eco-sustainability features such as bio-mass heating and reuse of rain and used water. Set on several floors, the farmhouse is made of classic Tuscan gray "pietra serena" stone with the accent of red bricks. The interiors exalt the wooden beam ceilings, terracotta floors and the unique niches and architecture that characterize a countryside home.

A villa perfect for your retreat, wedding or special event

In addition to the 9 rooms with en-suite bathrooms, Terzo di Danciano boasts several large areas where you can organize events and retreats to host large groups and gatherings. The spacious common room called Bachificio, referring to its use as a home for silkworms at one time, 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 rent the villa for stays with B&B service, breakfast is included and served in the garden. Upon request, all meals can also be organized with a catering service that uses local and fresh ingredients for their menus. The kitchen bubbles with authentic flavors and the gardens shine with a bouquet of colors and fragrances. The accommodations provide free internet and parking. There is a freshwater pool, with lounging sun chairs and an incredible panoramic vista.

High-class Spa facilities

The Spa area at Terzo di Danciano has been expanded to include many additional services. The Spa area has a Travertine stone heated pool with hydromassage, an infrared sauna in pine wood, a Turkish bath with aromatherapy features, a massage area and relaxation area with a welcoming fireplace and sofas.

The Spa area - as well as the entire property - is heated with biomass fuels and with a state-of-the-art super efficient boiler system. All of the water used in the Spa area is reused across the property for watering the lawns, an important aspect that Luca, the owner of Terzo di Danciano, seeks to implement with each renovation and new project that comes up.

Colorful Spaces with a Soothing Atmosphere

The accommodations are rented out as a whole vacation villa in Tuscany. Built in the 18th century, the country home has been totally restored with simple accent colors and 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 offers a bed & breakfast experience for anyone attending a special event or retreat hosted at the villa and, upon request, both the use of the vacation home and common rooms can have a lovely homemade breakfast prepapred and served in the garden for every day of your stay.

Among the more characteristic rooms you will find is the Platea Verde, a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom located on the first floor of the stone farmhouse. This room can sleep up to three guests 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 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 in the oldest part ot the house. This bedroom is perfect for the romantic couple with a double bed and romantic bathroom.

Great Position between Tuscany & Umbria

Set just a short distance from Cortona, a famous small town in southern Tuscany rich in local traditions and beauty, you will find the true essence of the region during your stay. 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 exceptional towns of Assisi, Perugia or 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 both owner & your host

I purchased Terzo di Danciano in 2000 and opened our doors to the public in 2006. Together with Olena, who has studied “natural cooking” in a well-known culinary school in Milan, we offer a unique and inviting experience. She works her magic with vegetarian inspired dishes, always a hit with our yoga retreats and meditation courses, and I look out for the comfort of our guests and the property. Alessandra is a wizard in the kitchen creating delicious authentic Tuscan dishes, and is in charge of our cooking classes. New to our team are Barbara and Gloria, both fundamental to the smooth organization of our accommodations and the many special events that are organized on our gorgeous property.

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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