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Address: | Private Home - street view only, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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200-year old farmhouse lovingly restored by travel author Frances Mayes.

200-year old farmhouse lovingly restored by travel author Frances Mayes.

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Both the book and the movie "Under The Tuscan Sun" put Cortona and Bramasole on the map. If you're a Frances Mayes fan, it is the closest thing to a pilgrimage you'll get. Some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Both the book and the movie "Under The Tuscan Sun" put Cortona and Bramasole on the map. If you're a Frances Mayes fan, it is the closest thing to a pilgrimage you'll get. Some people walk here, but we drove. It's rather easy to get to, and you can pull off on the road and stop for photos. You don't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Our driver Stefano from GET tours kindly showed us both Bramasole's - the one purchased and renovated for the movie and the real one where the acclaimed author actually lives. Very happy to have seen both

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Thank Vicki R
Rolling Hills Estates, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Went there on a guided walking tour in Cortona. It was an easy walk, once you get to the house, there's not much to see. It's a privately owned home. We were able to take a few pictures from the distance. I wouldn't recommend going out of my way to go here.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

if you are in upper Cortona.. why not take a walk and check it out. so gorgeous. The place they filmed is Casa Lara . they are very different so......

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Loved seeing the place that represents the film although much was shot using a different house - got to see that too!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My mother, sister and I traveled to Cortona this June. We drove for 6 hours from Florence just to see this gem! The reviews scared me as I feared that we may not be able to find it....but we did!!!! Contrary to the reviews I read, this was not a simple walk from the Piazza della Republica. It was approximately... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Must see for the lovers of the book and fans of Frances Mayes. I usually jog by each year when visiting Cortona. There isn't actually much to see, it is a private property, but yes you might see the lady herself (although some rumours say she tends to stay in another house in the area). This is not the house... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

It's a nice hike outside of town through a beautiful park. Road is ok to walk on, not that much traffic. If you liked the movie, you will enjoy seeing Bramasole.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

There's probably nothing much decidedly wrong with going to Los Angeles and taking a bus tour of the homes of the celebrities and stars. For one thing, they tend to be much more protected and insulated than needed be the case generations ago. For another, they're probably somewhere else at any given time. Many folk like to kiss rings, get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

For the true romantics. If you loved the book, the movie and Diane Lane in the movie, make the time to visit Bramasole. You cannot enter the villa, it is not a tourist attraction per se, but tourist are still drawn to it - my guess is mostly single women, or women who manage to convince their partners to tag... More 

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