Who could forget the charming Italian villa called Bramasole that Diane Lane buys on a whim and fixes up in the movie Under the Tuscan Sun? I wrote a post about it a couple of years ago and discovered that it was filmed on location in Tuscany in a villa that they didn’t actually remodel for the shoot–they “just cleaned it up a little and filmed it in warmer, prettier light,” according to writer-director Audrey Wells.
The real restoration work on the real-life Bramasole began in 2006, four years after the movie was filmed here. Here’s how it looks today.
You can rent the villa the next time you’re in Tuscany. According to Italian Villas, “Bramasole lies nestled on a hill just three minutes outside the ancient town walls of Cortona.”
According to the rental website, “Every bedroom on the property is unique with beautiful original features, hand woven Busatti fabrics and the highest quality bed linen. All bedrooms rooms have air conditioning, Wi-Fi, en-suite bathrooms and its own view of the surrounding countryside.”
“There is always something to keep you entertained, whether it be a swim in the travertine pool, a soak in the Jacuzzi, a walk through the Medici parkland to visit the ducks on the lake, or a Bocce tournament with other guests.” Sounds like the perfect vacation to me!
For more photos and information about renting this movie location, visit Italian Villas. (Thanks to Betty for telling me about it!)
A reader took this photo of Frances Mayes’ actual Bramasole (her real house, not the movie version) while she was on vacation in the area and sent it to me–thanks, Joanie! You can see my original post about the movie with more pics and info here: Under the Tuscan Sun.
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