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Jun 18

The ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ villa is now available for your next vacation

Planning a trip to Italy? You can rent the villa from the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun” with your friends and family.

Under the Tuscan Sun, Diane Lane, 2003

Diane Lane played the character Frances Mayes in the 2003 hit “Under the Tuscan Sun,” inspiring a generation to pack up their bags and move to a villa in Italy.

Anyone up for a trip to Italy? If so, we’ve found the perfect place to stay with family or friends (or both!).

The beautiful villa from the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun” is available to rent, and can accommodate up to 20 people — so bring all your loved ones along!

Under the Tuscan Sun villa

 “Under the Tuscan Sun” Italian villa.

Located in the Tuscan countryside near the town of Cortona, Italy, the 10 bed, 10 and 1/2 bath “Villa Laura” played the role of Diane Lane’s character’s “Villa Bramasole” in the 2003 film. (The movie is based on the book of the same name by the actual Frances Mayes.

The 17th century estate was recently given a makeover — much like it was in the movie — and is the epitome of an Italian vacation retreat.

 Three buildings make up the property: the villa, which is the main house with five bedrooms, the farmhouse, which was originally used as housing for the animals and farm workers, and the limonaia, which was originally built to store the citrus plants over winter. All have been updated and modernized, yet still maintain that rustic Italian charm.
Under the Tuscan Sun villa
The cozy living room
Even though the exterior walls are centuries old, you’ll find bright and airy living spaces inside. In the main villa’s living room, the wood-beamed ceiling adds a beautiful contrast to the crystal chandelier hanging below. And dark tile floors give the room a warm and cozy vibe. The modern kitchen is centered around a stone-topped island, and a dining area sits across from it with a long, family-style table.
Under the Tuscan Sun villa
 The kitchen and dining area is a perfect place to prepare and enjoy an Italian feast with loved ones.

Each bedroom on the property has beautiful views, antique furniture and its own en-suite bathroom.

House from "Under the Tuscan Sun" movie
One of the beautiful bedrooms at the villa 

Under the Tuscan Sun villa

                                       One of the en-suite bathrooms Courtesy of

But you’ll hardly want to stay inside your room all day with the estate’s many amenities, including a pool table, outdoor pizza oven, barbecue area, pool and jetted tub.

Under the Tuscan Sun villa
                      You can also play bocce and pingpong at the villa.Courtesy of
Under the Tuscan Sun villa
                                The sparkling pool looks so inviting.Courtesy of


There’s a minimum of a seven night stay when you book, and the price varies depending on the time of year. Visit to find out more about pricing and availability.


Written By: Julie Pennell

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