If you’ve been fantasizing of re-creating the dreamy Italian vacation in Under the Tuscan Sun for the past 15 years (the house! that garden! those views!), the time has finally come to make it happen: You can now rent the actual villa from the film.
“Villa Laura,” which was known as “Villa Bramasole” in the 2003 film starring Diane Lane, was recently renovated into the perfect Tuscan retreat. The redesign allowed for some modern updates to the centuries-old home, while maintaining the rustic Italian charm that makes its architecture so drool-worthy. With 10 bedrooms and 10 and a half bathrooms, the massive estate comfortably sleeps 20 people, according to the listing. The property boasts a main house, a farmhouse, and a conservatory, all of which center around the estate’s stunning grounds.
And, of course, the backyard is the perfect space to — literally — soak up the Tuscan sun, featuring a garden replete with poppy florals and Italian shrubbery, as well as a hammock, a pool, a Bocce court, and an outdoor dining area. And it wouldn’t be complete without a pizza oven so guests can experience true Italian cuisine, along with a basement wine cellar so they can wash it down with some of Tuscany‘s best.
Fans of the film will remember the home’s stone walls giving it a fairy-tale castle vibe, but the open, sun-drenched living spaces give it a bright and airy feel. The many, many windows also provide a stunning view of the Tuscan countryside worthy of Hollywood screen time. And crystal chandeliers add an element of glamour to the rustic, wood-beamed ceilings, while the stone floors round out the look. The kitchen is completely modernized, and laid out around a central island — the perfect place to nibble on some pre-pasta antipasto in the evening.
The home is located near the town of Cortona and only a few minutes from the beach at Lake Trasimeno. While Tuscany may seem like more of a summer destination than a winter one, Villa Laura also happens to be within two hours of a ski area.
Regardless, a visit to Italy — especially when it involves staying in a movie-famous home — is a good idea anytime. Just don’t forget to pack your camera.