Where to stay around Cortona?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 4,603 vacation rentals near Cortona. From 1,452 Studios to 1,449 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cortona for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Cortona?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cortona:

  • Quartiere di Porta Crucifera: 96 vacation rentals
  • Contrada Castello: 18 vacation rentals
  • Montelaguardia: 17 vacation rentals
  • Contrada Fontivegge: 18 vacation rentals
  • Ponte d'Oddi: 47 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Cortona?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cortona. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cathedral of Cortona: 5,824 vacation rentals
  • Casali Palace: 5,830 vacation rentals
  • Farneta Abbey: 6,089 vacation rentals
  • Santa Margherita Basilica: 5,807 vacation rentals
  • Santa Maria Nuova: 5,784 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cortona listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Studios in Cortona?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,452 Studios in Cortona. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cortona include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,449 rentals available
  • Villas: 1,386 rentals available
  • Houses: 638 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cortona?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,290 vacation rentals with pool available in Cortona. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Medieval magic in Cortona

    Tucked in the southern region of Tuscany, Cortona dazzles with its ancient stone walls, medieval architecture and spectacular views from its prime hilltop location. Cortona vacation rentals provide an excellent base for exploring exquisitely preserved religious sites, tasting the spectacular wines of the region or taking a class on traditional Tuscan cuisine. There are museums to inspire, with the fascinating history of the many cultures that have thrived in Cortona, and, at the end of the day, you can watch the sunset over surrounding hills, as you sip wine and watch people from a comfortable seat in a piazza.

    History and art in Cortona

    Lovers of history will find myriad delights in the medieval city of Cortona. The old walls of Cortona hold a wealth of stories, with a history incorporating the ancient Etruscans, the Romans, the powerful Medici family and Francis of Assisi, Cortona vacation rentals are within walking distance of many of Cortona's most important sites. Art lovers will find much to inspire in museums and galleries, while shoppers can wander the narrow streets to find treasures of local wines, produce and crafts. For a break from the heat, take a refreshing dip in the waters of nearby Lake Trasimeno.

    A hilltop fortress in Cortona

    Housed in a gorgeous 13th-century palazzo, the Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca e della Città di Cortona is a riveting museum, filled with Roman and Etruscan treasures unearthed from the surrounding area. For staggeringly beautiful views of Tuscany and Umbria, the Medici fortress, Fortezza del Girifalco, cannot be beaten. Once you've soaked up the view, you can stay for a falconry show or dinner concert. The Eremo Francescano Le Celle, a Franciscan hermitage, is a short drive from Cortona vacation rentals. Nestled in the woods across an old stone bridge, it's a place of stillness broken only by the toll of bells.

    Springtime beauty in Cortona

    If you want to explore the medieval beauties of Cortona without sweltering or shivering, spring is the best time of year to visit. April and May are ideal, with warm, sunny afternoons for wandering the cobbled streets, and cool mornings to explore the nearby hills, carpeted in wild flowers. Summer is a beautiful time to visit Cortona, but the temperatures soar, so be sure to wear a hat and keep hydrated. Fall is great for sampling the bounty of Cortona, and winter, although chilly, is still a beautiful time to stay in Cortona and take daytrips for downhill skiing.

    Hillside wonders and wildlife in Cortona

    Cortona is perched on a hilltop, with stunning views of a countryside marked by rolling hills and verdant farmland. Around 2 hours east of the Adriatic Sea and 2 hours west of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Cortona is ideally situated for those who want to experience medieval architecture, rural idylls and seaside excursions. Cortona is known more for food and wine than wildlife, but those who venture out of the city and into the countryside will have the opportunity to see wild animals. Trekking over the hills affords the best chance to spot wild boar, wolves, porcupines, badgers and red foxes.