If you ever have the opportunity to visit the amazing town of Cortona, this is the home you should try and book. All the modern amenities you could possibly want. Olive trees, fig trees, and gorgeous landscaping all around. We stayed for 6 nights and didn't want to leave. We walked to town, ate a great restaurants, shopped the darling stores, and bought fresh fruits, veggies and had meat specially cut so we could cook at the house on the outdoor BBQ. Cortona is a beautiful town, so clean and historical. We had stayed in Florence prior to visiting Cortona. While Florence is an amazing big city, Cortona is a more relaxing area, and many of the residents we talked to said they came to Cortona to visit, and ended up moving there because the town, people, and area are so amazing. I now understand why they moved here.
I would love to go back there....and would definitely stay at Villa Rosa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My wife and I recently returned from a ten day stay in Cortona - all of them spent in this charming little stone cottage surrounded by olive groves half way up the hill to the town.
The cottage itself could best be described as 'rustic' so if you're looking for a high spec finish and all mod cons this might not be the place for you. We actually loved it and, apart from a few little things, wouldn't do anything to spoil its charm.
The plates and glasses could do with replacing as they've obviously seen better days but that's a small thing and could be done for not much money.
The location was ideal as we used it as a base to take day trips around the hilltop towns of Tuscany and Umbria. The lovely little pool was a godsend as the weather was scorching for the first five days or so.
Douglas Parish, the owner, is a charming and helpful host being available when you want him and invisible when you don't. Any issues we had were dealt with promptly and efficiently. We'll be back.