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Your Holiday Under the Tuscan Sun

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Townhome, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This charming apartment, made of stones, consists of bedroom with queen size bed and a big wardrobe/closet, living room with a convertible sofa-bed and a breath taking view of the Val di Chiana Valley, full kitchen with dish washer, breakfast table and the same beautiful view as the living room. The bathroom has shower, bidet, sink and toilet. Also includes a washing machine for clothes, Free WiFi, Air conditioning and ceiling fans.

The house has been completely renovated in May 2009, taking care of any little particular and mixing the old Tuscan style with a modern touch.

NEW!!! Under The Tuscan Kitchen: Tuscan home cooking classes available now!

Free WiFi!

Air Conditioning

We also have 4 more apartments right next door, if you see that this one won't be available on the calendar. So, feel free to contact us and ask us about availability and price!

LAST MINUTE SPECIAL RATES: from time of inquiry till a month later (if not already rented out). Email us to get a special price!

Built on a hill, this stone town house is right outside the old city walls (dating from the 2nd century B.C.) of Historical Centre of Cortona, an old city founded by The Etruscans, the ancient civilization that built Rome. Cortona is conveniently located in a 1,15 hrs drive from Florence, 2 hrs from Rome and Pisa International Airports, 30 mins from Perugia (in Umbria) and Arezzo, 45 mins from Siena, 35 mins from Montepulciano, 1hr from Assisi (Umbria) e Montalcino (where the famous 'Brunello' wine comes from)...all the best sights of the famous Tuscan countryside, with yellow sunflower fields in the summer and multi colored trees in the spring!

Cortona is famous as the inspiration and setting for the book Under the Tuscan Sun, (that later became a movie) written by USA writer-novelist Francis Mayes. It also homes a branch of the Georgia University - USA, for artistic matters, since 1970.

More Details

Owner
Mirko Tessandori
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian, Mon papa peut parler français
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

About Mirko Tessandori

I'm a musician traveling the world, living between the US and Italy and I manage my family properties from wherever I am. I cherish the friendship we get to establish with our guests, that then become our friends and come back to stay with us! :-)

Mirko Tessandori purchased this townhome in 1948

Why Mirko Tessandori chose Cortona area

This is my family house and we owned it since ever as far as we know. My mother, grandparents and great grandparents lived here.

What makes this townhome unique

A breath-taking view of the Valdichiana Valley, 2 steps away from a nice park and 5 mins walk from the Historical Centre, the 'Rugapiana' promenade with all its shops, the main square with its clock tower and flight of steps over the 'Piazza'! I also enjoy very much walking at the 'Parterre', a long tree-lined unpaved road that takes you to a Tennis court overlooking the whole Valley...priceless!!!

Amenities

Cortona Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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average rating of 4.967213 based on 61 reviews
5

Cortona was Special for Us

  • 5 of 5

The property was spotless and very comfortable. Vanna was a delight. We would highly recommend the property to all. It is close to the city gates. You must stop by Birrificio Cortonese (restaurant and IPA beers) half way up the hill. Mickey and Mossimo are great hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I love Cortona!

  • 5 of 5

Vanna and Mirko were very easy to work with. The views are amazing!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Amazing Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Staying in this apartment was everything we could have asked for. The view from the living room was even more incredible than the photo. It was ideally located just outside the walls of Cortona. Vanna was there to greet us on arrival and was available if we needed anything. I also highly recommend taking her cooking class. We learned a lot but it was really fun just to get to know Vanna and a few of the other travelers that took the class with us. It was the highlight of our stay. I can't recommend Cortona and this apartment enough. We will definitely return!!!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

“Spectacular views of Tuscan countryside from terrific apartment!”

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 nights in this lovely apartment and it was the highlight of our 20 day trip through Italy. The apartment has everything one needs - it is clean, nicely decorated and really charming! We were greeted with a bottle of wine waiting for us in the kitchen after our hostess Vanna so kindly picked us up at the train station in Camucia. The bedroom has a wonderfully comfortable bed and storage closet, the kitchen fully equipped and a comfortable sofa bed to relax on. There is a cute terrace also available with table/2 chairs -accessible a few steps from the apartment door. Vanna offered a cooking class which we took advantage of and it was a wonderful evening of conversation, fun, food and wine! The one thing I can say that meant so much was having a hostess close by for any questions or needs we had --Vanna was just one door down and so helpful. We fully recommend "Under the Tuscan Sun" and we are already planning our return trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Laguna Niguel CA
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay at Mirko & Vanna's. The home was sweet & charming and had everything we needed. Our cooking class with Vanna was amazing. Well worth the money for the amazing meal & experience. She was sweet & helpful the whole time we were there. Since it was our first time to Italy I had many questions, and Mirko was ALWAYS fast getting back to me. They were both helpful, accommodating and welcoming. I highly recommend this home. Also, it was close to EVERYTHING! The location was PERFECT :)

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Marietta , GA
5

Great Tuscan Rental

  • 5 of 5

This rental was amazing. The location is perfect, just a short walk up the hill to the town of Cortona. Mirko was very helpful and answered all our questions. Vanna picked us up at train station and took us back on the day we left. We also took Vanna's cooking class which was quite a treat. She used simple, easy to remember recipes so we would be able to make at home. Also we were involved in the preparation of the food. This rental was everything it was presented to be. . We will definitely stay here again when we return to Cortona..Vic and Amanda

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
83 Miles
Florence International Airport - 1h20m
Nearest Ferry
127 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Train
1.8 Miles
Camucia-Cortona
Nearest Motorway
13.6 Miles
A1 Valdichiana
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Trasimeno Lake
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Cortona Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Nov 5 2017 - Dec 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$95
$490
$1,606
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$95
$500
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$110
$600
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$120
$700
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Utilities $70

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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