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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sofia Apartment

This beautiful penthouse apartment of approximately 55 m2 (600 has classic Italian beamed ceilings, a wood burning fireplace for cozy winter nights, and unforgettable Tuscan views that everyone dreams of.

The completely renovated and decorated separate living room is filled with cozy furniture to sink into after a long day touring the region. Flat screen TV with DVD and free WIFI.

Enjoy the new romantic kitchen while preparing the local delicacies you picked up that day. The quaint and efficient kitchen is fully stocked with a fridge, dishwasher, stove, oven, coffee maker, eating bar/table and more.

After you simply cannot keep your eyes open any longer, retire to the master bedroom and fall into the new memory foam King sized bed with fluffy down comforters, dreamy pillows and super soft Egyptian cotton sheets. Drift off to sleep gazing at the vaulted ceilings above.

In the second bedroom, you will find similar vaulted ceilings hovering over two single beds with the same high quality memory foam mattresses, soft sheets and cozy comforters.

Your newly renovated bathroom with vaulted beamed ceilings is filled with thick fluffy towels, hair dryer, and consists of a toilet, bath tub/shower and clothes washing machine.

Baby crib/playpen and high chair (not guaranteed availability) please ask when booking

SOFIA is one of three (3) new Designer Apartments in the Historical Center of the Magnificent village of Cortona Tuscany.


60 euro cleaning fee payable in cash on arrival

VISITOR TAX due in cash of 2 euro per adult (over 12) / per night (max 4 nights) is mandatory for all of Cortona. This will be collected on arrival.

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Other Apartments in Casa di Amici

Isabella - Designer Flair in Center of Cortona

1 bedroom 1 bath

Sleeps 4

45 m2

Marcello - Family Size in Tuscany

2 bed/1 bath

Sleeps 4-6

65 m2

Our standards are very high and these apartments are truly magnificent!

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Samantha

We are a Canadian family who fell in love with Italy a decade ago. We are both professionals in the International legal and safety sectors and seasoned travelers.

We live in a villa in Cortona and love to share all of the amazing food, culture, festivals and lifestyle that Italy offers, with everyone we meet.

Italy really is everything you dream of.

Samantha purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Samantha chose Cortona area

We found this gem on a regular visit to Cortona and can't believe our luck (and our guests)! With a little elbow grease and a talented designer, we transformed an ancient house into Casa di Amici (a friendly house).

This independent house, on Via del Gesu (Jesus Street) is in the historical centre, but in a quiet part of town. We are literally steps from everything!

Casa di Amici backs onto the oldest and most famous street in Cortona and just steps away from a magnificent church, where if you listen closely you can hear the nuns singing in the morning. Undeniably, beautiful.

We have three (3) independent apartments inside the house. (Sofia, Marcello, Isabella) All have totally renewed and updated for our Grand Opening spring 2015.

There are many places to stay in Tuscany and the Cortona area. However, we highly recommend you choose a location within the Historical centre (whether it's Casa di Amici or another apartment). The surrounding Villas although very beautiful, are also quite remote and inconvenient.

We love to open the door and be steps to cafes, restaurants, shops and of course nightly passeggiata!

What makes this apartment unique

If you choose to stay at Casa di Amici great! Or, if you just want to ask some questions about Italy, Tuscany or the region, do not hesitate to contact me.

I love to talk about Italy and to help you have a trip of a lifetime!


Cortona Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Fully renovated
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be configured into King
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beds can be configured into two twins.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
'When in Rome, do as the Romans do' Italy is very relaxed and I have never met anyone that didn’t fall in love with the people, scenery, food and lifestyle. It truly is everything you have ever heard. The Italian people are generous, friendly and warm. Slow down. Take the time to really see Italy. Walk slower. Eat slower. Don’t expect the same luxuries as in North America. Don’t expect to be served immediately or have lunch in 15 minutes or less. Savor the day, the time with friends and the experience. Enjoy the views and make your memories. I see foreigners racing through towns trying to pack everything in in a short period of time. Resist. Italy will draw you in and make you question your life back home.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


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(9 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Perfect spot in the heart of Tuscany!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for our one year wedding anniversary and had the best trip! Cortona is a wonderful small town. Samantha went above and beyond to advise us on how to arrive and depart from Tuscany and things to do while we were there. We were in touch with her constantly leading up to our trip :) She also put us in touch with the local tour owner who was excellent to deal with and lives in the same building! The flat had everything we needed from cooking utensils to a hair dryer to books on Tuscany. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning view of the area!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect and most importantly CLEAN! The view from the living room and kitchen window was a dream come true. The kitchen had everything you could possible need and it was CLEAN. The bathroom was small and the shower a bit tricky, but CLEAN. The bed (only 2 of us) was wonderful and CLEAN and the bedroom was charming and CLEAN! Samantha and her husband and all her team were so very helpful, personable and genuinely interested in our well being! We couldn't have asked for better accommodations, and the price, well you just can't beat the price! Thank you all for helping to make our Tuscan adventure perfect!!!! I highly recommend this property!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and spacious, great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Marcello apartment for 7 nights in wonderful Cortona. The apartment is spacious, comfortable, clean and in a great location just down the lane from Piazza del Duomo at the wall of this beautiful Tuscan hill town. Saturdays the local open air food market takes place with fresh local produce including wonderful cheeses from local farmers. The restaurants in town are relatively inexpensive and plentiful serving local specialties and fabulous local wines, especially the local Syrah. Cortona is centrally located to visit some of the other delightful hill town of Tuscany namely Montepulciano. Assisi, and Siena but the views from Cortona toward the Lake Trasimeno are the best. We had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved this apartment in Cortona. The apartment was beautiful, well taken care of and had everything we needed. The owner and manager were both very responsive and helpful The town is lovely- a great place to vacation I would highly recommend renting this apartment and staying in this beautiful and charming town.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Once we figured out parking (hardest part of the trip and requires patience if you want to park free), rolling our bags to the apt was a BREEZE and no where near as steep as I had anticipated, but do pack a rolling bag. The apt was exactly as pictured, but the image that Sam has posted of the view doesn't do it justice! It is amazing in every light of day or night. Sunsets are amazing from the wall by the museum outside the apt. You'll be lucky to get a little rain as the wet rooftops were so vibrant and with our trip being in Nov, the smoke from the chimney tops made for some amazing photos and was so "Disney-like!" We fought over who would take the first photo! The comfy pretty living room was a perfect size for my family of 4 after we borrowed the chair from the kitchen. Keep in mind that my adult children took over the sofa with their social media devices immediately. Which by the way, Sam's notes warned of the weak wifi connection, but we did not have a single problem with 4 very social adult photographers posting and emailing. We did not however watch tv... so can't report on why it's there :) haha. The kitchen has all the equipment you should need for cooking. We cooked breakfast daily & dinner a few nights to try our locally sourced pasta, cheese and wine! (yes, there's a dishwasher :) The bathroom has a shower, albeit it small, it did not lack hot water and there is a clothes washer w/ and drying racks and lots of space and empty shelving for your belongings. We over packed; didn't need the washer though. The Master bedroom is a great size and has a great window above the bed if you like an open window for sleeping! The second bedroom is WAY bigger than expected, however no storage, but it was perfect for my well traveled adult children who need very little. They said the beds were all they needed and they were perfect. (Daughter needed earplugs for brother's snoring #familyproblems.) Cortona is small in the BEST way and was an absolutely PERFECT location for exploring the Tuscan Hill Towns. After exploring Cortona on foot (every inch in and around the outside wall) and a local artist's studio in a nearby town, we visited Siena, Montepulciano, and Civita di Bagnoregio (the dying city, foot bridge access, population 8! SO FUN!). Sam couldn't have been more helpful! Answered every email within hrs if not immediately. She's adorable! We will go back, there is so much more to see in every season! Thanks Sam! We hope to meet you on our next visit! :D

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Champagne! I am so sorry I wasn't there to meet you and your family in person but am so happy you had a wonderful time in Cortona and at Casa di Amici. It has been such a pleasure having you as our guest and I have enjoyed every email and was more than happy to help pass on as many tips as possible to make your stay memorable. I hope you come back and see us again, and next time...Chianti is on me! Best Samantha
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Perfect Tuscan Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property was beautiful. We had a rental lined up for a week in rome and when we got there, it was not as advertised- so we had to find something last min and the moment we saw this we knew where we wanted to be. Samantha was SO nice and helpful through the whole process. She was very accomidating. The flat is so nice, and the view is something you just have to see. We arrived at night, so when we woke up the next morning (after a great nights sleep in the very comfy bed), we were just amazed at the beautiful views from the kitchen and living room! Everything is new and updated, its got the italian amenities with conceniences as well. Cortona was an awesome little town to stay in- you can walk from the flat not even a min and your in the square where you can get great coffee and pastries. A must eat is Nessum Dorma- the food was fantastic- we ate in the cellar, and it was beautiful. The owner was so nice and helpful accomidating us with our 1yr old dauhter. You will definatly be missing out if you dont stay here. Its a must!

P.s. We missed a delivery of an item for our daughter before we left back home and Samantha has been so kind to help us in getting it sent back to us. A big life saver for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brittney for the kind words. Cortona is a beautiful place and I am so happy your travels led you to us. We would love to welcome you back anytime!
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Rates & Availability

Cortona Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $75

Cleaning fee of 60 euro Cleaning per stay and payable in cash on arrival.
City tax of 1, 50 euro per adult (over 12) to a max of 4 nights 8 euro collected in cash on arrival
Heating for winter charged at a 1,50 per metric cube used.

Tourist tax for CORTONA is 2 euro per person / per night for a maximum of 4 nights (8 euro) This is collected in cash on arrival.

Cancellations and Refunds
More than 60 days from arrival: Fully refundable less 10% transaction fees.
Betweeen 30 - 60 days from arrival: 50% refundable of all fees paid
Less than 30 days from arrival: 100% Non-Refundable or Changable

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A 1
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Car: recommended

You will recognize Cortona as the setting for 'Under The Tuscan Sun'.


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