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Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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Book now through November 15 and receive 10% off your stay PLUS free welcome bottle of wine!

(Valid on new bookings only. Discount applied to second payment. Second payment must be completed by November 15 and paid directly to the property. Non refundable rate)


Our Most Popular Apartment! 2017 Certificate Of Excellene Winner!

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 1,50 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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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 20, 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:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 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.


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Truth in Advertising

  • 5 of 5

When you book a private property that you've never seen, there's always hope that what you see online is truly what you receive. In this case, seeing is believing. We liked what we saw and read on the HOMEAWAY site and we weren't disappointed. And then there was the personal treatment afforded to us by Samantha, the owner. She was great in communicating from the time we booked in January. We had several questions and she was always prompt in replying. The location to the center of Cortona is prime but not so close that there is any street noise. All rooms were comfortable, especially the beds. I would not hesitate recommending the residence to anyone.* There are stairs but we viewed them as the extra exercise we needed after all the wonderful food consumed. Grazie, Jane (Washington D. C.)

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Cortona stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this apartment and Cortona!! Samantha was a lovely host, and was so wonderful in communicating with us prior to our arrival. The apartment was perfectly appointed and near the main square. It was an easy drive to the neighboring towns.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A rooftop view of the surrounding houses, some the oldest in the city , make this a special place.

  • 5 of 5

The location is ideal, close to the main piazzas but on a quiet street with no traffic. We spent a week happily walking to the surrounding valleys and around the city. It was our first time travelling without a car and we recommend the experience of stopping to smell the roses, ( and wisteria and lilacs etc.) in one location. The Etruscan treasures in the Museo and as part of the city's fabric make Cortona a very special destination. Coming "home" to Sofia was always a treat and we thank you, Samantha, for sharing.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Expectations Exceeded !

  • 5 of 5

The picture of the rooftops and the red and white flowers is what drew us to this property in the first place. The reality was breathtaking and that view will stay with us until we return the next time. The Sofia apartment was everything we expected and more and suited us perfectly. Although our stay was only three days, we felt at home. The apartment is spotless and tastefully furnished and we felt comfortable and very content. The kitchen was very well appointed and would be a real asset during an extended stay. As it was, the restaurants of Cortona were too good to allow for home cooking ! Samantha was very welcoming and helpful, willing to share her knowledge of the area and local cuisine. We appreciated the information Sam shared with us prior to the visit and she was most accommodating when our arrival time changed. The overall experience was first rate and we would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A 1
Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $81.36

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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