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Perfect Stay. Amazing Price!

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two bedroom spacious apartment for the whole family

Taking up the full second floor, you will find the Marcello at Casa di Amici. The largest of the apartments, the Marcello is approximately 65 m2 (700 sq. ft.), and is the perfect apartment for couples or families that like a little more room and that need to accommodate up to six people.

High wood beamed ceilings and windows with screens in every room, to let in the fresh Tuscan air. Newly renovated and decorated in eclectic style with a Tuscan twist, you will feel at home in every beautiful room.

The attached kitchen has room to create anything you like! This new kitchen is fully equipped and reminds you why an apartment is the better choice from a hotel or B&B. A full sized fridge and freezer will hold all of your delicious finds at the local markets. In the attached alcove, you will find a clothes washer tucked and hidden away from sight.

The light and spacious living room has room for the whole family with comfy sofas, Flat screen TV with a DVD.

Retire to the master bedroom filled with light, high ceilings and a luscious European King sized bed that is sure to give you the dreamiest sleep. Soft Italian cotton sheets, fluffy pillows and down comforters will help you drift off to sleep, dreaming of the next day's adventures.

Across the hall you will find the second bedroom, equally as beautiful (although a bit smaller) consisting of two twin beds with soft sheets, cozy comforters and perfect pillows. (can be configured into a King)

A renovated bathroom filled with soft fluffy towels, toiletries, a hair dryer, toilet, bathtub and shower has everything you need to get ready for your night out in Cortona.

The Marcello is the perfect choice for parties up to 4 persons.

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





Le Terrazze

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.

Heat extra 5 euro per day in winter

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Samantha

We are a Canadian family who fell in love with Italy a decade ago.

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

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!

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.

What makes this apartment unique


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!


Cortona Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Our cozy bathroom has a shower/tub combination, toilet, sink mirror and window. Fluffy towels, hair dryer and make-up rake make it functional and stylish.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • European King Bed with new high end memory foam mattress. Soft sheets and fluffy pillows. Second bedroom has two twin beds with the same high quality memory foam mattresses, fluffy comforters and soft sheets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
These are amazing newly renovated and decorated apartments right in the historical centre of Cortona. You are steps away from everything this beautiful town in Tuscany has to offer. Casa di Amici also is a perfect base to explore all of the surrounding tuscan towns all within a short drive away,


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Access to Umbria and Tuscany!

  • 5 of 5

The people of Cortona were terribly kind to us. La Bucaccia is a restaurant star! We recommend entering the Porta at Via Roma for this apartment and spending time exploring the upper town and churches--all its nooks and crannies. The farmer's market provided fresh radicchio, spinach, lettuce, and spring garlic for the week. The organic wine lady was gracious and generous. We recommend the hikes to Mt. S. Egidio and Le Celle. Cortona is a wonderful base from which to explore Umbria and Toscana.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great location.

  • 4 of 5

Samantha our host was extremely helpful and prompt with all communication. She was gracious enough to allow us to check in early as the apartment was free. This was greatly appreciated.

The apartment was clean and bedrooms comfortable for 4 adults. The living room would be more comfortable with appropriate chairs for sharing conversation.

we enjoy visiting local markets and doing most of our own cooking with a few meals out. It appears to us that generally the expectation is that tourists eat out. We wished to use the oven and their was no baking dish. It was suggested we buy a foil pan from the store and then dispose of it. We did this a few times.

The location was great for day trips to the Tuscan countryside. An interesting village.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Find your "Marcello" in Cortona

  • 5 of 5

Marcello ( one apartment in Casa d'Amici) is a quiet apartment nestled in the hillside of Cortona yet close to all the main piazzas, restaurants and shops. Nicely decorated, comfortable and clean. Sam is a fantastic person to deal with and responds very quickly to you. You couldn't find a better place to stay away from home while in Cortona!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glorious Cortona

  • 5 of 5

We loved stay in this lovely little apartment, and exploring this sweet little village. Thanks for always being so helpful Samantha!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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home away from home! Little jewel in the heart of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

This was such an amazing place to stay. From the moment I first emailed Samantha to the last time we said ciao, everything was magical.

The property was absolutely perfect. It was extremely organized, clean, romantic and so close to everything.

Anytime we needed anything or required some assistance, Samantha, her husband and her friends from cortona were there to help us.

I can't thank Samantha enough for the wonderful stay and the new friendship as she made us feel so welcomed and cared for.

The flat is situated one street over from the oldest street in cortona and within 2-3 mins walking you're in the centre of everything. The beds were very comfortable and even when it was a bit chilly outside, inside was always cozy. The flat has everything, if you're looking to stay in and cook or go out and explore local places. A great place to jump off and explore all Tuscany has to offer.

If you're planning on staying in cortona, I honestly think you'd be crazy to not consider one of Samantha's amazing properties. We were fortunate enough to see them and they are all breathtaking. If you're looking for a quaint stay in a wonderfully welcoming Tuscan hill top town, with all of the comforts of home but alla toscana style, this is your place.

I've lived in Italy and traveled extensively throughout Italy and globally. I've rented from home away/VRBO and other sources and I can honestly say, here it's different. Samantha is always available and so is everyone in the town. You don't come here and leave the same. A part of you always stays and you become one of the community.

Best experience I've had in a long time. I will for sure be returning and obviously renting from Samantha as there are no other options, this is the best, believe me!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The apartment was perfect.

  • 4 of 5

This place was great. We went with extended family and had both the upstairs and second floor apartments. It was a comfortable, clean and big enough for the kids to play without feeling underfoot. It is a great location as well, so you can be eating gelato in just a few minutes. Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and we're thrilled you enjoyed Cortona and Casa di Amici! We have many guests in larger parties that use both apartments one big house. I'm also glad you found the Snoopy Gelato shop! My fav...the Fragola (fresh strawberry) is the best and! We hope to welcome you again to Cortona soon! Samantha
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $123.81


Cleaning of 60 euro due in cash on arrival.
City tax of 1, 50 per adult (over 12) to a max of 4 nights = 6 euro Due in cash on arrival
Heating if used, 5 euro per day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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