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House with private garden, in Cortona's town centre

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

A quaint and romantic Cortona house just steps away from the Town Center

Il Glicine, Affitto per brevi periodi grazioso appartamento con giardino privato zona centro storico.

It is spacious and full of light - a perfect cool retreat after a warm summer day's exploration in Tuscany. Great for just two love birds or for larger parties with children up to 6 people, this accommodation in Cortona even has its own little walled garden, where you can sit and chat in the shade. In the evening, you can let yourself out of this apartment for rent and into Cortona, where you can meander through the public gardens across the street or have a delicious Italian meal on the “piazza”. This apartment is located literally in Cortona’s historic centre; starting from Cortona's main piazza, a walk down the main pedestrian street will end at a ring road. Pass the church, cross the road, and unlock the green door to your own secret garden!


Owner
Marzia Gnerucci
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2017

About Marzia Gnerucci

Marzia and I are from Cortona and are married since 1988. We have two grown children.

We look forward to meeting you and to have you as our guests at Il Glicine soon.

Marzia Gnerucci purchased this house in 2004

Why Marzia Gnerucci chose Cortona

Location Location Location...Il Glicine is in a truly convenient and comfortable area of Cortona. It is a very short walk away from the town center and right in front of the tranquil public gardens. We are sure that we can guarantee a perfect quality stay in our house and that you will be satisfied with the choice made.

What makes this house unique

Size Size Size...The most imortant issue about Il Glicine is that it is not just one of the many holiday rental machines 'springing up' in Cortona but is actually a real size house.This guarantees a true Italian experience, uncomparable to what a small hotel or B&B room can offer. The private walled garden is also a unique asset and very difficult to find in Cortona's town center.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed in Cortona many times before, always in a hotel in the old town, but even the best hotel leaves you feeling a little regimented after a few days. What we really wanted was a little house with a quiet garden also at the top of the hill. We have found it! Not only did it fulfil our hopes it exceeds them. The access to the house is through the garden the entrance to which is 100 metres from the main street yet it is easy to have a siesta on one of the loungers with not a sound to disturb you. We didn't do any cooking - who would with all the bars and restaurants so close at hand - but the kitchen looked okay as was the bathroom.

If you add to all this the exceptional hospitality of the owners, who collected us from Camucia station at the bottom of the hill and returned us there when we reluctantly left, you can see why we will be returning to Il Glicine when we next visit one of our favourite Italian cities!
Sep 2013
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Amenities

Cortona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Further details indoors: Interior description (80 m2) ground floor: after coming down the steps into the garden and then another half-flight to the front door, you will enter into a hallway. Immediately to your right is a dining room with a table for four, and through an open door is a very small kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with an oven, cook-top, washing machine, toaster, American coffee maker, and Italian coffee maker. Continuing down the front hall, you will find yourself in a large living room with a good quality sofa-bed, TV, and a bookshelf with various English titles. A half-step up through a door in the living room leads into a kind of ante-room, furnished with another comfortable sofa bed for two and a lamp. On one side of this room is the door to the bedroom, which has a 180 cm king-size bed. Another door from the ante-room leads into a large bathroom, which has a sink, toilet, bidet, and a crystal cabinet shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Four poster and cot for babies available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double Sofa Bed in Main Living Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double Sofa Bed in Sitting Room infront of Master Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Further details Affitto per brevi periodi grazioso appartamento con giardino privato zona centro storico. Exterior description (100 m2) running along a wall just outside of cortona are a few little doors; unlock this small, green one and go down the stone stairs (the steps are fairly steep; there is a light for night-time entry) into your own little secret garden. Here you'll find a table with wrought-iron chairs underneath a shady tree, as well as a beautifully kept private garden surrounded by ancient stone walls (the garden is now more mature than shown in the photos). You can sit and have a glass of wine in the afternoon as you watch birds and insects enjoy the greenery-- along with the occasional trespassing cat - or barbecue dinner on the grill. A few more steps go down from the garden to the front door of this apartment. Amenities: • washing machine • housekeeping • garden equipment • “private” outside area • baby bed • television • walk to town • English/French

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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House with private garden, in Cortona's town centre
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
Gloucester, VA USA
5

Wonderful, magical stay in Cortona!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 5 nights at Il Glicine in October of 2017 and could not have hoped for a more wonderful experience. The location is perfect for strolls through the old town and park with plenty of restaurant options and a small market and 'this & that' store in town for essentials. Il Glicine has been lovingly restored by Marzio and Alessandro--the home has a historic atmosphere with all modern amenities (excellent wifi reception, plus a washing machine here). We truly appreciated the details, such as the toiletries and plush robes for our use. Alessandro and Marzia were gracious hosts, and were always happy and available to answer any questions (including navigating our way to Il Glicine on the day of our arrival!). Our favorite things to do were: taking walks in the park above Il Glicine and venturing beyond that to pass by villa Bramasole and through the old town at the very top of Cortona to make our way back to Il Glicine, enjoying a meal at the Bar 500 on Via Nazionale to people-watch during the evening passeggiata / promenade, grabbing a gelato cone to go, and venturing out from Cortona to visit San Gimignano and Montepulciano. We will always treasure our time at Il Glicine and Cortona, and hope to return one day!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
5

Best location in Cortona

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful. Alessandro was fantastic if we needed anything, but not intrusive. The house and garden were even nicer than the pictures. I would love to stay here again

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect, tranquil surroundings, beatuiful home.

  • 5 of 5

Cortona is a beautiful town and has a wonderful energy. This home and garden made our trip, we have named the garden 'Prosecco Garden' as we spent some lovely afternoons sitting there sipping prosecco and enjoying the tranquility. The home is beautiful and comfortable. Our host Alesandro was wonderful, helpful and informative.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carmel, CA
5

Magical stay behind the green door

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location of this charming apartment --- just steps away from the Main Street of Cortona. Yet the apartment itself was wonderfully quiet, and the lovely rose garden (with faithful tortoise) added to its air of tranquility. The master bedroom was charming, with a canopy bed and lovely antiques. The apartment offered additional sleeping options in two other rooms, so it could easily accommodate 4-5 people. We loved walking everywhere we wanted to go in town, and enjoyed the longer walk through the park and skirting the town wall. We found several restaurants we really liked, but our favorite was Osteria de Theatro. Alessandro and Marzia were very attentive hosts, helping us deal with a medical emergency and wishing us a hearty hello when we saw them a few times while walking through town. We loved our time in Cortona and in this apartment, and hope that this is just the first of many visits there. The only thing we would change if we could is to add more illumination --- the apartment was a bit dark. Thank you, Alessandro and Marzia, for a fabulous stay in a lovely town.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Perfect location for seeing Cortona and Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything about our stay at Il Glicine, from the great location, to the charming well appointed house, to lots of nearby parking, incredibly beautiful surroundings, and of course, the hosts who were delightful, good english and easy to deal with from start to finish. We highly recommend Cortona to anyone considering a Tuscan holiday and hope one day to return to Il Glicine.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
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London, UK
5

Brilliantly located property for a Cortona stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a really excellently located property for a stay in Cortona. It is situated at the top of the hill opposite the public gardens at the same level as the main streets of Cortona so you can be sitting sipping your cappuccino in town within 2 minutes of leaving the property.

The property is essentially a ground floor one bedroom apartment but it is entirely private with its own private entrance leading into the large private garden where you find the entrance to the property. The property is very comfortably furnished with plenty of spare bedding and towels. It comprises a kitchen dining room, a lounge, a further reception room, bathroom and bedroom.

Alessandro, the owner, was absolutely charming. Having met us at the property he left us very much to ourselves whilst at the same time always being available to assist if any problems arose - none did.

I would unreservedly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Perugia-Ryanair
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Camucia-Cortona
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Valdichiana
Car: not necessary

Tuscany is one of the most popular areas in Italy, vibrant and colourful, boasting with tradition and culture unique for this region.

You will have the chance to taste the real Italy and enjoy every moment spent in the incredible region. You can visit places of interest, beautiful churches, museum, famous cities and admire the architecture.

Starting from Cortona's main piazza, a walk down the main pedestrian street will end at a ring road. Pass the church, cross the road, and unlock the door to your own secret garden! For those familiar with the city, it is located just across the street from the beautiful Parterre Gardens. It is often possible to find ticket parking down the street from the apartment.

Built high on a hill, Cortona has been made famous by Under the Tuscan Sun. It is absolutely beautiful from below... and once you get to the top, there are simply marvellous vistas over the valley and Lake Trasimeno.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $58.69
Pet Fee $58.69
Stay tax $1.76 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 11 years.

Cortona Tourist Tax 1.5 euro's/person/night, applicable maximum for 4 nights. 12 euro to be paid upon arrival.
Heating Costs must be calculated in winter for Low Season rate.
We can accept payments by: Bank transfer, PayPal,
Appartamento in affitto occasionale per brevi periodi grazioso appartamento con giardino privato zona centro storico.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.
Cancellation policy:100% refund of deposit if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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