A quaint and romantic Cortona house just steps away from the Town Center
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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.
absolutely loved the location and were able to park the car a bit I I traveled on my own with my two daughters to Cortona and stayed here for 4 nights. We felt perfectly safe (mom and 2 girls on our own) walking and enjoying the town. We were able to park the car a bit down the hill and then enjoy Cortona for 4 days by simply walking anywhere we wanted to go. The owners are very nice, available if needed via Whatsapp and helped when I had brief trouble locating the entrance. The property is lovely and decorated very sweetly. We all loved the decor. The kitchen is small, but functional and the clothes washer was a big help. EXCELLENT recommendations from the owners about where to eat, shop, and visit. Cortona is a very special place. A nice size apartment for 2-4 people, would be especially cozy for a couple. Perfect stay!
Fantastic Place and Even More Spectacular Hosts
The accommodations were very special and the location provided truly fantastic access to places of interest and the beautiful countryside of Cortona. Even more spectacular were the attentive responsiveness of the hosts, Marzia and Alessandro. We would definitely stay there again when we return to Cortona.
Wonderful charming property
We loved staying in Cortona at Il Glicine. The cottage was very charming and immaculately clean. There was attention to every detail: lots of towels, robes, pillows,dishware. The only issue we had was with coffee. There was only a Nespresso. The pods for the Nespresso could only be purchased at one shop in town and by the time we figured it out, our stay was at an end. But, there were lots of places to get a cup of coffee, so not really a big problem.
Other than that our stay was perfect and the cottage was amazing.
Il Glicine could not have been more perfect.
Such a charming, well equipped apartment. Close to town and all it has to offer. The garden was an amazing place to enjoy a morning coffee or evening glass of wine. We will be back.
Wonderful, magical stay in Cortona!
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!
Best location in Cortona
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
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.