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Recent Cortona reviews
Perfect family stay
"We had an absolutely wonderful time at Casa Helena. Our family of five, including three teenagers, stayed here for the better part of two weeks at the end of July / beginning of August. This was the first trip to Europe for the kids, and we left with a lifetime of memories.
We had high expectations for the property, having heard of it from others who had stayed there. These were easily exceeded. Pre-arrival, we had received a detailed guide from the owner, which proved to be incredibly helpful throughout our stay. We were met in nearby Camucia by Stefania, who gave us a tour of the property (and greeted each of us with a very Italian two kisses on the cheek!). During the stay we made very good use of the newly remodeled kitchen and outdoor grill. Fresh vegetables and homemade olive oil and wine from the surrounding grounds complemented our dinners perfectly. Eating well is big for our family, and we couldn't have been more satisfied. We also made good use of the pool -- an excellent way to relax after exploring Cortona and other nearby towns. The views of Cortona from the backyard were absolutely gorgeous.
The location of Casa Helena was likewise perfect. Morning walks up to the town of Cortona were pleasant. We also took day trips to Florence, Lake Tasiemeno (for wake boarding), Castiglione, Sienna, and nearby vineyards for wine tastings. All of these were easily reachable. As this was the kids' first trip, we also took an overnight trip to Rome -- also easily reached with a two hour drive. We did find that having a car was a good idea if you like to explore as we do.
Our experience at Casa Helena was truly wonderful. We will definitely recommend it to friends."
Guest: AndrewDate of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
"We had a lovely vacation in this beautiful location, high in the hills of Cortona, near Lake Trasimeno, thanks to Nicoletta, Beppe, and Luigi. The home we stayed in was decorated in a charming and rustic manner with modern conveniences, and could not have been better located or more functional. The family could not have been more welcoming or generous to us during our week stay. Upon our arrival we were greeted with a bottle of local wine, chocolates, and plump, ripe strawberries. Rainy and cool weather prevented us from taking advantage of the beautiful grounds and built-in swimming pool, and unfortunately we were not able to make use of the stone patios and balconies, or outdoor furniture for meals or drinks. It was this weather, however, that made us all the more appreciative of the modern kitchen, the television with cable, and wireless internet connectivity. We were able to walk into town for delicious dinners and interesting shops, and the family was quick to recommend local restaurants and a private chef should we have desired one.
It is very convenient to access the Autostrada from this location. This property is well situated for day trips to Montepulciano, Montalcino, Siena, Florence, and Orvieta, to name but a few. We very much hope to return in the future. Thank you to the Torriti family for making our stay so memorable."
Guest: Diane L.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
"Wonderful villa, great views, fantastic location. Everything described by the owners about this property is true and even understated. Plus their suggestions are well worth following.
La Tufa and Il Falconiere are well worth visiting.
Thank you Liesl and Danny!"
Guest: Tom M.Date of Stay: June 2014Review Submitted: July 4, 2014
A Wonderful House near Cortona, Arezzo Province, Tuscany, Italy
"'We so enjoyed our two-week stay at Casa del Mulino. We had a wonderful time wherever we went but especially liked Cortona and Casa del Mulino. The weather was beautiful most days (in October) so we were able to eat most meals on the veranda; it only turned chilly on the last two days but not chilly enough to use the heat. We rented bikes from a wonderful guy in Castiglion Fiorentino who told us about many trails (Sentiero della Bonifica) and even took us for a beautiful ride through Vale di Chio to Castello Montecchio. The house was everything that the owers said it would be, and it was a large part of why we had such a nice vacation as we always had a wonderful place to come back to. (Jane E., USA Autumn)"
Guest: Jane E.Date of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: October 31, 2014