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Recent Cortona reviews

  • Perfect Getaway

    "What a fantastic place. Roberto and Rebecca are the perfect hosts. The location for exploring the region is great. The apartment has a wonderful kitchen, spacious living quarters and almost panoramic views. We were a family of three and had plenty of room. This is one of our very favorite places to stay when traveling. We'll be back."
    Guest: Eileen/Mark W. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 19, 2014
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  • A memorable month in Cortona

    "Two couples over 55 had a tremendous, relaxing, star-struck month staying at this villa just outside the ancient walls of Cortona. The villa itself is roomy, impeccably clean, and very comfortable for eating, sleeping, and relaxing as a couple or as a group. The front yard and pool area are manicured and magical for just 'chilling' -- sitting out there each night gazing at the stars above and the twinkling lights of the villages in the valley below and in the distance (e.g. Montepulciano) was something we looked forward to after 'cena' (dinner). Our walking distance into town was close enough to get our espresso in the a.m., shopping (great), and wonderful restaurants, but far enough that we had our own parking spot at the villa for use in visiting other villages on a daily basis. The walk into Cortona and maneuvering the steep Cortona streets was our exercise each day which helped us justify the volume of pasta, salamis, and wine we consumed !! You will feel like you hit the jackpot if you stay at Mulino A Vento. The additional treat is that you get to know the owners: Beppe, Nicoletta and their son Luigi who live just 3 minutes walk down the driveway toward the village. They were very welcoming and gave us great ideas to see the area and things to do that made our stay unique. If you stay here, be sure to attend the every-Thursday-night wine tasting and dinner sponsored by Molesini's in the main piazza..... a really fun night and a different host-restaurant each week. We also benefited from a walking tour of Cortona a few days after arriving (wear comfy support shoes!), and also a cooking class --- both of which Nicoletta can help you reserve. I could go on but you get the idea: stay @ Mulino A Vento !!"
    Guest: Ellen C. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: November 4, 2014
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  • 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: Andrew Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Magical Montisole, near Cortona, Arezzo Province, Italy

    "My family (daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters, ages 7 & 9) just returned from a truly magical week at Casa Montisole. The advert I read before I booked 6 months in advance didn't do it justice! It is an old stone and wood farmhouse with several levels, beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable, very clean and well-maintained. It really is a home away from home, with many amenities all of which were in perfect working order. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms modern with continuous hot water. The kitchen was well-fitted out with every conceivable (& expensive) piece of cookware necessary for a family of up to 8. The surrounding garden and further, the countryside, is etched in my mind forever! The pool was inviting and large enough for (non-Olympic) laps and is beautifully situated on the property. It comes with chaise lounges and umbrellas, as the sun is very strong. We particularly enjoyed going into Mercatale, (the nearest small village about a ten minute drive) for our morning breads from the local bakery. Also in Mercatale was "Mimmi's", a ristorante we visited twice as the food was family style (no menu) and absolutely the best pasta we had the two weeks we were in Italy... Our daily excursions took us to Arezzo, Siena, Gubbio, Lago Trasimeno and Montepulchiano. All were exciting adventures with lots of challenging driving. Every village and hill town was different and had plenty to offer tourists. I can honestly speak for my family when I say that we never had a bad meal anywhere in Italy, but especially in Tuscany and Umbria. I would highly recommend Casa Montisole as the perfect vacation spot to bask in glorious countryside and forget the problems of the world. It was an unforgettable holiday! Having just done my laundry, I'm ready to re-pack and return to that beautiful house."
    Guest: Annie Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 22, 2014
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