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Recent Cortona reviews

  • Tout simplement magique !

    "Nous sommes un groupe de 8 adultes qui avons passé un séjour mémorable d’une semaine à la Casale 36 en septembre dernier (2014). Il est difficile de trouver les mots justes pour exprimer à quel point Casale 36 est parfaite. C’est en faisant la rencontre de Grazia et son frère Gino (ainsi que leur maman) que l’on comprend pourquoi la Casale 36 est si spéciale - ils ont rénové cette demeure familiale en y mettant coeur et âme. Tout est absolument parfait - de bon goût, rénovée et entretenue avec soins. Grazia et Gino sont des hôtes attentionnés et vont s’assurer que leurs invités ne manquent de rien. Bref, quoi de mieux que de commencer un séjour par un accueil chaleureux accompagné d’un buffet aux saveurs locales ou encore, terminer la semaine avec une soirée pizza où Gino se transforme en « pizzaiolo » et, avec Gracia, préparent sous vos yeux de délicieuses pizzas au four à bois. Bref, même si la route pour se rendre à Casale 36 est quelque peu sinueuse (mais avec des vues spectaculaires), un séjour à Casale 36 est tout simplement magique! Un gros MERCI, de notre famille à la vôtre."
    Guest: Steffi Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 5, 2014
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  • Outstanding! What a lovely apartment - in a great town!

    "I have just recently finished renting this apartment - and it was absolutely wonderful! We found Il Roseto on VRBO and started to communicate with the owner. He was great - all emails were answered quickly, and questions were answered. The apartment was clean and ready for us when we arrived - with a bottle of wine and fresh fruit on the table to welcome us! That really was a nice extra touch. The apartment is a great place....all very comfortable - with three nice bedrooms and two great bathrooms. The owner also had the TV and Wifi working - which is great to have. The best part of the apartment, though, is the outside patio/garden! That truly made it ...sitting outside having coffee or drinks in the evening was so nice! Cortona is a great town to visit - and Il Roseto really is THE place to stay! Fernando, the owner, is very helpful and easy to contact if needed....and we loved our time at his place!"
    Guest: Laura L. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 30, 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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  • 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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Cortona Travel Tips

Cortona Travel Captures Beauty and Wonder

Who has not dreamt of renting or owning Tuscany villas at one point in their life? Let that fantasy become a reality and start planning your Cortona travel today. With magnificent panoramic views, Cortona is a perfect vacation destination, whether you are hoping for a romantic getaway or a cultural expedition with the kids. In recent years, the town and surrounding areas have grown in popularity due to its appearance in two major motion pictures (“Life is Beautiful” and “Under the Tuscan Sun”) as well as its innate Italian beauty.

Touring near Any Cortona Accommodation

The town itself is very small so no matter which Cortona accommodation you have selected, your best bet is to explore the town on foot. In fact, if you plan on touring the town, please remember to wear comfortable shoes as these perfect Tuscany villas are tucked away among very steep and narrow streets. Be sure to include the Etruscan tombs and a visit to the Palazzo Comunale (the Town Hall), which was built in the 1400s, in your Cortona travel.

The Town Squares of Tuscany Villas

Part of the fun of staying in Tuscany villas is the easy access to quintessential town squares. Cortona travel is incomplete without visiting the piazzas, whether to buy some locally-made bread, see local art, or just to stop in a small café for a glass of wine. Do not miss visiting Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza Signorelli, and Piazza Garibaldi.

Cooking and Cortona Travel

If you love Italian food and cooking, this is the place to be! Be sure to book a Cortona accommodation with a fully equipped kitchen so that you can take advantage of some of the freshest foods in town (and some of the best wine on the planet)! If you can, schedule a cooking class which many hotels in the area offer. Learn how to recreate some of your favorite Tuscan dishes and prepare them with ease at home.

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