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"Good friends recommended Le Mura Etrusche after their outstanding experience with Patrizia (mother) and Lucia (daughter) in May 2011. It's still outstanding! We arrived a bit late for our 5 night stay due to some difficulty finding this home (see tips below), so after being given a tour of our apartment and the garden (including the stone steps climbing up to the glorious rock outcropping overlooking the valley), Patrizia offered to drive us down into Cortona to Trattoria Dardano, where she introduced us to her friend and made sure there was room for us in this very popular - and delicious - restaurant. Such service!
The apartment is described well in other reviews - we loved it. Let me add that Lucia stocked the refrigerator with breakfast items so we didn't have to shop for food our first morning before we had our coffee! So thoughtful. Also included were some of Patrizia's homemade jam, flavored homemade olive oil and homemade licquor (not for breakfast...I don't think!). We made dinner one evening and planned to eat in the garden overlooking the valley. As we entered the garden, there was Patrizia on her riding mower, working away in the early evening. She stopped and set out a lovely picnic table for us. And on our final night, we took advantage of the offer of dinner made by Patrizia. There is a photo album of items one can choose and the food was simply wonderful - plus Patrizia treated us to some surprises: delicious pickled vegetables and olives from her garden, a refreshing dessert and homemade limoncello or lemon cream. Are you getting a feel for the warm hospitality here? Our hostesses were not intrusive at all, but when we saw them, it added to our experience. This is a wonderful place to stay! Cortona's restaurants are great, too! Beware STEEP walk down and back up...good workout!
Direction tips for first-timers: Climb up the hill to Cortona, look for a TORREONE sign. Follow this and go PAST first archway through wall with lots of parking. The road seems to go away from the wall (valley on your left); keep climbing the hill to the next small commercial area: you'll see TORREONE sign. Turn right: on the left is Locanda "I Grifi" Ristorante (small sign) and, Caffe del Torreone straight ahead. FAR right, downhill a bit, is sign to "Monastero d S. Chiara." This is your gravel road! Right after driving through the ancient archway, look left - you are there. You'll see Patrizia and Lucia's names on their door."
Guest: Mary LouDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 25, 2015
"This is a tranquil, beautiful property within easy walking distance of Cortona city center. Everything about the property is perfect and it is in close proximity to many wonderful sights. Cortona itself is as charming as are the villa owners. This was a perfect Italy experience!"
Guest: jay d.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 21, 2015