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Beautiful Etruscan Apartment

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 2-5)

- A perfect location right in the heart of the historic centre of Cortona, within walking distance from shops, cafes, museums, park...

- 5 mn walking distance from public car parks.

- 2 bedrooms;

- A large living room with an original antique Tuscan stone fireplace;

- A fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher;

- Beautiful terracotta floors and original wooden beams;

- Central heating, washing machine.

The building 'Palazzo Passerini' takes its name from one of the oldest local aristocratic families that rose to fame during the Renaissance when one of its members became a cardinal and the right hand man of Pope Leo x.

This spacious and luminous apartment is situated on the third floor (Italian 2nd floor) of an old 15th century stone building.

It has been finely furnished and has kept its original traditional features such as terracotta floors and huge beams.

It is made up of a large sitting room and an original stone fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, a double bedroom, a bedroom with twin beds, a bathroom and a shower room.

Thanks to its position and charme, this property is the ideal choice for those looking for an unforgettable vacation in the heart of the Medieval town of Cortona.

Keywords: Etruscan, stone building, apartment, wooden beams, terracotta, fireplace, stone, mansard, medieval town, spacious, Tuscany, Saint Francis of Assisi, Under A Tuscan Sun

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Cortona Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - shower , Laundry room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beautiful Etruscan Apartment
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Magnificient apt. in Cortona

  • 5 of 5

this apt. is amazing----large living area---large kitchen--and 2 wonderful bedrooms. It was so open and bright!!! The owner was so kind and helpful!! The location was outstanding!!! I recommend this apt. to everyone who visits wonderful Cortona.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oregon USA

Wonderful Cortona Apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very spacious, the bed was very confortable, clean, well maintained.

The owner was very helpful in showing us the property and the amenities.

We had thought that the apartment overlooked the piazza, but, it was 50 yards away. Lovely area, with many opportunities for long walks, shops, wine. we would strongly recommend this property, just know that the area is on a hill. the apartment includes quite a few steps to access which is why we would caution this feature.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Apartment in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I really enjoyed our stay in this lovely, traditional Etruscan apartment. It was centrally located between free parking outside the walls and the city center on top of the hill. We really felt like we were living like the locals here and loved the many great restaurants available within a short walk from the apartment. We particularly enjoyed our dinner at Nessun Dorma and the tiramisu at Bocconchiotto, but we didn't have a bad meal anywhere in town. The apartment was clean and quiet and had everything we needed. Maria was also very sweet and accommodating. It was a little chilly during our stay and there was an extra charge for heat which we were informed of up front. Ultimately, we paid about 30 Euros per day to have the heat on, which was well worth it. We turned it off during the day when we were gone so that was only for evenings and overnights. I would not recommend the apartment for those who have difficulty walking up steps or up hills, as you need to walk a lot of both of those during your stay here, but we did not mind at all. We would definitely stay here again and our time in Cortona was one of the high points of our trip to Italy.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pageland, SC

Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

My daughters and I found this apartment to be very nice for our stay in Cortona. It is in town about 1 block from the square, nice restaurants and shops. We were very fortunate to find parking down the hill outside the wall every day. There is a hill to climb and also steps inside the building to get to the apartment. The apartment has wifi which made getting news from home convenient. The owner was such a nice lady and made sure we had what we needed. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

Authentic Italian Living

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! We stayed for one week in the second floor apartment (Italian first floor). It is definitely an authentic, original building. If you are looking for luxury this is not it. HOWEVER, it is very clean, quaint, and has a lot of charm. I loved it! This apartment has everything you need on a stay in Cortona! Just a walk up Via Roma to the main piazza and the heart of Cortona - there is also a wonderful restaurant toward the top of the hill you must visit. Just a short walk down the hill is the free parking. Maria gave us access to her washing machine which was an extra bonus. You really feel a part of the neighborhood when you stay here. I was a little worried when the week we left the US we heard that Italy was getting a heat-wave of the century -- all time high temps. I knew there was no a/c in the apartment. Maria provided fans for each bedroom. I can tell you that no matter how hot it was outdoors, I felt cool and comfortable and able to sleep well in the apartment. It was nice for my friend and I to each have our own bedroom and bathroom, and plenty of room in the main areas to relax, eat breakfast, or have a limoncello at the end of the night. I love Cortona and this was a nice place to stay to get the real feel of the community. Note there are definitely some steep stairs so don't bring a heavy suitcase - I overpacked and found out I really didn't need all that stuff!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Cruces, NM

Ideal Cortona

  • 4 of 5

Two couples wanted an interesting but restful week in Tuscany and Cortona was the right choice. Compact but with variety, good restaurants and shops, and friendly people. The apartment was ideally located near the square and in a street that is truly Italian. One needs to navigate stairs and they can be a nuisance. It is not a Marriott, and in this case that is a good thing if you want an Italian adventure.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
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Maria Giaquinto
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2018

About Maria Giaquinto

I was born in the south of Italy. After marrying a Frenchman I settled down in France where I lived for many years. In 2000 we decided to move back to Italy. I've always dreamed about Tuscany so I finally decided to find a house there. I love nature, antiques and architecture. Tuscany is a perfect combination of those elements and this is why I enjoy living here.

Maria Giaquinto purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Maria Giaquinto chose Cortona

By traveling across Tuscany I randomly drove through this lovely medieval town and had a crush on it. So I asked a local what was the name of the town. He told me it was Cortona. I started to visit several properties for sale and found this lovely Etruscan building.

What makes this apartment unique

Best combination of nature and history. Walking distance to monuments, Belvedere, museums, restaurants, cafes, shops and nature.


Il Duomo of Florence
Cinema Teatro Luca Signorelli
"Antique theatre. Some scenes of Roberto Benigni's "Life is beautiful" were shot there. It is..."
MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca e della Città di Cortona
"Etruscan art and history exhibitions"
"Beautiful view of the landscape from the Etruscan walls"
Via Nazionale
"Main street of Cortona also called "Ruga piana" by the locals. Here you can find nice shops ..."
Eremo Le Celle
Osteria del Teatro
"Very refined and creative Tuscan cuisine inside a beautiful antique palazzo. Great wine, ver..."
Ristorante Pizzeria Castelgirardi
"Beautiful terrasse in the middle of nature within 15 mn driving distance. Tasty homemade cui..."
Piscina Comunale
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
22 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno
Nearest Point of Interest
Teatro Signorelli
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
The "Parterre"
Nearest Point of Interest
Via Nazionale
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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