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The Roman Well - Spacious 15th Cent 2 Baths Duplex Apartment

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This spacious duplex apartment in the historical center of Cortona, is conveniently located on one of the main step-ways near Via Nazionale, that takes directly to the highest section of the city. It is close to Piazza della Repubblica, Teatro Signorelli, cafes and many wonderful restaurants. A three minutes walk to Piazza Garibaldi and to Parterre Park will allow you to enjoy the beautiful view of Lake Trasimeno. From Piazza Garibaldi you can also take a bus to nearby cities or to train stations for Rome, Florence, Venice and other cities. This means you do not need to rent a car!!! Though centrally located, the apartment is in a very quiet area. Parking is available on the streets or in Cortona's Parking lots. Contact owner for maps of Parking lots.

The first floor of the apartment includes the living room, the kitchen, the den, a foyer and a full bath. In the living room there is a Roman well, and in the kitchen there is an impressively large fireplace.

The second floor includes two bedrooms, one bathroom with shower, one walk-in closet and one foyer with antique fireplace.

The original terracotta floors and wooden beams, give the apartment a pleasant historical charm.

The apartment was recently renovated and all its amenities are new and modern. There are two brand new bathrooms, one with shower and one with bath tub; hair-dryer, washing machine. The kitchen was also recently renovated and it includes all brand new furnishing: stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster,TV set,cable TV, stereo and cd-player. The furnishing is composed of antique and modern furniture.

The apartment provides for linens and all cooking utensils. Personal cleaning services are available upon request, for an additional fee.

For additional information regarding the apartment or Cortona, or for additional photos of the apartment, please contact us directly.

Keywords: Duplex Apartment

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2015

About Rose

I teach literature, from Antiquity to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: Virgil, Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarca, and Ariosto, among others.

Why Rose chose Arezzo Province

In their literary works, 'The Aeneid' and the 'Divine Comedy,' Virgil and Dante tell us of their journey in Cortona and of the inspirations they found in this beautiful Etruscan city. Being in Cortona allows me to share the culture and the beauty that inspired these poets.

I also like Etruscan Art and Cortona allows me the opportunity to visit its Etruscan Museum which exposes all kinds of Etruscan artistic expressions--terracotta vases, jewelery, and much more-- that have been found in the territory of Cortona.

The central location and the narrow street on which the apartment is located, the Roman-style well and the 16th century fire-place, the wooden beams ceiling and the original terracotta floor, make my vacations in this apartment truly inspirational.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is central: within a one-minute walk I am in the main Piazza, where I can visit museums, galleries, churches and other interesting places. Though my apartment is central,it is located in a very quiet area. This allows me to work quietly and to be able to meet my friends in the main square, or visit any of the beautiful spots, within a one minute walk.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"My husband and I, and two other friends of ours, have rented The Roman Well two times: in July of 2002 and in December of 2006. We have returned, and we are planning to return to this property again next year, because the apartment is very charming, comfortable, clean, well-furnished and very cozy. I like this property also because, being conveniently located in the center of Cortona, within minutes we are able to get to any of the local restaurants, galleries, stores, etc. Also, within a few minutes from the apartment we can take a bus to the nearby cities or the nearby train stations for Florence, Rome, Assisi, etc. This saves us the high expense of renting a car. We especially appreciate the fact that while vacationing in this property we feel right at home because of Laura, a young woman from Cortona who speaks English very well and meets us in Piazza when we arrive by taxi. She helps us to the apartment and during our vacation, she is always available to come and help us when we need her help. And the fact that she does not live right next door is very encouraging. We rented other properties in the past where the owner lived right above, or next door from the property they rent us, but that made us uncomfortable because, in a way we felt they were always there ready to tell us to be careful with their property. With this property we feel at home, yet free to enjoy the apartment our own way. We highly recommend staying at The Roman Well," Alba, NY.
Nov 2008
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Cortona Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Radio, Microwave oven, Toaster, Cooking Utensils, Linens, Hair dryer,washing machine.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

The Roman Well - Spacious 15th Cent 2 Baths Duplex Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Menlo Park, California

Magical Cortona; Magical Apartment

  • 5 of 5

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

My husband and I stayed here for a very memorable week in June. Rosa, the owner, was so helpful in providing information, and so welcoming.I feel like I know her personally. The property manager, Denys, from Together in Tuscany and Umbria, could not have been more helpful. They delivered our bags to the apartment when we arrived (The streets are difficult for cars and the way to the apartment is a little steep), and called us a taxi when we left, who picked up our bags and got us to the paring lot outside of town. The apartment is wonderfully historical, but also very comfortable. The apartment was stocked with coffee, tea, and a few necessities. The bathrooms and kitchen were clean and modernized, the living rooms and bedrooms were just delightful. The apartment is close to the shopping area and to the great restaurants. We ate, as a special treat, at the restaurant run by the Barrachi Winery, and the food was awesome; the setting was glorious outside with great views, but inside, it felt like a wine cave, only

brighter. Wonderful experience. There was a medieval pageant in town during the weekend we were there. What a treat. Great music, great costumes, great fun!

I would recommend this apartment to anyone!

Reviewer location

Menlo Park, California

Date of arrival

June 11, 2016

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA USA

A Week to Remember

  • 5 of 5

Before we left for Italy, we were supplied with an incredibly helpful package from Rosa with recommendations, phone numbers, hints and detailed information about Cortona, train stations, taxis, and so much more. We opted to take a train to Terontola and our taxi and Denise were waiting. Check in was easy, the apartment was very convenient and comfortable and in no time we felt like locals. WiFi wasn't available, but it was fun to go to our favorite Enoteca at the end of Via National each morning for a latte and to check on the SF Giants games. Lots of great restaurants only minutes from the apt.

This was our first experience with VRBO and it will be my preferred method of booking in the future. If I want to stay up and read or listen to music, there are plenty of other rooms for me to do so without disturbing my husband. We will stay here again on our next trip to Cortona.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Great accomodation in the center of Cortona

  • 5 of 5

My mother, teenage daughter and I recently stayed at The Roman Well and couldn't have been happier with our stay. Cortona was delightful, Rosa very easy to deal with and Laura a great assitance when we got there. The apartment was perfectly situated, steps away form everything we wanted to do, clean and comfortable.

I would definitely recommend the property to anyone who wants to visit the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Outstanding Property in the heart of Cortona

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the Roman Well in Cortona. It is a terrific property in an amazing location. Every morning it was a short walk to the market for breakfast. Parking was very accessible. 30 seconds into the main piazza in Cortona. It couldn't have been better. Cortona is a great launching pad for anywhere in Tuscany/Umbria -- Florence/Rome. Great train access.

Rosa was terrific to work with. She made our stay seamless and very easy. We look forward to returning to the Roman Well.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sudbury, Ontario

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

My wife, mother and I spent a week at the Roman Well apartment at the end of May 2008. The apartment was fantastic, with all the necessary amenities. Cortona is a fantastic town, and the apartment is right near the main street. Rosa was excellent to deal with, and Laura was there to meet us when we arrived. I would highly reccommend this apartment to anyone visiting Cortona - but stay at least one week!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wilmington Delaware

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and daughter had a delightful

time at The Roman Well. The apartment is superbly

located and all of Cortona was at our footsteps.

The apartment was clean, comfortable and

charming! We can't recommend this highly enough

and look forward to returning someday if the stock

market ever gets better.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
35 Metres
Bar La Saletta, Bar Signorelli
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
La Loggetta
Nearest Point of Interest
Church of San Francesco
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Museo Diocesano
Nearest Point of Interest
Teatro Signorelli
Nearest Point of Interest
Museo Etrusco -- Etruscan Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Convent of Saint Frances of Assisi
Car: not necessary

Art Galleries, Painting, Jazz, Poetry Readings, Scholarly Artistic and Literary Conferences, Concerts, Parks, Live Representations of Medieval and Renaissance Culture, Cooking Lessons,Italian lessons, outdoor movies, live theater, visit wineries.


Rates & Availability

Cortona Apartment Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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