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Casa di Pietra - Charming And Characteristic 2 Bedroom Stone-house with a view.

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

6 mins walk from the main Piazza, family-friendly

Casa di Pietra is a very charming and characteristic 2 bedrooms stone-house with view of the valley, sleeps 6. Master bedroom with queen size bed, studio-bedroom with queen size sofa bed, living room area with a queen size sofa bed, kitchen and bathroom with shower, bidet, sink and toilette. Patio for nice outdoor meals, shared with our other apartments.

The house has been completely renovated in June 2013, taking care of any little particular and mixing the old Tuscan style with a modern touch.

NEW!!! Under The Tuscan Kitchen: Tuscan home cooking classes available!

Free WiFi!

Air Conditioning

We also have 4 more apartments right next door, if you see that this one won't be available on the calendar. So, feel free to contact us and ask us about availability and price!

LAST MINUTE SPECIAL RATES: from time of inquiry till a month later (if not already rented out). Email us to get a special price!

Built on a hill, this stone town house is right outside the old city walls (dating from the 2nd century B.C.) of Historical Centre of Cortona, an old city founded by The Etruscans, the ancient civilization that built Rome. Cortona is conveniently located in a 1,15 hrs drive from Florence, 2 hrs from Rome and Pisa International Airports, 30 mins from Perugia (in Umbria) and Arezzo, 45 mins from Siena, 35 mins from Montepulciano, 1hr from Assisi (Umbria) e Montalcino (where the famous 'Brunello' wine comes from)...all the best sights of the famous Tuscan countryside, with yellow sunflower fields in the summer and multi colored trees in the spring!

Cortona is famous as the inspiration and setting for the book Under the Tuscan Sun, (that later became a movie) written by USA writer-novelist Francis Mayes. It also homes a branch of the Georgia University - USA, for artistic matters, since 1970.

More Details

Mirko Tessandori
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian, Mon papa peut parler français
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Mirko Tessandori

I'm a musician traveling the world, living between the US and Italy and I manage my family properties from wherever I am. I cherish the friendship we get to establish with our guests, that then become our friends and come back to stay with us! :-)

Mirko Tessandori purchased this house in 1948

Why Mirko Tessandori chose Cortona

This was my great grand father warehouse, where he and his son (my grandfather) used to keep the wood for their work. They both were carpenters and made some of the furnitures in the apartment. It has a great view of the valley and it sleeps up to 6 people, so it's very convenient for families or friends and it's only 6 mins walk from the center Piazza della Repubblica!


Cortona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , There is also a washing machine in the bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Living-room Sofa Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The sofa bed is large enough for 2 kids.
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , With closet, armoire and two windows.
    Studio/Bedroom - 2 sleep sofa /futon , The sofa bed is a queen size VERY comfortable!
  • The house sleeps 5, the two bedrooms are separated and have doors for your own privacy.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • tennis


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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Quaint with great views, beautiful garden to sit and read and socialize

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Cortona. Casa di Pietra was a lovely place to stay and so close to the town we could walk each day. Spacious, clean, and with a touch of history. People from Cortona are charming, welcoming and very gracious.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa di Pietra was a charming stone house with all the amenities of home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 3-week stay at Casa di Pietra in Cortona, Tuscany! Our hostess was lovely and extremely attentive! We took a fun and very informative cooking class with her which produced such a delectable feast that was savored for a couple of days following the initial meal (leftovers are as good as 'originals')! My husband and I toured so many of the hill towns (awesome) and even made it to Florence and Venice! The location was ideal for a 'homebase' and always so wonderful to return to after our many adventures! Leaving was difficult.....we must return!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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True gem of Tuscany!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had to most wonderful time in Cortona. It is a magical place and we can't wait to return!!!

Vanna, our host, is amazing! If you come to Cortona you have to take her cooking class. It was the highlight of our trip. Thank you Vanna!!!

Booking our trip with Mirko was a breeze. He is so responsive and answers all your questions. Thank you Mirko!

If you are considering staying here, look no further. Book now and you won't regret it!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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the best town in Italy, the best view, the best host

  • 5 of 5

This is our second trip to Cortona and we have stayed at Casa di Pietra both times. It's immaculately clean, well equipped and has comfortable beds.

The host, Vanna, will enhance your stay with her warmth & kind spirit. You'd be remiss not to take her cooking lesson, as it's a unique opportunity to see her cook local dishes & dine w views of the beautiful Val de Chiana.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This accommodation was absolutely lovely in the wonderful village of Cortona. Spacious and well equipped, with very accommodating and lovely hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our home away from home! It was so cute, clean and just as promised. Do not miss the cooking class with Vanna. It was delightful, the food was fabulous and Vanna treated us like family. Cortona was wonderful! We visited 6 other Tuscany towns and we liked Cortona the best. Don't miss the fortress at the very top of the town or the museum in the center of town. The restaurants were fabulous. It was a delightful week from start to finish!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
83 Miles
Nearest Ferry
127 Miles
Nearest Train
1.8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
13.6 Miles
A1 Valdichiana
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Trasimeno Lake
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Utilities $70

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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