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Build in 1250 Yet Totally Remodeled in 2014- Located in Historic Cortona City

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Last updated: 01/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedroom,2 Bath located inside Historic City Center of Cortona- Walk Everywhere

Completely Renovated- Unit has upstairs air conditioning, washer & drier, gas heat, wi-fi, 2 Flat screen tv's with dish, Marble Bathrooms, with two entrances- one on main street and one on lower level to a Calle, with little picnic table. A new kitchen with full size refrigerator and new gourmet stove. Lower level has radiant heat flooring. Inside the ancient walls of Cortona, just steps away from fine dining, elegant shops and wonderful Cultural Events.
Perhaps best known these days as the setting for the book and movie “Under the Tuscan Sun,” gorgeous hillside Cortona has a long history dating back even before its time as an important Etruscan center. Top attractions include the Duomo (Cathedral), the small Museo Diocesano across the piazza with its superb art collection, and the fascinating Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca with its assembly of Etruscan and Roman era items. Cortona is also bursting with splendid churches spanning many periods.
Unit is unique as it is spread throughout three floors. First floor ( Lower Level) houses bedroom, separate bath with shower and separate laundry room. There is also a entrance to the cute little ally with a patio behind the home. The main level that has the main entrance onto the street via moneti. It has a living area , a new kitchen, fireplace, eating area and reading nook.
The top floor is the master suite consisting of a king size bed and beautiful new marble bath with skylight. Spectacular views of the Chiana valley.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 100 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Single is trundle bed ultimately sleeps 2....moreless

  • Master Bedroom Upstairs has a King size bed, wall mounted flat screen tv, and Private Bath. Guest room in Lower Level with Private Bath and Outdoor Patio....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The activities are endless. I live there the month of June with 3 small children. 2 1/2 hours from Rome and 1 1/2 hours from Florence by train, not to mention the all the darling little towns nearby....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events
  • Hiking


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    new system 2014...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    new system 2014- there is additional charge for any heating fuel consumed....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    street parking...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Completely renovated all new appliences 2014...moreless


Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    City of Cortona Pool June-Aug....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Jan 9 - Mar 15, 2017
4 night min stay
Mid Season
Mar 16 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
High Season
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay
Mid Season
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
low season
Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2017
4 night min stay
high season
Dec 19 - Jan 8, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tourist TX 2.0/pp/4night $32
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning Fee $75


Fuel used for heat will be charged at end of stay. Meter reading to be done upon arrival and departure to determine usage.

Free Wi-FI, Washer AND Drier ( rare in Italy),

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 01/16/2017
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134 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Florence Airport, Peretola - Florence, Italy (FLR
3.3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway

Car: Not Necessary

Cortona is a small charming town in the Valdichiana, or Chiana Valley, in the province of Arezzo in southern Tuscany.

The city, enclosed by stone walls dating back to Etruscan and Roman times, sits on the top of a hill about 600 meters (about 1968 feet) above sea level. This dominant position over the valley offers a spectacular view from all over the town of the surrounding valley and even Lake Trasimeno.

The heart of Cortona is Piazza della Repubblica, with the Palazzo Comunale or town hall building overlooking the square.

The city is small but offers many interesting places to visit, among these the Diocesan Museum (where you can admire a beautiful panel painting of the Annunciation by Beato Angelico) and the MAEC (The Etruscan Academy Museum of the City of Cortona), where it is possible to see many artifacts found in the Eruscan archeological sites in the area. You can also request additional information about the Archeological Park at the museum.

You should not miss a visit to the beautiful Santa Margherita Sanctuary, patron of the city, and to the Girifalco Fortress. Both are on the highest point on the hill and are easy to reach after a short, uphill walk. Following the path that follows the city walls, you can also enjoy a beautiful view over the surrounding countryside. The Girifalco Fortress, constructed for military purposes, has undergone many substantial changes throughout the centuries and today only a part is open to the public.

Various small shops on the main streets of Cortona offer local handmade items and gastronomical products. Great red wines are made in the area (we are just a few kilometers from Montepulciano and Montalcino) and all of the wine bars offer a wide selection.

There are many restaurants in the city, most offering traditional local and Tuscan cuisine (the Chianina cattle, one of Italy's oldest, high quality bovine breeds is bred in Valdichiana).

Just outside of Cortona's walls you'll find the Franciscan hermitage Le Celle, the first monastery built by Saint Francis of Assisi in 1211, where a small community of friars still lives today. Through the course of the centuries, the hermitage was restructured and enlarged several times but Saint Francis's small cell has always been conserved in its original state and can be visited today.

In summer, there are many festivals dedicated to the arts which sees the participation of several international stars and artists.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Kim and Diane bought the property after it became available after Kim had stayed there 10 years earlier- Diane invested sight unseen!

Why the Owner Chose Cortona, Arezzo, Italy:
Both the property and the town have a unique pull. The emblem above the front door serves to prove that the casa was once inhabited by St. Margherita - patron saint of Cortona. St Margherita is usually depicted with her trusty dog. Cortona is a lovely town with plenty to do on its own but its proximity to Rome and Florence can not be overlooked.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Inside Walls Of Cortona.. a stroll to all the wonderful amenities of Cortona. 1 1/2 hour train into Florence..2 1/2 hour train in to Rome

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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

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  • Via Moneti 8

    Via Moneti 8

  • Master bath- Upstairs

    Master bath- Upstairs

  • Lower Level Queen Bed with 1860 Armoire.

    Lower Level Queen Bed with 1860 Armoire.

  • Master Bath Shower with Automatic Skylight above.

    Master Bath Shower with Automatic Skylight above.

  • Kitchen Mantle..Mantle dates to year 1000 from a local Church.

    Kitchen Mantle..Mantle dates to year 1000 from a local Church.

  • View of Lower Level Outside door to little patio

    View of Lower Level Outside door to little patio

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017

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