About the property
- Apartment754 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6, Private Terrace With Stunning View Of The Valley
Beautifully freshly renovated 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment with a private terrace overlooking the Valley. This apartment has all you need and more: Free WiFi, Air Conditioning and ceiling fans in all the rooms, full kitchen with dish washer, microwave, oven, blender, kettle, toaster, moca coffee machine, American coffee machine, stove etc.
Master bedroom with a big mirror closet, fireplace, stunning view of the valley from the window and access to private terrace. The other bedroom has a closet and a nice private bathroom with shower. Main bathroom with shower and wc/bidet combined. Dining/kitchen area with a very comfortable sofa bed with another access to the private terrace and same stunning view of the valley from all the windows. Ceilings with wood beams and wood looking floors. The apartment has two entrances, one from the main street and another one from the back patio with another small terrace.
In this apartment you can also watch Netflix, Amazon Prime and other US streaming services (Pandora, YouTube), straight from a Samsung SmartTV or from your own device!
NEW!!! Under The Tuscan Kitchen: Tuscan home cooking classes available now!
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.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, italian, Mon papa peut parler français
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 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 Apartment in 1948
Why Mirko Tessandori chose Camucia
This is my family house and we owned it since ever, as far as we know. My mother, grandparents and great grandparents lived here. It was a big house originally, then divided into 6 smaller apartments.
What makes this Apartment unique
A breath-taking view of the Valdichiana Valley, 2 steps away from a nice park and 5 mins walk from the Historical Centre, the 'Rugapiana' promenade with all its shops, the main square with its clock tower and flight of steps over the 'Piazza'! I also enjoy very much walking at the 'Parterre', a long tree-lined unpaved road that takes you to a Tennis court overlooking the whole Valley...priceless!!!
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Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Incredibly fabulous Tuscan Experience
After spending some time in Venice we were anxious to get away from the crowds, Cortona was the perfect place. The apartment is spacious enough for two couples but it was just the two of us. It is comfortable, attractive and well appointed. If you want to cook it is well equipped. We rented this location because of the terrace and it did not disappoint. The view is exactly what one would expect in Tuscany. The description says it is just outside the wall and that is very accurate! Some of the reviews mention walking up the hill to the square. The first time up the hill we walked like Americans "full speed ahead". After that we walked like Italians, had a cappuccino at the little bar just inside the wall, walked up the hill a bit checked out the woodworker's window, read the menus of the restaurants on the hill and before we knew it we were in the square. Cortona is a lovely town with several restaurants we enjoyed, as well as some delicious gelato.
Vanna could not be a more gracious host, her English is impressive so there were no communication issues. She certainly went the extra mile for us. My husband had asked her to pick up some flowers to celebrate our anniversary and they were perfect! She also helped us out with a dental emergency for which we were VERY grateful.
Do not miss the cooking class! Not only do you learn to make authentic Italian dishes, but the meal is outstanding.
We often look at each other and say wouldn't it be wonderful to be back on Vanna's terrace, but at least we have the memory.
A gem in Cortona
Loved this perfect hideaway in Cortona; great location just minutes on foot from the main square with comfortable accommodation and fabulous views across the valley from the terrace. We were made so welcome by the owner's mom who was so kind and gracious despite the mix-up over our arrival time. Wish we could have stayed for a month! Next time ...
It was an amazing place it is just a pity about the "hill" to get to town. It was set up beautifully and very comfortable. Vanna was a great host and her cooking class was the best.
This was our second visit to Cortona and Vanna's property. Magical is the best description for Cortona, La Terrazza, and most importantly the gracious and attentive manner that Vanna gives her guests. The photos are an exact picture of the place though no photo can duplicate the pleasure of the view from the terrace whether at morning coffee or an evening meal. The magic of Cortona, in addition to the many restaurant and the charm of an unspoiled Toscana medieval hill town is that there is just enough tourism to give it vibrancy, but not enough to make it overcrowded. This is definitely a 5 star location, a 5 star town, and 5 star hostess. Magical!
This villa was the perfect place for part of our stay in Italy. We enjoyed the views from the terrace and all of the amenities provided. Vanna was a great hostess, and we enjoyed cooking class with her too!
Our "happy place"
On this trip, we stayed two weeks at La Terrazza in Cortona. We keep returning to Cortona, and to this apartment, because it's truly special. Communication with Mirko is always prompt and efficient. First, the location of the apartment is ideal - right outside the west wall/entry to the walled city. The apartment is very nicely appointed, the beds soft, and the linens thick. It was spotless when we arrived, as expected. The outside terrace is one of the nicest points of this listing, right outside the living room door with expansive views of the Tuscan valley below Cortona. I spent many afternoons outside on the terrace catching up on my summer reading - when we weren't exploring the Tuscan countryside. Our day trip to Gubbio was a highlight on the funivia. I know we will return to La Terrazza again - and I would recommend it to anyone.