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La Terrazza sulla Valle, with private terrace overlooking the valley!

Bedrooms 2
Space 754 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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!

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 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 Cortona

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!!!


Cortona Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 754 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , There is also a sink. The bidet is combined with the toilet
    Bathroom in the bedroom - toilet , shower , There is also a sink and a big mirror
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Dining area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfortable sofa bed, sleeps 2.
    Master bedroom with view of the valley and fireplace - 1 queen , Big mirror closet and entrance to the private terrace
    Bedroom with private bathroom - 1 queen , There is a closet and a private bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


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La Terrazza sulla Valle, with private terrace overlooking the valley!
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

When you want your own under the Tuscan Sun

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful townhouse built into the wall with Tuscan Sun streaming into my room every morning ! Parking was very close. The owners mother helped with everything and was charming just like someone out of. Movie. The bathroom fixtures are beautiful . Cortona is a fabulous place to spend a week and this townhouse is totally accomadating

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment great location. Vanna was a great host ,very welcoming and informative

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable I particularly loved the terrace and the view first thing in the morning. Cortona is a very beautiful town with many lovely restaurants. The bistro Cortona is amazing and is a must in my opinion.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend this gem

  • 5 of 5

La Terraza is perfect. I was there for a month and found Cortona most charming and to be a great place from which to day-trip the Tuscan hill towns and then come back and walk to one of the terrific restaurants up the hill from the apartment, of which there are many all over town. Vanna is a perfect hostess, and I felt as if I left Cortona with a new friend. Warm and generous, accommodating and welcoming, she shares her family property with pride and aplomb. I recommend her cooking class absolutely, as it was a family favorite and highlight of our time there.

Some details: parking was not a problem and I usually found a good spot within a block or two. The view is fabulous from the small terrace, just as pictured, as is everything else. Comfortable beds and pillows, all very clean. The apartment has recently been renovated, and the modern niceties (kitchen, bathrooms, ceiling fans, AC) are meshed seamlessly into the historic property...a real plus. Go if you can and stay as long as you are able.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Napa, CA

Three wonderful days in Cortona

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we arrived at La Terrazzo sulla Valle we were met by our hostess Vanna who showed us around this beautiful apartment. For two couples it is perfect. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms plus a nice kitchen-living area leading out to a lovely porch with sweeping views of the valley below. We had planned to take day trips out of Cortona but once we saw the beautiful town we decided to spend our days exploring the immediate area. Vanna gave us ideas for restaurants and agreed to meet us the next day to show us a little of the town. She introduced us to a couple of art galleries and to the farmers market stands and her favorite cheese and meat shops. We were very happy that we took advantage of the chance to go to Vanna's home, just above the apartment, for her cooking class and delicious dinner. We are now inspired to try more Italian dishes. Our stay was too short, but now we have a friend in Cortona and would love to return to La Terrazzo one day.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing experience!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time ever in Cortona for my 50th birthday. From the beginning Mirko was quick to respond and answered every question in any communication. When we got there we could not believe how great this property was and Vanna was the jewel of the trip. Her cooking class is NOT to be missed and her English is way better than advertised. We left our hearts in Cortona and our new friend Vanna. We will be back to our “home” in Cortona. It was perfect in every way.

Vanna, grazie mille e alla prossima

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Incredibly fabulous Tuscan Experience

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
83 Miles
Florence International Airport - 1h20m
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 $114.39

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.