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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 3 - 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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

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 Arezzo Province

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
  • 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 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Calgary, Alberta Canada

Awesome views!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Turlock, CA USA

Our "happy place"

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best

  • 5 of 5

This spot is perfect for experiencing Italy. Location is great for getting around Tuscany. The apartment is very modern and has all of the conveniences. Very spacious. The Terrace is the crown, a beautiful view of the valley. There are great restaurants easily walked to. We have been to Vanna and Mirko's place before and Vanna is a lovely hostess. When staying here you must have a cooking class with her. An experience in typical dishes of the region. Pasta Fumo to die for! Already thinking of our third trip!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A home away from home

  • 4 of 5

Our suite was exactly the way it was pictured on the VRBO. It was new, spacious, and clean. We really loved the balcony and the view. The building itself is located at the base of old Cortona town so we walked each day through the arch and up to the town centre which holds a very interesting array of houses, bars, restaurants, stores, and other interesting sites. We had a Gelato every day. My husband and I had a cooking class from Vanna for an additional fee outside of what we paid for our suite. We learned how to make about 5 dishes, including teramisu (soooooo gooood!!!) Both Vanna and Mirko were very helpful anytime we had a question or needed anything. We'd definitely stay there again. One other note. Cortona makes an excellent home base because it's in the middle of Italy. You can take a train from Camucia in the next town at the bottom of the hill to anywhere in Italy and get there in 1 to 3 hours depending on where you're going and have time to return to Cortona the same day if you wish. There are also over 50 towns in the Tuscan valley for you to see so there's lots of options. Enjoy and be adventurous!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The highlight of our Italian vacation

  • 5 of 5

I will start off my review by saying that I would HIGHLY recommend this property to anyone. I, along with my sisters and mother, enjoyed it so much that I know I will return some day. We all said that.

First, prior to our stay, Mirko was very good with communication and answering any questions that I had. This was the only property in all my stays in Italy that we knew exactly where to go, where to park, who to talk to, etc. This was my first time to Italy so that type of information is highly important and extremely helpful when you are navigating on your own.

When my sisters, mother and I arrived into the cute town of Cortona, we were greeted by Vanna, Mirko's mother. Right away she was very warm, friendly and welcoming. Although she said her English was not the best, we were all very impressed with her communication with us. She took us into the home and showed us around the apartment. The place is beautiful and exactly what you see in the photographs. Very clean, updated, tastefully decorated and the views from the large terrace are amazing. She also had a bottle of wine for us as a welcome gift. This was the perfect place after the hustle and bustle of Rome.

We stayed 3 nights and we all said we could have stayed longer. It's a perfect location to do day trips to places such as Montepulciano (which I highly recommend), Assisi, Siena, etc. Cortona itself is very nice & quaint and a place to explore as well. Excellent restaurants and shops.

Another must and probably the highlight of our entire trip, is the cooking class that you can take with Vanna. It is worth every penny for this private lesson that she gives in her own kitchen and then you enjoy eating the amazing food along with her after you are done. It was so much fun and highly enjoyable. We LOVE Vanna!! Amazing cook and wonderful host! Molto bene!!!

Many thanks to Mirko and Vanna for providing such a beautiful place and a memorable experience to celebrate my mother's 70th birthday. We look forward to our return some day.

Grazie - Tracy & Family

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Puyallup, Washington

Cortona Apartment Villa with View

  • 5 of 5

My sister, my niece, her daughter and I enjoyed a week in this lovely villa apartment! It exceeded our expectations with a jaw dropping view, clean, updated furnishings that you imagined would be in a typical home in Tuscany. We were sorry to miss meeting Mirko but were so happy to meet and get to know Vanna! She made us feel welcome with a bottle of local wine and answered our many questions about Cortona, with no problems with translation. We enjoyed a cooking lesson in Vanna's kitchen, this was the highlight of our trip to Italy. She is an amazing cook and throws in lots of joy and kindness to make the evening very special. We were sad to leave after a week's stay but we will return! We highly recommend this apartment!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • 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

Additional Guest Fee $11.89 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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