2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6, Private Terrace With Stunning View Of The Valley
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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!!!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Best of the best
The property is top notch. Completely renovated only a year or so ago. It is perfect. Very beautiful and functional. Great view! Comfy bed. We ended up oversleeping every day! Vanna was an amazing host and wanted to make sure that we had everything we needed and really cared about us. (Side note, if you are considering Cortona versus other locations we were very impressed by the friendliness of the people and the very high quality of the local food). We will be back!
Fabulous apartment and hosts!
The apartment is exactly as advertised with great views across the valley and a 7 minute walk to Cortona's main square and restaurants. The apt is beautifully appointed with everything you need and was warm and comfortable. The terrace is great for morning coffee or evening wine overlooking the amazing valley.
Mirko was great to deal with and the booking process was quick and easy. Vanna was incredibly helpful and even gave us some of the Easter cheese bread she baked! She answered all of our questions during the stay and recommended her favorite restaurants in Cortona. We felt welcome and cozy in their home away from home.
We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!
When you want your own under the Tuscan Sun
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
Lovely apartment great location. Vanna was a great host ,very welcoming and informative
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.
Highly recommend this gem
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.
Three wonderful days in Cortona
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.