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Right Outside the Gate of Via Guelfa, 5 Mins Walking Distance to the Piazza!

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Studio
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Characteristic 'Tuscan Studio' with kitchen, bathroom, canopy bed, fireplace.

This is a very characteristic 'Tuscan Studio' with kitchen, bathroom, queen canopy bed and sofa bed, all in a very large and charming room with fireplace.
I have many memories here: once it was my great-grandfather's and then grandfather's workshop (or, as we say in Italy, 'bottega'). They were woodworker/carpenters and I have many memories of me as a child, playing in there with pieces of wood. Obviously, it didn't look like this originally, but my 'nonno' begun the renovation 24 years ago, and we finished it only recently. I so wish he could see what we've done with his 'bottega' now!

Cooking Classes with my mom (Vanna) who will teach you how to cook proper Tuscan dishes. The 'problem' might be the language, but she's improving her English and you'll be able to actually see the preparation with your eyes, so it shouldn't be hard! :-) At the end you will have a nice meal together, enjoying the food you prepared during your cooking class. I can guarantee you, this will be one of the best experiences you will have about Italian food!

Horse Back Riding in a beautiful scenary right in front of Lake Trasimeno, only 20 mins away.

Free WiFi available!

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!

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) 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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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, italian, Mon papa peut parler français
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/20/2016

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 0
  • 550 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    You can use the shared balcony with a view of the valley....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    You can use the shared patio for your meals outside...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Building Type

  • House
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Jan 29 - Mar 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$76
$475 $1,297

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Mid Season
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$81
$529 $1,448

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Low Season
Nov 5 - Dec 21, 2017
4 night min stay
$76
$475 $1,297

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$92
$540 $1,729

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Utilities $64.83

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Calendar

Last updated: 10/20/2016
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21 Unavailable
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Location

83 Miles
Nearest Airport
Florence International Airport - 1h20m
127 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Livorno
1.8 Miles
Nearest Train
Camucia-Cortona
13.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
A1 Valdichiana
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
Trasimeno Lake

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1948

About the owner: 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! :-)

Why the Owner Chose Cortona, Arezzo, Italy:
it was my great-grandfather's and then grandfather's workshop (or, as we say in Italy, 'bottega'). They were woodworker/carpenters and I have many memories of me as a child, playing in there with pieces of wood. Obviously, it didn't look like this originally, but my 'nonno' begun the renovation 24 years ago, and we finished it only recently. I so wish he could see what we've done with his 'bottega' now!


Contact us

Speaks: english, italian, Mon papa peut parler français
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/20/2016

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VRBO #685395

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, March 20, 2017

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