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Right outside the gate of Via Guelfa, 5 mins walking distance to the Piazza!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Mirko Tessandori
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian, Mon papa peut parler français
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 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 studio in 1948

Why Mirko Tessandori chose Arezzo Province

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!

Amenities

Cortona Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis

Reviews

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(1 traveler reviews)

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Right outside the gate of Via Guelfa, 5 mins walking distance to the Piazza!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Just a lovely Italian getaway. Very well appointed kitchen with all the amenities. Bathroom was completely modern, easy to use and lovely. Bedroom was gracious with a very comfortable bed. Our garden area was wonderful for having a glass of wine while watching the sun go down.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
83 Miles
Florence International Airport - 1h20m
Nearest Ferry
127 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Train
1.8 Miles
Camucia-Cortona
Nearest Motorway
13.6 Miles
A1 Valdichiana
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Trasimeno Lake
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Cortona Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Nov 5 2017 - Dec 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$82
$514
$1,402
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
$82
$514
$1,402
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$88
$573
$1,566
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$99
$584
$1,870
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Utilities $70.11

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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