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If you ever have the opportunity to visit the amazing town of Cortona, this is the home you should try and book. All the modern amenities you could possibly want. Olive trees, fig trees, and gorgeous landscaping all around. We stayed for 6 nights and didn't want to leave. We walked to town, ate a great restaurants, shopped the darling stores, and bought fresh fruits, veggies and had meat specially cut so we could cook at the house on the outdoor BBQ. Cortona is a beautiful town, so clean and historical. We had stayed in Florence prior to visiting Cortona. While Florence is an amazing big city, Cortona is a more relaxing area, and many of the residents we talked to said they came to Cortona to visit, and ended up moving there because the town, people, and area are so amazing. I now understand why they moved here.
I would love to go back there....and would definitely stay at Villa Rosa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our two week stay in Umbria was everything we were seeking, from the charming converted mill to the many small hill towns we visited from this central location. With only two of us in this four bedroom/four bath house, we had more than enough room. Though, given the beautiful early fall weather, we spent much of our time outside. The home is as pictured ... clean, well equipped and sufficiently large to accommodate a small group. To be fair, the living space was on the tad small side, with comfortable seating for only two, but a large dining table sufficed given, as I said, we spent much of the time outside or visiting neighboring hill towns. The weather was on the warm side 25ish/80ish in the afternoons, but the lower level bedrooms remained cool such that a fan at night was more than adequate for comfortable sleeping, and the pool provided an occasional welcome respite. The kitchen, though small by American standards was adequate for evening meal preparation, and the availability of a dishwasher made cleanup a breeze. We especially appreciated the large back yard, the pool, and the views from the back patio. More than anything, it was the hospitality and availability of the owners, who reside on the property, that made our trip so enjoyable. Clearly, they respected our desire for privacy, while also be more than willing to engage socially as we deemed appropriate. Being multi-lingual, Alex was especially hopeful pointing out was we get take best advantage of our time in rural Italy. Charming Maurizia graced us with baked goods occasionally, hosted dinner toward the end of our stay, and delightful and engaging daughter Martina was an exceptionally charming playmate for my seventy year-old husband, who missed his grandchildren.
Contrary to what otherwise might have been said about others' experience, we found the host and hostess relaxed, gracious, accommodating, and flexible, and would have no hesitation recommending this property to our friends and family.