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Recent Cortona reviews

  • Wonderful holiday

    "Our stay at Casale dell 'Est turned out to be a holiday full of laughter, fun, great food and wine, in a beautiful home away from home. The house went beyond our expectations with every comfort taken care of. From the well equipped kitchen, lovely dining room, comfortable sitting room. Spacious en suite bedrooms. All this with AC. You can tell it has been lovingly put together by the owners. We will return!"
    Guest: Margaret S. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 14, 2016
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  • Stunning private farmhouse with large pool

    "Rancione is an excellent base from which to explore Eastern Tuscany (Cortona etc) and Western Umbria (Lago Trasimeno, Assisi, Gubbio etc). We were also able to do a short city break with kids to Rome from here (get the train from Foligno for a good direct service at less than E10 per adult each way). Rancione itself is stunning, a tastefully renovated 3 bed stone farmhouse with exposed beams over 3 floors, with large private pool (ideal for families beyond toddler age, or adults of course), and beautiful views across the valley towards Petrelle. San Leo Bastia is in the valley behind, and has basic amenities, two bars with little shops, one of which is also a friendly, popular and very good pizzeria (Bar Bucci), but the Conad in Trestina is best for your big food and wine shops. Access is not for the faint-hearted (up winding dirt tracks), but follow the (good) instructions and you will be fine, with easier access from the Petrelle side once you have familiarised yourself. The reward is complete privacy and tranquility amidst the beautiful wooded hillsides. The outdoor area is great for BBQs (just take plenty of insect repellent), while the kitchen is well equipped for cooking, with large fridge freezer and dishwasher. The wifi is efficient, and we managed to get Sky News on the telly. The beds (a double, a twin and and a single, with extra space / bed for someone on the landing) are surprisingly comfortable, and there are ample bathroom facilities (two en suites and a third loo and shower on the ground floor which also houses the washing machine). All in all, a genuinely lovely place, and we hope to return one day – the photographs on the website do not do it justice!"
    Guest: Tim W. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 26, 2016
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  • What a beautiful place!

    "What a beautiful setting; I was overwhelmed by its loveliness. It was hard to leave this place to go off and visit the many lovely places nearby. Just sitting looking out across the valley, smelling the sweet lavender and herb smells of the garden and listening to the gentle bells of the nearby church would have been enough. The pool was a welcome change of scene as was taking in the various vistas dotted around the large and infinitely interesting gardens. We felt so lucky to be here. The proximity to Cortona (walkable, with stout shoes and a determined uphill grind) was a plus - we could have filled several afternoons mooching around, looking in churches and the (very good) museum with a breathtakingly beautiful Fra Angelica Annunciation. In Cortona there are restaurants to suit all budgets as well as a handy, well stocked supermarket with a good deli counter. We were a little unadventurous in our trips out (the pull of the house was so strong) but, aside from Cortona itself,we visited Arezzo for the frescos as well as Lake Trasimeno for a good castle, lake swimming and boat ride to the island and managed a day trip (easy) to Florence. We (adults and children) had such a lovely time here, I couldn't recommend it highly enough."
    Guest: Natalie S. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 3, 2016
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  • Lovely place to stay

    "This is a great place, spotlessly clean and reasonably well equipped. The owners are friendly and the views are stunning except for an ugly bard built in front of the property that ruins it a bit. It is lower down the hill though so you can see over it. There was only two of us so we had enough space though I would imagine it would be crowded with the maximum number of 7. There are only 2 comfortable chairs downstairs so we used the settee and chairs in the upstairs mezzanine as our living area in the evening. The owners run a small restaurant at the side of their house which serves simple, fantastic food. It's only open Monday to Friday so if you arrive on a Saturday I'd suggest stopping off in a town on the way there for supplies. The pool was clean and large and there are several living areas in the garden for you to follow the sun during the day."
    Guest: Judie a. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: October 19, 2016
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