Under The Tuscan Sun
About the home
The house, made by stones, consists of living room with a converteble sofa-bed and a breath taking view of the Val di Chiana Valley, full kitchen with breakfast cristal table and the same view of the living room plus pantry with washing machine. Bathroom with shower, bidet, sink and toilette, bedroom with queen size bed and a big wardrobe/closet, window on the characteristic "Vicolo San Michelangelo".
The house has been completely renovated in May 2009, taking care of any little particular and mixing the old Tuscan style with a modern touch.
Cortona is famous as the inspiration and setting for the book Under the Tuscan Sun, (that later became a movie) written by American writer-novelist Francis Mayes.
It also homes a branch of the Georgia University - USA, for artistic matters.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedroom|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
NEW!!! Under The Tuscan Kitchen: Tuscan home cooking classes available now!
Art classes by a well known Italian painter!
PrePaid Cell Phone available upon request.
Nov-Mar (except Christmas and NYE weeks).... €400/week .. €1000/month
Apr-May ......................................................................€500/week .. €1500/month
Jun-Oct, New Year's Eve, Christmas, Easter ...... €600/week .. €1800/month
Plus €50 for cleaning and utilities.
Strictly no smoking except on the balcony.
The Tuscany / Arezzo Province region
The most beautiful region of Italy, known in the whole world for its climate, hills, beaches, arts, painters and poets.
The Cortona area
Cortona is 2 hours driving from Pisa and Rome Intl Airports, 1,15 hrs to Florence.
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, Assisi (Umbria), Montalcino (where the famous "Brunello" wine comes from), 20 mins from Montepulciano...all the best scenaries of famous Tuscan country, with sunflower fields in summer and colored trees in 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.
How to get there
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Cortona is conveniently located in a 1,15 hours drive from Florence, 2 hrs from Rome and Pisa International Airports, 30 mins from Perugia (in Umbria) and Arezzo, 45 mins from Siena, Assisi (Umbria), Montalcino (where the famous "Brunello" wine comes from), 20 mins from Montepulciano...
Activities near Cortona
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
17 Apr 2013
We had a terrific stay in this Cortona apartment. The property owners, Franko and Vanna, were such lovely people and went above and beyond my expectations from a property owner. The apartment was... more
16 Dec 2012
We absolutely loved our stay here. The condo itself is just outside the gates of Cortona. Vanna, the owner, is wonderful. She is quite happy to provide whatever you need - she even brought us lunch our first day there! We took her cooking class, which was a blast! There is a courtyard if you feel like a quiet day with a book. The entire area is incredible. We did many day trips; the scenery is spectacular. We would go back in a minute!
04 Dec 2012
Vanna is the hostess with the mostest! She is a delightful woman who extends herself in the friendliest and most helpful manner. We loved her! We loved the apartment with it's view of the Tuscany valley. I would recommend the apartment in a heartbeat to "anyone'... who can climb a steep short hill. Luckily, my husband and I (while seniors) are fit so were able to hike from the apartment just outside the wall of Cortona UP the cobblestone to the center of town. I walked into the town every day... several times... I shopped like the villagers; i.e. bought only the food we needed for that day. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who is in good health.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low||3 Nov 12||1 Mar 13||£ 400||£ 100||£ 100||3 Nights|
|Med||1 Mar 13||1 May 13||£ 500||£ 115||£ 115||3 Nights|
|High||1 May 13||3 Nov 13||£ 600||£ 130||£ 130||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Nov-Feb (except Christmas and NYE weeks) ....€400/week .. €1000/month
Mar-Apr ......................................................... €500/week .. €1500/month
May-Oct, New Year's Eve, Christmas, Easter ....€600/week .. €1800/month
Plus €50 for cleaning and utilities.Book
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