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Excellent 5/5 16 reviews

View of the Valdichiana valley from the living room

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

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 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pisa 197 km, Nearest railway: Camucia 2.1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

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 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Further details

NEW!!! Under The Tuscan Kitchen: Tuscan home cooking classes available now!

Free WiFi!

Art classes by a well known Italian painter!

PrePaid Cell Phone available upon request.

The Tuscany region

The most beautiful region of Italy, known in the whole world for its climate, hills, beaches, arts, painters and poets.


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.

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13 Aug 2014


"Fabulous choice"

We recently stayed at 'Under The Tuscan Sun' and could not have wished for a better location. The apartment, whilst small was well equipped for the two of us and the view is simply breath t… More

6 Aug 2014


"The apartment was perfect: Great location, view, newly remodeled"

My wife and son stayed 9 days at this apartment. It was perfect for our small family. It had one bedroom and a fold out couch for our son. It has a great view; was located in a great place; had … More

17 May 2014


"Tuscany Hill Towns Home Base"

Mirko and his mom Vanna were terrific hosts: funny, fascinating, genuine and welcoming. Their Cortona apartment has a living room and kitchen with a postcard view complete with stunning sunsets and su… More

18 Apr 2014



Words cannot describe our trip to Cortona. Mirko and Vanna (the owners) were two of the nicest people you will ever meet and we now consider them our friends. The views from the apartment are spectacu… More

24 Feb 2014


"Convenient, Quiet and Comfortably Affordable in Tuscany"

As Francis Mayes writes in Under the Tuscan Sun “Life offers you a thousand chances... all you have to do is take one.” Renting this comfortable apartment at the gates of Cortona is a choice no … More

14 Nov 2013


"Beautiful apartment with gorgeous view of Tuscan countryside"

We just loved our stay in the "Under the Tuscan Sun" apartment. It is conveniently located just outside Cortona's ancient city walls, with only a 5-10 minute walk to the center of town… More

29 Sep 2013



There are not enough good words in the English & Italian vocabulary to describe this apartment or the owners! Do not hesitate to rent this apartment or the other 2 apartments offered by Mirko and Van… More

25 Aug 2013


"We'll be back soon...don't hesitate!"

The week at this lovely rental in Tuscany was the best place we stayed on our entire one month vacation in Italy. The rental is perfect - it couldn't be lovelier - from the amazing doors that ma… More

29 Jul 2013



This place was all that you could dream about!! Starting with working with Mirko and his mother Vanna was so easy and nice planning our first trip to Cortona. They had a bottle of wine waiting in our … More

17 Apr 2013


"A truely perfect Cortona villa"

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 cl… More

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  • 2 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:30 Aug 2014

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