Under The Tuscan Sun
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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|
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.
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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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
16 Dec 2012
"Just truly lovely!"
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!
4 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.
3 Dec 2012
We simply loved this property, as well as, the owner/manager. The view from the living area was outstanding...just what you would imagine when considering the Tuscan region. The rental was cheerful and clean. The owners were helpful from the time we inquired about the property until the time we left the property. We would highly recommend this unit to anyone interested in visiting the lovely town of Cortona.
3 Dec 2012
"A true Cortona experience"
This was exactly what we were looking for in Cortona. After visiting 3 years ago we wanted to return and spend more time in Cortona. From our dealings with Mirko to book the apartment to being met by Vanna when we arrived, it was all wonderful. We loved the views over the valley and being able to cross the street and enter the town anytime we wanted was great. The only thing we didn't like was having to leave after our 9 day stay. It just wasn't long enough!
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