Charming top floor Historic Cortona

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds
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'La Mansarda del Sodo' is a typical Tuscan house, placed at the bottom of the hill in the archeological Etruscan area, 1,3 km from the center of Cortona: a lovely garden, 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room, a fully equipped kitchen.

The space


**Make yourself at home in this charming top floor apartment in a typical old Tuscan stone house. The house is set in the Sodo's hamlet amidst the olive trees along a beautiful panoramic road leading to Cortona. Every room has its own bathroom. There is a fully equipped kitchen with electric induction stove (no gas, perfectly safe), oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, washing machine, for anyone who likes to cook while being on vacation. A cosy garden where you can enjoy relaxing dinners on a warm summer night or breakfast in the morning.

Guest access

One of our wonderful guests wrote about La Mansarda del Sodo: “The apartment - which feels more like a house - is spacious and very comfortable, with big (air-conditioned) bedrooms with beautiful views over the Tuscan countryside and a well-equipped kitchen. There's a very sweet garden with a great brick-built barbeque….The location is ideal - you drive up the hill to reach Cortona in a few minutes (or walk if you're feeling energetic!) - and you can also reach the surrounding vineyards and other hilltop towns with ease. It feels peaceful, but not remote, and provided us with a great base for exploring the local area”.

Interaction with guests

We always welcome our guests ourselves and my husband Paolo will be always there to provide assistance and any information needed.

Other things to note

*****AIR CONDITIONING included in the price

The amount for this apartment is €1,50 per person per night for the first four nights. Children under the age of 12 years excluded.

The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: 4PM - 11PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Free parking on premises
Buzzer/wireless intercom
Wireless Internet

Extra people $15 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $49
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 11PM

Check out from 8 to 10 AM

We'd like you feel at home here and we ask you to treat the place as your own.


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

41 Reviews

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James User Profile
August 2017
This classic Italian house with 20" walls was beautifully decorated, with large bedrooms, a well equipped kitchen, and beautiful views over the Tuscan countryside. The hosts were very pleasant and helpful; Paolo showed us where all the nearby amenities were located. This was the best airbnb that we have visited so far; highly recommend to anyone looking for a special experience. Our car gave us easy access to Cortona and the area. We drove to Florence for an afternoon tour of the Uffizi museum and the Ponte Vecchio.

Dani User Profile
July 2017
Daniela & Paolo's quaint garden BnB is really special as it has been in the family for several hundred years but has everything you need. Deep in the Tuscan countryside, you do need a car, but Paolo is wonderful with local knowledge and will give you loads of information about the surrounds. The garden makes for relaxed summer evenings to be sure.

Lou User Profile
July 2017
The accommodations were outstanding. And Daniela and Paolo were a pleasure to deal with. They provided excellent recommendations for places to visit and restaurants. Truly first class customer service. Highly recommend staying there.

Marleen User ProfileMarleen is a superhost.
June 2017
Daniela and Paola provide a very comfortable accommodation from which to discover Tuscany. We so appreciated their assistance to make our trip unique and special and thoroughly enjoyed all their suggestions. Thank you both!

Tom User Profile
June 2017
It was such a pleasure to stay at the AirBNB apartment which is owned by Paolo and Daniella. The room was beautiful, clean, comfortable with an excellent kitchen, adequate hot water, comfortable bedroom with ancient windows that looked out on the Tuscan landscape. Rooms were comfortable, air conditioning and WiFi worked well. When we encountered a minor problem with AC, Paolo rapidly addressed it. The garden was as beautiful and peaceful as shown in the picture. We had a delightful lunch there, after a class on Tuscan cooking which Daniella led. Delicious local food. She took us to the markets in Cortona, and taught us to make pasta. Cortona is a beautiful preserved medieval town at the top of the hill. No cars, but good parking and even an escalator from the parking lot. We enjoyed the square both when bustling and when peaceful and quiet, with swifts flying over it as they had done for thousands of years. Daniella directed Susan on how to walk up the hill on an old Roman road. Great restaurants. But the best part of our stay was the chance to visit with our hosts. Paolo and Daniella were gracious, warm hearted, and greeted us with complete open ness. They showed us around the approaches to the city, made us feel very welcome. Because it was a national holiday, we needed help with groceries and car rental, and they provided this. Daniella's cooking class was a lot of fun, and led to a great lunch. We greatly valued the chance to talk with them, and were pleased to learn from their thoughtful insights. We wish that we could have stayed for a week! Staying at this apartment was one of the high points of a 3 week trip in Europe.

Holt User Profile
May 2017
Daniel and Paolo were wonderful hosts. Paolo showed us round enough the we were able to explore Tuscany in out rental car easily. The apartment was perfect for the four of us. Dinners on the patio were a highlight of every day.

Richard User Profile
October 2016
The hosts were wonderful. We spent hours in the garden with them ,discussing both Italian and American issues, over several bottles of wine. Many walking trails, and Paolo even took us on a walking tour of the area,showing us the olive groves, and the nearby oil making process . Accommodations were just as depicted ,wth the garden area being special. Location was perfect,as Cortona is a lovely town, and all of Tuscany and Umbria were within an hour's drive.

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Florence, ItalyJoined in August 2013
Daniela & Paolo User ProfileDaniela & Paolo is a superhost.

I'm a reporter and my husband, Paolo, is a professor and musician. We invite you to come and enjoy the enchantment of Tuscany. We signed up as hosts in airbnb because we like to welcome people from all over the world who share a taste for learning about new cultures and deeply interested in discovering the sites they visit. Thus we can show them all the best that Tuscany has to offer, providing them a pleasant stay in a perfect location and providing them with specialized tips. Come visit Tuscany!!!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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